If you’re looking for the perfect system to run your business, Trello is the #1 tool that can single-handedly systematize your business.
You might feel that finding the right project management system is kind of like being Prince Charming searching for the lovely owner of a single glass slipper. You’ll inevitably try out a few duds on your way to happily ever after.
As solopreneurs, dainty footwear can help us develop our image, but there’s nothing like a multifunctional tool to develop our businesses. And because I love helping all you charming business owners skip a few steps on the way to success, I’m so excited to introduce you to my favorite business tool!
So, what is Trello?
Trello is an online platform to help you get things done. It’s based on the Kanban system, developed by a Toyota engineer in Japan from the 1940s. The term ‘Kanban’ is the Japanese word for ‘card’ or ‘visual signal’, so naturally, Trello is a highly visual project management system based around virtual cards.
Like many other project management systems, Trello allows you to create projects. What makes Trello unique is that you can create multiple lists to break those big projects into manageable chunks. Add individual cards filled with text, links, images, and more to represent to-do lists of ongoing tasks to those lists. Every time you pull up your dashboard, you’ll be greeted with a visual summary of what you need to get done.
Should I use Trello for my business?
Trello is wonderful for managing your personal projects like preparing to host a holiday meal or planning for a family vacation. But is it right for your business?
Yes! I love using Trello for my own business and recommend it for my clients as well. The best thing about Trello is how versatile it is, making it easy to adapt to different industries, business models, and working styles.
Trello makes it super easy to manage projects and track tasks, it’s no wonder it’s used by startups and Fortune 500 companies alike. As a solopreneur working as a lone wolf, you can visually map out your must-dos and goals into different Trello lists. If you’re building a team, it’s effortless to add your team members to specific projects, so everyone stays on the same page.
And the best part? It’s totally free to use!
You can use their forever free plan to start and build your business; because it has so many incredible features that you may not ever need to upgrade!
How can Trello transform your business?
As a startup, building your business (especially in those first 18 months) requires you to wear many hats. Trying to juggle client work with marketing your business and managing your own accounting requires more than just a good memory or series of sticky note reminders. You need a system.
While there are many great tools out there, very few have the vast functionality of Trello. It can revolutionize your workflow – just like it did mine.
Trello allows me to monitor my clients’ progress with projects unique to my client needs. I’ve improved my business productivity by organizing my to-do list into a series of cards that I can add notes and images to. I’ve streamlined my workflow by moving to a system that provides me a visual roadmap for all my goals and non-negotiable tasks.
It’s been so transformative for me that I know it will be a perfect fit for you!
Want to know how to use Trello to organize your small business? Check out this blog post and download the tutorial!
Give Trello a try, and let me know what you think!
Hi, I'm Rachel!
I’ll help you create a life you love living by giving you all the tools, resources and support you need to launch and run your own business.