Time Saving Tools for Small Business Owners

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When it comes to being a business owner, there are three common challenges that are faced on a daily basis: The proper management of time, people, and finances. If not managed appropriately, these triple threats can become challenges that you may not be able to overcome. Here at Direct Capital, we want all business owners to be able to thrive, even in your slow periods. That’s why we’ve created a list of helpful tools that can help you conquer these threats early on and set you up for future success.

Talent Acquisition (People)

  • SimplyHired

    Looking to hire someone for an independent contracting job? SimplyHired is the way to go. It attracts a wider range of talent than most freelance platforms and it includes location-based search and tips to help YOU make better hiring decisions for your next shining star.
  • ZipRecruiter

    This web-based platform provides tools to help business owners screen and track applicants through the hiring process. ZipRecruiter also aggregates applications from job boards, making it possible for you to market to the exact type of employee you want.
  • Upwork

    This platform offers businesses the opportunity to connect with independent contractors, helping them perform projects in unity. The freelancers perform their work remotely and communicate with clients through phone or Skype until the completion of the project.

 Payroll (Finances)

  • Gusto

     In one integrated product, Gusto offers its users workers’ comp, health benefits, and yes… online payroll! This company, formerly known as ZenPayroll, provides a great option to for small business owners. The company charges a $29 base, and $6 per month per employee. For these costs, Gusto also includes direct deposit, W-2s, 1099s, and compliance management.
  • UltiPro
    @UltimateHCMUltiPro is a cloud-based tool which has an assortment of features. These features include: time and attendance scheduling, workforce analytics, and time management. This tool also includes compensation and tax management, allowing employees to make their own W-4.
  • Intuit
    @QuickBooksThis payroll service not only offers direct deposit and online payroll access, but also a free iPhone app. On the app, users can access their pay stubs, personal information and forms. Intuit creates paychecks automatically which allows for speedy preparation for direct deposit and electronic pay stubs.

You might be wondering why there is no section for time; however it’s right in front of you. These tools will help you better manage people and finances, making it easier for you to save your precious time. Now you can use that time to review your business plan and make the best of Q2.

Are there any tools on here that you already use? What about tools that you have to add to the list? Please let us know by sending us an email (direct.capital@directcapital.com) with the Blog Name in the subject line and a link to your website!