To be a successful entrepreneur, you have to be a bit of a soothsayer, able to see the future and to predict what your customers will want before they know they want it. After all, entrepreneurs are known to be the masters of innovations, right?
Steve Jobs had that skill. Bill Gates has it, too. But as simple as it sounds, it takes a little guidance to figure out which way the winds of change are blowing, especially if you are a rookie.
Apps for entrepreneurs.
Right now, it’s blowing toward apps. How? Lots of jobs available these days are location independent. There are literally hundreds of legitimate home-based jobs any entrepreneur can do easily. And every tech savvy entrepreneur already knows that you can do your business effectively with nothing but a smart phone.
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Yeah, all those extraordinary capabilities you think entrepreneurs possess? They don't do it alone! Besides having an amazing team to support their day-to-day endeavors, they also use cutting-edge apps to bring their A-game.
Apps are fast becoming everything to an entrepreneur. From scheduling and holding meetings with the aid of cyber assistants, to messaging and preparing PowerPoint slides, there is an app tailored for your business’s needs, and to help you achieve your goals faster.
Apps to manage your business.
Technology has made it easier for entrepreneurs to accomplish routine tasks, manage time more efficiently, get the latest tech news, and keep track of responsibilities in a more orderly fashion.
One of the best things about being an entrepreneur is that you get to choose everything; location, working hours and working tools. Hence, with the growing number of productivity apps available, you can work from an office desk if you so desire, from a hotel lobby, a passenger terminal, a beach or coffee shop.
In fact, apps have enabled some entrepreneurs to be more productive, thanks in part to a sense of urgency and almost no shortage of Wi-Fi connectivity. Many entrepreneurs are enjoying this groove as they live their dreams, traveling, meeting people, and doing business.
Apps to move the money.
In the arena of business apps that handle payment, there is Venmo which processed more than $1 billion in mobile payments in February 2016. There’s also Google Wallet and Apple Pay, among others, which have made transactions as easy as a few clicks. The apps that handle video virtual meetings mean that you don’t need to be in any particular location to do business deals.
"Results are everything. We are now in a global economy and the increased leverage with technology leaves almost no room for second place," says Stephen Molloy, author of How Apps are Changing the World.
Stephen Molloy is one of the innovators in app development, having made over 38 successful apps. This is one man who knows apps and has virtually lived his life by them. He designs apps and uses their efficient procedures in his business, to make him super-productive.
He’s rarely ever too busy for anything that allows him to work on his projects, to travel and to develop apps, making it look almost effortless.
Apps to circle the globe.
Having successfully embarked on a whirlwind, one-month round trip with just the aid of the apps on his iPhone, Molloy went from Sydney to Santiago to Bogota to Santa Marta to Cartagena to Medellin to Fort Lauderdale to Cancun to Los Angeles, all without slowing down on productivity. I personally call him a successful digital nomad.
Like Molloy, you too can utilize apps to automate your business and to systemize your businesses, as well.
Times have truly improved, and it’s vital for any business to quickly acclimatize to new technological developments. A majority of smart, forward-thinking entrepreneurs are taking advantage of these mobile apps phenomenon to further improve their business.
Apps and the startup.
Just because you're a sole proprietor or run a small start-up doesn't mean you can't have executive-level support literally at your fingertips. There's an app for just about anything, including making your entrepreneurial pursuits just a little bit more manageable.
Many of these apps range in price from free to very reasonable. Opting out of entrepreneur-centric apps is like turning down an offer for free work from a contractor. You wouldn't do that, so please make sure you don't have an empty Smartphone desktop or a tablet filled with games and music only.