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24Nov '17

Top New Apps to Automate, Manage, & Grow Your Small Business in 2018

You can't grow your business successfully without the right apps and tools. Here's a look at the new apps and tools that you need in your small business toolbox to win big in 2018.

By Daniel Barnett | 24-11-2017 | 10 comments

22Sep '17

How To Sell Your Team On A New CRM—And Keep It From Failing

By Daniel Barnett | 22-09-2017 | 6 comments

No leader wants to bring their team aboard a sinking ship. Here's how you can ensure your new CRM implementation efforts don't go to waste.

29Aug '17

Every Minute Counts: 3 Ways Time Tracking Helps Your Bottom Line

By Daniel Barnett | 29-08-2017 | 5 comments

Time tracking always gets a bad rap. "It's a waste of time." "It's too much micro-management." If you're not tracking it, however, then you risk wasting it and losing out on these three tangible benefits.

23Aug '17

Stop Making Excuses: Building a Culture of Accountability with WORKetc

By Daniel Barnett | 23-08-2017 | 9 comments

You can't force accountability on people, but you can definitely help them learn it. Here's how you can use WORKetc to help you build a team of highly accountable people.

27Jul '17

The Underperforming 10% of Your Team Can Burn Your Small Business

By Daniel Barnett | 27-07-2017 | 6 comments

If you only have 10 people on your team and one of those is, at best, average then that means a full 10% of your workforce is holding your business back. No small business can afford that anymore. Here's why.

19Jul '17

Still Using Spreadsheets? Here’s Why It’s Time to Graduate to a CRM

By Daniel Barnett | 19-07-2017 | 3 comments

Spreadsheets are great at what they do, but when you're using them in place of a real business management software, you can actually end up crippling your business—or worse.

28Jun '17

The 5 Project Management with CRM Skills You Must Master for Success

By Daniel Barnett | 28-06-2017 | 4 comments

Not just anybody can be a project manager. Here are 5 must-have skills for project managers and how you can use project management with CRM to sharpen and master them.

27Jun '17

Could Your Business Help 5x the Clients Without Adding Staff? This Company Did.

By Daniel Barnett | 27-06-2017 | 5 comments

This company has grown seven times larger in the past six years, but even without hiring new staff, they've managed to serve more clients in less than half the time it used to take them with the help of their CRM and project management app.

20Jun '17

Outlook vs. Gmail: How to Manage Projects, Contacts, Leads, and Tasks Better

By Karl Bautista | 20-06-2017 | 6 comments

I've been using Outlook for years, but since integrating it with WORKetc it has become more than just an email client. It's now my go-to app for managing everything I have on my plate. Here's why—and how.

26May '17

Tools of the Trade: What Makes a Good Business Management Platform?

By Karl Bautista | 26-05-2017 | 9 comments

Find, sell, deliver, bill, and help—keeping close track of the customer lifecycle is key to success in any business. Here's what you'll need in a business management platform to do it effectively.

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Multitasking is Killing Your Productivity. Here’s How to Save It

Just like every other small business owner, I juggle a lot of tasks as the owner and founder of WORKetc. One minute I’m overseeing development on our web app, and the next I’m on a sales call with a potential customer. Sales, support, projects, finance—I’m basically both leader and member of these very different departments […]

4 More Tried and Tested WORKetc Tips from Real Users

Efficiency and productivity aren’t just buzzwords when it comes to running a small business. They could make the difference between you leading the pack and being dead last. This is particularly critical in an economic climate where profit margins are tighter than spandex. The only way to stay afloat is to make sure your entire […]

Top New Apps to Automate, Manage, & Grow Your Small Business in 2018

Ever tried unscrewing a screw using a coin? It can be done, but it takes much more time and effort than if you just use a screwdriver. It’s the same with apps. There’s a glut of them out there, and finding the right ones to automate, manage, and grow your small business can make the […]

Real Users Reveal How They Save Time with WORKetc’s Mobile Apps

Up until around eight or nine years ago, I always kept a small notebook with me wherever I went. I was already knee-deep into my entrepreneurial ventures back then, and that notebook was pretty much my database for everything related to my businesses. Contacts, sales leads, project info, ideas both practical and slightly mad—I kept […]

Top 4 WORKetc App Integrations, As Picked by Real Users

There’s not a lot WORKetc can’t do when it comes to managing a small business, what with its built-in CRM, project management, billing, timesheets, and customer support modules. It’s an entire business management ecosystem unto itself without even plugging in any additional third-party apps. We do recognize, however, that some businesses have their own app […]

How to Win That Elusive “Yes” for Your Sales Quotes and Proposals

If first contact with a sales lead is like a first date, then sending out a sales quote would be the equivalent of getting down on one knee and proposing. Now, putting your best foot forward on that first date is just the start. If you want to get a “yes”, you better be ready […]