Three of our favourite free and easy-to-use tools for your business
From tracking your hours against projects easily to quickly accessing important documents on the go, there are so many free tools that your small business could benefit from using.
However, we know that researching and understanding what’s on offer can be overwhelming. So, to get you started, we wanted to share three of our favourite, easy-to-use free tools for your business:
A cloud-based tool, Google Drive lets you create, edit and manage documents, spreadsheets and slides for free. It’s just like working with Word, Excel and PowerPoint. To use it, all you need to do is set up a Google account, then you can save your documents to the drive and access them wherever you have internet access. You can also easily send links to your documents, removing the hassle of trying to email huge files.
We recently discovered this tool when one of our customers, who charges clients by the hour for consulting work, was having trouble tracking her hours against different clients in Excel spreadsheets. She found and registered for MyHours, and now simply logs in at the start of each day and easily tracks her time against her different clients, even if it’s just 15 minutes here and there. She can now easily view the hours she has worked for each client without stressing about her poorly maintained Excel spreadsheet. MyHours even allows her to quickly and easily turn her records into PDF documents to send to her clients, with visually impressive pie charts automatically created that show her clients how her time was spent.
MailChimp helps you easily set up lists of your customers’ email addresses as well as set up attractive and professional-looking email templates for your regular eNewsletters or other announcements to customers. What’s more, it’s really easy to set up and use! (If you do need help, it’s easy to get someone to help you set up the templates and email lists in a few hours, so that you can start using this really great tool.)
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We hope this list of our top three free tools helps you in your business. If we can help further by taking away the burden of your bookkeeping, please just get in touch to see how we can help.