Tools For Managing Your Business More Efficiently

by | ATBT

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A Well Oiled Machine

Managing your business can feel like juggling fine china in a bouncy house. Keeping all the daily details from becoming disasters is a full-time job in and of itself. At Blu Bambu we know the struggle. Over the years, we have found a myriad of tools and apps that help us keep our business running like a finely tuned machine. Here are some of the solutions we have discovered.

“Businesses grow when they can scale using technology.”

Basic Business Tools

  • Hands Free Functions – Whether you are taking notes with voice-to-text or recording a thought you had to work on later, using your voice instead of your keyboard.
  • Banking Apps – Track and Manage your finances with your bank’s app.
  • Scanning/Photo Apps – Your phone is now a scanner, copier, fax, and note taker.
  • Note Taking – Keeping all your notes in the same place is helpful. Not having to scramble for a pen and paper makes all the difference.
  • Learning Apps – Keeping your edge, no matter what your business is, is essential if you want to survive and thrive in business.

Communication Tools

  • Project Management – Keeping track of ourselves is challenging enough. Keeping track of our team and keeping the daily details moving as well takes it to the next level.
  • Scheduling – Trying to find a time that works for you and your clients or team members can be difficult when you are both staring at your calendars trying to find time between doctors appointments and the essentials of working on your other projects.
  • File Sharing – Sharing your project files with clients or collaborating on those files is easier with file sharing.
  • Video Conferencing – Unfortunately, holograms aren’t available just yet. But we can still hold virtual meetings with Zoom, FaceTime, Skype, and Google Hangouts.

Marketing

  • CRM – Keeping in touch with your clients and potential clients takes a lot of time. But with tools that manage your interactions (CRM: Customer Relationship Management), you can manage your sales, customers, proposals, contracts, and invoices, send regular communications, newsletters, and marketing emails, and build a relationship with clients.
  • Social Media – The same apps you use for your personal profiles are important to your marketing efforts.

 

Conclusion – Know when to call the experts

Even though these apps provide us with the ability to run our business, we can’t always do it ourselves. We know the value of a good accountant during tax season. Sure we can track our expenditures with a Quickbooks or banking app, but knowing where to include deductions and business losses better left to the experts.

The most valuable tools we have are the connections with other experts. We aren’t experts in taxes, or toilets. We are experts when it comes to helping companies like yours create and execute online marketing strategies that work. We would love to sit down with you for a FREE Strategy Session to see if we can help equip your business with another tool for success.

Have some questions about your marketing? Schedule a free 30 min. strategy call.

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