3 Airtable hacks for small business automation

automation hacks

Calling all who can’t help but cringe a little at the thought of another spreadsheet: it’s time for you to meet Airtable.

Airtable is a revolutionary tool that makes the process of creating, sorting through and working with data a pleasure. 

Part spreadsheet, part database hybrid, Airtable is designed to be fully customisable to the needs of any job, industry or purpose. 

Love a good visual reference? Airtable’s got your back. Looking to sort through data in all kinds of combinations and via different views? Airtable’s ready to serve.

Airtable offers small business automation tools, workflows and benefits that can pump up your output and streamline your data functionality. With that in mind, here’s 3 Airtable hacks for your small business automation.



  • Embrace the Airtable Universe. With categories ranging from creative production, education. Government, politics, real estate, science and technologies, travel and outdoors, nonprofits, marketing and sales and more, the Airtable Universe can be a one-stop-shop to adopt the hard work of creative and insightful teams from around the globe. Find Airtable databases that are ready to plug and play, built from the ground up by industry need or to accommodate specific workflows. Find Airtable education that can provide you with access and insight across the functionalities that will take you from novice to pro in just a few minutes. Dive in for free here.
  • Introduce Airtable to Zapier. Your Airtable workflow will rapid-fire into another capacity entirely when you tie in your Airtable databases to Zapier triggers. Airtable and Zapier love to integrate, with Zapier bringing with it the option to connect Airtable to over 2,000 apps and automate workflows across the board. You can set up Zaps that created Google Calendar events from Airtable records, that send email notifications based on Airtable updates, that direct Typeform entries to Airtable to be stored as new records, and manage databases such as contacts, sales leads, customer journeys and more, all in the one Airtable home.
  • Use Airtable to manage your assets. If you’re just looking to dip your toes in the water, setting Airtable up to manage your assets – images, videos, podcasts, documentation, policies, workflows – is a great way to begin. As there’s no one single Airtable base that will serve your every need, starting with a defined base purpose will give you the space you need to see the app in action, while creating a reliable and easily accessible centralised resource space. If you’re looking to convert your team to the Airtable way, start small and build up – it won’t be long before they’re outpacing you in dreaming up new bases and small business automation integrations.


Airtable’s one of those tools that grows with you – so whether you’re on day 1 or day 1,000, it’s an MVP you need on your team.