Entrepreneurs aren’t expected to spend all their time away from the Internet while they work away at their business plans and product development. The Internet has a lot of essential tools that entrepreneurs who really want to go the distance need to know about. Let’s take a quick look at the online tools modern entrepreneurs are using to improve their work processes, stay informed, and make a name for themselves.
Who doesn’t see Google as essential to their business or even their life in some way? Of course, there’s more to Google as an online tool than its search engine. Google Analytics is one of the best ways to get the data that you need to target audiences and keywords properly. Google Search Console is essential when it comes to effective SEO, as it can give you a strong analysis of your website to ensure that everything from backlinking and sitemaps is being used correctly.
Project management systems
Entrepreneurs are busy bees indeed, and may often find themselves struggling to juggle all their tasks and timekeeping responsibilities. If you’re working on a project, then it’s essential you get yourself a project management system. Thankfully, there are loads of free solutions online. Trello is one of the most popular free solutions in this area. If you need something a little more comprehensive and suited to bigger teams, then Basecamp can work brilliantly. Many entrepreneurs use both; Trello is great for more informal and local management, and Basecamp can help with an extended remote team. Speaking of which…
The amount of time entrepreneurs have to complete certain tasks on their project, especially during their initial planning and development phases, is usually quite limited. Not only that, but they also may not have all the skills necessary to complete essential parts of their project. For example, they may need a programming expert to help them build a website or even an app, or a copywriter who can help their marketing. Thankfully, there are plenty of online resources for hiring freelancers.
Sometimes, a budding entrepreneur may find that they don’t have the expertise or skills to accomplish what they want to accomplish. Hiring freelancers to do certain tasks for you won’t always help. But many aren’t keen on the idea of going to college to get the academic qualifications they want, simply because they don’t have time. However, there are loads of online education resources that can help entrepreneurs. You can hit up a tutoring website like Udemy, or look into a distance learning MBA, or even check out college lectures on YouTube.
Content management systems
Entrepreneurs should know it by now: you need a website. While there are a plethora of online tools that allow people to make websites with minimal technical expertise, professionals need to be careful that their website has its own domain, looks professional, and is technically reliable. Content management systems such as WordPress (for blogs) and Magento (for e-commerce) are essential online tools in this regard.