The beauty of the internet is that it has allowed us to work with the people who are best for our company, regardless of where they physically live. Whether you’re searching for a coder, a salesperson, or tech support, you’re no longer limited by who lives in your town or even by who lives in your country.
The flipside of that, however, is that communication and coordination between teams that can’t be called into the conference room without a few grand being dropped on plane tickets can be really tricky. How do you make sure everyone’s on the same page? How do you keep track of what’s actually getting done?
These are important questions that any startup founder needs to be aware of when dealing with remote team members and – like a lot of questions these days – other enterprising entrepreneurs have already answered them for you.
One company that has stepped up to the plate to deal with all of your project management needs is WORK[etc].
Not too big and not too small…
On one side of the coin, you’ve got your totally useful but very specific apps that help with project management. I’m thinking Trello, Asana, FreshBooks, etc. While these tools are exponentially helpful (especially when you’re first getting started), eventually you just end up with a million little apps in order to take care of all of your tasks.
On the other side of the coin you find major project management sites like Arquila and Salesforce.com, which provide for all of your project management in one place, but are often too extensive and almost always too expensive for a small or medium-sized business.
WORK[etc] is smack dab in the middle of those two extremes. They’re like the “just right” bed in the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears: not too big and not too small and right within your price range.
How do they do it?
WORK[etc] takes care of all of your project needs by helping you organize your tasks, manage everyone on your team, and discover insights about what you’re doing right and what you’re doing wrong.
Using their systems, you can manage:
- Customer Relationship Management
- Sales and billing
And it’s even affordable.
If you want to give WORK[etc] a shot, they offer a free 14 day trial. After that, if you like what they offer, they offer packages starting at $195 per month up to $595 per month, depending on your needs.
Seems like a small price to pay to keep your company running smoothly.
A Man, A Plan, A CRM…
WORK[etc] was founded in 2009 by Daniel Barnett and it has been privately owned and funded ever since. Connect with Daniel on LinkedIn and Twitter. Also be sure to visit the WORK[etc] Blog for practical business advice and more information on what WORK[etc] can do for your startup or other business.
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WORKetc | Courtesy of Daniel Barnett