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Cost-effective software recommended for running a small business - San Diego Web Design & SEO Agency

Cost-effective software recommended for running a small business

When it comes to using technology to help your business, there are countless options out there. It should be noted that every industry and business is different so these are not intended to be a cookie-cutter solution for your business.

We have done our fair share of testing out different software throughout the years and have compiled a list of the ones worth sharing.


If your accountant hasn’t set up a system for your business, we recommend FreshBooks. You can send and receive estimates, invoices, and recurring payments with this software.

Some of our clients prefer to use QuickBooks instead.


When you’re working with a team, checking in with them is crucial. Instead of texting, WhatsApp, or Messenger, there is Slack, a professional alternative. You can message the entire team, individual members, or a subset of your team with ease from your computer or phone.

As we all know, COVID-19 introduced the majority of the world to Zoom Video Conference. You can use it for face to face check-ins with your team, as well as meetings with your clients. There are also opportunities to live stream webinars, conferences, and other events on your website.

If you need to set up a phone number that clients reach out to you on your terms, you have options. You can set up preferential numbers, different voicemails, multiple extensions, and even see who calls from your website with Zoom Phone as a VOIP option. A suitable alternative to Zoom Phone is Google Voice.

Project and Task Management

If you want to manage your project timelines with ease, there are plenty of options out there.

We use Asana and we’re happy with our choice. Here’s a comparison between them to help you pinpoint which one is best for your business.

Password Managers

If you use the internet, chances are you have a lot of passwords to remember for all of your accounts. Saving all the security questions quickly becomes overwhelming. Using a password manager such as LastPass or Bitwarden can encrypt and autofill your login info on the accounts you use for free. All you have to do is remember a single master password.

We believe these tools might be useful for you. We hope that our recommendations can help save you time so you can do more of the things that matter to you and your business.