According to Solo-E.com a solo entrepreneur is a “professional who chooses to go into business for him/herself (“go solo”), collaborate with others, grows his/her business without boundaries, and, more than likely, without employees.”
Solo Entrepreneurs could also be known as a freelancer, or self-employed. But let’s be honest, a solo entrepreneur is someone who gets into the dirty work and gets the job done. You’re always doing something that contributes to the growth of your business or the customer service of your clients.
When you’re the only one doing everything, you need some assistance from technology.
Here are the top tech apps for solo entrepreneurs
Being solo there’s no time to remember all the passwords you have to all your accounts including social media, business and personal. To save you time and energy get LastPass to securely save your passwords. You have access to them at all times with the mobile app.
With doing it all yourself there is a lot of details being throwing at you at all times. If you don’t have a simple and effective solution to keep and take notes you gotta get Evernote. Evernote is a desktop and mobile app that allows you to take notes on the go. You can folders and subfolders for the business meetings you have.
Your workload is heavy, so don’t make it harder. ToDoist is the ultimate task management list. Like Evernote, you can create folders and sub-folders for clients and keep track of the workload by the project. It tracks for your productivity and sends you reports.
You need to stay organized and be able to pull up your electronic documents quickly, so use DropBox. Like most of today technology, you can access it on the go.
The old paper and pen mile keeping method don’t work for the modern day solo entrepreneur. To make your life easier and to be able to keep your sanity use Mile IQ. It’s a beautiful mobile up that runs in the background and tracks your trips. You can customize locations and select whether it’s a business trip or a personal trip.
As you can see, there are options to help solo entrepreneurs. There’s something out there for every problem you have. Do your own research and find what tech apps will work best for you.
Rebekah A. Dull, BA
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