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Because I love my free time, I’m always looking for ways to run my business in a more efficient and productive way. Here are some websites and apps I have found that will help with both. I have used some of them and others I’m going to try out. I’m willing to bet they can help your business too. They are free or have a low monthly cost to access premium features. They are definitely worth checking out!
p.s. these are not spammy links so it’s safe to click on them.
Do you have any productivity apps that help with running your business? Feel free to leave a comment with your favorite.

APPS FOR MANAGING YOUR BUSINESS – Learn how to make or improve your elevator pitch. Great for meeting with new clients. – Can you afford to advertise? If you have a tight ad budget this will help determine what you can afford. – Informative podcast on all things entrepreneur. – Good app for analyzing your writing. I use this to edit my blog posts. It’s also good for writing presentations and proposals. – Free invoice template that is really easy to use. Invoice customers, accept payments and track income and expenses. It’s free to use except for credit card processing. I like the looks of this one and I’m planning on trying it. Combines multiple tools for great customer service: Tickets, Email Management, Customer Community, Feedback, Docs & Knowledge Base. I think this app could definitely be a time saver.

PRODUCTIVITY, ORGANIZATION AND COLLABORATION APPS – An iOS extension to mail notes to yourself from any app. I’m going to try this one. Ever find a great article on the web but didn’t have time to read it? Save it for later with Pocket. I have used this app in the past. It would be perfect if it reminded me to read the article I saved. – Productivity app that works inside of gmail to keep you organized and on task. – Save files on your computer, then access them on your phone from the road. Everything you keep in Dropbox is synced automatically to all your devices. This is a great app for storing images and large files since they live in the cloud instead of taking up space on your computer. – Organize your work and declutter your life. Syncs across all devices. – Collaborate with your team from any device. This is a good app if you have employees who work from home or are on the road alot.

APPS FOR CONCENTRATION – Distractions bothering you? This will keep from looking at your email or wandering onto a website to “quickly” check something out. – Like being in your favorite coffee shop. If only they could bring me my Starbucks… – Become engulfed in the tranquil sounds of nature. – Blocks out annoying distractions. You create your own environment. This one was fun to play with but I could see myself spending alot of time trying all the variations which is a distraction in itself. Countdown timer. This is helpful for writing. It’s amazing how the words flow so much easier when you use this.

Here’s to more free time to do the things you enjoy!


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