Working for yourself, no matter the industry is stressful. There are so many things to think about and plan for, that time can feel a little stretched out. The one thing that many small business owners are guilty of is wearing too many hats and spreading themselves too thinly across their business, which not only causes stress, but also can mean that you make mistakes or don’t perform as well as you can.
The thing to remember with being a creative solopreneur is that there are always things out there to make your life a little bit easier. To help you out, we have put together some of the best apps and systems to utilize in order to make your life a little bit easier.
Keeping on top of where you need to be and what you should be doing is one of the hardest things to do when you work for yourself. This is where a scheduling app can help you. An app just like Acuity Scheduling. Designed to work across a variety of devices, Acuity helps you to schedule appointments and sync them to ensure that you never ever miss out on where you need to be.
Any busy solopreneur is going to soon realize that keeping on track of your customers is vital in becoming a success. This isn’t always easy to do. However apps just like Dubsado are designed to offer you a helping hand. Pipped as being designed to “ditch the havoc of running a business”, this particular app is there to help you to send contracts, invoices and keep on track of your client base too. All in one place rather than several places.
One of the hardest things to get to grips with when it comes to running a business is managing your finances. Particularly if you are not so financially minded. Quickbooks is a great piece of software for this purpose. It allows you to not only run your business, but also ensure that your financial health is just where it should be too.
Do you ever need to host an online meeting or video conference? Perhaps for meeting with clients or giving them updates? It isn’t always easy to manage those video conferences, particular on some devices. Which means that you are going to benefit from an app just like Fuze, which allows you to video conference not only with ease and across devices, but also with HD video and crisp and clear audio too.
As you can see, these are just some of the apps and software that can really help you when it comes to business. They personally keep me sane and allow me to focus on the creative part of my business. Why not try them out for yourself and see if they can make your business run a little smoother, and stop you feeling quite so stressed out trying to juggle everything in the air.