Time. When you’re a busy entrepreneur, there never seems to be enough of it. Whether it be finding ways to engage prospective customers, building relationships with the media, or promoting your products to the right audience, there’s always something new fighting for your attention.
While humans aren’t wired to be 100% productive at any given time, technology can sure help. Here are four great tools you can use to save time on the job (and regain some peace along the way).
Google Drive: Google Drive is a tool that enables you to share files within your business with ease. By automatically saving edited information on the file, Google Drive saves you from having to go back and forth sending documents via email. The best thing about this is you can designate who to share the file with, helping you to stay organised and saving more time.
Buffer: Buffer is a social media management tool that doubles up as a time saver. It gives you the power to plan your posts on a timely basis by integrating your social media profiles on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+ and scheduling posts to go out at once. Buffer also includes analytics to give you an indication of how many re-shares, favourites and clicks a post receives, and if you struggle with finding good content to share, Buffer offers suggestions of posts you can push out to followers.
GoToMeeting: GoToMeeting is an online meeting, desktop sharing, and video conferencing software that enables the user to meet with other computer users, customers, clients or colleagues via the Internet in real time. Each GoToMeeting can include up to 25 people in one sitting, allowing start ups and entrepreneurs to communicate with partners no matter where they are in the world. Not only does this save time, but it also saves a lot of money.
Trello: Trello is a collaboration tool that organises business projects and endeavours into boards. In one glance, Trello tells you what’s being worked on and who’s working on what, allowing you and your employees to accomplish tasks on time.