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Entrepreneurs need to be flexible, organised and cost-conscious to succeed. Luckily, there’s a wide array of tools on the market that can help start-ups be all of these things.
Technology and social media website Mashable has pulled together a list of some of the hottest must-haves for entrepreneurs, ranging from gadgets through to paint (yes, paint). Here’s a taste:
A virtual to-do list, Evernote lets people save anything from notes to photos, webpages, audio files and more in a single place in the cloud. The archive users create is searchable and accessible on desktops through a browser and mobile devices through an app. Annotations and comments can be added to items stored in the archive and exported.
MailChimp is an email platform that will let you send up to 12,000 emails per month to a list of fewer than 2000 subscribers before it asks you to start paying. Of course, if you stump up some cash you get access to a broader range of features, such as tools that allow users to layer their mailing list with social media data, giving them a greater chance of hitting influencers with targeted email campaigns.
Handwriting is good for your brain. True story. So consider using the Paper iPad app to scribble out ideas virtually.
- Google Docs:
Ok, no surprises here. Google Docs has been around for a while and, apart from being cost effective and accessible from any web-enabled device, it offers built-in chat and real-time editing features that aid collaboration. Companies of all sizes, including BRW publisher Fairfax Media, are embracing this suite.
A whiteboard without the board. Simply splash IdeaPaint on your preferred surface and you have an instant dry erase wall. A transparent option is available so it’s not necessary to compromise on interior decoration and its more cost effective than traditional whiteboards.
For five more must-have tools for entrepreneurs, head to Mashable.