Starting a business can be super hectic. But, with the use of some tools, you can relieve yourself of some pressure. You’ll need a few tools just to start your business. Over time, you may find yourself in need of adding more tools to your repertoire. Some of the tools allow you to send fax from your phone while others let you manage a team with ease.
Below are our picks of the five best tools that we think are incredibly useful for starting a business.
CocoFax is an online-based fax service that allows you to send and receive faxes on your phone. First, there is the advantage of not having to spend on a fax machine, paper, ink, toners, electricity, etc. Then, there’s the convenience aspect of it.
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It is a fast method of sending and receiving a fax. To get started you’ll have a CocoFax account and subscription. CocoFax offers a 30-day free trial as well. It is a pretty handy tool and there are multiple ways of using this tool. CocoFax is regarded as one of the best Online Fax software on sites like G2.
You can download the app on your android or iOS phone and get started that way. If you don’t want to download the app, you can also use your browser to send faxes. CocoFax also offers a way for you to integrate it into your email and send or receive fax through your email.
Some of the benefits of using CocoFax are-
- It is cheap and convenient
- There is less limitation and you can store a huge amount of data in CocoFax that would cost you storage space if you got a fax machine.
- It is user-friendly and anyone can use it. You’ll just need a few clicks to get started on sending and receiving a fax.
- CocoFax keeps your data secure as it is end-to-end encrypted. You don’t have to worry about a hacker accessing your files.
- CocoFax has 24/7 customer support available. Their agents are trained and friendly. If you have any issues, there’s help available for you almost instantly.
The best part of this tool is how it makes faxing accessible to everyone. You can be on your phone, computer, tablet, whatever and CocoFax lets you send and receive fax right there.
Asana is the best project management tool in the market. What is unique about Asana is that it lets you index tasks into multiple projects. If you check this task in one project, it checks the task as complete for the rest of the projects as well.
Asana lets you communicate inside tasks. This keeps in focus your goal and moves the conversation forward in a more productive manner.
Asana enables you to mark the progress of tasks. You can add summaries and notes for a particular project. These features are there to give you an overview of how things are going and which task you need to focus on more.
Asana also has a tab named MyTask. This tab lets you see what you have to do on a given day. Any task you assign to your employees will be easily accessible to them so that they can plan their day accordingly.
But the best feature has to be that you can divide tasks into subtasks and sections. This feature lets you work in a more structured way. When you are setting up projects, you’ll have a lot of versatility in terms of how you want to break the project down. Asana allows you to be more granular and in control.
In my opinion, this is by far the superior project management tool available.
As the name suggests, this tool is to help you with the accounting side of your business. Over 3.4 small businesses are now using this tool to handle their numbers. This tool allows you to easily track the cash flow of your business. You can get valuable insights into your business from this tool as it shows you an overview of your numbers.
You can use this tool on anything that has an internet connection. You don’t need to install any software accessing this tool through your browser works.
Any number of people can use it at once. So, if you want to divide task amongst your employees, they’ll have no problem accessing this tool anytime they need.
There are three subscription plans and, it is cheaper than the other options available in the market.
One of the joys of cloud bookkeeping is that your bank account can be easily connected to this tool. This tool makes your work much simpler and saves a lot of your time. A lot of the process becomes automated.
QuickBooks is kept simple. You don’t need to be ab accountant to run this tool. It’ll keep you on top of your numbers and prevent you from missing out on tax deductions by keeping better records.
Nowadays, you can’t have a business without a website. Everything is selling online and COVID has only made this transition quicker.
To build a website, which website builder should you go for? I prefer Wix. Wix lets you edit your website with a lot of freedom. There are plenty of options you can choose from to build a website that suits your business.
The templates are the best feature of Wix. Simply because there are a lot of them to choose from. These templates are offered for very specific services. This means you can choose one that is the best fit and have to do a very little customization to get your website up and running. The layout of these templates also makes it easier for you to look for the template that goes with your business. They are listed according to the businesses they were designed for.
There are so many options available when it comes to choosing the elements of your website, such as text, titles, paragraphs, images, navigation menu, etc. It becomes a bit difficult to make a final decision.
The editor in Wix is easy to use and doesn’t require any technical knowledge to be operated. It also lets you add animation to your website. One downside of using Wix is that it doesn’t offer anywhere near as many plugin options available in WordPress.
Overall, Wix is a useful tool that will allow you to build the website of your dreams.
Canva is an online designing platform that allows you to make a wide range of visual materials such as logos, flyers, business cards, etc.
You can use this tool for free but, that limits your options of templates. You can access paid templated by purchasing them individually or by having a subscription to Canva.
Canva is easy to use and edit in. You can find a lot of contemporary templates on Canva that will require only a little editing before use.
A great tool for any small business.
Businesses are not easy to run. Thanks to modern technology, there are a lot of tools out there to reduce the workload. These tools are sure to improve the efficiency with which you run your business.