Tools for Running Your Business in the Cloud

By | Small Business

Starting a new business is easier than ever, thanks to Cloud services and web apps that make various tasks simpler for all types of businesses. Whether you need web development of accounting services, you can get what you need quickly and easily, without having to hire any head-hunting services. The Cloud is great for businesses of all sizes, because the most common tasks are automated or widgetized. This makes it easier to developers and designers to focus on the important parts of websites, and there are all kinds of great collaboration tools to make your company and your website more effective and efficient.

The Cloud will let you access anything, from administrative tasks to creative work, from any device you are using, from anywhere in the world. Here are some of the best tools you can use when you are using the Cloud to run your business.

1. Xero

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If you are looking for accounting software that is easy to use and inexpensive, look no further than Xero. This is the alternative to the popular software packages out there, including QuickBooks.

2. Bizimply

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This is the app you need to make scheduling, HR, time, and attendance easy. It only costs $2 per month for each employee, and you can easily use it to move your staff from store to store. If your business is one with a few outlets or a chain, you need to start using this tool right away.

3. Rackspace

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There are all kinds of services you can use to host your website and email domains, but you need to be sure that you can trust them. One of the most reliable, and one that has really good security, is Rackspace.

4. SupplierComplete

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To find the best Cloud solutions for your business, you need to do your research. SupplierComplete has all of the information you need in one place to help you determine which service provider is the best fit for your business.

5. StoryboardThat

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One of the best ways to come up with an advertising campaign is to do it with a storyboard. This tool lets you do that just that. It is an automated tool that lets you create storyboards so you can map out anything to do with your business, from advertising to thought leadership.

6. Freshbooks

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This is an accounting and bookkeeping program that is so easy to use that you have no excuse not to take care of all of your accounting tasks. It lets you track time so you know your productivity, create estimates, create invoices, manage expenses (download right to your credit card), and even create profit and loss statements.

7. Zenpayroll

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Here is another payroll system that makes paying your employees simple. You never have to worry about payroll issues again, and you can also use this tool to hire employees online. It is priced low, starting at $4 each month per employee for up to 10 employees, and additional employees are just $2 monthly.

8. Square

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It is free to register for Square, and you can use it in iOS and Android devices. Once you download Square, you can start processing credit cards immediately. There are loads of awesome features, such as the ability to accept online orders and send receipts via text messages or emails. There are even free app updates, so you will always have the latest point-of-sale tools at your fingertips.

9. Wishlist

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If you have content on a WordPress blog, this is a tool you can use to create a subscription paywall. You can use it to make money on ebooks, courses, and much more, without having to spend a lot of money to do it.

10. Evernote

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Never worry about forgetting anything again, because this tool is just like having another brain to work with. It is ideal for storing to-do lists, recipes, tasks for each day, and a whole lot more. You can use it to standardize and centralize hiring and training procedures, and it is the ideal filing cabinet, without the hassle of paperwork.

This article was syndicated from Business 2 Community: Tools for Running Your Business in the Cloud

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