When you're an entrepreneur, you have a million things on your to-do list and a plethora of projects to complete. These 5 tools are free AND will make your life that much easier.
1. Slack | We LOVE Slack! Slack is a digital workspace where team members can message one another, send files, and keep communication organized. This platform is so helpful when you're working with a larger team and/or have a number of projects with various deliverables. In the past, it was so easy for conversations, files, etc. to get lost amongst the many different communication channels (i.e., texts, phone calls, emails, etc.) and thankfully, Slack solves that issue. Be sure to also read about our 10 favorite Slack hacks.
2. Google Docs & Google Sheets | Google Docs/Google Sheets have become two of my most-used online tools. I've completed switched from Microsoft Office to Google Docs/Sheets, simply because everything is online, quickly accessible, and the features are intuitive and easy to use. Also both Google Docs & Sheets automatically save your work as you type, which is always a plus!
3. Mint | Mint is an incredible tool for entrepreneurs and the self-employed. The platform allows you to create budgets, track and pay bills, and keep your credit score in-check, all without headache and/or stress. For those new to the world of self-employment, Mint will help to ensure that you keep your spending on-track and within its limits.
4. Pocket | Pocket is perfect if you feel like your Bookmarks tab is completely out of control. The app allows you to file away articles, videos, and any content that you find useful/interesting, and want to hang on to for future use. The best part about Pocket is that you can access all of this saved content from anywhere, even without internet/WiFi!
5. Square | If shopped at a small business recently, you might've noticed them using Square - a tiny credit-card processing app that attaches to a phone and/or iPad, and allows you to accept payments via Visa, Discover, American Express, and MasterCard. The register app also has a number of other tools that aid the management of your business.
What apps do you use in your day-to-day life as an entrepreneur? Let us know below!
Story by: Isabelle Edwards