Entrepreneurship will suck up most of your free time, especially in the first few phases of your company’s development. For this reason many entrepreneurs use advanced tech to make their work easier and to save both time and money. In this article we listed some useful apps that will help you to manage most of your business running tasks.
Dropbox- for storing
Entrepreneurs should store all of their important documents in cloud environment. Dropbox represents a benchmark in cloud storage world. It is the only service that can be used by Linux and Blackberry clients. This cloud provider also enables its users to enlarge their free storage space by completing various promotional tasks, including:
- Connecting with Gmail or downloading Mailbox for iOS- 1 GB;
- Completing ‘Get Started’ tour- 250 MB;
- Inviting your friends to use Dropbox- 500 MB per each successful invite;
- Enabling camera upload with Carousel- 3 GB;
Trello- for project management
This software can drastically increase your team’s productivity and it is especially useful for entrepreneurs who want to overlook running projects. Trello uses kanban concept, which was developed by Toyota’s engineering team several decades ago and it is running their supply chain ever since. In Trello individual tasks are represented by cards which can be moved from one column to the other depending on their status. Like all other organizing platforms Trello enables users to upload files, exchange messages and chat inside each task card.
Promise Pay- for online payments
Online payments became very popular in recent years and are used for various types of purchases. Some people even by houses and cars online, by using various types of escrow services. Promise Pay allows its users to make escrow payments for big purchases and to pay their bills and various other small invoices by simply replying to a text message. This is just the tip of the iceberg of long list of amazing features that Promise Pay provides.
Google Docs- for creating storing and editing documents
This Google service allows us to create, manage and store various types of documents. It works with the same kind of files as Microsoft’s Office package. Since MS Office recently became a paid service on desktops, Google Docs popularity drastically increased in the last few years. Another reason for this was the fact that all Google documents are being created and edited inside the cloud, which means that Google Docs saves all of your work in Google Drive, even when your laptop battery suddenly runs out. Google Docs also offers advanced templates for various types of Word-like documents, spreadsheets and slide presentations.
EverNote- for taking and managing notes
Entrepreneurs who love freemium apps should definitely add EverNote to their list. It is designed for note taking, daily planning and archiving various types of tasks and assignments. EverNote offers endless opportunities, it saves webpages in the form of bookmarks and it enables its users to store handwritten, voice and video notes. You can also backup, synchronize, share and export your notes and add files to them.
MailChimp- for organizing e mail marketing campaigns
Although most people think that e mail marketing is dead, these types of campaigns still have significant return of investment. MailChimp is the most sounding name of e mail marketing. It is a tool that allows entrepreneurs and marketers to collect their leads’ addresses’ and generate smart and innovative e mail marketing campaigns. MailChimp also offers both freemium and premium packages.
Although the beginning of each entrepreneurship project is hard, it definitely is one rewarding and fulfilling process. At the bottom line, as an entrepreneur your will be creator of your own success, and you won’t need to answer to angry and annoying bosses ever again.