The 21st century entrepreneur has the freedom to work from everywhere and still remain productive thanks to various supporting technologies. One of the technologies that is making entrepreneurs more productive and efficient is mobile apps.
According to Scot Gerber, the found of the Young Entrepreneurs Council, most entrepreneurs under 35 years use apps to run different aspects of their businesses. From project management to weather, payment gateways to to-do lists, apps have been developed to solve nearly every type of problem that entrepreneurs face.
For project management, BaseCamp is a must-have app that will make you more efficient without the need to be in the office. You can track important individual or team projects, ensuring things are done on schedule and by the right teams. If you are looking for legal information, hiring a lawyer can cost you thousands of dollars.
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When you need to keep up with content in your industry or from though leaders on your phone, FlipBoard is the app you need. The app enables you to organize different types of content for easy access later. If you are working with a virtual team and need to collaborate or share files, Dropbox and Google Drive apps will be great. To access financial information or other office files from a different location, simply put them in Dropbox or Google Drive and access them from your phone wherever you are.
For entrepreneurs that have to sign contracts with suppliers or customers, DocuSign is a must-have app especially if the parties you are dealing with are in different areas or time zones. You no longer have to rely on the manual process of signing and faxing contracts for business to start. Payments can also be done through smartphones in a flash. Apps like PayPal Mobile and Square can be used to accept checks and swipe credit cards respectively.
Today’s tech savvy entrepreneurs can run their businesses more efficiently thanks to apps. If you are looking to work away from the office, identify the common activities you have to accomplish and find apps that will enable you to do them.