5 tools every entrepreneur needs to up their game
Thursday November 23, 2017,
4 min Read
Being an entrepreneur is definitely not easy. Here are a few tools that can be used by entrepreneurs to manage their day-to-day tasks and make their lives simpler.
If you are an entrepreneur, then time is your most valuable resource. Every single day, you are inundated with endless emails, phone-calls, and meetings. Taking control of yourself and your life can be nerve-wracking at times.
Building a startup business is like figuring things out while getting many other things right as well. Entrepreneurs are now increasingly relying on different tools for different purposes for managing their day-to-day tasks and strengthening their startups.
Following is a list of tools that can be used by entrepreneurs, in all parts of the world, to make their lives simpler than before.
For entrepreneurs, it is necessary to have a centralised place for all the tasks and events. ProofHub is a versatile and easy to use online collaboration tool. It provides seamless collaboration between you and your clients. ProofHub hasfeatures like online proofing tool, group chats, customised workflows, time tracking and Gantt charts to manage tasks and time more efficiently. It eliminates the need of having too many different tools to run your business.
ProofHub is also available for both android and iOS operating systems and is also available as a mobile app. It comes with a 30-day free trial, so you can take it for a spin anytime.
Entrepreneurs are usually flooded with emails and messages. It is necessary to find a software or a tool that declutters their mailbox and simplifies it.
SaneBox is one such service that automatically sorts your emails into several folders based on each email's importance. It scans your inbox and determines what messages are important to you based on your reading habits. It moves the less important emails to a separate folder (SaneLater) which you can access anytime. Besides sorting emails, it allows you to unsubscribe from email lists by blacklisting those addresses using ‘SaneBlackHole’.
Launched in 2012, Google Drive is a popular tool that allows users to store files in the cloud, share and edit documents, spreadsheets, presentations and audio files with changes being saved automatically. Instead of paying extra on other tools for cloud, entrepreneurs can use 15 gigabytes of free storage which can be increased up to 30 terabytes with paid plans. They can maximise the benefits by using its companion apps such as Google Docs, Sheets and Slides.
Overall, Google Drive is a great tool for cloud storage and real-time collaboration for entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurs are constantly on their toes to find a way to optimise the 24 hours in a day. And that’s exactly what Calendly aims to help them out with. It is a scheduling software specifically designed for busy entrepreneurs to help them to organise meetings and appointments between individuals and their colleagues and between businesses and their clients. It syncs your Gmail calendar (and others) to available time slots.
With Calendly, you can set meeting durations such as 15 mins, 30 mins, or an hour. And a calendar invite is automatically sent to them. This easy to use scheduler allows entrepreneurs to manage their work effectively.
With so many things going around, it is easy for entrepreneurs to lose track of what is happening. They need a tool where they can jot down important stuff and can access them in a second. This is where a tool like Evernote comes into the picture.
It helps you capture a note in any format and makes it accessible and searchable from anywhere. In addition, you can allow multiple people to collaborate on shared notebooks, which can be instantly updated.
Evernote is an easy-to-use and flexible tool, used to help people share information and collaborate on various projects.
Being an entrepreneur is definitely not easy. But these powerful yet simple to use tools will be helpful to them all around the world. MENA, will be helpful. for sure.
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