5 Critical Online Tools For Entrepreneurs

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5 Critical Online Tools For Entrepreneurs

Today I give you 5 tools that I absolutely cannot live without.

In my opinion these are game changers that will save YOU a ridiculous amount of time. I cannot personally stress enough how implementing and using these tools have made my life SO MUCH EASIER. Enjoy…

Mailbox

This is an app for iOS & Android specifically for managing your email on Google apps or iCloud. Once you start using this to manage your mail, you will learn to have the experience of ‘Email Zen’. I have to say there is no better feeling than looking at your mailbox and you have zero emails and this is exactly what this app is for. It’s so intuitive to use, and the simplicity of it is out of this world. Please do yourself a favour and start using this one to manage your email. You will be a super responsive person, and never have to worry about having your inbox filled.

Schedule Once

An absolutely brilliant tool for scheduling up meetings and appointments. If anyone wants to schedule up a time to meet me online/offline they can do so by visiting meetme.so/nathanchan. This also works extremely well with time zones, and integrates perfectly with your Apple or Google calendar. This tool has been a godsend for me scheduling up interviews and meeting people, especially online with so many different time zones.

Google Apps for Business

Since moving to Google apps to run Foundr I couldn’t be happier. We use Google Drive for storage, Google mail for email, Google Calendar and much more all integrated into the one place. It’s super cheap, and easily accessible from ANYWHERE! Cannot recommend this service enough for setting up and hosting your own email. I now have all my email accounts coming into this one mailbox, which means I don’t have to check multiple accounts and am always across all of my emails.

Followup.cc

You know when you send someone an email, and you’re not sure if they will reply? I get this all the time reaching out to people. What you can do is always use followup.cc and never miss a follow up. It sometimes takes me 5 email follow ups for a person to get back to me. Using followup.cc allows me to send an email without the worry of having to know if they will get back to me or if I will forget. Brilliant service.

IFTTT (If This Then That)

This my friends is an absolute game changer. You can automate so much with this extremely powerful tool. What IFTTT does is integrate and talk to many different web applications, which allows you to create ‘recipes’. For example if I star an important email in Gmail, if I forget to follow it up I will get a calendar reminder in my Google Calendar. Or if I publish a blog post to my website it will automatically post an update to a facebook page. The possibilities are endless! You will have a lot of fun optimizing your tasks with IFTTT.

  • https://wallpapertrail.uk Wallpaper Trail

    I opened my own retail and online shop earlier this year (see my name) and have to say I was surprised by your list. I clicked on it and half expected to see the usual “go to” tools such as Moz Pro and Nibbler, etc, but for once I’ve actually found some new tools I can benefit from 🙂

    “If This Then That” sounds like a dream come true for me. I’m so busy with the “real” day-to-day running of my business that I often neglect social media, as do my staff who work equally hard, so I’ll use IFTT to help us all stay active on the various social channels.

    We already use Google Apps and we couldn’t live without it now. It’s actually quite scary when I think about just how reliant on Google my business is.

    • http://foundr.com/ Nathan Chan

      BOOM! That’s what we’re talking about @wallpaper_trail:disqus

  • http://www.edtroxellcreative.com/ Ed Troxell

    Nice line up here! I was surprised to find a few (scheduling and the follow up) I hadn’t heard of. I recently started my consulting business (I’m a multimedia specialist) so these came at the right time. Thank you!

    • http://foundr.com/ Nathan Chan

      Thank you @ed_troxell:disqus – Glad you enjoyed them 🙂

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