1. Access Your Office Computer from Anywhere
With the advancement of technology comes a lot of perks as an entrepreneur. The biggest, and possibly most important factor is being able to work from anywhere. Gone are the days of having to be in-office to get work done. You can now run your business from laptops, tablets, and even mobile devices. However, it is still important to have access to all your information and work that is on your office desktop.
Keep a file with information on how to log into your office network remotely, and how to access your office computer. Platforms like Dropbox, Google Drive, and the Cloud allow you to do so by giving you access to files, audio, visuals, and more from virtually anywhere. The key point is to make sure that you’re able to receive vital information in an instant, no matter where you are.
2. Graphic Design and Image Editing
At some point, you may need to create or edit images for marketing purposes, whether it’s your website, social media, presentations, etc. Whatever the case may be, understanding the fundamentals of graphic design and knowing how to edit images are crucial skills to have in today’s market.
There are software programs like Adobe Photoshop and Canva that you can easily access on your desktop. There are also apps like VSCO and Facetune 2 that you can access from your mobile device in a jiffy. Practice using these platforms to increase your skill set that will make you a more valuable asset. This is a part of the branding skills you will need in order to have an advantage over your competitors.
Again this is a basic understanding of design and editing. You can delegate more complex tasks elsewhere, but understanding how it works can help elevate the work of any expert because only you know your brand the best.
3. Understanding Commonly Used Apps for Business
Depending on your business, one of the tech skills is understanding commonly used company apps. A great example of this would be the use of Zoom for virtual meetings, especially during time of working remote. You want to be able to utilize this video chat app for client meetings, team check ups, and hosting virtual events. If you stay up-to-date and really research these apps quickly, you’ll have a competitive advantage.
You should also understand the apps you’re wanting your team to use. If you’re using a task organizing app like Asana or Monday, take the time to read the provided guides on how to best use it. Even if you’re not using these on a regular basis, you should know how to use them.