5 Essential Software for Remote Companies


Hey there, it’s Mike Swigunski here and I’m the founder of global career and best-selling author of Global Career: How to Work Anywhere and Travel Forever.

Today I’m going to give you five essential software that you need to start any remote company or that you could implement into your already existing remote company now. Let’s dig in.

Starting off, the number one thing is you’re going to need a good chat platform. One of the best chat platforms is slack, so if you’re not using this to communicate with your team, you can even add in contractors and external customers or clients into the platform. Still, it cuts down on essential emails. It speeds up work time, so instead of having to wait a few days to get responses, you’re getting that instantaneous response from your team. It just changes that dynamic and improves the speed of communication.

Now the second software is a software called zoom. It’s one of the best video conferencing software out there. Try them all. I’ve tried Skype, which is horrendous, and go to meetings and a few others, which all have some pros and cons, but overall, the zoom has been the most consistent video conference technology out there. I highly recommend using it and implementing it for your teams to make sure you’re having video conferencing with your teams and with your customers.

The next one is CRM. Now, this is an essential thing for running your business. There’s a lot of good options in this category. Depending on what type of remote company you have, it’s going to vary on what software is best for you now if you’re a marketing focus company. Something like hub spots will be the best option for you if you’re a little bit larger, maybe in the enterprise-scale, maybe something like Salesforce will work best for you. Hence, it really depends. There are a few other good ones like Basecamp out there, so you need to see which CRM is gonna fit best for your company.

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The next one is management. This is extremely important because you’re handling a remote and virtual team, so if you don’t have a good management system in place, you’re really good with efficiencies and good communication and knowing what your team is up to, so one of the best ways is if you’re just starting off to just utilizing Google Spreadsheets to free software if you just have a few people it works great for kind of management and you can create a custom solution very easily.

If you’re looking for something a little bit further along than that, I would suggest using Monday dot-com Trello or asana. Hence,o all those are really good options for your remote team. I highly recommend trying some of them out and see which one fits best for your current structure in your current company and the last Google Suites, so this is going to be things like email Google Spreadsheets Google Docs it makes things so easy because you’re able to jump into a document collaborate add comments and everything’s in the cloud.

So if you’re not using the Google suite, go ahead. It’s very. They have some very affordable options. Just starting, there is a lot of free versions, so you don’t have to go into the enterprise version right off the bat, so I hope you enjoyed this very fast and informative video about the five essential technologies for your remote team now if you made it this far I would appreciate a thumbs up on the video, and if you haven’t yet gone ahead and subscribe there’ll be an option below, I appreciate your time and take care.

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