• Bless Letsoara

5 Apps Every Entrepreneur Must Have

If you are an entrepreneur, then you are aware of the importance of time management. There are only 24 hours in a day, which means you must manage your hours properly to be able to get a lot of work done.

There are only 24 hours in a day, which means you must manage your hours properly to be able to get a lot of work done. With so much on your shoulders, you need to get organized. How do you achieve that? You do it by becoming tech-savvy and incorporating productivity apps to help you remain on the right track. Below are 5 essential apps for entrepreneurs. They are used for anything from creating good content and managing the operations of your business. These are just a few from a variety of options, all in the name of saving you time and money.

1. Canva

Canva is a multimedia design platform that allows you to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, sales adverts and other visual content. You can choose from many professionally designed templates, edit the designs and upload your own photos through a drag and drop interface. Canva makes it very easy for you to create graphic designs without being a graphic artists. It offers quite a lot in the free version of the software and even more in its premium and professional range.

2. Trello

Staying on top of your tasks, the responsibilities of your team members and tracking the progress of your goals can really get frustrating. There are many tools you can use to help you with these. Trello stands out from the crowd with its simplicity.

It provides a straightforward system for organizing and monitoring projects at a glance. It’s so simple, in fact, you might be tempted to pass it up in favor of something that requires a week-long training course. You can create a financial plan, to track your progress toward achieving financial goals like building an emergency fund or paying off debt. Trello's Kanban view will help you see at a glance where you are in the process and nudge you along.

3. Linkedin

Staying up to date and connected to people and companies in your industry is important. There is no better place to network and connect professionally than on Linkedin. It is a social media platform geared to professionals. It enables you to network and to build your professional and business portfolio, but you can also go out into the world and look for new business opportunities. Professionals who've been in business for decades use LinkedIn and so do graduates who are looking for employment. Here you can surf through profiles and advertise job posts if you are looking to hire.

4. Buffer

It takes a lot of time having to login to all the social media platforms you are on, to post on each of them separately and then having to track each and every one of them daily. Buffer is a software application for the web and mobile, it is designed to manage accounts in social networks, by allowing you to schedule posts to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Instagram Stories, Pinterest, and LinkedIn, as well as analyze results and engage with your community. With buffer you can schedule your posts simultaneously across all these platforms and track the progress.

5. Pocket

We often come across interesting pieces of content on the internet of which we would like to read or view but don’t have the time to engage with it. Pocket is a free service that makes it easy to discover great content that's personalized to your interests, and save this content so you can return to it later on any device, at any time. If you find yourself coming across cute videos and lolcats all day, Pocket might help you save those for later. If you frequently come across things you’d like to read “at some time” then Pocket can, again, help you out. With the requisite bookmarks, apps and extensions, it’s easy for you to save information to check out whenever you like.

Regardless of the industry you are in and the service you are offering, these apps cover different types of operations which help you grow and move your business forward. The best thing about these apps is that you don’t have to take a course in order to learn how to use them and even if you running business by yourself, they save you a lot of time and money. Download these apps and take your business to the next level.

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