5 Tools Your Small Business Needs

You might work solo but you don’t work alone. That’s why you’re part of the West Tenth community. We’re here to help you launch and grow your business and provide you with tools to do more with less.


Here are five apps you should be using in 2022 to help you save time, money, and brainpower so you can focus on what you do best.

1. Best for Your To-do Lists: Evernote

Connect your Google Calendar and create tasks inside your notes with due dates, flags, and reminders so nothing falls through the cracks. Scan important documents and keep them handy on all your devices. Save web pages and mark them up with arrows, highlights, and text to read later.


2. Best for Social Media Management: Later

Later is the all-in-one social marketing platform for the top social networks. Plan, analyze, and publish your content in a few clicks – so you can save time and grow your business. Scheduling your social media content is as simple as dragging-and-dropping.


3. Best for Shipping and Inventory Management: ShipStation

This easy-to-use shipping software app can take a lot of pain out of the order fulfillment process and even provides discounts on labeling and postage. ShipStation offers flat rate shipping so you can list your shipping prices, insure packages, and share tracking information.


4. Best for Accounting: Quickbooks

Automatically import your transactions from Stripe into Quickbooks to reconcile the activity in your account and manage your financial reports. Work from anywhere and instantly access your QuickBooks data on your mobile device, including entering transactions, recording expenses, and sending reports. QuickBooks automatically backs up your data to the cloud and syncs across all your devices.

5. Best for Password Management: LastPass

Talk about freeing up mental space - managing your hundreds of passwords and keeping your accounts secure is more important than ever, especially if you’re dealing with sensitive client information. For managing your business passwords, it’s worth getting a password manager. LastPass is an easy-to-use app that attaches to your browser, and you can also use it on Android or iOS.


Key Takeaways

If you’re feeling overwhelmed with administrative tasks, utilizing tools to streamline your day-to-day and automate your processes will help you free up your mental space and regain clarity to keep you focused on growing your business.

Sometimes the best tools are other people who specialize in the areas you need support. Unsure how to set up your accounts in Quickbooks? Lost on how to organize your social media strategy? There’s a professional to help you get started, get organized, and get the work done.


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