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Navigating the business world is no easy adventure, especially as a mom. Indeed, there’s a lot to explore, turbulent waves of high and low points to catch and a lot to oversee. This is especially true in today’s tech-driven environment.
While you may think you’ve mapped out everything you need to at this point, have you really? There are many tech tools that can set your home-based business on a path to success. Let’s check them out:
1. Social Media Automation
The ubiquity of social media means Americans are spending countless hours on these platforms. You know you do it too! These short bursts of fulfilling entertainment and information happen more often than not. In fact, 59 percent of all active U.S. social media users believe platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram make it easier to get their burning questions answered.
Not only does social media allow consumers to reach brands directly, but it also gives businesses a new advertising platform. Social media is becoming increasingly valuable in today’s tech-driven world. I should know, I use it every single day.
This means many work-from-home pros and small-business owners are taking to social media automation tools to schedule social-friendly content.
Used by more than 15 million people, Hootsuite is widely considered one of the largest social media scheduling tools available today. Tech tools like this remain popular for its all-in-one approach to social media management. Plus the platform offers users various tech tools to measure ROI and the ability to curate and schedule content across multiple platforms.
2. Digital Security Systems
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know malware and ransomware attacks are on the rise. Just ask anyone who does business with Target or Equifax. So how secure are your files? If you’re unable to answer that question, perhaps you should invest in tech tools that will protect your important data and information like Norton Security with Backup.
Because once cybercriminals gain control of your systems, they’ll demand a ransom typically in the form of digital currency to restore access. These days, users can still be tricked by dubious web links or phishing emails. And once these links or attachments are clicked on or opened, your computer system or network can instantly become compromised.
That’s why your company needs to invest in tech tools that offer solid backup data protection. Today, the most reliable ransomware protection software includes cloud backup solutions which allow companies to easily restore impacted files that, in many cases, can make or break your business.
3. Invoicing Tech Tools
Looking for ways to better grow your business? Stop chasing payments. Due, an online invoicing software provider, can take the hassle and headaches out of your invoicing process. Great for businesses of all sizes, Due is built around a sleek interface and dashboard that keeps all of your invoicing data organized and in one place.
Additionally, users can easily browse sent, received, paid, unpaid and canceled invoices with a single click. The software also features automated late payment reminders, making it easier to collect outstanding customer payments.
Case in point: Of the estimated 250,000 invoices sent through Due’s payment platform, nearly 1 in 5 were paid within 24 hours of issue, according to a company survey.
Ultimately, there are a variety of tech tools designed for the remote worker. Whether you’re a freelancer or “mompreneur,” these tech tools can help keep your home-based business running smoothly and efficiently.
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.