Business owners sometimes have a hard time staying focused. It’s not that they are dumb. It’s that many small business owners wear multiple hats. If you’re running your business alone, or with a skeleton crew, you probably know the types of challenges you face every day. You have to be the marketing manager, the CFO, the president, and the HR person. Here’s how to keep focused and stay productive, even when you feel like your business life is a bit overwhelming.
Millions of businesses use Twitter every day for marketing and for staying in-touch with clients and prospects. Some businesses get their marketing advice or sales advice from Twitter. But, sorting through tweets can be a real pain in the butt. Here’s where Brook comes into play. It helps you sort out the noise so you can focus on the important Tweets that you really want to see.
So, for example, if you’re subscribed to several different thought-leaders in your industry, but you only want to follow 5 of them at a time, Brooks can send you tweets from only those 5 users. You get to selectively follow and read what you want on Twitter without alienating anyone or being overwhelmed by tweets.
Wolfram Alpha is one of those amazing applications that can do just about anything. It’s sort of an intelligent mix between Google and Wikipedia. But it’s so much more than that. It can solve higher-level calculus problems, tell you what the weather is, and it can even solve problems for you.Obviously, this could be an amazing app for your business if you need answers to complex questions and you’re tired of sifting through pages of spam in Google or Bing.
Stress relief. You need it. You know it. Throw away your old mixed tapes of meditation music or visit this website and sell them. You’ve got Omvana. The app is designed to be your personal meditation and inspirational application. Fire it up, and search through a catalog of meditative songs, inspirational speeches, guided meditation, binaural tracks, and a lot more.
You spend a lot of time composing blog posts, but how do your customers react to them? You don’t have a lot of comments. Now you have PulseM. It gives you instant feedback about your posts. The company gives you a link and generates a QR code. Then, you place this code anywhere on Facebook, Twitter, in the mail (yes, snail mail), or even in a newspaper. Your customers write or speak their comments and then you get to view those comments through the lens of PulseM’s analytics.
Finding it difficult to focus? Lots of people have the same problem. But, focus@will has created an amazing little application. Now, you can listen to music while you work that actually helps you stay focused instead of becoming a distraction. It’s not hokum either. It’s based on neuroscience, and all of the music they offer have been proven to improve concentration by up to 400 percent.
Mason Williamson loves business technology. He enjoys writing about productivity apps and business software to aid successful business management.