More and more business is done on the road (being your own boss has many perks), and busy entrepreneurs are often at the forefront of mobile technology. Knowing which tech tools can make your life easier is key to your success. If you're a digital nomad, or on the go entrepreneur, take a look at these apps below that can boost your productivity no matter where your business may take you.
Project management is essential to keeping on top of everything going on in your business. Enter, Trello. This invaluable project management tool allows you to systemize steps, checklists, and due dates for executing a successful project. You can even add your team members and clients to each "board". Easily check in at a glance what needs to be done, what’s in process, and what has been completed. A must have for any business. Allow the app to notify you on upcoming deadlines as well as comments from anyone on the project.
Genius Scan lets you turn your mobile device into a portable scanner. The app allows you to crop, edit and enhance your documents as well as transfer them to a computer or cloud storage such as Dropbox, Google Drive, etc. The basic version is free, so what have you got to lose?
Paypal Here is an point of sale app that allows you to move money securely, use your camera to make a deposit and send invoices for transactions. A card reader can be purchased with the app that will allow you to accept credit card payments wherever you are. Not a fan of Paypal? Try Square. It has just as many options, if not more, and of course, comes with a card reader for your convenience.
Evernote is the best way to remember anything and everything you come across in the process of doing business. With the app you can record notes, take pictures and record audio and video as a way to remember things that you like or need to take note of. With Evernote, you can keep, organize and share ideas with friends or colleagues in a single app. Also, all notes, web clips, photos and files saved with Evernote are available on every device that you use with your business. You know what else it can do? Read text from images. YES. The possibilities are endless for virtual and brick and mortar businesses alike.
How many networking events have you been to, only to have stacks of contacts you never have handy on your smartphone? How about conferences? Are you still searching through mounds of cards to find that one person you need to get in touch with? The WorldCard Mobile app captures your business cards and recognizes them through your smartphone. It automatically sorts recognized information by name, company, position, address, phone number, email address and other fields. Then it exports information to the address book on smartphone effectively. No more to enter any information manually! You can then take this information and import it into your CRM or automated email newsletter platform. Technology saves the day once again.
These are just a few of the apps that are out there to make business on the go much easier for the entrepreneur. Make sure to consistently check for new apps that will help you face the challenges of being a mobile entrepreneur. There's something being created daily to make your life easier.
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