Want to spend more time actually running your business, rather than stuck in the office? Here’s our round-up of easy-to-use tools designed to save you time and money.

Xero and Xero Me – From automatic invoicing to bank reconciliation and bookkeeping, this online software is your one-stop-shop for all things accounting. Xero Me is also an efficient way to manage staff payroll and leave.

Receipt Bank – Go paperless and let the processing of your expenses be done fast and accurately.

Social Report – Save time by managing all of your social media channels from one space. Through Social Report, you can also schedule your posts in advance, set goals and undertake custom reporting.

Microsoft OneDrive – Store your files and share with colleagues from anywhere and on any device.

Mailchimp – Communication and marketing has never been easier with this automation platform. Not only does Mailchimp allow you to easily create, automate and analyse your communications, but it enables you to segment your communications to target markets.

GoToMeeting and Zoom – Easily schedule and attend meetings / conferences through the internet in real time.

Dropbox – Yet another online storage and sharing platform that makes professional life that bit easier.

Canva – A free online design platform that offers templates suited to digital and print. It provides access to images and fonts with an easy to use drag-and-drop format.

Survey Monkey – This free online survey platform will allow you to easily capture the voices and opinions of the people that matter most to your business.

Calendly – This free scheduling software takes the hassle out of using emailing and phone tags to schedule your meetings / appointments. Through Calendly you can set your availability preference, share the link and let your clients, collegaues, etc. select a time. This meeting / appointment is then automatically added to your Outlook / Google calendar.