Tools (That Should Be) Of The Trade… Making Your Business Life Easier


Running a small business comes with its fair share of problems, from finding the right employees, to generating sufficient cash flow, all the way through to being as productive as you possibly can be. The issues in productivity are something that can have effects on all aspects of your business, so it’s vital that you try and make life as easy as possible for yourself, especially if you are a one-man band. The solution to your problem is all about streamlining, so how can you effectively do this? It is worth trying these three tools for maximum effect.

Voice Typing Tools

You’re going to be spending a lot of your time sending emails, drafting business proposals, or typing out blogs which could take hours upon hours of typing, so if your fingers aren’t that particularly nimble, it is advisable to make the most of voice typing tools. You can get an effective speech to text tool on your mobile phone now. And there are expensive voice tools like Dragon Software that you could purchase, but this is quite an expense, especially if you are just starting out.

Google Docs have a very effective speech to text function that learns your mannerisms. But if you are looking for effective voice recognition tools, there is a handy roundup of the best software on, if you can spend time with the software, it will save you a lot of time, and therefore, money.

A Business Credit Card

There is never an infinite well of money when you start out, and it’s very unlikely to be the case for a good 12 to 18 months. In this respect, it’s best to have a business credit card in your back pocket should any unforeseen financial circumstances arise. And you can have a look at to get more information on the pros and cons of a business credit card, but it’s very useful for business-related expenses, especially if you’ve got employees that need to buy essential tools for the company.

Productivity Software

Project management and productivity software are indispensable in the modern business world, and with tools such as on, it is a very simple way to keep control over every little aspect of your business. If you are running a business all by yourself, it can be very hard to manage each task efficiently. So, productivity software, accounting software, as well as project management software, will be a lifesaver for you and how you manage your time with each task.

Streamlining and making the most of your productivity is something that we all learn as time goes on, but the more you fine tune it, the better your business will become. But these three aspects are an indispensable part of how you should run your business now. Ultimately, the goal is to make your life easier, and if it is just you running a business out of your home, you need to make the most of these sorts of tools.


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Ben is a follower of Christ, a rabid computer geek, small business owner, and breaker of things. He is married way above his station in life and has three wonderful children who have made driving him insane their mission in life.

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