Ways to work smarter, not harder, during lockdown
Ways to work smarter, not harder, during lockdown

Ways to work smarter, not harder, during lockdown

Are you still waiting on payments to clear? Are you wasting valuable time every week chasing outstanding expenses or are you just tired of managing your business, your consumers, and providing client-facing services? Modern technology is at the very forefront of our daily lives, so the below software programmes will be vital for realising the 'business as normal mentality' we all strive to embrace:

Slack for Teams

Whether you are freelancing out of choice or working from home due to current restrictions, wherever you are and whatever you are doing, communication is key to ensuring that your business continues to run smoothly. A perfect collaborative workspace for small to medium-sized teams, Slack allows you all to access a shared project, tracking its progress while providing a platform upon which your team can work as closely with each other as with your external partners. No matter where you're all located, it will feel like you're only a corridor apart.

Microsoft Teams

A competitor to services such as Slack, Microsoft Teams provides consistent team transparency. A reliable platform for communication and collaboration, Teams facilitates not only file storage and application integration, but also workplace chat and video meetings. Cutting out all complication, it's a fresh way of working and integrates well with non-Microsoft products.


Dynamic platform SharePoint enables your teams to share ongoing projects department-wide, without needing to leave your desk. Customisable and adaptable, SharePoint empowers team file sharing, streamlined working, and effortless collaboration securely across PCs, Macs, and other mobile devices. You can also work seamlessly with people both from inside and outside your organisation.


Penny was created for one very specific reason, to allow business owners to enjoy life by eliminating money worries. By using the Penny app, small businesses, contractors and freelancers can create and send invoices to their clients for free. This allows them the option of getting full invoice payment within 24 hours instead of the standard 30 or 60 days.

To enjoy life by removing money worries, get in touch with our friendly team at Penny. Call us on 02392 894000 or send an email to hello@pennyfreedom.co.uk.


Colin Gunnell

Colin Gunnell

CEO of Penny. Experienced industry veteran, innovator and thought leader. LinkedIn.

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