You can be a great entrepreneur with plenty of ambition, spirit and smarts. You can also have a great team supporting you but we all know a lot of what gets people through their busy, challenging days are apps that help keep them organized, in the know, effective and inspired. Here are 8 super useful ones that every female entrepreneur needs to download ASAP.
This is the ultimate app if you are wanting to start your own company. According to founder Eileen Gittins, the platform helps mold women into entrepreneurs by creating and growing a real e-commerce business all from their phone. Once you have downloaded it, you can create your logo, add it to your camera roll and then brand any products you need to (t-shirts, tote bags, mugs.) You will literally create your own store from your phone.
Slack has become the ultimate communication tool. You can do everything on this platform including make phone calls, upload videos, photos, GIFs, literally anything. And you can do it all from your phone.
Need to sign a doc? Don’t even think about the headache of having to download one then print it then sign it and then scan it. All of that trouble has been eliminated thanks to this brilliant app.
The dating app that put women in the driver’s seat now will help you network and make professional contacts. Founder Whitney Wolfe said of Bumble Bizz, which was always part of her plan, “Why does it have to be all about love?” she told Fast Company. “How do we expand horizons beyond just saying, ‘You’re a female, you have to get married by 30’?”
With this app you will literally become an organization machine. It organizes your projects into boards, lists, and cards so you can better prioritize work and life.
We can be the happiest of people but it is always nice to have a dose of daily inspiration especially when you are always on the run. Shine sends you free daily text messages with motivational quotes, positive affirmations and actions you can take every morning to make your day a great one.
Similar to Bumble Biz, you also swipe right on people you want to connect with and left for when it just isn’t a match. Simply set up a professional profile on the app (and yes, you can use your LinkedIn profile.)
When you are constantly consuming information and trying to keep up to date on it all it can be hard to organize it all and even remember where you found it. Well this app provides you with a virtual pocket. You can save all the things you want to read or share for later including articles, videos and other pieces of content.
About the author
Tina Wells is the founder and CEO of Buzz Marketing Group, an agency that creates marketing strategies for clients within the beauty, entertainment, fashion, financial, and lifestyle sectors. In her years of experience, Tina has authored the youth marketing handbook Chasing Youth Culture And Getting It Right and the best-selling tween series Mackenzie Blue. She sits on the board for NPH USA, an international organization that helps raise over 3,500 orphan children in Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition to serving on the Young Entrepreneur Council, the United Nations Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council, and the board of directors for both the Philadelphia Orchestra Association and The Franklin Institute, she is also the current Academic Director of Wharton’s Leadership in the Business World program. Her long list of honors include Essence’s 40 Under 40, Billboard’s 30 Under 30, Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, and Inc’s 30 Under 30. View Tina’s full bio here.
Tina is a Facilitator at Rise Gatherings and will instruct her workshop “Launching and Growing Your Business, Your Way” at the 2018 Annual Weekend, where she will discuss ways to launch your own business and how to grow that business, all on your own terms.