3 Tools I Use Every Day to Run My Business

Running a business is incredibly hard, and doing it by yourself is a big challenge. Luckily, there are tons of tools out there to help you along and make your daily tasks just a little bit easier. That’s why I’m sharing these 3 tools that I love and use everyday to help run my business as smoothly as possible.

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1. Project Management: Asana

I have been using Asana for project management and keeping track of all my never-ending to-do lists for over two years now. It is a free online tool that allows you to create projects, and create lists inside those projects. You can even invite other users to your projects to assign tasks to them.

3 Tools I Use Every Day to Run My Business | Six Leaf Design | Freelance Graphic Design | Denver, Colorado

I organize each project by the client’s name and then put all tasks for their projects in that list. You can add notes to each task along with due dates. And it feels so satisfying to check them off as you finish.

2. File Backup: Dropbox

Dropbox is a great tool for backing up your files. It’s amazing because you can install the Dropbox app and it appears on your computer just like any other folder. Organize your files inside your folder as you would regularly and it will all be synced to your online account so you can access it at any time.

A little over a year ago, I sprung for the paid Pro account and it has made my life so much easier. I now have all my files backed up at all times and can access them whenever and wherever I need to. It also makes sharing files super easy!

3. Website: Squarespace

My preferred website building platform is Squarespace because it makes the whole experience as easy and user-friendly as possible. You can host your domain and website on the same account and it has a drag-and-drop style page builder that lets you see your page layout as you're building it.

3 Tools I Use Every Day to Run My Business | Six Leaf Design | Freelance Graphic Design | Denver, Colorado

You can do as little or as much as you want with your Squarespace website because the templates are beautiful to start with. But it has the flexibility to really customize your site so that it is truly unique to your brand and business.


Have you tried any of these tools? What are you favorite tools to help run your business??



Lindsey Anderson

Six Leaf Design, Denver, CO, USA

Graphic designer responsible for Six Leaf Design.