Updated: Jul 12
Whether you're thinking about starting a new business or need to make some updates to your current business workflow, these go-to business management tools will totally help streamline your productivity, y'all. They're game-changers my friend...
Confession...when I started my business back in 2015 I really didn't know what I was doing overall. I sort of "winged it" along the way and did everything manually. I don't recommend it because that causes burn-out, quickly, and let's be real nobody wants that, am I right?
I learned pretty quickly, though, that I needed to make some major changes to my small business in order for it to function smoother, eliminate stress, and automate as much as I possibly could to gain time back.
Time is precious, y'all, so don't you want to spend more time doing the things you love to do in your business AND have more time to spend with family and friends? Work less, make more, and have more time?! Yes, please.
Check out these incredible tools I use daily to help my business run more efficiently:
This is an amazing work management tool for daily tasks, friend. Whether you're a one-person business like me or have a small team with you, Trello offers a one-stop spot for brainstorming, planning, proofing, collaborating on projects, and getting tasks done all in an easy-to-navigate list layout.
Best part? It's awesome for work and personal use. Use it for checklists and calendars to deadlines and easy communication between you and others. It saves you time, keeps you more organized, and it's FREE.
Start using it today here.
Whether you're thinking about starting a new business or need to make some updates to your current business workflow, these go-to business tools will totally help streamline your productivity, y'all. They're game-changers my friend...solutions to invoicing and payment tracking, so you get paid on time and seamlessly with one click of a button!
It can even be totally automated through workflows, too. Other features include: project and client management, a scheduler for clients to easily book time with you, automated on-boarding for potential clients, and even a client portal option where they can access all emails, forms, contracts, and more from their project (sooo awesome!).
Get started with 20% off here!
You hear a lot about email marketing out there and how it's a must for any small business. It may seem super overwhelming and I'm sure you've thought at one point "where do I even start?" The answer is Flodesk, y'all. Not only is it very user friendly, it's a beautifully simple platform perfect for beginners and experts alike.
There are plenty of templates readily available for you to use. All you have to do is swap to your brand colors and (of course) add in your own copy to replace what's there. If you're a graphic designer like me, though, it's still an amazing tool because you can design your emails from scratch to make it completely your own.
You can create and grow your email list with on-brand fully responsive forms, connect with as many subscribers as you want, and easily build email workflows.
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There are tons of website platforms out there. So how do you choose? Be sure to choose one with features that benefit your specific business, the prices fit within your budget, is customizable to fit your brand, and overall easy to use.
For me, Wix has been a fantastic platform to use for my graphic design and art business. With its mobile-responsiveness built-in, seamless and unlimited customization, reasonable prices, and the ability to have my services, shop, and blog all in one place is all so convenient. Wix even offers a free website option. So you can try it out first to see if you like it before committing to a premium plan. Sweet right!?
Start building your business website here.
Oh social media...it's hard to keep up with the algorithms lately. But, one thing we can have some control over with our social media accounts is the scheduling. Meet Plann. Your auto-scheduler, social strategist, content calendar, and advanced analytic go-to.
It's very user friendly and the prices are super reasonable. You have the option to automatically share posts to multiple social media accounts with just one simple click. You can view, move, add, or delete images easily in a grid-style layout and even add your captions, hashtags, and tags in the posts as well!
Start scheduling your posts here.
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I hope these management tools help, friend, so you can gain more time back doing the things you love to do and spending more time with those who you love. Cheers, y'all!
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