Aparna Gayatri Devagiri Sriram
Episode 6: Leveraging Technology - Part 2 of our conversation with Smitha Raja
Welcome to another episode of Her Business is Our Business where we Gayathri and Aparna look at Women Entrepreneurship beyond funding – sharing expertise, experiences and tools to grow your business.
In this episode, we continue our conversation with Smitha Raja about the different apps and tools we can leverage boost productivity. We also discuss our personal favourite apps that you can try out.
Include tech as a part of your business plan right from the start
It is advisable to keep aside 3-8% of the total business budget for technology. However, it may vary for tech-intensive businesses.
While there are free tools available, it all comes with their own set of pros and cons. It is necessary to weigh them before making a decision
A few areas that tech can be leveraged to enhance your business:
To increase productivity
To automate mundane or routine tasks such as attendance, invoicing, expense tracking
To scale your business
Tips with regards to adopting technology for your business:
Explore the various technology available
Integrate technology as a part of your business plan right from the start
Choose the tools that are relevant and can enhance your business
On a personal level, use tech to improve your productivity by exploring the various apps that are in the market
Make it a habit to read productivity blogs
Our personal favourite apps:
Voice recording app
Otter - Transcription app
We hope you enjoyed the show!