Productivity Tools to Save You Time and Money
Time is money and let's face it anything that can save us time and help us make more money is a tool you want in your pocket. Whatever your industry, there are many tools and programs to help you increase your productivity. Whether you are starting your business, an entrepreneur or working with a large team the list of tools below is going to take your work performance to the next level.
Here are some of the tools we use to help support our clients.
LastPass manages all your user accounts and passwords for you, taking away the hassle of remembering multiple passwords and therefore also makes browsing the web swifter and more secure. LastPass proves invaluable when working with a team, to securely share passwords with each other.
Enables you to organise your projects via boards in order to improve productivity and stay on top of multiple projects. You’re able to share access with your team, upload documents and exchange conversations. Trello is particularly useful to keep chat, work and ideas on a particular project all in one place.
Grammarly ensures effortlessly clear messages on all your communications ensuring your spelling and grammar is pitch perfect. As well as proofreading, Grammarly will also, check your text for plagiarism by scanning billions of websites. Handily Grammarly is now also available as a mobile app.
Vimeo is a video-sharing website in which users can upload, share and view videos. Vimeo provides tools for every step of the way from storage to monetization as well as analytics to monitor the success of your video content.
Zoom is a video communications tool for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars. Zoom allows you to schedule video conferences, sharescreen with your viewers and communicate on a whole new level.
Best time tracking system for a small business. A simple online timer with a powerful timesheet calculator, budget tracking and cost analysis feature. Toggl allows the user to analyse the time usage and productivity of you and your team.
The ultimate client management system for the creative entrepreneur. Easily keep track of clients, send contracts and accept payments. Clients can pay invoices, sign contracts, fill out forms, and access their client portal easily from anywhere.
Dropbox is a file hosting service that offers cloud storage, file synchronisation, personal cloud, and client software. Dropbox Business helps your company grow without limits, while you keep complete control of important company information and user activity.
Google Drive is a file storage and synchronisation service that allows users to store files on their servers, synchronise files across devices, and share files with clients and co-workers. Google Drive gives you more sharing options than any other platform from view only to editing rights.
The E Myth Revisited
Author: Michale Gerber
A thought provoking must read for every entrepreneur. Michale dispels the myths about starting a business and the key issues holding businesses back. Whether you have are a new start up or an existing business owner there are learning’s to be had as Michale runs through the core reasons why so many small businesses fail taken from over 40 years of experience.
Rich Dad Poor Dad
Author: Robert T. Kiyosaki
This book follows two types of people, the rich (dad) and the poor (dad) and how making good financial choices helps to increase your wealth through asset control. Robert shares his 6 lessons to success. This is a must read of anyone looking for inspiration to start on a journey to become financially free. “The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way” - Robert Kiyosaki.
The 4 hour work week
Author: Tim Ferriss
Putting your situation into perspective. For those who feel tied to their present situation of a 9-5 job or a small business start up with no clear way out, Tim creatively guides you through how he obtain true freedom by ‘mini retirement’ and a whole host of anecdotal stories and insights from around the world.
The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea
Author: Bob Borg and John David
This parable explores the idea that getting results is all about putting others' interests first and continually adding value to their lives by reviewing 5 simple laws. This is the book for you if you network for business or work in a customer service field.
Traction: Get A Grip On Your Business
Author: Gino Wickman
Based on years of real-world implementation in more than 100 companies, this insightful book takes the readers through the Entrepreneurial Operating System®, a practical method for achieving the business success for entrepreneurs and business leaders.
She Means Business
Author: Carrie Green
If you need to get clear on your business vision and break down those barriers holding you back, this is the book for you. Based on Carrie’s tried and tested first-hand experience she offers invaluable knowledge, guiding female entrepreneurs on how to condition yourself for success through short chapters and practical implementation steps- it’s all about your mindset.
Girl Wash Your Face
Author: Rachel Hollis
This straight lace account gives readers an insight to Rachel’s challenges in life while helping readers to see that you can overcome these challenges too by empowering females with statements such as ‘‘This is your life, you are meant to be the hero of your own story’ and ‘ someone else’s opinion of you is none of your business’- Rachel Hollis
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