Being an entrepreneur can oftentimes be hectic. Between sending proposals, attending meetings and following up on internal communications, the entrepreneur’s lifestyle might become challenging if they do not organise their life appropriately. Thanks to digitisation and innovation, entrepreneurs today can manage their day to day activities more productively.
In this post, I will be sharing 7 productivity apps and platforms that entrepreneurs can use to organise their tasks and activities.
As an entrepreneur, chances are that you will be signing up for multiple services and to multiple platforms. To be on the safe side, it is advisable to use different passwords for different sites to mitigate a compromise. It could be difficult at times trying to commit tens of passwords to memory. Therefore, it is advisable to use a password manager to store passwords securely.
Lastpass is a secure password manager that you can use as an entrepreneur to store your passwords. Lastpass is trusted by top platforms like The New York Times, CNN, and Fox Business. It allows you to create a secure password with which you can login, then save all your passwords to all the platforms you use.
If you work with a team, chances are that you will need to exchange documents a lot. Google Suite allows you to collaborate on documents directly on the cloud for free. With Google docs, your team can create documents and you can edit in real time without having to send documents back and forth, while Google Sheets and Google Slides allow you to create sheets and presentations collaboratively and in real time even when you are not in the same location.
Entrepreneurs are typically involved in a lot of meetings. From meetings with team members to potential investors as well as presentations to potential customers, entrepreneurs are typically involved in a lot of meetings. While meetings are important, there is a possibility of getting lost in meetings if not managed properly.
Calendly is a free online appointment scheduling software that helps you to manage your meetings and appointments. You basically, display the time slots when you will be available for meetings and allow people who want to sit down with you to select slots that also work for them. It helps you manage your time effectively, allowing you to focus on the things that are important.
Evernote is a notetaking platform that allows you to take notes on the go. The platform also has a “web clipper” feature that allows you to save articles, web pages and screenshots directly to the platform. Additionally, you can share the “web clips” with any of your contacts.
Another amazing feature of Evernote is that you can set tasks on the platform, set reminders and track tasks that you have accomplished. You can also assign tasks to other people on your team, and track their progress.
If you run a small business, there’s a high probability that you may not be able to hire in-house employees for every task that you need accomplished. This is where Fiverr comes in.
Fiverr is a marketplace for professionals where you can hire freelancers to carry out tasks for you. Fiverr alongside Upwork and Freelancer.com is one of the biggest freelancing platforms in the world, meaning that you can easily find qualified talents on the platform to do any task that you need to outsource.
As an entrepreneur, you will likely be making some business expenses that you need to account for at the end of the month.
Expensify is a free app that allows you to take pictures of your receipts and invoices, save them to the dashboard as documents, then use it when doing your accounting at the end of the month. The app is available for both ios devices and android devices.
Need to send digital versions of business cards or need to save digital versions of other people’s business cards? Bizconnect does that well.
Bizconnect is an app that allows you to scan physical copies of business cards, then it converts them to digital copies, complete with social media and website links. Biz connect can be downloaded from both the Apple Store and Google Play Store.IMAGE SOURCE: Pixabay