THE CORPORATE HUSTLER'S BLOG
By DEMISHIA WRIGHT
5 Apps Every Corporate Hustler Needs
I realized that the phone in my hand was a powerful tool in making my dreams a reality. You can use it to share your message, make connections, and take over the world. Here are some great apps to add to that tool that will help you with your Corporate Hustle. It is important to stay organized, set goals, and network to take your side hustles to the next level.
Evernote is a web and mobile app that is basically a digital notebook. Using this app you can manage your expenses, your calendar, slideshow presentations, or even planning your next trip. One of the best features of Evernote is its indexing capabilities. Once you add things to your notebook, they’re completely searchable and can be accessed on your desktop, the Web, or your mobile device. It is a very diverse and powerful ally in keeping up with your thoughts. No excuse not to execute.
2. Google Drive
I don’t know what I would do without my Google drive. Wherever I go, my documents and information are with me. If you collaborate with clients, associates, or other experts in your industry with documents, Google Drive is essential to helping you stay productive and organized. Did I mention that Google Drive is free and it’s accessible to anyone who has a Google login.
Have you ever wondered when you should be posting? Have no fear, Buffer is here. Buffer is a powerful social media-publishing tool for your social media platforms. It streamlines your content calendar process by making it easy to schedule content on social media. It also helps to increase your reach with your target audience. This app is easy to use, and you can share content across multiple social networks and ensure that it’s posted at the optimal time so more followers will see your updates.
Anyone who knows me well can tell you I always have the ability to take your money in any form. Square is a credit-card processing app for any size business and is easy to use anywhere. Square allows you to accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Once you sign up, they will send you a free magstripe reader (their newest reader even take chip cards). If you want to be professional and stay ready for the sale, then make sure you have the Square.
When I was first introduced to this app, I was like another organization app, ughhh. Then I realized Trello was pretty cool. This is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards, lists, and cards so you can better prioritize what you are working on. In one concise single view, you can see who and what is being worked on. Corporate Hustlers we know that project management can be the worst, but Trello makes it productive, easy, and enjoyable.
Here is a bonus app, because caring is sharing.
HelloSign is the easiest and simplest way to handle contracts or other agreements on the fly, because it lets you view and sign without visiting the office. This app also eliminates the burden of needing to print, sign, and scan a document to be sent back. It allows you to just use your fingertip to sign any PDF file and forward it to the necessary party.
Until next time Corporate Hustler’s, remember to excel from 9 to 5, build empires from 5 to 9 and make money 24/7. I will see you at the top because the bottom is crowded. Be sure to pick up my book Renegotiate Your Greatness here!
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By DEMISHIA WRIGHT
Queen Bey Business Principals
Although I am an Aries, I decided to study one of my favorite celebrity Virgos, and the business habits she exhibits. Fresh from the Coachella stage, Beyoncé Knowles is known for her awesome music, style, and famous relationships, but there is so much more. She is the ultimate businesswoman and her business principals should be considered as we build our own empires! In celebration of her birthday, here are some business principles we can take from Queen Bey.
Know what you want and go after it. It does not matter if you are starting a business or career; you have to know what you are chasing in life. At a young age Beyoncé was confident in her talents and abilities so much so, that her parents invested in them. You must have a clear vision so that people know how to support you, recommend you, and connect you to the right people. Trust in your abilities the way Queen Bey does and you will begin to see opportunities open up before your very eyes.
Don’t do what is expected create anticipation. In business never tell someone your next move. Move in silence, and let your actions speak. Beyoncé broke the record industry mold in how you market and drop albums, and now we all wait in anticipation for what she will do next. Creating anticipation within your fan base and clients, will keep them emotionally invested in what you are doing and lead to high rates of engagement for your projects.
Trust your Gut, you know that little voice in you. Beyoncé knew as her career grew that things must change. She constantly has to re-create herself as an artist, but also in the business moves she makes. She trusted her instincts and let her long-term manager, her father, go. What gets you to one place will not necessarily get you to next place. People believe that most business decisions are made strictly by what the numbers say, but you must always listen to your inner self. This becomes critical when determining if certain business relationships are healthy for you. In business, it’s tough to say ‘no’ sometimes or make a difficult decision, but you have to trust your instincts.
Women Empower Women – You are your sister’s keeper in life and in business. Beyoncé is the queen of making female anthems. We need to practice what we hear. Who runs the world… collaborate, support, and recommend them. Beyoncé stresses how important it is that women work together and look out for one another. In your endeavors be sure to have your sisters back!
Being Polite and Business Do Not Mix – Women often times are overly polite in business because they do not want to come across as angry or overly aggressive. Queen Bey tells us “You can be fair, but being polite was not me being fair to myself,” Make sure you are being fair to yourself when you are dealing with people. No one will treat you better than you treat yourself in business. If you want to get anywhere in your business or career, you have to know when to be polite, and when to be fair to yourself.
Collaborate to expose yourself. If you utilize cross promotion the way Queen Bey does, you will expose your personal brand and/or products to a larger market share. Collaboration is a critical component in your business strategy and Queen Bey knows this. If you are in business of any kind, you should be strategically cross collaborating with other brands. You have seen Beyoncé perform and create awesome music with artist such as Coldplay, Shakira, Prince, Drake, Bruno Mars, and countless others, all helping her to expose herself to new markets that she might not have been exposed to alone. Collaborative opportunities provide scalability, disruption, and connectivity on a higher level.
Always Be Humble and Authentic. As you begin to hit your career and business goals in life, remember to stay true to whom you are and what you believe in. In life, business opportunities, endorsements, and various ways to make money may test what you believe in. You will be tempted to do what is popular, and maybe stray away form your brand message and what you believe. When these times come, and they will, remember what Beyoncé has told us, “Always stay grateful, best revenge is your paper”! Stay true to yourself.
These are my takeaways from evaluating Beyoncé and her business principals. What is you opinion on how she has become a mogul money making machine? Feel free to share