8 Web Tools to Help You Achieve “Work/School” Balance | Business
What is one helpful tech tool/app for youth entrepreneurs running business from their smartphones and iPads alongside school and other activities?
The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and email lessons.
I love Asana (http://www.asana.com/) and their iPhone/iPad app because it truly helps you stay on top of tasks and “to do’s”. It’s designed with the user in mind, it’s super easy to use, and it integrates with Google calendar. You can also assign tasks to friends and colleagues — it rocks!
- Nathalie Lussier, The Website Checkup Tool
2. The Milk App
It is crucial for a young entrepreneur with a lot on his or her plate to stay organized. One free app that can help is called Remember The Milk (http://www.rememberthemilk.com/). You can create and manage your to-do list from your iPhone or iPad and get reminders for upcoming projects. The app syncs with Google Calendar.
The toughest thing about running a business — let alone going to school at the same time! — is organizing your projects and making sure that you retain focus on what’s critical. Basecamp (http://basecamp.com/) allows you to segment your personal from your business projects, and allows for very easy communication with a dispersed team that is working on different schedules.
I can’t say enough great things about Yammer for managing, collaborating, and working with your team. The platform is essentially a social network for your employees and it just keeps getting better. Yammer has a mobile app and also integrates with a lot of other apps. It helps my team build camaraderie since we’re a virtual team and helps me be much more efficient as an entrepreneur.
This time-tracking software app is an excellent tool for entrepreneurs who are looking to improve productivity. Features include summary graphs on billable projects/workers, automated data backup, and Excel data export. The OfficeTime staff is so confident this service will increase your productivity, that they will provide a full refund with 120 days if you’re not satisfied.
6. Seize The Day
Seize The Day offers a simple, functional way to manage your daily task list. It effortlessly keeps your to do organized with options for scheduling tasks in the future and setting reminders. It’s a must have for a busy young entrepreneur.
When running a business from your smartphone or iPad, it’s essential to have access to all of your documents at all times. With a cloud file storage service like Box, you’re able to access your files from wherever and from whatever device you have access to.
With Hootsuite, you can monitor both business and personal social media accounts under one app. Most importantly, this keeps you from accidentally mixing up business and personal posts.
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