You know what it's like. You have a small business. Things are crazy and everyone has a different idea on what to use to run things best. Here are 5 of my favorite small business tools (besides constantcontact.com, of course). We use and love every single one of them.
Hosting: Hostgator http://www.hostgator.com/
Your website needs to run fast and be reliable. Look no further than Host Gator. With excellent customer service, cost-effective hosting plans and 99.9% guananteed uptime, you cannot go wrong.
Social Media: HootSuite https://hootsuite.com/plans
This is probably the easiest to use social media management tool I have seen. We've used it for years and have never had one issue. Create automated searches, manage tons of social accounts and stay on top of your social universe. Simple and starts at Free!
Project Management: Asana https://asana.com
If you're like our team, you have thousands of tasks to manage and hundreds of projects. Keep everything and everyone organized. You can even view each task based on a calendar and team member. Get a free account to get started.
Build Your Email List: Privy http://www.privy.com
This is absolutely the easiest and best way to grow your email list. It's easy to install. It works on just about every website. And there are tons of customization and integration options with Constant Contact (think automation!). This website pop-up creator requires no coding and looks great. There is a free version available.
Personal/Business Email: Gmail https://apps.google.com/
If you are looking to have a simple solution that just works for your email, use Gmail for business. I have tried tons of options and Gmail stands far above all of them with regard to ease of use, accessibility, deliverability and much more.
What are you using to run your business? Tell me! I'm always looking for new and better ways to manage everything we do.
Thanks for a really great article. Can I add another email client to the list: proofy. io - an email client that that improves productivity by reducing email overload and time spend on email.