The competitive and complicated business environment we are operating in is becoming more complex as strategies, requirements, and factors that we would not have even dreamed about years ago are added into how we work with each other. Expectations rise among our target audience, not just on what we need to deliver - but also on what we have to deliver. Just because everything is becoming more complex around us doesn't mean we have to run our businesses in exactly the same way. If anything, we need to simplify our businesses in order to be more flexible, adaptable, and fluid to the constant changes that define our world.

No matter what size business you have-even if you work solo-there are ways to simplify your business. Here are 8 tools to consider employing that can strip out complicated processes and inefficient activities for a streamlined approach:

Desk.com:
Slack:
Ontraport:
Oktopost:
Zoho CRM:
Due:
Doodle:
Trello:

With these eight tools, you will have almost every aspect of your business covered in a way that is simple, doable - yet highly functional and effective in terms of results and impact in relation to your bottom line.

Published on: May 18, 2016
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