5 Must-Have Apps for Busy Mompreneurs
Already occupied with the full-time job of motherhood, many women choose to start their own business, giving them more to do than most people who work two traditional jobs. Realizing that they can’t neglect the important role they have in their children’s lives, mothers also know they must let their passion drive them to build a fulfilling career for themselves. Like anyone else, a mother who fails to pursue her dreams will never have the sense of happiness and fulfillment she deserves.
The so-called mompreneurs combine their responsibility to their family and their job while balancing their personal needs. Such a lifestyle might at first seem impossible, but many moms do it successfully. With the help of technology, working moms can become productive as they juggle their multiple roles, but also use it for the benefit of the whole family.
If you are a busy mompreneur, the following five mobile apps will help you improve your productivity and care for your children as you live your exciting life as a businesswoman.
24me Smart Personal Assistant
With 24me, you can harness the power of the next-generation calendar and task list to tame and track your many responsibilities. The app helps you manage you work and personal life using a seamless framework that handles everything you need to do while syncing all your calendars and to-do lists. As you use 24me to keep track of all your responsibilities, you can let it help you outsource some of them by finding you part-time help.
The app gives you a one-stop platform that has other remarkable features including navigation and bill payment tools. You can even use it to send gifts to your family and friends. In a single screen, you can check on your social networks, vendors, and financials without getting bogged down at your desk.
Known to many smartphone users as a unified family app, Cozi has enough flexibility to make a big difference in your life. You can begin using Cozi by setting up its shared family calendar to help you with planning meals and shopping trips.
It’s easy to keep track of daily events in your journal to make sure none of your precious memories get lost to your hectic business life. You can color code the activities of everyone in your business and family so that you can stay updated at a glance.
You’ll need the UrbanSitter app to accommodate some spur-of-the-moment meetings with clients or vendors. By just entering your time requirements into the app, and you can gain access to trusted babysitters in your area. You can schedule a sitter for the time you need directly from the app and then rest assured knowing that your children will have appropriate supervision while you tend to the needs of your business.
UrbanSitter uses feedback from parents to determine the most popular and reliable sitters, to narrow your search. You can also use the app to view video profiles to get the babysitter that makes the best fit with your kids. You’ll have the ability to choose only sitters who have met special requirements such as background checks and CPR certification.
You might never know how difficult travel can be for a mompreneur if you use TripCase. Mompreneurs often live their life on the move, so they depend on their smartphone to stay on top of their travel plans.
TripCase turns your smartphone into an itinerary manager. With the app installed, you have the information you need in the palm of your hands when you need it. Let TripCase collect all the details about your trip including your airline tickets and hotel reservations.
It will also keep your car rental details and other information handy for you and send status updates to your family members and employees. This is a great way of keeping your spouse and kids updated on your travel as they anticipate your return.
You have your hands full with household and business responsibilities, so you probably don’t have much time to manage your finances. Mint gives you an excellent way to automate your personal accounts, so you can focus on managing your business.
Configure Mint with your account information, and it will automatically track your spending and give you the reports you need to track your budget and everything you spend money on. This is a great app for tracking both your business and family expenses. The free app will also give you customized tips based on your financial habits.
You’ve chosen the exciting life of a mompreneur, so give yourself a boost by using the above five must-have apps. As you do, keep your eyes open for other interesting tools that will help you work smarter and faster than ever before.
This guest post was written by Lisa Michaels, a freelance writer, editor and a striving content marketing consultant from Portland. Being self-employed, she does her best to stay on top of the current trends in the business world. She spends her free time trying out new recipes or reading Scandinavian crime novels. Feel free to connect with her on Twitter @LisaBMichaels.