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Finovate and the Rise of the African Entrepreneur - The New Age Online

Finovate and the Rise of the African Entrepreneur - The New Age Online | Entrepreneurial esprit | Scoop.it
Finovate and the Rise of the African Entrepreneur
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There are avenues entrepreneurs and SMME's can take to change this. One of the Avenues open to technological firms is the internationally acclaimed Finovate conference.
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5 Must-Have Free Bootsrapping Tools for Solopreneurs - Project Eve

5 Must-Have Free Bootsrapping Tools for Solopreneurs - Project Eve | Entrepreneurial esprit | Scoop.it

 

#1 Week Plan

 

WEEK Plan’s motto is Put First Things First. I’m a huge fan of Google Calendar, mostly because I can access it from my phone & Kindle. But I’m switch to WEEK Plan because I want a planner with more. And Google Calendar is just a calendar.

 

This weekly planner is inspired by the The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change from Stephen Covey and Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity from David Allen.

It has room for goals, which is what I’m looking for. And while I love Workflowy, I want one tool for basic day to day stuff.

 

 

#2 MailChimp

 

Want to build an email list for free? You can send 12,000 emails a month to a list of up to 2,000 subscribers with MailChimp’s Forever Free plan.

Here’s a few ways to use this service:

 

newsletterannounce a new product or servicesalescoupons

Like most of these tools, there is an option to upgrade. But if you’re just starting out, it’s a fantastic option.

 

#3 HootSuite

 

I honestly don’t have time to manage every social media platform I use. Who on Earth does? Really, with every so-called guru pushing us to tweet, post and share our every move. It’s enough to make me want to scream!

That’s why I love HootSuite. You can manage five social profiles, schedule updates and see basic analytics. As time is money, this is an incredible time saver for those who want to increase their online presence.

 

#4 Boomerang for Gmail/Outlook

 

The idea behind Boomerang is that emails can easily fall through the cracks. With Boomerang, you can send emails at a scheduled time, attach follow-ups, and reminders if you don’t hear back from someone.

This is perfect for those who have a hard time organizing their communications. And you know not returning communications is a huge business sin, so Boomerang will ensure messages don’t fall through the cracks.

 

#5 Google

 

Google is a solopreneur’s best friend. Google can be considered a complete toolbox for micro businesses. It’s free, and it rocks!

Here’s just a few things you can do with Google:

GmailGoogle Drive – 15 GB of free cloud spaceGoogle Docs – documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings & formsGoogle HangoutsGoogle + for Business

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