It can take years of hard work, invested time and a lot of money to set yourself up with a potentially successful business. Staying organised and not going broke can be two of the biggest challenges on an entrepreneurial journey. Here’s five handy tools every entrepreneur needs in the palm of their hand stay on top of their goals.
Trello is free tool to help you get organised and stay on top of things. Think of it as a job flow board – you can create lists filled with cards to add comments, upload files, create to-do lists and so much more! Trello is a great tool to utilise, whether you work independently or in a team, Trello is based on collaboration and organisation.
Need that graphic design look and feel for your content but don’t quite have the skills? Canva has your back. A simple ‘drag and drop’ style tool, Canva can help you design graphics for projects big and small, keep your social media looking fresh and bring your brand vision to life.
As boring as finance software can be if you start early with this one, your accountant and billing will thank you later. Xero is the online money dream. Create invoices, track incoming/outgoing payments against your account and create automatic actions for repeat transactions. Available online and as an app, any entrepreneur will feel like they have their s*#t together once they start using this one.
Hootsuite offers you a central location to start building your audience across multiple place all in a central location. It offers several plans, with the free allowing management of three social platforms, 30 scheduled posts in advance, basic analytics for tracking followers and various types of growth and content statistics
If you’re like me and seem to get really productive after 9pm you’ve probably thought to yourself, ‘how can I send an email so late without looking unprofessional?’ This is where Boomerang comes in, you can write your late night emails and schedule them for a more appropriate time of day! It’s a useful scheduling tool that won’t break the bank.
A handy reminder, don’t go overboard signing up to every tool, app, platform or service that’s out there. While the ones mentioned above are some of the most popular, do your research and find the tools that will help you stay focused, increase productivity and above all, benefit your journey as an entrepreneur the most.
Written by Alannah Andreini