The 4 Essential Tools for Running a Small Business

If hosting events, scheduling appointments, or listing digital content is a central activity for your startup, you have more choices than ever which tools to use to run your business. But how do you figure out how they all fit together? These days companies are looking for integrated tools that can manage their business from start to finish and handle operations remotely. Luckily, there are more options than ever before. The latest round of business management tools can help. Here’s how to break down what you need.

You Only Need 4 Tools To Run Your Business

You only need 4 tools to run your business these days:

  1. GSuite
  2. Slack
  3. Stripe
  4. All in one business management like Yottled

Communication & Analytics

Companies everywhere use GSuite for email, analytics and document sharing. Because GSuite allows file sharing, it’s a great start for helping your team communicate. If you’re measuring traffic to your website or marketing campaigns, Google Analytics is a great tool for handling the basics. Even better, Google Meet and Hangouts is integrated into email seamlessly for free video conferencing and chat.

Team Meetings & Memos

Optionally, you’ll want a real-time internal communication tool for your team. Think Slack channels. This is also a community building tool you can leverage to build different private channels for communicating with clients. If you’re starting to build an audience for your product or service, consider using Slack as an affordable way to interact with your biggest fans and supporters with more privacy and two-way communication than on social media. 

Payment Processing

Stripe or a similar app allows you to accept payments and keep track of income. Some payment apps like Square are integrated into websites like Squarespace. But here’s where it can get even simpler: New scheduling and CRM platform Yottled offers users branded webpages with custom urls so if you want, you can host your entire business on the platform, and payment through Stripe is integrated. Shopify? Integrated. Hubspot? That too. Pretty much anything can be integrated into Yottled, as it’s designed as an ultra-flexible platform for keeping track of content, events, client communications, and payments. 

Yottled was designed as an all in one platform for small business that helps you list content, host events, and manage appointments while automating payments and your marketing.  You keep in touch with clients and focus on running your business, not building a messing around with painful website builders and plugins.  Yottled takes care of everything for you.

One Tool To Rule Them All

The idea behind Yottled? Reduce time spent building your company website and business management tools, so you can spend more time doing the things that matter, growing your business. Yottled helps you take your business online fast and with ease, so you can list all of your content, events, and appointments in one place.  Best of all, it has a built in CRM and marketing tools so you don’t have to mess with plugins, integrations, or 3rd parties. 

Yottled is quickly adding features, including tying digital content access to various membership levels. As an example, Yottled can help you offer how-to videos for free and manage higher level content with one-on-one appointments in a gold level membership.  You set and control paid access with simplicity and ease.  Yottled takes care of the technology.

Through this difficult year, your business operations do not have to be one more headache. If you’re a business whose core operations center around scheduling appointments, events, and digital content, Yottled has your back. 

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Written by Laura K Cowan for Yottled. Laura K. Cowan is a tech and wellness journalist and content marketing consultant for tech startups and small business. She is co-founder and editor of Midwest tech blog Cronicle Press Tech News (http://www.cronicle.press) as well as a columnist for Crazy Wisdom Journal. Her writing and speaking have appeared with Automobile Quarterly, Inhabitat, CNBC, The Ann Arbor ObserverReiki News Magazine, and The National Society of Newspaper Columnists.