5 Tools To Grow Your Business In 2015

This article originally appeared on DigiServed blog.

You are trying to increase the revenue of your business within the confines of a limited budget, time and resources.

You clearly can’t escape day to day operations such as team management and admin work. Nevertheless you need to find time to think strategically in terms of business development, product, marketing and vision.

There’s no denying that in 2015 you will need the help of technology to make that happen. Below are 5 essential tools that can actually help you run your business more efficiently, with lower costs and allow you to devote more time and energy on the bigger picture.

#1 Asana

Organising the work of your team via email is inefficient. Asana is one the most popular project management and collaboration tools that can help you with that. With a simple UI it helps teams stay organised and connected. Asana is very flexible and feature-rich and you can shape it to fit your needs. It also offers elegantly executed mobile applications that help you stay on top of your tasks on the go.

#2 DigiServed

You can’t have full-time employees for everything your business needs, yet you find it exhausting to go through random bids and gigs. DigiServed makes it easy for you to locate the exact service you need and the expert that is qualified to help you with it. It’s as easy as buying products on Amazon but with DigiServed you can now easily shop creative services like design, web development, sales, marketing copywriting and more.

#3 HootSuite

Social media is an important aspect of online marketing. However managing your social media posts throughout the day can make you lose your focus. HootSuite allows you to schedule social media posts ahead of time. On a single screen you have all your social networking streams including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Ping.fm, WordPress, MySpace, Foursquare, and mixi. You can also add team members and monitor analytics.

#4 Calendly

Trying to figure out a time that works for every participant of a meeting can be tricky. With Calendly you can see the availability of other people and schedule appointments in just a few clicks. When your invitee accepts a meeting invitation, Calendly will add an event to your invitee’s Google, iCloud, or Outlook calendar. Calendly will also sync with your own Google Calendar to share your availability with others.

#5 FreshBooks

You no longer have to print out and mail invoices. With FreshBooks, you can easily create invoices for your clients and vendors, from your desk or on the go, and have the invoices delivered to their inbox. FreshBooks also includes expense and time tracking, financial reports, and numerous add-ons that extend its usefulness. We like the streamlined UI and other impressive features, such as client portals.

To sum up, Asana allows you to manage projects and reduce emails, DigiServed to get affordable help from experts and get any task your business needs done, Hootsuite to manage effectively your social media presence, Calendly to organize your meetings, and finally FreshBooks is there to help you with your financials. With this set of tools you are bound to reach your company goals!

What is your favourite tool for 2015?

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