Have an entrepreneur friend in your life and haven’t a clue on what to get them for the holidays? Or maybe YOU still don’t know what you’d like to put on your own wish list. Team LKR has gathered our favorite small business tools that we use and love and created a three-week series, the first annual LKR Gift Guide.
This week we’re sharing a few of our favorite small business tools to help any entrepreneur do business smarter, faster and safer!
Jing (mac & PC)
Jing is a great software for both PC and Mac user to create quick screencasts. The basic version is free and is a fantastic tool for sharing quick how-tos with your team or readers.
This one stop shop allows you to capture whatever is on your screen, create an image or video, annotate it, and share it. Fast, functional and easy. Jing is definitely a favorite thing!
Text Expander (mac) & Texter (PC)
Put your customer service skills into over drive with canned replies. Since we’re a mac-loving company we use Text Expander. But whether on Text Expander or Texter, the concept is the same: when you find yourself typing the same thing more than three times, make a canned response, pop it into your text expanding software and cut through the email crunch in no time!
Both of these tools can be used across whatever platform you are writing on, whether it’s online, in email or in a word doc. (We also love Google apps canned responses in gmail!)
1password (mac & PC)
Living in a virtual world, the importance of making sure your passwords are safe and secure should be at the top of your operations list. 1password is a super cool software that allows you to create and store your passwords all in one spot.
No more having to remember your password or keeping the same one for all of your online tools (that’s dangerous). Instead, 1password automatically creates secure passwords for you that you can access any time you need to get into your online office.
Make this one a priority and start the new year off safe!
Stay tuned, there’s more of LKR’s favorite things coming your way! Next week we share our favorite business books.