Are you an entrepreneur or thinking about becoming one? Here’s my favorite tools for the busy entrepreneur.
If you are an entrepreneur you may have noticed, that you need to take on many hats doing the day. To be able to manage each hat you need tools, that can help you become efficient. The internet is filled with tool that’s created just to make your life easier, so why not use them. Here you will find my favorite tools I use everyday in my startup life. I have separated the tool into the four important titles, CEO, CFO, CMO and CTO. You may have heard these abbreviations before. These are all big areas, but as an entrepreneur you have to learn are roles before you can hire it out to a specialist.
Tools for empracing the role ad the director.
The best tools for taking care of the finans
Reach your customers in the most efficient way.
Get your technical toolkit to be head of technology
Chief executive officer
When working in a team you need a tool to organize tasks between teammates. In my company we use Canvas Planner as we can style our board so it fits our needs. Furthermore, we can set the task to “red” – to do, “yellow” – doing and “green” – done.
Bonus info behind Canvas Planner is two amazing Danish female entrepreneurs.
Another free tool for organizing task in your startup is Trello. We use this tool for development tasks as we can add all the new features we come up with and priortize them. Furthermore, it’s easy to invite new team members and externdevelopers if needed.
As you start your own company, you will quikly create many documents, that’s why we use Google Drive. The smart think is that we can all work in the same document. I especially like using Google Sheets and Google Slides for our budgets and pitchdecks as they are updated often.
Chief Finansial officer
When starting a business you need to take care of financial accounting. For this you can hire an accountant or do it yourself. With a tool like Dinero you can easily do it yourself and safe the money for more important tasks. Dinero is a Danish Company, but your country may have something similar.
Cash flow budget
One of the first things you should start with is setting up a cash flow budget. With this budget you can plan what you need of cash to keep your business alive and when you need a new cashflow to expand your runway. You can find a link to a cash flow budget (in Danish Likviditetsbudget) by tapping on this section.
KEYSTONES HØKER KALKULE
As an entrepreneur you will encounter the impossible task of valuation your business. This is a really difficult task, but Keystones have made a tool that can send you in the right direction. Sadly the questionary is only in Danish.
Chief marketing officer
Canva is really an amazing tool for creating beautiful content for social media or your website. We use it daily as it’s free and you can upload your own images to make yout content look professional without any prior styling skills.
Make PNG transparent
This tool can safe you from a lot of frustration. At this website you can upload an image and choose which part of the image should be transparent.
Want to decorate you images and make your content stand out? Then, have a look at pngfuel. Here you will find cool icons, images and more with transparent background.
Round corners on image
Sometimes you just wants your image to have round corners, but how..Luckily there is a tool for that, where you just upload you image and define the radius. Super smart.
Wanna make your own animations, then Rive is your tool. I stubled apon this website as I wanted to have animations in my unboarding guide. It’s easy to learn and the files are optimized for usage in the programming framework Flutter.
Chief technology officer
Firebase is a really nice tool if your are a CTO. Firebase can be used a backend, authentication for login at your app or webpage or tracking of analytics. With the really user friendly interface you will be able to understand your companies backend and setup really cool things as notifications and A/B splittesting. We don’t use Firebase as our backend, as I didn’t knew about. But we have set it up for our app for users to signup with Google, Facebook and AppleId.
I hope you found the tools usefull and they can help you to become a more efficient entrepreneur. I will be happy to hear from you, if you use other tools that can help fellow entrepeneurs reach their dream. You can contact me via. Nanna@decorraid.com.
I will be updating this site frequently, whenever I find new tools for the busy entrepreneur.