The apps that will help you feel organised and sane as an entrepreneur or freelancer in 2020.
Running a business calls for a lot of juggling responsibilities and tasks on a daily basis. Therefore it’s important to have some kind of system in place to make sure you stay on track. Project management tool, Asana is the ideal solution to this, allowing you to manage your team, client work, projects, tasks and deadlines all within the one space. Asana also allows users to manage personal projects in a user-friendly interface and was included as one of Forbes best apps for small businesses.
Trello takes project management to a whole new level if collaboration is the name of the game within your business. Using their array of features including boards, lists and cards bring project planning to life in a fun and flexible way, With one glance you can see what’s being worked on, who’s working on what and progress updates for everything you’re working on within your business.
Forget awkward back and forth emailing to schedule meetings with clients or calls in the name of business development. Calendly allows you to set your availability and share the link easily with your clients so they can schedule a time to chat. Advanced features allow you to set buffers between each meeting so you can take control of your schedule without getting trapped in back to back meetings all day. The app is particularly useful if you’re a freelancer or small business owner who works on an hourly fee basis. You can set up options that require online payment from customers before they can secure an appointment.
This instant messaging app has helped revolutionize business communications in recent years, especially in 2020 when most companies are working remotely, making it easy to communicate with team members and clients. Popular features include searching all messages, saving, sharing and pinning them for later along with the wide array of integrations with popular office tools like Dropbox and Google Drive.
Brochures, presentations, social media, onboarding documents – you name it, Canva has a design solution to help bring your business to life in all of its communications. It’s simple to use and offers an endless supply of templates to create visuals and help those less skilled in the beauty of graphic design.
Building on the power of social media can be crucial for building your business and raising brand awareness in 2020, but there’s no denying that without the right tools, it can be a time-consuming task. Planoly provides a content planning solution allowing you to plan the layout of your social media content in terms of aesthetic while also scheduling content so that you can keep building your social media presence in the background while you work on other needle-moving tasks within your business.
Stripe has everything you need to make sure you get paid. Whether you’re a service provider or product-based company, Stripe offers an easy-to-integrate solution for accepting online payments, allowing users to take payment from debit and credit cards for apps or online stores as well as setting up invoices and recurring payments from your clients.
What are your favourite tools for streamlining your business processes as an entrepreneur?