Below is a list of five must-have tools for small business. These tools will help the business to boost their productivity & in turn revenue as well.
Slack is a cloud-based communication system which began as a tool used specifically by one company one – Tiny Speck – before being expanded and extrapolated out for use by other companies. Slack is referred to as communication for the twenty-first century, as it combines messaging with file sharing systems, phone calls, and various other aspects of ‘the cloud’ which are available today.
One noted advantage of Slack is that it does not bombard people with notifications, and overload itself by holding onto them until the appropriate person logs in.
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2. G Suite
G Suite is a collaborative product devised by Google as a means of gathering together various tools and cloud-based software pieces. It is made up of:
- and Google+,
G Suite was created by Google as a means of trying to bring total functionality under one software package, making things simpler for online businesses. The software package allows for everything to be done online, from email clients to analytics tracking for a website.
G Suite is the answer to those businesses which want online functionality, but cannot afford most prices for online software.
Human Resources in a small company need to deal with a lot – they have to handle all the employees, and all the customers and everything that goes on in the company needs to be okayed by them in some form or other. GoCo.io is an online initiative which is specifically aimed at smaller companies, aiming to make their lives easier by combining everything needed for proper HR functioning in one user-friendly website. The site includes document management and ways to manage the intake of new staff, as well as the departure of the old. Similar features are also available in prosyn.co.uk
Hiring staff is something which is both complicated and time-consuming, and even with the best will and HR department in the world, sometimes bad apples slip through the cracks. Hiring someone consists not only of interviewing many people and going through a variety of selection processes in order to slim down the applicants, but also an endless stream of checking educations, criminal records, and references.
GoodHire.com does everything for you, and brings everything together into one place, to make it easier to keep track of information as it comes in. The site is also liked because it delivers results quickly.
Upwork.com is a site where freelancers gather to find work, and where businesses can go to find freelancers.
Upwork.com takes the form of what is commonly called a marketplace – businesses can go in and set up a job advert, and then wait for freelancers to apply for it. Alternatively, if they have very specific needs in mind, they can contact specific freelancers and invite them to apply for the job, thus gaining preferential access.
Both freelancers and businesses get a profile which they can use to show themselves off to their best effect, with skills and previous work history included.