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Software and Tools You Need for a Small Business

 

If you're a small business owner, then you already know how important it is to stay organized and on track with meetings and appointments while also making your product and services great. Talk about a difficult job!  

We put together a list below of some more tools and tips that you can use to help you stay on track with everything in your busy life. Read on to see if some of these tricks are right for you. 

1. Magento Software/Tools

Magento software is a term used to describe a specific type of customized software that you can use for your company. Amasty Magento shop is an example of where you can customize and purchase the right software to help your company. 

These types of software tools are especially helpful for e-commerce sites and allow you to customize how you want your platform and website to look and run. 

If you don't see one available that would be right for your company, then there are even resources that will make new software customized for your business! 

2. Spreadsheets 

Spreadsheets are a type of software that allows you to create lists and categorize data easily. Once the data is input, spreadsheets will also make it easy for you to rearrange, manipulate and analyze your information. 

Things like contact information, order details, costs, and revenue are all much easier to organize when you can put them all in a spreadsheet. 

There are tons of spreadsheet software options available to you, like Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets. 

3. Portable Computer 

Staying in touch with your customers and your business partners is one of the most important parts of being a successful business owner. The most effective way to do so is by investing in a quality computer that you can easily bring with you wherever you go. 

To run a business, you don't need to spend thousands of dollars on your laptop, but make sure it has a high-quality battery and reliable connections. The minimum battery size that will get you through the day is 2,000 mAh. 

If you are planning to use the computer for anything that's more intensive than regular business tasks, then you should consider upping the battery power to 4,000 or 6,000 mAh to get you through the day consistently. 

4. Separate Business Communications

Being able to separate your communication methods between business and personal is another necessary step when it comes to being your own boss. If you have all of your emails and calls going to the same place, it could get rather confusing and lead to miscommunications. 

To avoid missing any personal or professional messages, it's better to keep separate accounts to stay organized. Having separate accounts and cell lines will also help you maintain a healthy work/life balance. It will allow you to keep your work messages and information off of your mind during your personal time. 

5. Calendar or Planner Software 

Staying organized with calendar software is another way to help manage your busy schedule! Your planner or calendar software can give you reminders before meetings, so you'll never miss one. 

It is also helpful to have all of your plans, appointments, and meetings in one place. It will make scheduling future appointments easier for you and other employees on the calendar. 

Equip Yourself for Success 

Being a full-time business owner requires lots of balancing, from work and personal life to scheduling to costs and revenues. Fortunately, there are plenty of tools that you can use to make this balancing act a little easier for you. 

These will help keep you on track and ready to focus on growing your business. 

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