If you’re operating a business, then chances are you’re using some kind of software tools on a computer. It doesn’t matter if it’s a Mac computer or a Windows–you’ve probably got some software that helps you run your business more effectively. However, a lot of business owners, especially inexperienced ones, don’t understand the full potential of the tools they use daily.
In this post, I’ll look at three of the most common software tools you’ll use and how to get the most out of them.
3 Software Tools For Business: Accounting Solutions
Cloud account is so easy to use that you don’t even need an account to use it. Everything can be done by you, but there are also ways to automate certain processes like adding items that you sell, chasing invoices and even creating tax reports. These features are incredibly important for smooth business operation so it’s a good idea to look through the manual to learn more.
3 Software Tools For Business: Communication Tools
There are a lot of communication tools such as Slack that are perfect for small businesses to use, but did you know that there are a lot of useful features such as sharing files, pinning important messages, formatting text and even notifying specific users to get their attention.
A lot of people simply think of spreadsheets as big grids of values, but they can be so much more with formatting and formulas. Personally I think of spreadsheets as instruments of torture but that is possibly because I am not using them as effectively as I could or should. You can add calculations that automatically update, you can insert the current time and date and use it for different formulas and you can even link spreadsheets to different documents. Below is a basic guide on how to format your spreadsheets for usability. I have this saved and will be practising!
What are your go-to software tools for business?
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