17hats for Client Management and Organization. A cloud software tool that takes a lot of the work out of paperwork. It integrates contracts, invoices, questionnaires, e-mail, to-do lists, time tracking, bookkeeping, calendars and more into a single login. Built for a business of one and includes almost everything you might need to keep your business running smoothly. Prices start at $34/mo or $200/yr.
Acuity Scheduling for Appointment Scheduling. Allows you to create multiple appointment types, gift certificates, packages, confirmation and reminder emails, etc. Easy to use and you can embed the scheduler right on your website. Can be set up with Stripe to accept payments without visitors having to leave your site. Pricing plans range from $0-$50/mo depending on your needs.
Airtable for Shared Spreadsheets and Small-Scale Database. Almost a cross between a very easy to use spreadsheet and database. You can easily share any “base” with anyone you’d like. Each base can be viewed in myriad ways - whatever is easiest for you. Can store information in a spreadsheet that's visually appealing and easy-to-use, but it's also powerful enough to act as a database that businesses can use for customer-relationship management (CRM), task management, project planning, and tracking inventory. Free and paid versions available.
Dropbox for File Storage and Sharing. Cloud storage for any type of file. Share files and folders easily with other people The real pro to Dropbox is that if you’re storing items in the downloaded Dropbox folder on your computer, you don’t need to download and re-upload items to the site to edit them. There is a free version with limited storage space and paid versions that range from $8 - $20 a month depending on your needs.
Evernote makes modern life more manageable by letting you easily collect and find everything that matters. From work notes and to-do lists to recipe collections and travel plans, add everything to Evernote to help you get organized without the effort.
LastPass is a secure password manager that stores all of your usernames and passwords in one safe place, called a Vault. After you save a password to your Vault, LastPass always remembers it for you. When you need to log in to a website, LastPass enters your username and password for you!
Zoom for Video Meeting and Conferencing. For small businesses and entrepreneurs with busy schedules and lots of meetings, sometimes video meetings are an easier way to meet with clients, networking partners, etc. Free video meetings for 1:1, or for meetings under 45 minutes with more participants. Easy to use, stable connection, can easily screen share (or share one specific window only) and have other participants in the meeting take over another person’s screen if desired.