Best Apps for Entrepreneurs When Time Is of the Essence
In the world of entrepreneurship, productivity equates to time and vice versa. In fact, the concept of work-life balance for business owners can seem like an elusive dream reserved only for a select few. Though life and work may feel like it's hurtling at a million miles a minute, there are some perks that come with fast-paced small business technology that can actually aid entrepreneurs in maximizing their time. Here is a list of some of the best up-and-coming apps that are sure to streamline your day more, leaving you time to enjoy life outside the confines of work - like catching up on your favorite sports using Sports Data Now, for instance.
Read it for you apps
There are few of us that don't resort to multitasking at some point or another on a busy day. In fact, many would agree, multitasking is the only way to go about killing two birds with one stone for mundane or routine tasks that don't require our undivided attention. And when it comes to reading through emails and that sort of thing, actually sitting down and carving out time to peruse each email carefully rather than hurriedly scanning through them all can seem like a luxury that one can ill afford. Elocance is an exciting app that can handle the time-intensive task of reading on your behalf, leaving you free to listen and get back to business simultaneously.
The professional organizer
For a growing new business, your list of to-dos can start to increase to the point of overflowing if not prioritized and scheduled appropriately. In addition to this, proper organization is essential to ensure important deadlines aren’t missed. Imagine then an app that can help you stay on top of your most important priorities. Todoist is the professional organizer that can help you organize your day so that you can focus on what's most important and get the urgent stuff done first.
The onboarding welcomer
Onboarding new employees is perhaps one of the most stringent and repetitive activities that any business must do on a continuous basis, and usually requires a dedicated HR department that can solely attend to this process. And as a company grows, the task can become increasingly complex when information must be relayed to each employee timeously and consistently. There is where Coassemble comes in, keeping those who need to be informed in the loop at all times.
Minute taking is every bit as necessary as it is repetitive and predictable. However, if you don't have a dedicated secretary available 24/7 for those impromptu meetings, you may be forced to reschedule important meetings, which can be massively inconvenient for all parties involved. Smartnotation is a helpful minute-taking app that can perform the minute-taking function accurately just when you need it.
Password savers might just be the app invention of the century (not an over-exaggeration). Forgetting your password and having to reset it multiple times is one surefire way to waste valuable time that could be better put to use elsewhere. Sticky Password can put an end to the 'forgetting to remember cycle' and stores your passwords in a secure vault that has each individual password on standby, ready for next time.
Scan it and send it
Does scanning and sending documents often put an abrupt halt to your day at the exact moment when you're just about to head out the door? There is an app that can assist you with this task that is a lot more accessible than you might think. Better known as Google Drive, you can use this popular cloud-based storage app to scan and send documents, all with just your mobile phone. It also saves you valuable time, enabling you to save your most important documents in an organized fashion quickly for future reference.
So, when time is of the essence (especially for a busy entrepreneur) there is help available if you know where to look. But, it often comes disguised as complicated app technology that when used appropriately can actually end up simplifying your life and freeing up your time as a result.
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