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5 AI tools for small businesses and how to use them

Editorial Team

3 min read
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In today’s fast-paced digital world, small business owners are constantly seeking innovative ways to stay competitive and streamline their operations. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged as a game-changer, offering small businesses the tools they need to thrive in a rapidly evolving marketplace.


If you need to write a newsletter, edit product photos, improve your customer service, or simply manage your time better, AI can help. Here are 5 tasks AI tools can help small business owners do faster.

1.  Writing and content creation

If you’ve heard of any AI tool, you’ve probably heard of ChatGPT. It can write a blog post or social media post in seconds. You’ll need to edit the results to match your voice—and check anything it writes for accuracy—but using the tool to generate first drafts can be a huge time-saver. AI tools can also write emails and even develop a content strategy by analyzing competitors’ content or identifying search-friendly topics to write about. Other tools are designed specifically for writing marketing emails, newsletters, and other marketing content.

2. Customer service

AI chatbots can provide 24-7 customer service—think of it like a “live” FAQ page that responds to customer questions. Especially if you sell products online, setting up a chatbot that can trouble-shoot common customer problems or answer common questions could free up your staff’s time to focus on more personal interactions with customers.

3. Photo editing

Images are crucial in the online world. Photoroom is an AI-powered tool that can help you quickly and easily edit your photos, so they pop on your eCommerce site. Stylized can remove backgrounds, add studio-quality lighting, and set your product in a new, eye-catching scene. Claid AI is another tool you can use to help create product imagery.

4. Accounting

Many AI accounting tools are designed for small businesses, and tools like Zeni.AI and Vic.AI could help small businesses like yours automate a lot of your bookkeeping and help keep you on top of your business finances.

5. Project management and time management

Ever feel like you need an assistant? AI is here to help you by automating simple tasks. ClickUp provides automatic project management for multiple staff members working together and handing off tasks. Mayday helps you optimize and manage your calendar. Zapier can help you automate tasks like posting new products to your social media, adding tasks to a team member’s to-do list when certain types of emails arrive, and more. 

Ready to get started with AI for your small business?

As a small business owner, no one can replace you or do what you do—that is, provide the creative vision for your business, inspire your team, and wow your customers with your specific expertise and talents. However, your POS system as well as new AI tools can take on a lot of those time-consuming, routine tasks that you have to do to keep your business running. That could free you and your staff up to invest time on the things only you can do. 

How can we help?

If you want to learn more about how Clover can help you accept payments, run your business and sell more, please contact your Clover Business Consultant. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram

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