Being your own boss is the best feeling ever, it’s also made easier and less stressful with digital tools.
Entrepreneurs often find themselves multitasking and juggling several responsibilities at the same time. However, if you’re stressed out or overwhelmed, fret not. You’ll find plenty of powerful digital tools at your disposal. Thankfully, from marketing your business to collaborating with your team, these digital tools will allow you to break down tasks so that you can focus on the big picture.
We asked nine entrepreneurs to share their favorite tools and why they can’t imagine their business without them. Here are their thoughts.
CoSchedule digital tools
The CoSchedule platform, app, and Chrome extension are part of a powerful marketing and social content sharing suite of tools. They’re helpful for creating, sharing, and scheduling curated content. Also, it’s great for managing marketing campaigns in social networks
“Part of the reason I recently chose to upgrade to CoSchedule is their robust extension and mobile app. This suite of digital tools allows me to instantly share content from around the web on all my social platforms. Their platform also integrates with WordPress. This enables me to quickly craft whole multi-post integrated social campaigns. I can even ReQueue content for later use.”
– Janet Kozak, Founder and Boutique Content Strategist at Janet Kozak
The digital tool Evernote allows entrepreneurs to declutter their life – for good. It’s used to share notes and collaborate with your teammates from anywhere in the world. Add audio recordings, make checklists, include handwritten notes, and create tables. This ensures all your ideas are in one place.
“Evernote is my go to tool of choice. It’s my digital brain for notes, screenshots, receipts, swipe files and anything else. Since it’s searchable and platform agnostic it makes it the perfect tool to add to any entrepreneur’s arsenal.”
– Faisal Farooqui, Business Strategist and Consultant at Fasial Farooqui
Todoist is an online management app for creating to do lists. Entrepreneurs can access the app from a web browser, mobile device, inbox, and more. It keeps them organized and on top of your project management game.
“Todoist is great for managing and assigning individual and group tasks. I can share projects with my friends or colleagues and can give valuable feedback. Best of all, most of the features I love are available for free.”
– Hyder Khan, Founder and Business Coach at Mishkaat Business Solutions
“I love Trello! It keeps my business organized and that’s how I keep clients organized.”
– Karrie Bhurgari, Virtual Assistant & Social Media Manager at Karrie Marie
Adobe Creative Suite
Adobe Creative Suite is all you’ll need to create stunning banners, designs, and marketing materials for your business. Additionally, thanks to Creative Cloud Libraries, users have access to a number of fonts, graphics, and colors. Team members also have access to all designs, ensuring everyone’s on the same page while using this suite of digital tools.
“InDesign and Photoshop! In whole, as a designer, they’re my life blood.”
– Raya Najjar, Founder at Muslim Mommy USA
Another creative entrepreneur agrees:
“I wouldn’t be able to do my job without the Adobe Creative Suite: Indesign in particular, which I use for book and magazine design. As a freelancer, I also rely heavily on my planner (a custom made one which fits in my Stori Dori). I’d totally lose track of things if I didn’t write them down!”
– Reyhana Ismail, Designer at Rey of Light Design
Base Camp enables entrepreneurs to work with clients, organize projects, share files, and much more. It works by integrating everything together so that you have access to your notes and to-do lists all in one place.
“I like Base Camp because it’s clean and intuitive. I love its simple and visual interface, plus they keep updating and adding new stuff. It’s not free, yes – but it’s worth it.”
– Shamim Rajani, COO at Genetech Solutions
With the help of Asana, you can track your projects from start to finish. Additionally, this project management tool makes it much easier to get results. You can track your teammates, evaluate projects, and offer feedback.
“Asana helps me manage projects by turning them into smaller steps. Tasks are prioritized based on deadlines which means I can achieve the goals I have set for myself. It’s also a great tool for team communication. “
– Samira Abdi, Blogger at The Muslimah Guide
With Slack, it’s easier for entrepreneurs to communicate with their teammates. Using the software, you can sync the cloud-based tool to Dropbox, Google Drive, and other similar services.
“Slack organizes topics by ‘channels’. This enables my team members to understand the company’s goals. We can stay up-to date with the latest discussions and topics of scrutiny. Slack also helps me and my team members maintain a track of the previous discussions and archives. As an added bonus – it makes file sharing and organizing a piece of cake!”
– Zainab Farrukh, Founder, and Editor of The WomeNetwork
So there you have it!
These are some of the best digital tools recommended for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs.
Don’t see your favorite digital tools listed? Drop us a line or let us know which ones we missed in the comments below!
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Marvi Masud is a professional copywriter for JanetKozak.com. She’s currently completing her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from the University of Karachi. Her work is featured in Express Tribune’s Ms. T Magazine. She can be reached at via email: [email protected]