Using Slack to Organize my Business

Last week, I created a Slack channel for my freelance web design business. The purpose was to centralize as many of my tools and task management systems as possible to increase efficiency. I still have a few things to add (and some bugs to work out), but things look promising so far. Since I’m the only person in my business, it’s not used as a communication tool at this point, but there are still plenty of good reasons to use it anyway.

Connect All The Things

Once I realized how many things I could connect to Slack, it just made sense to try it out and see if it would help me be better organized in my business. I have added the following integrations so far:

  • Asana – for project management
  • ManageWP – notification of updates using a custom incoming-webhook
  • Twitter – for any @ replies to my account (so I don’t need to leave Twitter open)
  • GitHub – to post commits, issue & pull request activity
  • Todo – a bot for creating to-do items in any channel

I also added channels for Billing, Leads, and a few for specific personal projects to track to-do items separately. This allows me to quickly access information I need without having to search through an email conversation or another application.

If you use Slack in your business or just personally, I’d love to learn how you use it!

Using Slack to Organize my Business