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Small business, big tech tools

online toolsI was asked this week to name the systems and workflow tools I use to run my business, and it was a useful audit. There are a LOT. Most of my systems are cloud-based, and allow for remote collaboration and access on the hoof. 

Publishing/Operations

Bibliocloud (bit specialist this one - bibliographic system, with details of titles, schedules, royalties etc, essential for publishing)

CapsuleCRM

Acuity (for scheduling)

Eventbrite (for events. Obv.)

LibSyn (for podcast hosting/syndication)

Rev.com (for transcriptions)

Wordpress 

Marketing/Communications

SocialBooster

Mailchimp - but moving to Drip (would welcome your thoughts on this!)

LeadPages

Skype

Zoom

Canva

Facebook ads

Productivity/Storage

Slack 

Trello

Evernote

Google Drive

Dropbox

Accounting/Invoicing

Xero

PayPal

GoCardless

And to tie everything together... 

 

Zapier (for API integrations)

It's insane that this selection of mainly free or low-cost tools gives me more powerful capabilities in my microbusiness than was available for a global company just 10 years ago or so. Are you making the most of the tools that are out there? Or have you spotted one I'm missing? I'd love to hear!  

This entry was posted on 13 March 2017 at 14:40 and is filed under Other. You can leave a response here.

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1 response to 'Small business, big tech tools'

Nicci Fletcher says

Another very timely blog as I'm looking into CRM options at the moment. Will take a look at CapsuleCRM during my next break.

Added on 14 March 2017 at 12:12

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