Being in the delegation business, I’m often asked by busy entrepreneurs, when is the best time to get an Assistant? I firmly believe that delegation is the foundation for growth, and that leveraging your time is the most impactful way you can lead and scale. You can prepare yourself and your CPA firm for success with this key hire by keeping the following tips in mind:
Teachable is an online resource for producing branded, professional video content to share with your customers, colleagues and employees. Whether it’s an online course, a webinar, an internal training program, teachable has all the tools necessary to make producing video content online simple and professional. Need your customers/students to pay?
Teachable handles all payments for you using Stripe! The basic plan starts at $29/month, the Pro Plan is $99/month and the Business Plan is $249 (all billed annually). No need for special tech skills to use Teachable- they have more backend support than you could possibly ask for! Check out Teachable today!
FocusMate is a productivity accountability tool that helps keep you on task by partnering you with a “focus mate”. Scientifically backed and with thousands of happy users, Focus Mate believes that when we have someone holding us accountable, we are more productive and successful.
There is a free version (which includes 3 1-hour sessions per week) and a $5/month Turbo version with unlimited sessions. Especially in today's working environment, we could all use some distraction-free “focus time”, and FocusMate delivers!
Peloton is an awesome, premium brand of workout equipment and apps. During the COVID crisis, Peloton is offering a 90-day free trial of their app.
Users can enjoy thousands of on-demand workout classes, ranging from high intensity interval training to kickboxing to yoga. In these times, keeping our bodies active and minds engaged is so important! Consider signing up for Peloton’s free trial today!
Loom is a free screen and video recording software that allows users to quickly and easily communicate virtually with others. Particularly during this unprecedented time in our workforce, being able to connect is crucial.
Loom provides users an easy to use video communication tool to help keep us connected in a more personable and more efficient way than a traditional email/slack/text message. Check it out today!
Breather is a nationwide network of unique meeting spaces. Users can rent spaces by the hour, by the day, or even by the month. Breather spaces are equipped with wifi, secured access, and unique decor. Pricing varies by location, but we found that it was a much more affordable solution, by far, than any of the other locations we vetted nationwide.
Instacart offers grocery delivery from major grocers nationwide. Offering a free 14-day trial, users can shop from the comfort of their home, office, subway (or anywhere, really), finding the best deals from their preferred grocery store.
Most markets have delivery within 1-2 hrs, or users can schedule delivery for specific times. For $9.99/month, users get unlimited, on-demand delivery, and save loads of time!
Timy: Working on a flexible schedule is great, right? But what happens when you are working after hours and want to send a message in Slack without alerting your coworkers or clients right away?
Enter Timy, a Slack extension that allows you to schedule messages to go out when you want the recipient to receive it! It’s free, user-friendly, and a great way to get things done without blowing up your coworkers slack channel (until you want to). Check it out today!
As a remote workplace, we wanted to find a way to do a Secret Santa without being physically able to “draw a name”. Enter Elfster!!
Elfster is a unique gifting website that not only facilitates fun things like Secret Santa organization, but also has a shop that users can create “wish lists” from. It’s free, fun, and used by 17 million people worldwide. AND it’s not just for Christmas. Use for birthdays, anniversaries and any other special occasion for your organization or your family! Check Elfster out today!
Rescue Time With so many distractions and possibilities in your digital life, it's easy to get scattered.
Rescue Time helps to understand your daily habits so you can focus and be more productive. Once installed onto users computers and mobile devices, Rescue Time runs securely in the background and tracks user habits.
Rescue Time returns daily and weekly reports that reveal exactly how much time users spent online, in their inbox, and on apps. Users can set limits on the amount of time they want to spend on any app and Rescue Time will alert them when time is up. There is a free individual version, as well as paid small team and enterprise plans.