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17 productivity tools to help maximize your time (and simplify your life)

When you’re running a business, every hour counts. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of tools and apps that will help you stay focused, prioritize your work, and become more efficient with your time.

Five tools to turn your smartphone into your office

One of the quickest ways to get organized and be more productive is to maximize your smartphone’s capabilities. Check out five great smartphone tools that will put your business right into the palm of your hand.

SEO for your blog

Running a blog takes a lot of time and effort, so you want to make sure you’re putting it to work for your business. One of the most important things you can do to monetize your blogging efforts is to optimize your content for SEO—and here’s exactly how to do it.

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Five reasons not to use your personal phone number for business (and what you should do instead)

Did you know you can add a business number to your personal mobile phone in seconds just by downloading an app? Learn the benefits of separating your business and personal communications in this article.

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Six tools entrepreneurs shouldn’t live without

Being an entrepreneur means freedom, but it also means you don’t have colleagues or managers to share tips and tools to boost your productivity. We’ve got six great tools every entrepreneur needs in their success toolkit.

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The right (and wrong) ways to use bots

So you’ve heard that bots will save you time and help you build your small business’s customer service, but you’ve got no idea how to use them? This article demystifies bots and gives tips on how small businesses can actually use them the right way.

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Automate your business: Wave + Zapier

Using more than 1,000 integration options from Zapier, you can automate your business processes to save time and be more efficient.

Wave now works with Zapier. Here’s how.

Great news! You can now use Zapier (rhymes with “happier”) to connect Wave with potentially hundreds of different applications, and automate your workflows. (See the guest blog post from Zapier’s Alison Groves.)

Zapier and Wave

Say you create a new invoice in Wave for a brand new customer. Now you need to get that customer into your CRM; add them to your email marketing list; send an email to that customer to thank them; maybe even create a follow-up task in your to-do app.

Top three tips and resources for managing your money?

This week we’re featuring guest blog posts from the Collaborich Conference, taking place September 30 to October 2, 2015. This is the fifth post in the “Financially Free Entrepreneur” series.

Import customer lists via CSV

Great news! Now you can import customer contact information into Wave by uploading a simple CSV file.

6 time management tips for solopreneurs

Six time management tips for solopreneurs

When you’re just starting out with a new business, every hour counts. Entrepreneur David Bakke shares his tips on how to manage your time effectively and set yourself up for success.

Five tips for finding the best phone plan for your small business

This post by guest blogger Jennifer Daly appears as part of our series Small Business 500.

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Five ways a mobile site generates income for a small business

In today’s web-centric consumer world, a website is about as fundamental to your business as a business card. But did you know that having a mobile-friendly website is just as important? As more people adopt mobile devices as their primary web browser, businesses need to adapt if they wish to use their online presence as a means of generating leads. Here are five ways you can use your mobile website to generate income for your small business:

Five easy ways to jumpstart your photographer presence online

This post by guest blogger Evgeny Tchebotarev appears as part of our series Small Business 500.