It used to take a whole team of employees to run a business efficiently. There had to be someone to handle the books, someone to manage operations, someone to get the company’s name out to the world and so on. With the propagation of specialized software for business tasks, it’s feasible for all of those jobs to be done by just one person who downloads files and runs them for their company. This has a led many people down the road of entrepreneurship. With tech support and tutorials offered by most software like Windows and others it’s possible to learn by oneself, so if you have a great idea for a new business, grab a computer and get started in the areas below.
Development and Operations
The old saying is that it takes money to make money. And to get money for a business, you have to present your product to the right people. Owners can knock the socks of investors with presentations with slide software like PowerPoint. Once things start becoming operational, spreadsheets in Excel can help track everything from future inventory to sales. Keeping operations on track can be done with scheduling tools in email software like Outlook which can document future tasks along with contact addresses.
Marketing and Creative
If people don’t know your business exists then it most likely won’t stay open for long. You can download Adobe software like Photoshop and Illustrator are perfect for putting together creative branding and marketing schemes. Build a cool logo and stamp it on to a brochure that can be emailed across the country. Or use mailing tools in Word to send out colorful fliers and coupons.
Once the money starts rolling in, it all has to be accounted for. Instead of scribbling figures in a ledger that can easily go amiss, software like QuickBooks can electronically store it all, as well as generate reports to make informed decisions on how the well the business is running. It can also create and print invoices for collecting it.