In our digital age, we know there are a TON of digital tools to use in 2020 to streamline your business, organize your work, and improve your customer experience. We also know it can be overwhelming to know which ones to use and why you should use them.
We have compiled the best options we’ve found in particular categories for you to use in the New Year. Our choices are based on functionality, consumer reviews, price, and popularity. Some of the options are free and some are not, but all of them are well vetted by marketers and entrepreneurs as go-to resources they recommend businesses use.
Here they are in no particular order:
Project Management & Productivity
Have more effective teamwork and better productivity and delegation via Slack.
Use a work management platform to help your team stay focused through Asana.
Organize and prioritize your projects at Trello.
Everything is in one place for your project and its players at Basecamp.
Build your product, track its progress, and gain feedback from outside sources via Jira.
Time & Budget
Track time and expenses to optimize your efforts at Harvest.
Connect multiple calendars and people for more efficient scheduling at Calendly.
Track expenses and what’s owed for taxes in real-time via Quickbooks Self-Employed.
Sales & CRMs
Use a free marketing and sales software designed to grow your business at HubSpot.
Get an automation and CRM tool for tracking your customers with ActiveCampaign.
Access interactive spreadsheets to manage referrals and conversations at AirTable.
Communication & Virtual Meetings
Host a conference call, webinar, or demo with Zoom.
Have voice, text, or video meetings via Google Hangouts.
Customize your online meeting room experience and screen-sharing with your attendees at Join.Me.
Graphic Design & Presentations
Use professional templates to design your own marketing materials at Canva.
Create an interactive, engaging visual presentation via Prezi.
Display your newsletter or publication in a flippable, online magazine format on Issuu.
Digital Marketing & Surveys
Use a marketing platform to manage your email campaigns at MailChimp.
Send a survey to gather important data via Survey Monkey.
Highlight your event so people can buy tickets and register at Eventbrite.
Social Media & Online Tools
Create free online, interactive forms with templates at Typeform.
Use a free resource to make documents and get e-signatures via HelloSign.
Get reliable employment screening and background checks at GoodHire.
Manage all your social media accounts in one place through Hootsuite.
Plan, collaborate, and publish all your social media content at Buffer.
As you develop your strategies for the new year, consider looking into some of these digital tools to use in 2020 to improve your workflow, communication, and productivity. Onward and upward!
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