5 Time Saving Tools for your Business
Businesses have joined the technology era by performing many business tasks using a computer or smartphone. Many business owners feel as if they do not have enough time to do all necessary tasks. Technology has provided many ways for businesses to save time, and below you will find five tools that may help you save time, too.
Many business owners feel they waste a lot of time creating files and sending them to recipients. This can waste a lot of time on day to day tasks. Google Docs is one tool that you can use to share documents, spreadsheets and slideshows with your staff. Anyone with a Google account can use this tool.
Competition is heavily studied by business owners, and a lot of time is spent scrutinizing their social media accounts, web content and keyword usage. This can now be done easily and quickly using Rival IQ, as it will automatically analyze the competitors you list on social media, by looking at their web content and keywords.
Business owners often find themselves sending file after file to their contacts on a daily basis. This is very time consuming, especially for large files. Dropbox is a tool that can save time by providing one location to backup files to and selecting who to share them with conveniently. This doubles as not only a file sharing platform, but also as an easy way to backup files. Dropbox differs from Dropbox as the files shared in Dropbox cannot be edited in Dropbox, but the files can be much larger than what can be shared in Google Docs. There is a free account option, but depending on the space you need, there are also paid options with more space.
Most business owners spend a great deal of time emailing their employees or collaborative partners about projects that need completed. Jumping from email to email can waste time, but using a project management system, such as Basecamp, can help. Business owners can assign workloads to their team and communicate about each to-do through the system, and the platform allows everyone to see the status of any project at any time.
Virtually all businesses have taken their business to social media. However, posting on each social media platform takes time. Using an all-in-one social media dashboard to manage all of the business’ social media accounts in one place can save time, and with programs such as Rignite, all social media posts can be scheduled in advance each week.
It is important for business owners to spend their time wisely. Otherwise, they find themselves working around the clock with a large to-do list at the end of each day. This is why business owners are turning to tools like the ones listed above. When business owners save time on these day-to-day tasks, they can allocate time to other areas of their business. Managing a business takes time, so it’s imperative for business owners to find tools and strategies to help them stay ahead of the clock.
Jessica Kane is a professional blogger who writes for Faxage, a leading company that provide internet fax services for individuals and businesses.
Brian Taylor - owner of E6:7 Agency, marketing & advertising expert - Specializing in web design, SEO, Internet Marketing and Social Media Marketing