Working in a small business has its advantages and disadvantages. On one hand you can get to know your small team well and on the other you don’t have an enormous budget or personal assistant at your disposal. As busy business women we are always on the go and time is precious. In this post we talk about great apps for planning.
You may be a marketer, wedding planner or project manager and have to set up networking events, client meetings or product launches. Whatever it is communication is vital. Within a small business outsourcing some of these areas is often an option and allows additional resources to a project. But how do you manage those relationships when you are constantly on the move all day?
Here are five apps that will help you plan your projects and events better than before.
Basecamp is a fantastic app, used for collaborations on projects. You can use this in the office or on your phone. What is good about this is that it emails you every time someone posts in the project group which means you are reminded via email too. Use it to liaise with other partners or colleagues within the project. You can even upload a nice photograph of yourself to make it more personable.
If you are outsourcing an area to a company or individual it can be difficult to communicate and you can be left with numerous emails going back and forth. Asana simplifies this process and takes emails out of the equation by assigning tasks to people instead. It also allow you to link any CRM system you may have, so if you are out of the office you can contact your clients on the move too.
Have you ever had a video call but not been able to see everyone’s faces? Sqwiggle allows to hold multiple video chats with your whole office from your mobile device. Just select your co-workers face and it will contact them straight away. This allows you to engage on a more personal note even when you aren’t around.
The day of a big event can be daunting and extremely stressful. Everything must be perfect and your job is to ensure everybody is doing the right things. HeyTell allows you to do just this at the push of a button. Think of this app like a walkie-talkie, it is literally that simple to use. Press the button and talk to anyone on your contacts list. So if you need staff in a hurry, just use HeyTell instead of waiting on your mobile for someone to pick up.
Working out of the office can be a challenge especially when dealing with suppliers who are dropping invoices at you left, right and centre. Queue the scanner pro. This app is your very own portable scanner and allows you to send your documents or receipts to recipients instantaneously. Choose whether you want to fax, email or share with other people, you can even upload it to your online document share. Scanner pro by Readdle is a time-saving app that will ensure you keep track of all your expenses even on the busiest of days.
These 6 planning apps will enable you to reach suppliers and communicate with your project staff more efficiently no matter where you are.