You know what it’s like to start and run your own business. After all, you’re an entrepreneur, and you’re in good company.
According to an recent article from Forbes, the ranks of entrepreneurs around the United States are continuing to grow. As they change the face of the working world as we know it, they need the latest technical gadgets and gizmos to help them stay on track, provide great customer service and, most of all, keep those profit margins climbing.
This is where apps come into play. Some are free, while others have nominal price tags. Most are never used, or used just once, after they are downloaded. However, there are a few valuable apps out there that entrepreneurs around the country couldn’t imagine their lives without. Those are the apps you need to have on your smartphone or tablet, especially if that’s what your competitors do.
Here are 10 of the hottest apps that men and women who have started their own companies wouldn’t leave home without.
When I first started developing my business I was not sure which way was up and which way was down. As I struggled with trying to figure out everything on my own, I came to the conclusion that it doesn’t have to be this way. As a matter of fact, small business owners can eliminate some of the hard work, simply by adjusting our schedules a little bit.
Depending on the size of your operation (for the sake of this argument we are going to say that it is not very big) you can apply a whole assortment of strategies to better utilize your free time. Why do I say free time? As an entrepreneur, you are in charge of your very own enterprise. And since that business is yours, it allows you the ability to explore different approaches to solve both mundane and specific problems at the workplace. Here are a few of my tried and true tips on how make time management easy in doing so.
Technology is advancing fast. You could argue the future envisioned in sci-fi movies and books is already here. Talking cars with in-dash navigation systems, face-to-face chats with friends half way around the world, kitchen appliances with touch-screens connected to the internet — tomorrow’s technology is here now, replacing things we take for granted.
These apps might soon replace personal assistants. They respond to your every command, have a virtual Rolodex of places, names, and facts at their fingertips, and manage all your daily tasks.
You can easily imagine the scene. A summer barbecue, meeting new friends and you tell them about your online store that sells your recently written e-book. Impressed, they pull out their smartphones to see your site only to find that your store pages don’t load properly. Don’t get caught unprepared by a situation with such a simple fix. Run through this list of steps and you’ll be proudly displaying your store and making sales at your next social event.