By Rieva Lesonsky
Putting in a “long day at the office” doesn’t have the same meaning as it used to since rarely does an entrepreneur get to leave it all behind when he or she gets home. In most cases, the work day continues in some capacity. Let’s face it: Emails still need to get answered, small business loan applications still need to be filled out and you can’t just turn off your entrepreneurial brain even when you really want to. Luckily, technology helps make the blurred line between the office and home easier to handle and still stay organized. Here are three tools that can help:
eFileCabinet is a great organizational tool for any entrepreneur who works on multiple devices like work computers, home laptops, tablets or smartphones. By transferring documents you run the risk of losing any changes or new versions of documents. Instead, eFileCabinet can help keep your files updated across all your devices and your desktop, so you always have the most current version available no matter where you are.
No need to transport your company’s financial information back and forth from the office. Kashoo can help you get accounting chores under control by offering you a cloud accounting system to keep track of your business finances. Even if you outsource your accounting tasks, Kashoo can help by connecting your online bank accounts and credit cards and enabling you to easily access updated cash flow information. You can find out or enter information from any device; each entry goes to your profit and loss statement and balance sheets automatically. Then share it with your business accountant online.
Did you remember to lock the office? What about the warehouse? What about your home? And what about your employees—did they remember to lock up? How many times have the keys gotten lost? Say goodbye to those worries with SimpliciKey. SimpliciKey offers small business owners peace of mind with a remote-controlled electronic deadbolt that gives you several options to easily and unlock or lock doors with the touch of a button. Sign up to find out when their mobile app is released so you can be secure at home and in your business from wherever you are.
Rieva Lesonsky is CEO of GrowBiz Media, a media and custom content company focusing on small business and entrepreneurship. Email Rieva at email@example.com, follow her on Google+ and Twitter.com/Rieva and visit her website, SmallBizDaily.com, to get the scoop on business trends and sign up for Rieva’s free TrendCast reports.