04 Mar 10 TOP TECH TOOLS TO KEEP BUSY BUSINESSES PRODUCTIVE IN 2020
There’s nothing quite like the start of New Year to get things energised in your business. Everything from motivating the staff in annual reviews to assessing strategy and setting goals for the months to come.
Well if you want to find ways of making things run smoothly in the next year then we have top top tech tips that should do just that!
If you’re a small business it’s unlikely that you’ll have the budget to pay a graphic designer every time you want to create an ad or a social media post. So this will help you hugely! Create your images, graphics, PPTs, etc for promoting and positioning yourself for your social media pages and ad campaigns like PPC, etc. There are a huge array of templates available to choose from and to assist you to create compelling graphics in one go while saving time and cost. https://www.canva.com/
Not only can KISSmetrics track the percentage of visitors who are signing up or buying your product (your conversion rate), it can also tell you how long it takes an average visitor to do so. This allows you to pinpoint areas where you can reduce signup time, thereby accelerating your revenue stream. Don’t waste your time measuring data that won’t get you results. KISSmetrics helps you to focus on the things that matter. A powerful analytics tool that determines web analytics at an individual level. https://www.kissmetricshq.com/
Slack is a collaboration hub. An easy way to communicate with your team and allow you to create multiple groups and create chat sessions. It has awesome additions such as file sharing, private chat mode and much more. You can automatically sync all your devices and connect with other apps like WordPress, Skype, etc. https://slack.com/intl/en-in/
Crowdfunding is a method of raising capital through the collective effort of friends, family, customers, and individual investors. This approach can connect you with peer-to-peer lenders and taps into the collective efforts of a large pool of individuals—primarily online via social media and crowdfunding platforms—and leverages their networks for greater reach and exposure. www.crowdfunder.co.uk
A completely free tool for scheduling audio and video calls worldwide or with remote co-workers. It’s perfect for effective cross-team communication and clients. No need for accounts or plug-ins and you can leave it running and work alongside each other for a collaborative feel. https://hangouts.google.com/
Zoom is absolutely (in our opinion) the replacement for Skype which always seems to be fun of glitches! Perfect for live webinars, conference calls and trainings. You can organise demos for several people, share your knowledge and save recordings. The participants don’t need a Zoom app to join the meeting: they can watch it from their phone, desktop, mobile or tablets. https://zoom.us/
Time Doctor is pretty great because it allows you to easily time-block your day and it’s also great for anyone that would like to keep track of their staff online! Time tracking instantly improves employee’s focus and productivity. As soon as Time Doctor is installed, they log in on time and stay off Facebook – you don’t need to say a word. Daily time reports show employees their metrics for the day so they can self-correct. Dashboards show supervisors at a glance who’s a superstar and who’s slacking off! https://www.timedoctor.com/
Build your audience and grow your brand on social media. Plan, collaborate, and publish thumb-stopping content that drives meaningful engagement and growth. Instead of logging into all of your social media accounts over and over again throughout the day, you can go in and schedule all of your social media posts for the entire week for all of your platforms in one place. https://buffer.com/
Go ahead. Forget your passwords!
1Password remembers them all for you. Save your passwords and log in to sites with a single click. It’s that simple. It’s certainly not a good idea to write these on a piece of paper that you could lose or leave at the office. 1Password simplifies creating secure log-ons for your top sites and instead syncs across all of your devices securely and encrypts your information. www.1password.com
Pixabay is a vibrant community of creatives, sharing copyright free images and videos. All contents are released under the Pixabay License, which makes them safe to use without asking for permission or giving credit to the artist – even for commercial purposes. Perfect for web pages and social media posts. www.pixabay.com