Look below if you would like some tips for tools to use as entrepreneurs to get your business started quickly and efficiently.
If you want a simple website that is well designed, almost instantly set up, and you can change the content on an app on your phone, then Jimdo is your friend. We use Jimdo at Generate Entrepreneur. You can also answer any questions on your phone using a chat tool as easily as sending a message.
Get talent quickly and easily using Upwork. You can choose to monitor how your freelancer is spending their time by getting a snap of their monitor every few minutes and pay per hour, or you can pay after the contract is complete. The contract is monitored by Upwork to make sure both sides are playing fair and they take relatively little commission.
If you want a more freedom with your website, or are looking for a cheaper website, and have more time to create the website. Wordpress is relatively simple to use, but has a lot of power, and it is highly customisable. Afterall wordpress powers 30% of all websites!
Having used Wordpress and Jimdo, I enjoy the experience of using Jimdo, and it is much easier than Wordpress, but most of all it is quick to set up and quick to work with. Wordpress is not difficult to use, as some web developers may have you believe. But dealing with plugin issues and fiddling with unimportant design frustrations is not necessary and is time consuming as a business owner. With Jimdo you can be completely set up almost instantly, and then edit on the go. Deal with customers on the go as well which is an added bonus. But there is no denying you can do much, much more with Wordpress. You can edit your design more, you can add amazing features, the world is your oyster. When it comes to sites like Squarespace and Wix, it's just not worth the hassle. They are both not hugely customisable, but also not quick to use. Definitely a waste of time. Although Squarespace does look good, often it get's in the way of it's own functionality, and UX. Wix doesn't even really have that.
Although I've had more frustrations working directly with developers than I've ever had on these websites.
QuickBooks is your personal accountant on the go. It's cheap to use, and very helpful. It can really save you money instead of spending thousands on accountants. QuickBooks products are geared mainly toward small and medium-sized businesses and offer on-premises accounting applications as well as cloud-based versions that accept business payments, manage and pay bills, and payroll functions.
I am always recommending Evernote. It's just so easy to use, and with my mind going a mile a minute, I want to safely store my notes, information, or snap a confirmation page so I have it for later saved and organised without too much hassle so I can get on with the next task on my mind.
Organise your contacts, connect to your website and send out GDPR compliant emails to your customers. You can organise your contacts into categories, and best of all it's free to use as a casual user (up to 2000 subscribers)