When you're an entrepreneur, a small business owner, a co-founder of a start-up, or all of the above, there's one resource we always need more of: time. Success often weighs heavily on how efficient you are at managing deadlines, staying productive, and finding ways to streamline your business. If you find that you're spending way too much energy on certain tasks, it's often worth exploring options that can give you the freedom to focus on more important things.
There are a bunch of companies out there with solutions for just about everything. The question is—where do you get the best bang for your buck? Below you'll find three different products we recommend.
How do you oversee everything that needs to get done? Many small businesses lose efficiency simply because they don't have an accurate way to monitor tasks that need to be completed. Teamwork solves that by serving as a project management software, allowing you to collaborate with all of your employees. You can create projects, make notebooks, set deadlines, and most importantly: move conversations from lengthy email chains to a neat and efficient communication system.
They offer a free option, as well as pricing that starts from $12/month.
Signing contracts and scanning documents creates a back and forth communication scenario that can eat up a lot of your time. With Docusign, you can digitally send, sign and manage documents that are stored securely in the cloud. It also integrates with a wide variety of computers, including desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices.
Docusign offers a 14 day free trial, and starts at $10/month.
Cloud storage has truly changed the way we work. In the past, to keep track of documents and files, you'd need to either transfer them with a USB stick, or remotely connect to your main computer. With Dropbox, you can store, access, and share files anywhere. This means you'll never forget that PDF or Excel document again!
DropBox offers free personal accounts for individual users, as well as business accounts that start at $15/month per user, for up to 5 users. The business account provides collaborative sharing.
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