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    Must-Have Tech Tools for Entrepreneurs

    Entrepreneurship is in. The number of young people (under 35) starting a business has risen by 70% since 2006, contributing greatly to the 589,000+ startups that were launched in the UK last year.

    Tech Revolution

    Advances in technology have given young people the confidence they need to go out and achieve their dreams of owning a business. Start-up costs have declined with business management now able to be undertaken through only a laptop and smartphone. With support and funding readily available, it couldn’t be a better time to go it on your own.

    If you think you’ve ticked all the boxes for starting a business and are ready to get going, here’s our top tech tools that will help you achieve your goals while starting out as an entrepreneur.

    Organisation

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    Organisation really is key to succeeding in business. Luckily for the entrepreneurs of the 21st century, the amount of project management apps available out there is vast.

    Asana allows you to manage projects through a team dashboard; keeping track of team schedules, ensuring that you never miss a deadline.

    Wrike lets you to create a personal dashboard and share with other employees or shareholders so you can keep track of your own schedule. Best for small businesses of 5 or less team members.

    Another alternative is Trello, an easy to use project management app with a free lite version. This works similarly to Wrike where it has personal boards that you can share and edit with other members of your team.

    Web Development

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    If you don’t plan on spending a lot of money up front, building your own website is the way to go. Wordpress and Wix are two of the easiest platforms to use.


    Wordpress
    allows you to build a website or blog from scratch with a custom domain and 24/7 expert support from only £3/month.

    Wix too also allows you total design freedom for your own website and offers building methods, through code or ADI (Artifical Design Intelligence). Templates are readily available for both these platforms, standard and custom built, to give your website that professional feel.

    Accounts

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    It’s recommended to seek help from an accountant for your start-up, but when it comes to book-keeping, there are plenty of DIY tools out there.

    Use Toggl for keeping track of time spent on clients to bill them accordingly. They will crunch the numbers too, so you can see what’s making you money and what’s costing you.

    Expensify will help you automate your expense process by tracking all your outgoings. You can sync it to a credit card and it has receipt scanning and reimbursement features.

    QuickBooks is a fantastic tool for keeping all of your accounting in one place; you can manage your cashflow, send invoices and run your payroll from this handy app.

    Productivity

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    For any entrepreneur, productivity is a huge contributing factor to success. How effectively you manage your time will have a direct effect on the results of your business and there are some great apps out there to keep you on track.

    Evernote is a multi-purpose tool that allows you to capture and organize notes at any time from anywhere so you never miss a good idea. It comes with loads of features like checklists, tables, handwriting features and audio recordings which are all shareable amongst your team.

    FocusMe is an app that you can install on your laptop or desktop to block distracting websites; great for when you really need to get your head down and get some work done.

    Content

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    Great content can really make or break your marketing so whether it be for social media, email or branding, make sure you’ve got a platform that allows you to easily create professional looking graphics and videos.

    Not everyone has the time to master photoshop; so that’s why they created Canva. This graphic design software comes brimming with templates, fonts, and images to create professional looking graphics with its quick and easy to use drag-and-drop format.

    Google have taken it a step further with Google Web Designer, which allows you to make HTML-5 designs and motion graphics that can be used for your website and or digital marketing activity, such as display advertising. Google also offers a free and thorough guide on how to use this software on their Academy for Ads.