It’s definitely amazing to have your hands running over new furniture, facing new challenges, wrapping up records with accountants and lawyers, and planning new strategies for your business. But are you prepared for what lies ahead?
Being an aspiring tech entrepreneur, you will come across rewarding and risky paths to reach your dreams. For all your experiences and pitfalls, the technology could be your ultimate saviour. Your dream will fade away if you know nothing about technology. So if you have no clue of what tools you need for your business, I have put together an amazing list of digital tools that no entrepreneur can abstain from to help you prepare for the rollercoaster to come. Take a look:
ProofHub for project management
Every business, no matter how big or small, needs a sophisticated approach to managing projects. As an entrepreneur, you may need to better collaborate with clients, get your team organized and streamlined as efficiently as possible, and look after other needs like easy document sharing, task planning, and many more.
With ProofHub, you can plan what needs to be done, organize documents, deliver projects of all sizes, discuss ideas, and get more done in less time. In a single streamlined place, you, your team and clients, and stakeholders can stay in the loop with no sweat. It can be used anywhere through a web browser or a mobile app.
Evernote for note-making
All through your entrepreneurial journey, you will have to constantly jump from strategy level to tactical level, and manage little to big things like cash flow, inventory, accounting, ideas, and many more.
Evernote helps keep a tab on everything. You can jot down your incredible ideas, make note of the important information and sync two devices, record voice memos, clip web pages, images, add PDF files, and share images seamlessly. With its sharing feature, you can easily share the notes and notebook with clients anytime.
HelpScout for customer support
It is said, “Take care of customers and the rest will follow.” The way you talk to your customers will leave a big impact on your business. You will lose your customers if your service continues to let people down. So you need a help desk for outstanding customer support.
HelpScout helps companies deliver consistently delightful communication for delivering customer satisfaction. It has an easy interface. You can connect with customers through multiple points of contact and have a personalized customer interaction with each.
HubSpot for customer relationship management
More and more business are using CRM software for some essential needs like recording client’s details, their likes and dislikes, credentials, and other strategies to make sure the clients get the best experience.
HubSpot offers a very user-friendly experience and can handle both B2B and B2C businesses for their varied needs including accounting, construction, retail, real estate, and more. It offers a suite of sales- and marketing-related tools, features to promote content online, track website performance, and more. With an easy-to-navigate design, users can manage social media engagements and increase lead quality.
Boomerang for email management
It is actually a time-hogging task to manage your inbox daily. According to a survey, U.S. employees spent 14 percent of their work week on email. Too much time spent on your inbox can be a productivity-ducking monster and deviate you from getting your actual work done.
Boomerang is a plugin for Gmail that keeps the chaos of email organized, and it is incredible for productivity. You can set reminders on all your incoming email messages to get notified in case you miss something. This way your emails will never slip through the crack and you will never forget to follow up with people.
Podcasts for entrepreneur inspiration
Learning should always be a part of your life. You will probably find a lot of speed bumps along the way in your entrepreneurship journey. All the way, it is all related to finding creative solutions to problems and overcoming any difficult situation.
Podcasts should probably be an essential part of your (entrepreneurship) diet to promote learning while multitasking. They will improve your mindset and your perspective to acknowledge various things that come your way.
Some of these tools might seem obvious, while some may amaze you. You shouldn’t miss out on these tools while building your toolset. Find out what works the best for you.
Do you have a favourite tool you would love to add to this list? Let us know in the comments below!
Vartika Kashyap is Marketing Manager at ProofHub, an online project management software and tool.
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