Although we decided to build a business with everyone under one roof, SV was built on remote working in the early days!

The switch from working in person together to working remote hasn’t been too challenging for us due to the fact we kept the same software and structure since day one. At this tough time, we thought it might be helpful to create a resource list of our go-to tools that help us continue working with a remote team.

*None of the below are affiliate links and we don’t get kickbacks in any way. The below is just based on our experience of working with every software under the sun over the past 4 years.

Slack

https://slack.com/

Pretty universal in this day and age. Great to keep conversations in one place and create break off communication with your team.

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Communication

Productivity

Hive

https://hive.com/

A lot of people haven’t heard about Hive. For us, it’s a game-changer. It’s the internal CRM we use for everything workflow. Creating tasks, timelining tasks, emails, managing projects and so much more. It’s where we have every SOP and people can always see what everyone is working on.

A real gem – we couldn’t live without it!

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Communication

Project Management

Productivity

Zoom

https://zoom.us/

Who isn’t on zoom these days!?

We find this the best out of the “conferencing” platforms.

For us, it’s been the most reliable and the fact it’s so smartphone-friendly is a great PLUS.

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Communication

Loom

http://loom.com/

Brought into our lives by one of our clients, once we found it we thought how have we lived without this. Want to give some feedback to your team but can’t wait to hop onto a call?

Jump on loom shoot a quick screen share (with your face in the bottom corner) and get an instant link to send…no upload time!

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Communication

Productivity

Krisp

https://krisp.ai/

Have kids running around everywhere in the background whilst you’re trying to do a conference call? Use Krisp to cut out all the background noise. Very simple and extremely effective!

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Communication

Dashlane

http://dashlane.com/

Can’t find that password and waiting for another member of the team to get back to you…infuriating! This is where Dashlane comes in. A secure password software that you can have multiple users storing all passwords.

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Productivity

Brain FM

https://www.brain.fm/

Find it hard being out of your routine and getting into a deep focus? Try Brain FM in their own words  – “Our science-first approach creates music that sounds different–and affects your brain differently–than any other music.”

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Productivity

GSuite

http://gsuite.google.com/

We host our calendars, docs, emails, and videos on google drive. Brilliant resource making everything virtual so multiple people can work on one doc.

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Communication

Productivity

Shift

http://tryshift.com/

Keep getting distracted by social media and the other sh*t on your desktop? Use shift and just have the important stuff there such as email, slack, messenger, calendar, etc. A brilliant way to toggle through the important apps that you use without getting distracted on the way.

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Productivity