Almost 80% of small business owners feel optimistic about their company’s future. However, only 48.9% of small businesses last 5+ years. Life has become much harder for businesses thanks to rising prices. However, there are some innovative tools out there that could make a difference.
Almost 90% of small to medium businesses use digital tools. Tools such as these are used for communication, management, and logistic purposes. 40% of small to medium businesses use tools to help them increase and manage sales.
But are businesses using the right tools? Perhaps there are more innovative tools out there that could make a difference. Let’s take a look at just some of the most innovative tools you should consider for H2 of 2022:
Spike is a messaging app with a difference. More than 5 million people use WhatsApp Business, but they could be missing out. WhatsApp is great when you want to message someone quickly. However, if you want to speak to someone, you need to call and they need to answer. This can be tricky as not everyone is around or even wants to answer calls.
Here is where Spike can step in and help. There is only one tool like Spike and it’s a tool that offers more. With the ability to add a voice message, it’s the world’s first email app with voice messages.
The average worker spends 28% of their time writing emails. In other words, 11 hours a week are spent creating emails that may or may not be answered. Spike puts an end to this. Users can send voice messages quickly and get the answers they need just as fast. As a result, productivity is increased, targets can be met, and businesses are more likely to succeed.
Canva is ideal if you need to add photographs and graphics to the content. One of the amazing things about this tool is you don’t need any design skills or knowledge to use it. With around 750 billion images found online, there are more images than we can access in a single day.
However, there are fewer royalty-free images around. Searching for such images can be hard. Canva can make it easy. This site uses royalty-free images that you can use as and when you please. You may need to tweak the images so they meet your resolution requirements. However, this tool is a very useful one.
Canva was primarily built for remote teams and has probably taken off in the last few years. With more than 4.7 million people in the United States working remotely, at least 50% of the time, innovative tools such as Canva are in great need.
Clockify is a simple but pretty effective innovative tool. Ideal for those who want to keep an eye on their teams, this tool is a time tracker. Approximately 85% of employees are not properly engaged. This can result in less productivity and reduced morale.
Clockify helps managers to track their teams and see how well they are working. Users of this innovative tool simply need to clock in when they start a task and clock out again when they finish.
Knowing that your manager is tracking you can greatly impact your work. You can quickly switch from working at a snail’s pace to being more productive. While Clockify does not track what websites you visit, it does track how long it takes you to complete a task.
34% of employees log in to their social media accounts at work. This is not something that most bosses will appreciate. Tracking employees can make them more productive and less likely to see what Dave has been up to at the weekend.
Employees who receive feedback every day are 3 times more likely to be productive. This is something to bear in mind especially as office workers are on average productive for less than 3 hours a day. Clockify clearly shows whether an employee has been working effectively. Daily feedback from the boss who’s looked at each employee’s Clockify accounts can make a difference.
If you always need to sign paperwork and legal documents, you may also find that it can take up too much time. Did you know that it can take up to 3 hours just to get a signature from someone? Here’s where Signaturit can help.
Signaturit is an innovative tool that provides legally binding signatures. This tool provides the signatures electronically, which means your team doesn’t need to hunt you down to get a signature. Contracts and other documents can be signed online and on the go.
If you want to be greener, this is a tool that can help. Up to 45% of the paper that is printed by offices is put in the trash by the end of the day. In addition to this, employees can spend up to 40% of a working day looking for printed documents. However, Signaturit means less paper is wasted and employees spend less time searching for documents.
All of the above tools are ideal for use in H2 of 2022. They can potentially help businesses to be more productive and employees to work more efficiently. If you want to help your business succeed, use the tools that are out there.