The co-founder and CEO of Moo.do, Jay Meistrich, is probably the world’s most famous digital nomad. After realizing that working behind a desk from 9 to 5, in his own company, made him completely unproductive and unmotivated, Jay decided to sell all of his belongings and travel the world. This young man managed to start and lead successful companies remotely, while traveling between 20 countries and 45 cities. In his words, running a startup on the run proved to be both fruitful for his company and a more economical solution as well, since rent cost more than being on the road constantly.
This inspiring story is certainly saying a lot about the state of the contemporary world of business. Not just that we have a young individual building an entire business while never visiting his own place of work, but he is managing to get everything finished through the power of his mobile devices too.
Could it be that leading a company has become that simple? Is it true that a simple mobile device can be a tool good enough for anyone to manage, lead and organize an entire workforce? Believe it or not, it is almost that simple.
So let’s review which are the basic apps that you should install on your mobile device to lead a company. Who knows, maybe this short tutorial could help you build an empire while you are on your regular commute.
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The very first thing you would need on the run, is a real-time collaborative platform that will keep all of your communications and tasks well organized and accessible at any given moment. There’s Basecamp, Trello, Salesforce and many other great collaboration apps, but the one that keeps progressing in the world of contemporary professionals is certainly Asana. This app will serve you not just as a project management tool, but also as a basic tool for communication between teammates. The best thing about it is that it is extremely easy to use, comes with a lot of great options for integrations, and it is absolutely free. While we are on the subject of integrations, let’s not forget your basic to-do list for today.
Many modern professionals choose to use Evernote instead of a regular to-do list app. The reason why is this digital workspace allows you to integrate a great majority of applications and connect them with your lists within the Evernote. You can also take notes and photographs, save your Internet research and access all of that data without even exiting the application. So once you get a task assigned to you in Asana, you can integrate that task with your Evernote list, and as soon as your account syncs with your device, which happens almost automatically, you can simply start working on your assignment from there.
Customer Relationship Management tools have become cornerstones of a profitable business. Tracking leads, assigning deals, communication reminders and much more is all accessible through a very intelligent app called Nimble. Inside of this app you can even build a content calendar, if you are running a blog for example and can schedule your deals and possible interviews without even leaving Nimble. It even integrates all of your clients’ social media accounts, and since we are all aware of how Twitter has become a very important tool for CRM, this option almost oversimplifies successful customer relationship management.
John J. Stone is a business consultant and regular contributor at Bizzmarkblog. He is a believer in the notion that form should always follow function and that developing the ability to think outside of the box is a prerequisite of being a successful entrepreneur.
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