This is the first in a series of posts on microbusinesses needs. Read more about the microbusiness and how you can contribute to our MicroBizMonday discussion, here.
A trend I’ve noticed in doing research for my own company is that tips that are made of small business often come with assumption that you have a bottomless well of either money, time or personnel.
Some of the best tools aren’t for Very Small Businesses
For example, lots of people are making a big fuss about Slack right now.
And I think it’s probably a fantastic tool. But I wonder, does a solo entrepreneur need a team communication tool?
You see, about half of my clients are companies run by pairs or are solo enterprises. Literally, Mom & Pop shops sometimes- husband and wife, father and son, sister and sister duos. And some are a company of one.
From time to time I work with companies that have hundreds of employees, as well as mid-size organizations. But most of the entities that I train, coach, consult or create guides for are small like you and I.
Where are the resources for microbusinesses?
This is a list of quality tools and sites I use on at least a weekly basis that have good options for solo entrepreneurs like freelancers and consultants, all the way up to medium sized companies. The current categories are finance, marketing, and organization/productivity.
These tools can also be used for teams within larger organizations, but are primarily for business use. Hope you find it helpful. And if you’ve got a resource I missed, feel free to add it to the list at List.ly.