Starting or running a business is not easy, especially when you have to figure out everything from project management to team collaboration. However, the beauty of technology is that it helps us to get things done more efficiently and gives us more time to focus on what matters.

We’ve gathered some tools and resources to help you crush it and be more awesome while doing it. So you can get back to the important stuff.

Business Tools and Resources

 

Project Management & Collaboration

Asana – Manage all of your projects online. Everything from to-do’s to team collaboration. Run your day, your team, and your company with Asana—from everywhere you work.

Basecamp – Basecamp keeps people on same page so no matter what your role is, everyone works toward a common goal: finishing a project together.

Miro – It’s like working with your virtual team in-person. Miro helps you visualize and organize your work, and makes it easy to collaborate across the world without constraints.

Clarity – Need some quick and sound advice? Call a pro. On demand business advice for entrepreneurs.

17 Hats – From booking clients, to managing projects, to controlling your finances, with 17hats you have everything you need to manage your business and clients anytime, anywhere.

 

Communication

Grammarly – A plugin that’s a lifesaver. Grammarly makes you a better writer by finding and correcting up to 10× more mistakes than your word processor.

Hemingway Editor – The Hemingway Editor cuts the dead weight from your writing. It highlights wordy sentences in yellow and more egregious ones in red.

Boomerang – Ever wanted to schedule an email to be sent at a later time? Well, Boomerang does just that. Schedule an email to be sent later.

Yesware – Get insights on your email communication. Everything from seeing when someone opens it to scheduling responses.

Google Voice – Want to have a dedicated phone number for your business? Google Voice gives you one for free. It’s pretty awesome.

 

Productivity

Rescue Time – Find your ideal work-life balance. RescueTime helps you understand your daily habits so you can focus and be more productive.

Calendly – Simple, beautiful scheduling. Say goodbye to phone and email tag for finding the perfect time

Assistant.to – Schedule meetings in seconds all within email. No back and forth. No double bookings.

 

Stamp your Brand

StickerMule – We all love stickers! Stickermule is a one-stop shop for all your sticker needs.

Pakible – Okay, now this one is pretty cool if you’re shipping physical goods. Pakible makes it super easy to get your own design/logo on a box.

 

Web Optimization

Google Analytics – Google Analytics is a web analytics solution that gives you rich insights into your website’s data.

Optimizely – Launched a website? Don’t stop there. Using Optimizely allows you to better understand what works and what doesn’t. Discover and deliver the best experience for each customer across desktop, mobile web, and mobile apps.

TypeForm – A free and beautiful online form builder. Get input from your users. The forms work well across all device sizes.

NameChk – Searching for a domain or username? Check the availability of your username across the most popular social network websites in one place.

LaunchRock – Have an idea and need a landing page? Well LaunchRock gets you up and running in minutes. Acquire, engage and grow your audience with powerful social sharing tools & analytics that drive user growth.

 

Design & Inspiration

Canva – An online design tool that helps you design everything from banners for your website to marketing designs for social media.

Picmonkey – Allows you edit photos and create graphics for your online presence. With loads of tips and how-tos, along with editing and design software, you’ll be able to create exactly what you want.

Over – Need to create a graphic on the go? Well, the Over app is pretty amazing. You can edit a photo, overlay a message, and post it to social media all from your phone.

Crayon.co – A collection of marketing designs, landing pages, and more. If you’re starting a web design project, you can use this to get ideas and inspiration.

Dribbble – A place where designers share what they’re working on. Get inspiration and find a freelancer for your project.

Well, there you have it. Take sometime to dig into these and incorporate a few into your workflow. We have more to share, but we’ll save those for another time. Go crush those goals!

Are you using any of these tools already? Have a recommendation that’s not on the list? Share with us what you think and what’s working for you.

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