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Source: StartupNation | Repost QBScott 12/5/2019 – 

Modern startups run on digital tools. From communicating with customers, collaborating internally or protecting their assets, entrepreneurs should know that there’s a digital platform or service for everything.

The truth is, those who don’t embrace technology may be left behind: According to Deloitte research, “digitally advanced small businesses” earned more revenue per employee, were more likely to create jobs and were more likely to have exported over the previous year. And yet, four of five U.S. small businesses aren’t taking full advantage of digital tools available to them.

This gives new startups a chance to gain an instant advantage over the competition. Start off strong with some of the following 13 digital tools and you’ll find further opportunities for integration, growth and success down the road.

Project Management

A new business—particularly one with a remote workforce, or one that requires collaboration across various teams—will need help keeping track of its myriad projects and goals. Email isn’t optimal for this: It’s too isolated, and it’s easy for members to be accidentally left off an update if they aren’t included on the latest message.

Project management platforms like Trello or Wrike are more efficient. These cloud-based tools give a full and transparent look at where each important project is in its life cycle and allows everyone to trace its progress from inception to completion.

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Author: Scott Meister, CPA

I help small businesses, accountants, bookkeepers, office managers, and business owners with their accounting needs. I’ve used QuickBooks since 2002 and train folks on how to use it efficiently. I create high-quality video training tutorials for QuickBooks and post them on QBScott.com

Certifications include:

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Certified Bookkeeper (CB)
Advanced Certified ProAdvisor for QuickBooks Desktop
Advanced Certified ProAdvisor for QuickBooks Online
Certified ProAdvisor for QuickBooks Enterprise
Certified ProAdvisor for QuickBooks Point Of Sale