There are new technologies emerging everyday that claim to help you conduct your business more efficiently, driving greater value from every minute you spend working. It’s sometimes confusing and overwhelming to sift through the options and evaluate what will work best in your business. That’s why we’ve compiled our list of can’t live without tools for small and medium businesses. The basic account for each is free, meaning you can trial the product to ensure it delivers on your needs before investing.

  1. Wrike

Wrike delivers the best project and task management program we’ve come across. With features that allow for collaboration, time tracking, project timeline creation and more this is the one business management tool that we can’t live without and every client we’ve introduced to this system feels the same way.

  1. Buffer

If you’re using social media for your business, you should be using a social media management tool. We like Buffer, which allows you to curate and populate content for your social media channels and delivers excellent reporting features to ensure your ability to measure the results.

  1. Hubspot

Every business needs a customer relationship management (CRM) tool and Hubspot delivers an incredible breadth of capabilities to manage everything from lead generation to marketing and sales program management.

  1. Wave Accounting

Are you a business owner managing his or her own books? Wave Accounting (WaveApps) is a free cloud based service provider that is intuitive and simple to learn and navigate. Generate invoices, send reminders and accept credit card payments through this easy to use system.

There are more tools than time to assess and evaluate them all. Determine what you are spending a disproportionate amount of time on and which tools will help to free up your time for tasks that can be directly attributed to driving growth.