Starting a business can be tough. Especially if you’re the sole owner running the show. Knowing how tough it can be prompted us to curate some awesome tools to help you with all aspects of running your business. These are just a few of the many great tools that are out there. We just thought we’d share some of our favorites! Hope you find them helpful!
Planning and Scheduling
Say goodbye to phone and email tag for finding the perfect meeting time with Calendly. It’s 100% free, super easy to use and you’ll love our customer service.
Pick takes the back and forth out of finding a time to meet by comparing calendars, regardless of email domain, and displaying mutual availability & scheduling.
Upload and schedule your Instagram posts from your computer or mobile phone. Search and regram other Instagram posts and manage multiple Instagram accounts.
This gigantic 24″ by 36″ calendar means you see all of 2015 in one glance. Build awesome habits by using Seinfeld’s “don’t break the chain” method.
A clear picture of your expenses, revenues, and cash position that lets you easily plan and compare scenarios vs actual results.
Plan for Success Over 90% of startups fail within the first 5 years. Knowlium aims to change that with a web application that guides you through the process of business discovery, planning and management. Accounting Integration Integrates with Xero accounting software to track actual financial progress compared to your goals.
Let Focuster automatically manage your schedule for you. All you need to do is focus on the next thing.
Time and Project Management
HiveFlux helps teams to collaborate in projects by providing real-time task management, time tracking and planning for teams of all sizes.
VP of Product at Uniregistry In the past 2 weeks starting to use ProdPad, I’ve never been more on top of our company’s product ideas because I finally have a good place to put them and work on them until they are ready for development.
Kanban Tool is a simple and effective software for visual management. Empower your productivity with online Kanban boards for business. Start FREE trial!
Lavagna strives for simple user interface and experience. Using a combination of sock.js and stomp, the UI is updated in realtime, even when websocket is not available.
Smartsheet is an intuitive online project management tool enabling teams to increase productivity using cloud, collaboration, & mobile technologies.
Infinitely flexible. Incredibly easy to use. Great mobile apps. It’s free. Trello keeps track of everything, from the big picture to the minute details.
Slack brings all your communication together in one place. It’s real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams.
Client Acquisition and Management
LeadFuze’s lead generation software automatically finds contact info for your ideal prospects, then delivers personalized email messages on autopilot!
MyTime Scheduler is online appointment booking software built for your business. It’s an appointment calendar, client manager and communication center all-in-one.
Turn your next idea into a published landing page in less than five minutes with LeadPages®. We have engineered the simplest landing page builder in the industry, so you can create, edit and deploy your next high-converting page without touching a single line of code.
Leadfeeder is a sales lead generation tool that shows which companies visit your website and what they do there. Connect your Google Analytics and start a free trial.
High precision B2B leads using artificial intelligence
You want to boost your growth but this is really not easy to do. Every entrepreneur, every business is looking for new clients but how many of them know how to find them?
INVITE FRIENDS NOW Earn up to $100 for each you refer.* Build prospect lists with one click Find and verify email addresses Enrich leads with social profiles and company info Sync to Salesforce CRM or save to Google Sheet
Finance and Accounting
Harpoon is a refreshing alternative to today’s complicated accounting tools. Set financial goals, track your time, bill your clients, and record your expenses without all the confusing options and bloat plagued by most other apps. With its beautiful interface and straight-forward approach, Harpoon was built for you, the business owner.
A time and finance tracking tool for collaborating freelancers.
I’ve been featured or quoted about technology and venture capital in Fast Company, Wired, Fortune, MIT Technology Review, AdAge, Nieman Lab, The Next Web, Canvas8, Crain’s, Digiday, MediaPost, Forbes, and more.
I’m Taylor Davidson. I created the financial models behind Foresight as a resource for entrepreneurs and early-stage startups to spend less time on finance and more time on their products. The reason was simple. I started builing financial models in 1998 when I worked in private equity, and eventually moved into building financial models for startups at the first startup I worked for in 2000.
Financial data platform
100% free online accounting made for small businesses. Not just a free trial, but honest-to-goodness free. Certified secure, and accountant approved. More than 400,000 businesses around the world trust Wave for accounting, invoicing, payroll and more.
Everyday Business Tools (Miscellaneous)
Track, automate, and enhance your emails with the essential productivity suite for Google Inbox.
Eric Ries is raising funds for Only on Kickstarter: THE LEADER’S GUIDE by ERIC RIES on Kickstarter! A 250-page exclusive book + a backer-only community for new and experienced practitioners of the Lean Startup principles.
My guest today is a product strategist, user engagement master, former professional poker player, and an entrepreneur. He is a former Senior Product manager for eBay during their early years. He then moved onto VP of Product for Adchemy. His last job was VP of Product & UX for OPower.
This post was written by Jasmyne Epps