Effective Software for Start-Up Companies

Your Guide To Be On Top of the Industry

Start-up companies have limited budget for the software they need to use, since you are just starting your way up to the niche of your business industry let us help provide you a jam-packed list of software.

The software enlisted here will lessen your workloads and motivate you to focus on other important things to be recognized by your target audiences and customers.

1. Streak

A software inside Gmail that enables you to keep track of your clients’ discounted rates and important announcement. This is great for marketing peeps, you may ask your clients to fill up the Streak and you can see your clients’ updates all in one place. You can also add status of each update regarding on how long their promotional will lasts or is it still active or inactive. It offers a free account forever, letting you know if those 200 emails you have sent were opened by the recipient or not.

2. Survey Monkey

If you really want to know what’s the opinion of your customers, survey monkey allows you to create a survey from scratch with free templates to choose from. Engage your customers to your products to enjoy continuous business with them.

3. Invoiced

A free invoice generator that allows you to set the currency based on your country. It serves to be your digitalized invoice for your clients if you’re working remotely. You can directly send the invoice to your email or download it as your copy.

4. Asana

A handy project management software that you can keep your eyes on your team when you have projects to deal with. Set deadline and personally assign each task with your members. It will automatically remind each one of you if there are incomplete or overdue tasks. Asana is available on mobile version.

It does feature a progress chart of your team, plan and execute ideas through Asana and see if your team is efficient. This is what I recommended to Sarah for her projects.

5. Simplybook

If you’re running a hotel business and you don’t have enough budget to pay for developers in regards to your online booking software, Simplybook allows you to customize your own online booking software or system. It requires you to insert an introduction about your company and main service you offer plus the opening hours and you may then integrate the software through your website and Facebook.

Best Software You Can Use For Work

Employees and even work at home people may find it hard to focus and be completely productive at their tasks. We have reviewed some free software you can find on the internet to help you.

  1.    Team Viewer

This is considered one of the common used software for those who work remotely, managers can even see the actual work of their employees even when they are in different places. Additionally, if you have forgotten to logout your social media accounts at your office computer, you can simply access it through your phone.

  1.    Forest App

Some may not find this useful but it will actually help you to be determined at your job. Forest App allows you to track your task and monitor you if you really are eyeing on the goal. You can set your preferred time either 30 minutes or 1 hour. It makes productivity more fun, if you were able to accomplish your task within the time you have set, your plant will grow as a tree but then if you leave it alone your plant will die.

  1.    Grammarly

If you’re hesitant whether you have a good grasp of English you may ask the help of Grammarly, you just have to register and install it to your browser. It will detect some grammatical errors including punctuation marks, spelling and the capitalization. This is the one I recommended to my caterer for her website, http://www.bestbellinghamcatering.com.

  1.    Slack

This can be compared to Skype and Gmail. If you don’t want to be disturbed during an online conference, Slack is two-in-one software. You can instantly message anyone in your group or create a group chat, attach images, files or video then you can set a reminder for anyone of you for certain tasks. Slack is your personal assistant featuring message, attaching files and set reminders.

 

  1.    Dropbox

Sharing large files is one of the inconvenient things to do when working with co-employees without a flash drive or hard drive to transfer. Dropbox allows you to share any documents video, book, or anything you want to store online and will give you a notification once your co-employees open up any files within the shared folder.  

Take note that Dropbox provides you certain storage size, you have to invite some of your friends to make your storage size bigger than the free one.

We hope these software will help you to be more focus at work just like what we have accomplished through the years.

Photoshop VS Canva Which Is Better?

A complete guide for everyone who use both software!

Running a business requires you to have visual effects and images. Therefore you will need to know the differences between the Photoshop and Canva and which works better for you. Before anything else, here are the reasons why you need to create use a software that can help you create photos or designs.

  • Logo and watermark
  • Blog post images
  • Website elements like background and buttons
  • Product mockup
  • Ads and banners

Canva

You can use Canva for free and it comes with paid version that will cost you around $12.95 per month and estimated $119.40 per year and thus a web-based software that you can use and just login anywhere you go. There are free designs available and photos but it is being offered limited. Other photos and features are only available for the paid version of the software.

Meanwhile, you can save your photos and designs as PNG, PDF and JPG just like in Photoshop. If you are fond of typography, Canva features free fonts for your perusal whereas some of the blogger take advantage of this from the software.

Photoshop

This software comes with different versions and updates and it needs to be install either in your desktop or laptop. This is not a web-based software, if you forgot to bring your laptop with you and you borrowed your friend’s laptop without a Photoshop it will not run not unless you install.

You can adjust photos, add shapes unlimited, download free fonts available online and in addition to that you can save photos and designs as PNG, JPEG and GIF as its finest even when you print it, it won’t pixelate.

However, buying a original copy of this software will cost you roughly around $9.99 per month and calculate the rest for the annual fee.

Conclusion:

Canva is best for bloggers, writers or even to entrepreneurs with minimal photo required for their work. If you are in a hurry and you don’t have time to install the Photoshop, Canva would be good.

While for the Photoshop it does not require you to be an expert one, you just have to learn its curves and go explore it. Photos and designs made in Photoshop are the best, it won’t pixelate and it allows you to navigate your designs thoroughly.

We vote for Photoshop instead of Canva, good quality work requires full determination with the best software.

Best eHealth Sites

Hello again, it’s me, Jeffrey C!

I love virtual clinics, so I wanted to talk a bit about it here.

 

My favorite is MEDEO.

They offer free doctor’s visits, submit your lab requisitions, and are very organized and on time with their appointments.

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There’s a similar one in Kelowna, that offers virtual visits.

 

Another high-profile clinic is Froedtert.

They offer virtual visits for a monthly fee of $49/month. It is incredibly inexpensive for the amount of care that they provide to you!

Here’s a bit of info on the clinic:

 

However, I still visit my friend who provides Scottsdale excavation services, who surprisingly does the best massages ever! Her treatments are incredible and have cured a few of my ailments.

 

 

 

Best Social Media Platforms!

Hello Again!

As a millenial, I’ve spent a lot of time on social media platforms 🙂

 

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Here are the best ones out there:

1. Facebook

Most people are on Facebook. Business listings are superb. The business pages are so great that sometimes you don’t even need to access the business’s website. Facebook has a solid reputation among individuals and businesses alike.

2. Youtube

Youtube is the best way to watch video playlists of your favorite songs. The tutorials are incredible, as well. You never know what you can learn on Youtube.

3. Twitter

A great way to keep up with your favorite celebrities and gossip!

Best Accounting Software

I was just working with one of my clients, Fred from Bellingham Electrician, last week and he was looking for Accounting Software for his electrician business.

 

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I did a lot of research on the best accounting software out there and here is what I came up with:

1. Quickbooks

I’ve used this for by IT support business and it is super easy to use once you get some basic overview of the terminology. This is the best option, especially if you have hired employees. You can submit customer, vendor and employee information. They even have a cloud option, making it even more convenient.

 

2. Sage

Sage Accounting is a huge company that provides a large suite of accounting applications. They are more suited to larger businesses and the learning curve is a bit higher. I recommend them because of their high degree of customizability.

 

3. Wave Accounting

Wave is a great economy option. They really go all out providing a wide range of options to suit the businessperson’s budget.

 

Once you have selected your accounting software, you can learn how to optimize it by reading this article from CompuTrak

I always advise connecting with a CPA specialized to your type of business. You can search for a CPA on the CPA Directory facebook group.

 

If you want another perspective, I found this great Youtube video on accounting software:

Welcome to my Blog!

I’ve started this blog so that I can let others know which software and websites are the most useful.

It will be a website review blog:

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I will cover which websites are best for moms, which are best for pets, which are best for business people, etc.

Looking forward to delving into this with you!

Frank