Being an entrepreneur often feels like a balancing act. If you aren’t continually trying to maintain the work-life, income-outcome, do-talk balance, things may come crashing down. You often find yourself accountable for several tasks and have to multitask. Multitasking may sound like a great idea, but you may run out of steam mid-day, and unfortunately, exhaustion and lack of motivation is a killer of productivity.
We all find our selves getting pulled by a hundred distractions Daily, and having to multitask, when possible it’s a good idea to focus on the job at hand until completion. Doing so will minimize the risk of mistakes due to oversight and ensure tasks are completed to the fullest potential.
Using the latest technology to eliminate time-consuming tasks, automate anything and everything possible is a must for an Entrepreneur. There are online tools, APIs and APPs in the market for this purpose. It’s possible to boost productivity, improve time and task tracking using these apps and devices.
Premium APIs & Rapid API
There are tons of APIs out there available with a monthly subscription. From image processing to sports, flight tickets, horoscope and even a jokes API, there are tons of options available for different business models. APIs provide you with real-time data through reliable -make sure to confirm these- sources. Enabling you to leverage some of the need for content to APIs, allowing you to use this data in your own software or apps to provide your users with automated and fresh content.
RapidAPI provides an open market place for APIs, allowing you to search for only the ones related to your business.
Zapier & IFTTT
Zapier works as an orchestrator and allows you to define workflows by connecting apps together. You can define rules that will; copy the content of the email to Dropbox and google drive, share content on multiple social media channels at one, back up files and notify team members. The uses of Zapier are countless.
IFTTT is a similar tool for automation. On their website, listed applications include; Alexa, smartwatches and light bulbs, Bluetooth speakers and smart home appliances.
Harvest & GPSLive
Harvest allows you to monitor the work hours of remote employees. The world is changing due to the pandemic, and more businesses are adopting remote work options. Harvest allows you to quickly log and report remote employees by tracking time spent working.
Similarly, GPSLive allows you to monitor field employees, assets and vehicles in real-time. Once a GPS tracking device – portable or wired – is installed, you will be able to locate anything that moves anywhere in the world. The APP allows you to find an asset’s location, view where it has been in the past, and set up alerts to notify any vibration or movement out of work hours.
Slack & Zoom
Slack is a messaging and calls app built for improving the productivity of a team. It integrates with Gmail, Trello, Drive, and countless other software to make communication easier. You can chat directly or create groups, channels and organize who to communicate, how and when.
Video conferences are a part of the modern world, and Zoom is the most popular video, audio and content sharing platform that works almost on any device. Zoom provides startups with a tool to bring their teams together in a digital video environment to get more done in less time.
Business-related, on point uses of these tools, provides an ROI quickly, making it easier for Entrepreneurs to focus on essential things. While purchasing extra tools may seem like an extra cost to a startup, it’s a good idea not to forget the famous saying, “you have got to spend money to make money”.
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