Everyone who has tried to create a business knows how difficult it can be and how much time can be demanding because it is an everyday learning experience. You need to know of every part of your business and use many different hats. And all need to be done in an insane time with very good quality to impress your clients.
At that moment is when technology comes to save the day. Not only providing software to manage the most crucial parts in a business like selling, accounting or scheduling but also how all members interact with each other.
Online Collaborations tools are a very important differentiator between companies because they focus on improving productivity and communications between teams. A small business that uses collaborations tools grows 26% faster and have a 21% higher profit than the ones that not include these tools in their processes.
Also, the Collaboration tool adoption process in your organization will be light, you do not need to invest too much money to test it. Basic plans go between $0 (free) to $50 dollars, also for most of them you can cancel the service at any time.
One great advantage is that you do not need to buy expensive equipment or costly licenses. All these tools are based on web technologies, so they are accessible anywhere and anytime. So, I encourage you to have a look at these alternatives and explore these tools that can be useful in your business process.
- Project Management: Trello, Asana.
- Communication: Slack, Skype, Google Hangouts
- Notes: Evernote, Google Keep, Notejoy
- File Sharing: Dropbox, Google Docs/Sheets,
Until next time.