Debra-Kaye Elliott

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So Many Platforms and Tools: Which Do I Choose?

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So Many Platforms and Tools: Which Do I Choose?“This tool is your one-stop shop for all your scheduling needs.” “Need a way to manage all your projects? Keep everything in one place with this amazing app.” Sounds familiar? With the numerous apps, productivity, project management, graphic design and social scheduling tools available it’s easy to become overwhelmed with trying to keep up with them all.

What many don’t realize is you don’t have to know or use all of them. Some think they need to use every single platform or tool they come across (“Shiny Object Syndrome”), and end up reducing their productivity rather than increasing it. Instead of trying to learn them all, why not pick 2-3 platforms and tools for each category based on your personal and business needs? One of your goals is to run your business as efficiently as possible at a reasonable cost, right? Do a little research and make a list of platforms and tools you’re interested in based on your needs, then narrow down your selections to the ones that will be most beneficial. Here are a few to get you started:

Calendar Management:

Productivity/To-Do List:

Social Media Management:

Graphic Design:

Project Management:

The aim of platforms and tools is to make your daily life and business operations easier – not forgetting to do things, scheduling meetings, preparing content for publishing and so on. Choose the ones that work best for you.

What are your favourite tools for running your business?

Share your thoughts and tips in the comments below.

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