Entrepreneurs are people who choose to create their own businesses, rather than work for other people's. This comes with significant risk, but also entitles the entrepreneur to all the rewards of
I think business people often tell other people about software and tools they like and think others should try. I think people are less vocal about what tools, services and software should be avoided...
Great read, thank you to all who contributed thus far.
@Keith Rowley @Jef Lippiatt
My two cents worth.
One of the biggest challenges I find is that the entrepeneur/business owner doesnt really have a solid idea/vision for the outcome or result from whatever platform/tool/resource/service/software they invest in to use, even if it's free. It still has a time investment!
The other side to this is that in a lot of cases the result, whilst still short of the desired outcome, is still better than the alternative but not acknowledged or seen that way. Progress v perfection.
And of course this is simply because we are all going to have little nuances, nothing can be just right for every business.
Of everything opined i agree with the comment on Sharepoint, albeit allowing for my comments above, as a straight out vault for storing and accessing it does the job. Fails miserably with the promised extended usage within the 365 environment.
I also agree on Skype, I see Skype as MYOB once was (the market darling) and now they are the poor relation to a whole host of newcomers.
CRM wise, Salesforce will always be the domain of the enterprise level users, for SMB/SME there are far better and cost effective options.
In terms of other dislikes the upside is that there is just so much in the marketplace, so rather than those that dont work and lose time over, here are some of the ones I am finding work for me.
Teams v Slack
Dropbox or Google drive v any other
Zoom v anything
And finally with regard to the training/user comments, doesn't matter if it's a tool/software/app/service, right through to people in roles, if there is no training and therefore poor take up or usage...only one person to blame...the one for whom the buck stops!
Enjoy your weekend.
I use Slack, Trello, ASANA, GSuite, Zoom, Calendly, Canva, Scannable (for scanning docs on mobile phone). There's so many to choose from. You just have to do a bit of testing to see which platforms you like the most. For me they have to be easy to use and not overly complicated or it goes in the too hard basket. Thanks for sharing @Rebecca Carroll-Bell @Steven Freeman @Jef Lippiatt @Jessica Osborn @Celia Harding @Christine Mendros @Melanie Gray @Yee Trinh
When you've taken the leap to start a business, when you're down, when you're busy, and when you're stressed. What was the one quote that helped you become a better entrepreneur?
'If opportunity doesn't knock... build a door'. I think this is what it's all about. Always looking for opportunities to connect, grow, make a difference. Love reading what inspires you @Bridget Puszka @Jill Brennan @Leisa Goddard @Maini Homer @Malcolm Dawes @Jef Lippiatt @Kathie Thomas @Phil Khor @Yee Trinh @Daniel Spark @Marcus Tjen @Jef Lippiatt @Tom Valcanis
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Thanks for this great article. I agree with you in people mistakenly believing in the 'magic bullet' solution that will magically turn a business into a cash producing machine. The road to business success is a road of zig zags and twirls and takes lots of mistakes. But it can be highly rewarding.
Thanks for the great article!
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Would be great to know which groups you find worthwhile.. and would be great to meet some of you as well. :)