Brit Morin, CEO, and co-founder of Brit+Co, formerly worked at Google and has recently written a book. Saying she is busy is an understatement. When you run a business like Brit Morin you know a thing or two about being crazy busy. If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do.
One of the ways Brit Morin does this is by using business apps like Trello. Brit says this about her experience using the app. “ Organization is also crucial. That’s why Trello is an essential tool. I can throw out the post-it notes and put my plan all in one clutter-free place. Trello helps me to also be transparent with my goals since my boards are easily shareable which holds me accountable”.
When you run a business, small or large, you’re pulled in several directions daily. Being overwhelmed everyday is bad for every area of your life. There is an app out there to help with your specific problem guaranteed. Whether you need a to-do list or project management you are covered.
Which small business apps are best? That will depend on your business and your own preferences. We know you don’t want to to go out and find the apps you need, so we pulled together some of our favorites.
Trello has everything you need to organize projects of any size. Trello’s main strength is that it’s highly visual: On any given board, you can create several lists, and move cards between them. You can attach files, create checklists, and assign members to each card so they’re updated as the status of the article changes. Team members can chat directly on each card, too.
With Evernote, you can clip pieces of information from the web, tag them for easy searching, and alter any of them by adding to it, condensing it, or embedding pictures, tables, audio, video, and the like. You can also use Evernote for organic notes and journaling, to-do lists, recipes, contacts, and even storage for tweets or emails that you want to keep handy.
You go to a conference, you get about 40 business cards, and, well, maybe you remember to go through each and add their details to your contacts. Or you fire up CamCard, snap a picture, and have its text quickly transcribed and entered into your contacts.
When you’re billing clients by time, accurate tracking is a must. Harvest is a Web app that aims to make it easy to track time for many clients, multiple projects, and several rates. It also includes invoicing features and lets you produce professional-looking estimates for prospective clients and objects.
A project management and to-do list app for productivity. Todoist separates your lists into projects and then tasks, which can be added on the website and accessed by their app. You can even add subtasks for an extra layer of detail.
The internet and technology are the great equalizers. You can be more productive without hiring the staff you needed previously. Not only will you better manage your time by using these time-saving resources, you will also save your money. When your business is organized and efficient it lets you be creative, productive, and realize your true potential.