When your online business peaks up, multi-tasking may not be enough to help you organize the time. Operating a virtual office effectively is an increasing concern for business owners who are busy balancing business and their personal life as well; you are not the only female entrepreneur who is stuck in this often crazy situation. Meetings are coming in, customer’s inquiries are coming in and you need to take the kids out for baseball practice and get dinner on the table at a decent hour. Rather than wish for a genie in a bottle or pull your hair out, let’s take a look at how mobile applications can help you organize your to-do list.
Voice Messaging. No kidding, Dragon Dictation is a mobile app that allows female entrepreneurs to just speak instead of typing text messages. Well, this is the 21st century technology and sharing and storing information with this app will just be a breeze. You can also update your status on social media networks and even make notes to remind yourself of important things. This app is indeed helpful for small business owners who are always on the go.
Faster Payments. Small business owners who are multi-tasking between family and business matters will be glad to received payments via their mobile phones. Square – a small swipe gadget allows any female entrepreneurs and professional women to take payments even when travelling to seminars and other business engagements. Square is a free item but requires minimal fee from other vendors. With Square, small business owners can easily take payments from clients while being mobile, with only a 2.7% fee per transaction.
No More Same Outfit. With your crazy schedule, it would be no surprise if you wore the same outfit to an event or a meeting with the same people multiple times. You can avoid this by using a mobile app called Outfit Diary. The app will help you keep track of what you wear and when you wore it. Simple and vital for women on the go, you will simply love this app.
Mobile Fax Machine. Simply turn your mobile phone into a fax machine with Faxburner. Entrepreneurs who are always on the go or who do not use a standard fax machine in your home office will find this app useful. The app allows you to receive faxes right on your mobile phone which you can also opt to have sent to your email. Whether you are on the road or in the middle of a business transaction, the app enables you to receive and send fax, you can have all important information right at your finger tips.
UberConference. UberConference is a multi-platform app that lets you record, save and also share your meetings and documents with your team or staff. The app is free to use for Android or Apple gadgets and even lets you save up to 1,000 minutes in your UberConference account. Another cool feature of this app is that it transcribe audio recordings easily.
There are still a lot of mobile applications that can help you organize your small business. Like many female entrepreneur on the go or even in their home office, being on the lookout for the latest apps will allow you to set up systems to help you operate more efficiently. You can download apps for free or purchase them at very reasonable subscription rates. These apps are easy to operate too.
If there are apps that you are currently using that you find helpful in operating your business, feel free to share them with everyone in our comments box below.
Hi! I'm Michelle Christie your online marketing coach, helping busy and overwhelmed business women maximize and monetize their business through proper planning and brand positioning to create profits.
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