Entrepreneurs have so much to do and not much time to do it. They must run their business, stay healthy, build their relationships with loved ones, and more. Fortunately, there are a number of resources that business owners can draw on to make their lives easier. Productivity tools are designed to help people complete a long list of tasks each day while wearing many different hats.
Here are a few of the most useful tools:
Concentration and focus are essential for entrepreneurs. Many things will compete for your attention each day, and you might constantly find yourself distracted from your daily goals. Freedom is a browser/phone app that keeps your attention from straying into time-wasting websites, activities, and apps to let you work uninterrupted.
Emailing back and forth to set up a meeting or an interview is both time-consuming and frustrating. Acuity is a game-changer when it comes to scheduling. This online productivity tool makes it simple for all parties to connect and schedule meetings with just a few clicks. All you need to do is set your availability preferences, and Acuity will do the heavy lifting for you.
You know that your customers are using Facebook, but you don’t have to go through their personal postings if you want to communicate with them. When you respond to a Facebook query from a customer, you might get drawn into the Facebook vortex, scrolling through endless pictures and posts. You can solve that problem by using Facebook Messenger instead. Messenger allows you to communicate with your customers on Facebook directly, without seeing their profiles and other things that draw you away from business matters.
Are you frequently on the go? If so, Dropbox can help. It lets you access your files anytime or anywhere using any of your various devices. It offers 2 GB of free cloud storage (and more free if you refer friends), which you can use to save your photos, eBooks, presentations, and any important digital document that you want to preserve. Your files can be kept private or shared with your specific contacts for viewing, downloading, editing, and collaboration.
When time is of the essence, it’s important to get the most out of every minute. The answer often lies in working smarter—not harder. These productivity tools can help you be smarter than ever in the way you spend your time.