Small business owners are on the forefront of entrepreneurship and hence I thought sharing this very useful article by by Nina Anthony would help small business owners and managers.
Task Management Tools:
Remember the Milk With this free tool, you can manage tasks from anywhere – via your desktop, your phone, etc. And it integrates with your Google Calendar
Evernote is a web-based application that allows you to save your ideas and inspiration. You can record a message, write a note, clip an article or take a picture. It integrates with the iPhone and Android, allowing you to capture your best thoughts on the go.
Zotero is an easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It promotes itself as being the only research tool that automatically senses content. You can add PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of web pages to your library and Zotero automatically indexes the full-text content of into a single easily searchable interface.
Doodle lets you easily schedule and coordinate meetings and other appointments, free of charge and without registration.
Invoicing and Financial Management Tools:
Wave is a 100% free (not just a free trial version) accounting app made for small business owners and freelancers. This free alternative to applications like Quickbooks, allows you to create and send professional invoices, track expenses, create reports, and eliminate accounting headaches. Wave was built for non-accountants so it’s super simple to use. But it also includes the kind of tools that you’d expect to pay to use. It’s real double-entry accounting, features bank-caliber 256-bit encryption and security ; there are no usage limits, it integrates with FreshBooks and offers free support and automatic backup. By connecting with your online bank and credit card accounts (optional), you can eliminate hours of tedious manual data entry: your transactions are updated while you sleep, so you’re always up to date. I signed up for this after researching apps for this post!
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