How to Run Your Business from Anywhere in the World

Often, running a business takes us outside the traditional office setting. Perhaps, you even have employees or associates that work from home in different parts of the country or even other countries. If that’s the case, you need tools that can help you to stay connected with them. The following tools will help you to run your business from anywhere in the world.

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Basecamp is a web-based project-management tool that lets you communicate with your employees wherever you or they are.

Boomerang lets you schedule Gmail emails to go out at specific times using Chrome, Firefox or Safari when you’re working overseas and time zones aren’t the same. You don’t even need to be online for the message to be sent. Track messages to be sure you get a reply and program reminders right inside Gmail.

Dropbox is a virtual location to safely store your documents and makes them easy to share. With Dropbox you can take you files with you anywhere and never lose a document again. is a reliable virtual meeting and screen-sharing software that doesn’t require any downloads or subscriptions from you or your employees and clients. It’s free, simple and fast. provides a targeted Twitter following and makes it easy to engage with them. It uses modern Twitter marketing methods to help you build a targeted audience.

Trello is a good tool for tracking a project visually. It helps to clearly lay out where you are in a project and what the next step is. Create tasks in several lists, drag tasks from one list to another and assign jobs to team members. With Trello, you can keep track of everything from the overall picture to the smallest detail. 

Toggl helps you keep track of your time in real time so you never lose a minute of your billable time. Your whole team can be set up and running in minutes and it’s as easy to use as Twitter.

Skype is a well-known tool but one that’s essential for communicating affordably from anywhere in the world.

Trade Ability makes moving products easy, even if you just need to ship once. It’s a free UPS tool that helps you estimate costs and informs you of duty fees and/or international trade restrictions.

Evernote precludes the need to have papers everywhere and prevents the loss of key documents. You can even clip notes from webpages and emails.

Freemind is free mind-mapping software that lets you plan your work graphically. If you learn visually, this is a great tool.

Infusionsoft is a small business email provider that allows you to automate large sections of your business with tailored channels, email chains and more.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015