We’re a society that’s definitely on the move. There’s no denying that!
But, what do you do when you’re busy and on the go? I hope that you hire people to help and outsource as many tasks as you can.
There are times though, that you’ll need to address business in the now — and the only available resource might be your Smartphone.
When you normally have access to your computer and a desktop full of programs, and you only have a phone – where do you turn?
To mobile apps for sure!
The world of apps can be confusing, but here’s a tip that might change your perspective and save you hours of time…
Ask a fellow entrepreneur (or fellowpreneur as I call them) what apps they have on their phone and more importantly, ask them which apps they use every week!
Filling up a ‘toolbox’ is a great way to be more productive on the go! Unfortunately, not every app or program will be for free. I suggest you try out the free version of an app first (usually there is one) and if you like it and use it, pay an extra few dollars for the upgraded version.
Now, here are my three must-have apps for the Business Owner on-the-go!
For photo enhancements, check out the app Over. I like Over because with just a few clicks, I can add a logo and/or text to my images before I post the picture to social media. The spinning wheel is easy to use and once you’ve edited your image the way you like it, you can save it to your photo gallery.
What do you do when someone hands you their business card? I used to put the card in my purse and I know many men who put them in their wallet or suit jacket, where they’ll remain until they are forgotten – or washed till there are no remains! You can download one of many business card scanners and upload the business cards directly (and immediately) to your phone where you can store the info and start the process of connecting! (You know it’s a process, right?)
Another great tool I love is having a voice recorder app. This article by The Social Media Hat aka Mike Allton talks about using your driving time wisely to record blog ideas. Consider taking this app to the next level and record to-do lists, marketing copy or comments from your last sales meeting – while ideas are flowing.
Here’s to making life easier, more productive and applying these tools to save you time!
Have a burning small business marketing, PR or promotions question? Email me at Robin@RobinSamoraInc.com or take 15 minutes out of your busy day and call me at 617-921-3448.