Mavenlink is a web-app that brings together all the tools that entrepreneurs need when running small to medium sized businesses. Managers who use Mavenlink can share files with colleagues, send invoices to clients, set budgets for annual expenses, and even read up on business advice that runs the gamut from tips on managing health insurance plans all the way to community building and employee training. Small business users can even tie Mavenlink in with their Google Apps accounts.
If your company pays to use separate project management, invoicing, and collaboration applications, then it might be worth giving Mavenlink a whirl with a free trial. The way in which you use the app will depend on what type of company you run. For companies that need collaboration tools to function on a day-to-day basis, Mavenlink offers all the features a small business could need. When you use Mavenlink, you can share files, send private messages, schedule meetings, and search through the archives for previous project histories and details. Mavenlink makes it easy to manage tasks, set milestones, and even sends automated emails that let everyone know when specific items are complete. All of these features are available from a centralized Mavenlink dashboard, which managers and employees can access from any computer at any time.
In addition to its collaboration tools, Mavenlink also offers a bevy of budgeting, time tracking, and invoicing features that make collecting on payments a breeze. Perhaps the most unique aspect of Mavenlink – as far as most business web-apps are concerned – is its “Community” section, where users can read articles and listen to insights from some of today’s top business leaders. Mavenlink also offers web tutorials, guest blogs, and the type of bare bones career development advice that can help any business grow. When entrepreneurs use Mavenlink to manage their companies, there’s a good chance they won’t need anything else.
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