Business tools are everywhere. It is so hard to choose the right ones when you are trying to get your business up and running as there are so many out there. It can be incredibly confusing, so what exactly is good for what? And what are the benefits you need for your business? Are these tools what you need, or are they another expense that you could have done without? When you look for the right business tools or computer systems, you need to be sure that they can, firstly, aid your business, secondly, cut costs or expenditure, and thirdly, be a way to encourage creativity, collaboration, the back-office, or put simply, all the small functions that you would not necessarily notice. Here are some examples of tools that you can put into place. Getresponse This is a … [Read more...] about Maximum Business Tools With The Minimum Of Effort!
While businesses are becoming more and more self-sufficient, the need for having staff is decreasing. This can ring alarms from a workforce standpoint. But the benefits it can have for SME’s, sole traders and those that are working out of a small organization are many. From reduced costs to reducing carbon footprint. Using certain systems in place of a member of staff also reduces the risk of error, and regarding human error, it is completely eradicated. What tools can you integrate into your office to make it run more efficiently and reduce manpower? CRM Software CRM stands for Customer Relationship Management. Companies now use ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) platforms. This allows their business to use a system of integrated applications. As far as back-office functions are … [Read more...] about I, Office: Computer Systems That Are Less Reliant On Human Input
If you’re a business owner, you are already aware how hard running a company can be. I know. I run a business too. It’s a stressful task that takes up the majority of your free time. In fact, when you’re running a company you never truly stop working. Right? There are always things you can be doing, which can be a little stressful. Especially when you’re trying to juggle your family and work; finding the right balance is crucial. Fortunately, technology has advanced enough to allow business owners to take a step back. YAY technology! You’re no longer required to micro-manage every aspect of your business, as there tools out there to help you. The good news is, you’re no longer required to micro-manage every aspect of your business, as there tools out there to help … [Read more...] about The Importance of Using Relevant Tools in Your Business
Looking for the best infographic tools? Technically, you won't need tools; you only need one app! That's where Pikochart comes in the picture. Several months ago, I wanted to create an infographic for a topic I had in mind for my men's fashion blog at Shortofheight.com. I was quoted USD 300 for the basic infographic. YES! $300! If you want someone to design an infographic for you, it will cost roughly $200-$1000. Sure, you can pay $5 at Fiverr, I looked at it, but those were basic infographics templates that were simply edited. So, when I heard $300, the Chinese in me came out and I didn't feel like paying so much. As a business owner myself, I didn't feel like forking out so much for something that I just got started. I ended up creating the infographic myself. … [Read more...] about Best Infographic Tools: Piktochart Ipad App Review
Are you struggling to create images for Facebook? Are you looking for the best tools to create images for Facebook? Quality image is important on Facebook. According to Gizmodo, there are over 300 million photos uploaded to Facebook per day. In another research by done by Quintly, they found that photos were the most common type of content posted on Facebook, they account for over 54% of posts worldwide. I can see why this is the case. Images are one of the easiest types of content to publish and digest. We can also clearly see evidence that images are one of the most popular type of content on Facebook. Here's what you need to know. To stand out on Facebook, you need to create quality images. You can't just post random images you find through Google search. I recommend you create … [Read more...] about 6 Best Tools to Create Images for Facebook
Most of you know me for being a social media manager and a blogger. As if that’s not enough, I’ve also launched Leneys, an independent online ladies apparel company I started with my girlfriend last year. Ever since Leneys happened, I find myself constantly traveling as we need to have weekly trips to source our products. This takes us to other states and countries, and therefore requires me to bring my work wherever I go. Being a social media manager, I attend events and conferences as well. I remember traveling to Singapore to attend iStrategy Singapore back in 2010, and I traveled as light as possible because I didn’t want to walk around with so much weight on me. It was one the worst experience ever as I ended up not having a laptop with me and tweeting the entire event on my … [Read more...] about Toshiba Portégé Z830 Ultrabook, Best. Ultrabook. Ever.