Effective Tools for Small Businesses
Starting a business can be the most important decision of your life. No pressure, right? Be that as it may, there are many tools available to today’s entrepreneurs, that make life a little easier. Start off with what is the most challenging aspect of your business and review the help that is available to you. Here are a few helpful tools for small business owners:
QuickBooks online is one of the most popular DIY accounting tools. This program is set up do all accommodate all of the core business needs like invoicing, income and expense tracking, financial reports etc. You can also share access with your employees and business partners and everyone can be on the same page. The beauty of it is, once you decide that you want to hire a bookkeeper, you can simply exist all your data and the bookkeeper can pick up right where you left off for a seamless transition.
2.Incoming Call Traffic
In the beginning, you may be a one man/woman operation and that can be very overwhelming. You may be the new IT business and the calls to the business are to high for you to handle. Worry not, because Ruby is here to help. Ruby the Receptionist is an answering service with the cheeriest staff around. Your calls are answered in professional manner and the messages taken down for your review. “This inbox is full and cannot accept any more messages” is a thing of the past. Their technology allows for phone call streaming to where ever you may be. Mobile office can be your little secret.
How will you spread the word about your business? There are countless ways for a business to get noticed online and create a more influential online presence.. But you just started your venture and the budget is little tight, and all the website building companies cost a nice chunk of change. Well, you know what they say, if you want it done, sometimes you have to do it yourself. I don’t think I have gone to a restaurant or considered a service of any sort before googling and checking out the website of the company. That being said, what is needed is a website building tool that is user friendly and the end result won’t look like you made it while watching TV on your couch. WIX is the one of the best website building DIY tools out there and it its easy like Sunday morning. Wix offers customization for every aspect of your page:
- Single click Contact Link
- E commerce
- Large template variety
- Social Media Stream
- Mass Marketing
- Customized Domain and Email Addresses
Manage and update your website from the comfort of your office and you just can’t beat the price.
4. E Commerce
Just like with any of the above mentioned websites, when choosing the most suitable tools for your e commerce, the choices are endless. Shopify is one of the most popular and effective eCommerce websites. Order tracking is incredibly easy and the funds transfers to your account are always on time. Another services they offer is fraud monitoring. If a transactions or method of payment looks suspicions, the transaction is suspended until it is reviews and manually approved. For 29.99, a business can sell an unlimited amount of product, have access to abandon cart recovery with reminders so you may never miss a sale again.
These are just a few tools that will help you keep your operating cost at a minimum while having everything be customized to your particular needs. Until, you know, you make it big!!