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Asana software is a new way of organizing tasks and it’s quickly becoming an in-demand tool for businesses. If you are just starting out as an entrepreneur, you may be wondering if Asana is the right task management tool for your business or whether it can even help in your situation at all. Let’s look at some ways Asana might improve productivity as well as how to use Asana so it fits with other aspects of your business.
There seem to be two types of people who benefit most from using Asana and they both fall into the “small business” category: small businesses that have grown beyond their startup phase but don’t yet qualify for “enterprise” solutions, as well as entrepreneurs who are starting out as solopreneurs or microbusinesses.
One of the advantages Asana has over some other software is that it is a “freemium” tool: as long as you have an email address, you can use Asana for free. Once you’ve decided that Asana works for your team, there are paid versions with additional features if you would like more features.
Asana software is similar to other project management or task management tools as it allows users to create “tasks,” as well as being able to add details, due dates, a priority level, as well as adding files and images. But the key difference between Asana and most other systems is that tasks are organized in one place. This means your team can see all of their work assigned on a single screen. By contrast, Excel spreadsheets tend not to operate on this principle: there will often be a separate spreadsheet for each user which makes it difficult to get an overview of what needs doing from one screen.
The first step is creating an account on the Asana website. This is straightforward as all you need to do is enter your email address and a password. You can sign up for two different social media platforms, Google and Facebook. The Asana website will also ask you to enter billing information as well as your time zone. Once you’ve filled all of that in, then you can create a “project” as well as assigning yourself the title of “Admin.” Because Asana is intended as a team tool, it makes sense to have just one person as the administrator as this ensures consistency in how your business operates as well as who is responsible for updating Asana.
As soon as you have a project created, it’s time to start creating tasks and assigning them to yourself as well as your team members. Each Asana task can have an image added as well as files (Microsoft Word documents, spreadsheets or images) and there is also the option of adding details such as to-do lists as well as subtasks. You can adjust the due date of tasks as well as set a priority on each one.