5 Useful Management Tools for Successful Entrepreneurs
What makes someone a good entrepreneur?
Devotion, leadership, and perseverance are just some of the skills that you would probably add to this basket. But, even if you have all of the skills above, you still aren’t in the clear.
Entrepreneurs know that it is an everyday struggle to maintain a business and guide employees in the right direction. Besides that, there are various other important skills to pay attention to, like delegating and time management.
But, if you think about it, the most valuable resources we have is time. It can often happen that 24 hours are simply not enough to handle everything you have planned for that day. That is why it’s becoming increasingly important to have the proper tools in place to help you do more in less time.
The internet can help with this, immensely. There are currently numerous paid and free tools available for organizing work in a smart and productive way.
Here’s a list of 5 tools that will help you increase your efficiency. Take a look.
Sococo can be described as an online workspace that makes you feel like you are right inside a virtual office. It creates a virtual workspace and enables you to speak with colleagues in different offices by just clicking on their table.
It also connects remote workers, which is why it’s perfect for companies with team members or offices in different locations. All Sococo requires is a Chrome browser, but there is also a desktop version for Windows, Mac, and Linux users.
Conclusion? Sococo makes your office fun.
If you want to make any kind of edit on your PDF document, Able2Extract is a tool for you.
In just a couple of clicks, you will be able to make quick and instant changes to your PDF files. You can do just about anything: add or remove text, merge and resize PDFs, or even extract individual pages. Seriously, I’ve never come across a PDF editor like this before.
Additionally, you can use it to convert complex PDFs to more than 12 editable file formats. Able2Extract is available as a 7-day free trial.
It can be hard to find new ways to motivate yourself every day. As an entrepreneur, this is quite an important thing and needs to be taken seriously. One minute, you are working on an important task and the next one you are doing the opposite — spending time and energy on productivity killers.
There is an app to prevent that, as well, and it’s called StayFocusd.
StayFocusd was created to help you stay focused on important work. Add it to your chrome browser, block time-wasting websites, and your productivity will increase in no time.
This is a perfect tool for anyone who wants to get things done quickly. Nozbe is a task management tool that’s been helping numerous organizations deliver projects on time.
It is a multi-platform tool that enables you to set up tasks, teams, and priorities and take full control over your projects. It syncs with the cloud so you can use it on your mobile for project management on the go, as well as your desktop.
Nozbe is free to try for 30 days, which is more than enough to see it in action and decide whether it’s a worthy investment.
Hemingway is much more that a simple spell checker. It genuinely makes your writing better.
What this app does is that it highlights long and complex sentences, suggests alternative expressions and, finally, gives you a readability grade for your text. As an entrepreneur, you can use this app to check the writing quality of reports, e-mails or any documents that you are dealing with.
It will analyze your text and tell you which sentences are hard to read, which are extremely hard to read and provide the final grade for the entire document. If you have a grade of 8 and above, you’re in the clear. I personally use Hemingway whenever I write a blog article.
One of the most difficult things an entrepreneur has to do is to find some time to relax.
Noisli can improve your focus, help you relax, but also boost your productivity in the long run. You can mix a different variety of sounds and create your own zen environment. Plug your headphones in and dive into something completely new.
These are just some of the tools that can help you in your project and office management. If you use them in a smart way, you’ll finish your job faster and have more time to concentrate on improving your business.
Victor runs The Remote Lifestyle (http://theremotelifestyle.com), where he teaches you step-by-step how you can become a successful digital nomad.