It’s no small feat for moms to manage their own business as well as a family, and one of the main challenges is time.
It’s no small feat for moms to manage their own business as well as a family, and one of the main challenges is time. Everyone has precisely the same number of hours and minutes available each day, but for moms who are combining two such time-consuming roles as entrepreneur and mother, it can be like trying to squeeze a quart of milk into a pint jug. Having great organizational skills, avoiding the deadly time-wasting practice of procrastination, and having a good support network in place both at home and at work will ease the strain, but there are also a few clever ways you can use tech to gain even more time back.
How tech can help
There are so many tools and apps available now it can be hard to know what is worth trying and which ones will genuinely help you save time. You may have been put off trying apps because when you’ve done so previously they took ages to set up and you didn’t seem to get any benefit from them. It is true that there are some poorly designed tools and apps, and some that seem to have been created to serve a need that doesn’t actually exist. However, there are a lot of excellent apps and tools around that once you start using you will wonder how you ever managed without.
Finding the right apps
There are a couple of ways to find the right apps, for example, you could start by looking at reviews for software designed to answer any needs you have. A simple search online for the topic you wish to locate an app for will bring up a number of useful options which you can then choose from. You can also look at or consult forums covering the subject, ask friends and business colleagues for recommendations, and see what other businesses in your sector are utilizing. One golden rule is to not just limit yourself to those apps you know exist or problems you know you need to solve. By browsing through a list of apps used in a wider business context, you may well come across something that will save you time or perform a task more efficiently for you, that would never have occurred to you spontaneously.
What kinds of tech solutions are there?
There are many solutions out there but to give you an idea, these are some of the areas you could be looking at:
- Start with the more well-established tech solutions, such as online calendars that manage your dates and appointments, using email and text alerts to keep you up to date on the go, and subscribing to feeds from relevant organizations to keep you informed, for example keeping an eye on your investments using Twitter stock ratings.
- If you’re still uploading posts to all your social media accounts individually, look at the range of social media management tools that are available. These will give you the ability to post to any or all of your accounts in one go, monitor posts in your market, analyze your performance, and schedule posts for when you are otherwise engaged.
This is just a few ways you can save some precious time, so don’t leave it any longer – get searching for your ideal tech solutions right now!