Note: This entry first appeared on our blog on June 30, 2018. We’ve updated it with new resources and tools to help small business owners stay productive in 2020. Enjoy!
The ability to handle multiple demands for many hours a day, most days of the week, requires a commitment by a small business owner to invest in products and systems that will enhance their own productivity.
And that’s just normally!
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the landscape of work for many small businesses, and has introduced more teams to the work-from-home life than ever before. With these changes comes a greater need for productivity tools and apps.
There are many products and services available that claim to make our lives easier and more efficient. Here are some of them. Do some research to decide what’s right for you and your business:
- ActiveWords – Saves time in daily Windows tasks.
- TheBrain – Mind mapping software that helps you map key thoughts, ideas and concept relationship to one another.
- Calendly – Easy automated appointment-scheduling software for your team and for clients.
- Dropbox – Share and store files in the cloud.
- Dragon Speech Recognition Software
- Microsoft OneNote – Digital note-taking app.
- Later – Organize, plan, and schedule Instagram posts.
- Slack – Chat with your team, share files, and hold voice and video calls. Channels can be customized for topic and privacy.
- StayFocusd – Chrome extension that allows you to block distracting websites as needed.
- Teamwork Projects – Organize files, plan tasks and projects, and track deadlines.
- Trello – Visualize workflow and prioritize projects and tasks with cards and boards.
Do you have any productivity resources to share? Let us know!
And check out our blog post on managing a remote team while working from home.