6 apps every Nigerian entrepreneur needs right now

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Entrepreneurs are an efficient bunch.

The secret? They don’t do it alone.

The workload of an entrepreneur, if done alone can make them drop dead.  However, they use cutting-edge apps to keep them on their A- game.

Technology has made it easier for entrepreneurs to accomplish routine tasks, manage time more efficiently and keep track of responsibilities in a more orderly fashion.

As great as these apps may be, it is important to choose the right app for your work style. With that in mind, we have put together, top apps that every Nigerian entrepreneur should have and use;

1. Dropbox

Dropbox is a useful app for sharing files with your PCs, your other devices, and other people.

Instead of carrying around big files, flash drives and hard drives, you simply store your files on the internet (or better still, the cloud)

Your files will be readily accessible anywhere in the world. It can sync between all your computers and devices.

Compatibility: IOS, Android.

2. Evernote

Evernote is an excellent app that you can use to create digital notebooks for everything. From managing your calendar, and planning your next trip to creating presentations and keeping track of your expenses.

The cool part of this is that whether it is your personal or business expenses, Evernote can organize it for you.

All you have to do is create one of Evernote’s digital notebooks, and then you’re able to screenshot your receipt right after payment, making it easier to locate expenses in the future.

It allows you to write and store notes within the app, and you can access them from anywhere. You can record audio notes, web screenshots, and pictures and they can be shared with the rest of the team.

Compatibility: IOS, Android, and Windows.

3. Uber

Imagine having an important meeting, and your car won’t start.  It is the worst feeling, and it happens at the wrong time, always.

This is where Uber comes to play. For any on-the-go entrepreneur, this service is important to ensure you always have a way to get to that last-minute meeting – fast. Also, if you can’t afford a driver (or maybe even a car), Uber is the way to move around in style.

Compatibility: IOS, Android, and Windows.

4. Hootsuite

Social media is a big deal for every entrepreneur; it is a must for any entrepreneur looking to brand their business, increase traffic to their website and publicize what they are into.

However, managing all your social media accounts and putting up posts on all of them at different times is a major time-drain. Hootsuite helps you manage and schedule all your posts to your various social media profiles on different platforms, all from one app. It helps you manage social media and its analytics.

Compatibility: IOS, and Android.

5. TED Videos App

TED stands for technology, entertainment, and design. TED events feature the most inspirational and motivational talks by great leaders who have changed the world with their ideas.

The TED Videos app is home to all this content.

They have a collection of more than 1000 educational talks on almost every subject.  Every entrepreneur needs this because there are moments when things don’t go as they should, or maybe you need to learn a new content. Listening to one of the TED talks would motivate you to keep pushing ahead.

Compatibility: IOS, and Android.

6. LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a must-have if you are looking to build a professional network.

It makes it easy to connect and interact with like-minded people.

All you have to do is update your resume, get to know what’s happening in your professional world and keep in touch with your network.

Compatibility: IOS, and Android.

There are many more apps out there to help entrepreneurs. These few would help you get started, getting all you need to stay organized and help your business grow.

Are you already using any of these apps? What’s your experience been? What app would you add to this list?


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Rita Etuk

Rita Etuk is a Content Developer at VConnect and blog.vconnect.com. She is an avid reader, a movie critic, and a huge fan of Lana Del Rey.

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