2020 Entrepreneur: Tools to Know
Who is an entrepreneur? This is what Wikipedia says about what is entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurship is the process of designing, launching and running a new business, which is often initially a small business. That means that an entrepreneur is a designer who designs solutions to the problems which may or may not be existing.
You may think now, ‘Do I need to know how to be artistic or how to paint to become an entrepreneur?’. Not exactly, before understanding the meaning of entrepreneurship we should also understand the meaning of designing: A plan or specification for the construction of an object or system or for the implementation of an activity or process, or the result of that plan or specification in the form of a prototype, product or process. An Entrepreneur is a person who converts his ideas using designs and action plans, by accepting the fear of failure and putting themselves into the risk.
Modern Entrepreneurs are designers and programmers, they are the ones who paint their idea so that their cofounders and investors can see the real picture. Even if you want to do a normal business in the 2020s, technology is going to be an inevitable part of it. Computer Science is changing and has changed the Business scenario in the last decade.
These are the tools a successful entrepreneur needs to know in the 2020s.
Xmind is a mind mapping software and is opensource. This will help in mind mapping, organizing and brainstorming your startup ideas. By using this tool, you can structure your idea, or generate more ideas easier. Many great products start with a small idea. Mind maps can really be useful at the beginning of a project. Not just in the business scenario, mind-mapping tools will be helpful in your life too, you can become more creative and organized. XMind can also support Logic Chart, Org Chart, Timeline, Fishbone, and Matrix
Trello is an open-source web-based Kanban-style list-making application. It can be helpful for all your project management work. Trello has a variety of work and personal uses including real estate management, software project management, school bulletin boards, lesson planning, accounting, web design, gaming, and law office case management.
Most startups rely on Slack than Skype. It can be used for communication and file transfer among your teammates. Slack teams enable communities, groups, or teams to join a workspace via a specific URL or invitation sent by a team admin or owner. Although Slack was developed for organizational communication, it has been adopted as a community platform, replacing message boards or social media groups on Facebook or LinkedIn. It can be integrated with Google Docs as well as Trello. It also has GitHub integration.
Canva is one of the best graphics designing tool for a beginner. It uses a drag-and-drop format and provides access to photographs, vector images, graphics, and fonts. It is used by non-designers as well as professionals. Do you need a logo for your startup idea? Do you want to design a poster to let your network know about your new product at a minimal rate? Canva is the best option for you if you are not an expert.
In the age of ‘shared economy’, there is a lot of technological involvement in whichever business you would like to step into. So, being an entrepreneur, you are the creator of your ideas, and you need to communicate with your team about what you really want to develop. Adobe XD gives you the right service, you can design your application’s UI/UX using Adobe XD. It is easier than the previous XML development methods where too much coding was involved. With the Adobe features, you will be able to create UI/UX using the same way you use Adobe Photoshop or Adobe illustrator. Later you can export your UI/UX to XML file. Later the coding can be done over the XML file by yourself or your cofounder who knows to code.
Python is a general-purpose programming language, as an entrepreneur, if you know python you can use it for multiple purposes starting from Automation, Website development, Application development, and even Data Science and Machine Learning. The scope for python is endless as compared to any other programming language. Packages like Kivy and Chaquopy enable you to create android applications using Python scripting. Django or Flask helps you to create Web applications. Tensorflow enables you to create machine learning based AI Applications. PyCharm is the suggested IDE for Python programming.
This will be the right place for you to find your mentor. It gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to receive online consulting services from experts in their area. You have to request a call from the experts in the particular area or domain you are searching for, you can have the call and get the aid. Make the payment after the call. Clarity.FM covers consulting in areas such as Business Advisory, Sales and Marketing, Funding & Financing, Design & Technology, Personal Skill Development, and Consultation in different industries, etc.
AngelList or angel.co is a social network platform for startups. A place where startups can search for Venture Capitalists and Job seekers. And for Angel investors to invest in the latest cutting edge technology startups. The platform has a mission to democratize the investment process and to help startups with their challenges in fundraising and talent.