As an entrepreneur, it’s likely you have a lot going on with getting your business up and running. With the mountain load of tasks, it’s only natural to feel overwhelmed. Luckily, there is a way for you to lessen the stress. You could use your iPad!
Your iPad is the little business manager you take with you everywhere you go. Whenever you meet with a client, you can conveniently take it out, show off your services and products or take notes. If you have a few minutes on public transportation, take it out to get some work done. It’s better than waiting until midnight to email that potential client, right?
iPads are quickly taking the place of a laptop for a reason. They are portable, reliable, and they can do virtually anything you want it to do.
But wait, you don’t understand how to use it with your business, you say? Well, it’s time to make friends with the App Store because it holds just about everything you need for your startup.
The following are some of the best apps that entrepreneurs are using:
Who needs notebooks anymore? You can use Evernote for anything you want to record. Type in notes from a meeting. If you have an idea in the middle of the night, mumble the idea into your Evernote app, and you can listen to it in the morning. See a flyer, billboard or some other marketing tool idea you’d like to use for your business? Take a picture of it, insert it into an Evernote page, and type in what you like about it and how you would like to change it. Evernote is a great place to figure out your business plan, keep accurate records of expenses and revenue, and just doodle when you need some time to be creative in other ways.
This is a favorite among entrepreneurs because with all of the online calendars out there today, people need one they can use that is simple. This one will sync with all of your calendars, so you have the notifications you need no matter where you are or what you are doing.
Get in touch with your outsourced workers or clients quickly with Skype. You can call or video chat with them wherever you have an Internet connection.
Share files with anyone you need to by uploading them to Dropbox. You can share folders and files easily. You can even send a link to people, so they can easily bring up the content in a web browser.
- PDFPen for iPad
If you need a document signed, you can use your iPad. Simply install this app, and you’ll be able to hand over your iPad to have the person sign the document. Save it and either keep it on your iPad, upload it to an online server, or print it out.
Other Ideas to Run Your Business with an iPad
Don’t forget that you have mail with your iPad, so connect all of your addresses to it. You’ll be able to get through those emails in record time when you don’t have to wait until you get to your computer.
Set up your device to print. Most printers these days run on a network, and by downloading the app for your particular printer, you can easily print out anything you would like a paper version of for filing.
Organize your files by creating folders. Create folders by holding down the Home button until the icons wiggle. Put your finger on each icon of the file you want in a folder and place it over another icon. This will place the two files in a folder. To add another one, simply put your finger on the icon and drag it in.
Start Using Your iPad Today
You can do so much with your iPad, so start using it to its full potential. Before you know it, you’ll have so much of your business information on it that you won’t be able to put it down.