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When it comes to running a successful business, there are many components that it may sometimes feel overwhelming, but don’t worry! Help is on the way! With the proper business-building tools to grow and keep everything organized, you’ll be less stressed, more productive, and able to focus on all the things! The following list is what’s helped me over the years, which is why I highly recommend looking into all of them!
Living Well Planner – Guys. I’m about to drop a truth bomb on you. Want to really know how I organize my life? With this planner. It’s the bee’s knees. Seriously, it’s got it all. Do you need a calendar? Check. Budget planner? Check. Goal setter? Check! And then there’s much, much more. It literally helps you stay sane when it comes to balancing your life. You should invest in one. It will do your mind a ton of good!
Unroll.me – Let’s face it. Most of our email accounts are out of control. Unroll.me is the best solution I’ve found for taming what’s coming into your mailbox. It’s a free service that allows you to unsubscribe from emails quickly you don’t want to receive. It also allows you to add those not-so-important, but you’re not sure if you’re going to unsubscribe emails to a daily roll-up that shows up in your inbox as ONE email. HOLLA! This is a great way to get started calming down your inbox.
Rescue time – RescueTime is a fancy-schmancy program that runs in the background of your computer and logs #allthethings. It’s eye-opening! You can use the free version or upgrade to premium for cool extras like the ability to block out distractions and advanced reporting. This was a game-changer for me when I first installed it.
Evernote – Evernote has been a favorite of mine for a LONG time! Ever have a computer crash and wonder how in the world you get all your important stuff back? Evernote has been my answer! You can take notes, take pics of receipts, and share notes all from your phone. This was my favorite way to share files with my team when I was in the field. Just click the share button, and you get a handy dandy link. No more sending stuff back and forth to each other!
Quickbooks – Quickbooks is accounting software for small businesses and self-employed peeps. It helps you keep track of all the important (aka mundane) things like your taxes, mileage, and business expenses. It’s kind of a must-have software if you want to avoid a meltdown when tax season rolls around.
Google Forms – I love using Google Forms for door prizes, but they are great for so many things! Feedback from customers, surveys on new products, quizzes, and much more! What’s super great about using Google Forms is that A. they are free and B. all the data gets saved in a neat and tidy spreadsheet for you so that you’re able to see the results easily.
Calendly – I’ve used Calendly for a few years to streamline the coaching process with my team and now coaching clients. It’s super simple to use and so much more efficient than spending 20 mins going back and forth on what day and time works for both of you to chat. Set up your account to only offer call times when you are available. Share the link with anyone that wants to schedule a call. They pick their time, you get an email, and the appointment is automatically added to your calendar. Easy peasy!
Do you have a tool that’s helped your business that isn’t on my list? I’d love to hear about it! Let’s connect in my Facebook Group to share your experience with my community – we’d be happy to have you join us!
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Mary Haynes is a highly successful direct seller turned direct sales strategist and coach! She loves helping direct sellers streamline and scale their businesses using simple, tried and true strategies. Her goal is to reduce the overwhelm so you know what to do and when to do it in your business. Mary is also a homeschooling mama that lives in sunny Florida with her husband, 4 kiddos, a dog, and various other backyard animals.
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