To push forward with a startup, you’re going to need to invest in some handy tools to amp up productivity and improve processes.
Here are some of our favourites right now.
Tools for collaboration.
Get your team on the same page with the Team Canvas business model. It is a free tool for leaders, facilitators, and consultants to organise team alignment meetings, bring members on the same page, resolve conflicts, and build a fast, productive culture.
Miro is a cloud-based collaboration tool excellent for Startups. The platform features a digital whiteboard for shared research, creativity, developing customer journeys and user story maps, wireframing and a range of other collaborative activities, making it super easy to collaborate without the constraints of physical location, meeting space, and whiteboard.
Tools for tracking spend and productivity.
Easily track your time or the time of your people with Clockify. Boost productivity by setting deadlines for micro-tasks within a project. Create better estimates for future projects by analysing the time it usually takes to finish projects. Keep track of your billable hours so you can invoice clients and determine whether they’re profitable.
Remember The Milk
Remember The Milk is the smart to-do app for busy people and supports startup founders categorise, prioritise and list tasks and get reminders pretty much to any device connected with the account. Get reminded via email, text, IM, Twitter, and mobile notifications, share your lists and give tasks to others to get things done faster and so much more.
Tools for improving culture.
This free app is the perfect addition to your culture-building strategy. First, it takes you through the basics of meditation, with progress pages to track your stats and reminders to help you with your practice. Then, it offers a wide range of meditation and mindfulness programs to lower stress, improve focus, and encourage positive workplace behaviours.
This e-learning platform is for those who want to develop new skills or improve existing ones while working and is an excellent addition to staff workplace initiatives. Skillshare classes are designed for real life, so you can find inspiration that fits your routine, moving your creative journey forward without putting life on hold. One of the best aspects is you can take classes as a team or as an individual.
Tool for efficient Client Management.
Salesforce Is perhaps one of the most prominent names in the CRM platform. Adopted by businesses of all sizes all over the world – including Startups. The Salesforce app and platform enables you to track and manage customer profiles across areas, develop personalised marketing strategies, effectively respond to customer concerns, and more.
Tools for social media and client comms management.
With the amount of content we push out daily, this AI-based social media management tool has helped us turn our content into excellent social media posts across our multiple platforms. Lately, intelligently lets you syndicate the content you create across numerous accounts, making it one of the advanced social media management tools. More impressive is its Auto-generate function, and the Omni-Analytics gives you unique insights into what your content and audience are doing.
Are you looking for an all-in-one marketing platform that helps you manage and communicate with your customer/audience? Mailchimp marketing focuses on strong contact management practices through designed email campaigns and robust data analysis. The free package includes all the basics you need to start marketing, plus essential reporting tools.
Offers free questionnaire templates written by survey research experts to gather data/feedback from employees, customers and broader groups. Right now, a survey could be helpful to collect feedback, opinions, criticism and suggestions from the general public and customers.