Ever since Rhiannon was a little girl all she wanted to do was be a business owner and constantly imagined herself walking through the city in her stylish suit with briefcase in hand. At 30 years old she co-founded a boutique accounting practice in Leederville and by 34 she decided it was time to go solo. Rhiannon founded whoSOCIAL where she provides social media services exclusively for accountants and bookkeepers. Being a woman in a mostly male dominated industry Rhiannon is passionate about supporting other women with their business journey, she has also recently set up a blog where she connects with other females sharing insights into productivity and organisational tips.
Rhiannon leads a busy life running a business, renovating houses with her husband and being a mum of two children. Organisation and productivity is a must in order to successfully achieve desired outcomes while still being present for her family. Rhiannon has always been known as being a very organised person to those close to her and here she shares 5 essential business tools in order to keep business and home life ticking over smoothly:
Evernote is one of the most well-known online note-taking applications. With Evernote, you can use as few or as many of the note management tools as you like and is even free to use.
The app can maintain a wide range of content. In addition to text notes, you can store images with text included in the note. You can either upload an image from your computer or snap one with your mobile device. You can upload PDF files, maintain links and archives of websites, and even record audio notes.
ASANA is a free online task management app ideal for those who write lists to help manage the countless number of tasks you need to do. This is used to efficiently organise and progress through goals rather than just using a notebook and pen.
This tool helps improve general management of business functions by managing multiple projects, tasks, and subtasks. All comments are centralised and recorded on a task’s page, along with when the task was created, when it was assigned, who is managing the task, when is the due date, and other information.
This is another task management tool but is more visual using boards and cards. They say it best represents a whiteboard filled with post-it notes. Each post-it represents different tasks involved in a project.
Trello allows individuals or teams to track a project and collaborate or contribute where they can be most useful or where it is most needed. A board is typically a project or business operations that are under development or consistently being worked on. For example product development, sales pipelines, workflow and planning.
Also known as G Suite is a brand of cloud computing, productivity and collaboration tools, software and products that have been developed by Google.
It consists of email, storage, calendar, tasks, hangouts, google docs, google sheets which are the equivalent of word and excel. You can also connect and collaborate with team members where ever they are.
Xero is a cloud based accounting software for small to medium sized businesses. It enables you to stay in touch with the inner happenings of your business and know your numbers in real time, anywhere on any device.
This application is perfect to use in order to manage invoicing, bank reconciliations, bookkeeping and more. It’s easy to use and comes with a massive ecosystem of add on’s that you can choose to fit in with your type of business.
You will find Rhiannon running internal workshops for the Accounting industry on The Power of Social Media and Social Media Etiquette.