It’s hard enough starting a business on your own. It’s even harder when said business is started with the wrong tools.
Every entrepreneur faces a personalized challenge they need to surmount before accomplishing their business dreams. To make sure surmounting the challenge isn’t harder than it has to be, an entrepreneur needs to delve into his business with the right tools. Tools that make the job easier, not harder.
Even if you already have the perseverance and positivity of ace entrepreneur, Anik Singal, having these tools will only make your work life easier by solving problems, and improving productivity. So why unnecessarily strain yourself when you can let any of the following tools do the heavy lifting for you;
- Thrive Day Planner: Every entrepreneur tries to maximize the few hours they have in a day. With Thrive Day Planner, not only is this made possible, it’s made easier. With Thrive Day Planner, you can form a detailed business strategy, set growth goals, and organize business operations, all from the comfort of your computer or handheld device.
- Google Alerts: Google Alerts offers a free brand monitoring service. With it you can keep track of trends, and topics that interest you. It’s also useful in finding out who’s talking about you or your business on the web, and for staying informed about your competition’s activity, among other uses.
- Trello: Project management just became a whole lot efficient thanks to Trello. With Trello, you can formulate, plan, initiate, and monitor an ongoing project by checking on its progress in real-time. Many entrepreneurs and their teams, even those not in the same location, use this tool to start and finish projects efficiently.
- Evernote: This popular tool is used for taking notes, but its capability goes beyond that. With Evernote, you can monitor all incoming and outgoing documents concerning your business. You can also use the tool to organize your lists, store what’s necessary, archive your files, research your business, and more.
- FreshBooks: Processing and filing the accounting of a business is a hassle, especially when you have no idea what you’re doing. This easy to use online tool, FreshBooks, helps entrepreneurs keep and balance their accounting books while saving time and money. With the tool, entrepreneurs can create invoices, log receipts, invoice customers, process online payments, and track time.
If FreshBooks is used in your business, you no longer have to worry about trying to figure out your business’ expenses and profit because FreshBook’s already figured it out for you.
- Basecamp: Every entrepreneur’s dream is for their business to grow. And as their business grows, so will their workforce. With the expansion of the workforce, an entrepreneur will need to devise an efficient way to communicate with his/her growing team. That’s where Basecamp steps in.
Basecamp allows for the easy management of personnel, internal communications, client jobs, and projects.
- Ahrefs: To keep an eye on your competition, tools don’t get more effective than Ahrefs. This tool shows you your competitor’s AdWords, site’s SEO, site content, and other useful metrics. If all this data is properly utilized, it provides you the opportunity to stay ahead of the competition.
Asides from its competitive uses, it can also be used to monitor and improve your site’s marketing and SEO.
- Bright Journey: Bright Journey is an online resource that provides insight and knowledge from seasoned and successful entrepreneurs to other entrepreneurs who need motivation. With this tool, you can also post questions and have the best minds in the entrepreneur game offer you valuable answers.
That’s all for now, but if you have other tools you’re using and you feel they are better or just as useful as the aforementioned ones, share with us in the comment section.