21 Essential Tools for Working Remotely

21 Essential Tools for Working Remotely

Did you know that 69% of new businesses are home based?

I can say that without a shadow of a doubt that I am not surprised by this statistic…not one bit!

Over the years, I’ve noticed that now more than ever, Entrepreneurs are leveraging cloud based tech tools to start and build their businesses.

Additionally, folks are using these resources to easily find and hire talent for their teams (from anywhere in the world regardless of geographic location), communicate with them and ultimately save a ton of money on the costs associated with “traditional office” expenses.

Furthermore, according the following Infographic below by GFI, 75% of small business owners believe that mobile computing has improved their lives.

Working Remotely Makes People Happier

The “Traditional Small Business Office Setup”

  1. Leasing/Renting Office Space
  2. Brick/Mortar


The 21st Century Small Business Office Setup

  1. Laptop, cloud based apps, internet services – working anywhere in the world….
  2. Leveraging technology to build an office

I will go on record and state that ultimately how you structure your business is based on the TYPE of company that you have and how you can best provide services to your customers.

A Great List of Tools and Resources for Working Remotely

The resources that I am sharing with you are ones that you can use to start, run and manage your business on the cheap.

The best part about using these tools is that they are all cloud based software applications that you can use and access from any device as long as you have an internet connection.

  1. For Billing and Invoicing Your Customers


  1. For Conducting Web Based Chat’s and Virtual Meetings with your Clients


  1. For Taking, Making, and Receiving Calls on the Go…


  1. When You Want to Track and Manage your Projects


  1. For Prioritizing Small Business Tasks and Taking Notes on the Fly


  1. When You need to Organize and Share Documents with Your Team Remotely


  1. For Instant Messaging and Chatting with Your Team Members

Cheers all!

About the Author

Chic Geek
Kim "The Chick Geek" is the founder of Small Business Sense and Websites4SmallBiz. Small Business Sense shares small business ideas, tips and resources for independent Entrepreneurs and Small Business owners.

1 Comment on "21 Essential Tools for Working Remotely"

  1. Colvin Warner | May 15, 2015 at 8:01 am | Reply

    I think you forgot to add wrike and proofhub in your list both these tools are very useful for managing remote teams.

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