• 6 MUST-HAVE APPS FOR THE SELF-EMPLOYED

     
    POSTED March 31, 2015
     

CamScanner—Smartphones double as scanners courtesy of CamScanner, which also allows users to organize and share scans. A premium account goes for $4.99/month or $49.99/year.

Trello—Manage projects and get instant updates all in one place with Trello. With extra controls, business class is $5/month and $45/year per user. 

TripLog—Keep track of your business miles manually or by GPS with TripL og. Advanced features are $10/year. 

Wunderlist—Create, share and sync lists easily with this powerful task organization app. The basic app is free, or users can go pro with unlimited assigning, filing and subtasking for $4.99/month or $49.99/year. 

Timesheet—Timesheet can track your work time at various hourly rates, generate reports and calculate invoice amounts for clients. 

TripIt—TripIt builds an itinerary from travel confirmation emails, so users can access all their travel plans in one place. 

Over the years, any corporate event planner can admit to spending countless hours researching the perfect venue or vendors for their gatherings. After attending or hosting hundreds of events, New York-based Daphne Hoppenot was no stranger to this research and was frustrated by its repetitive nature. However, it was planning her wedding in 2018 that pushed her to realize the lack of resources in the corporate events market compared to the wedding industry, and set out to see if other meetings and events professionals were struggling with the same problem.  

 

Freelancing has become a new ball game since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, as many companies cannot afford to keep full-time positions, but still need those tasks completed. Although many more professionals have had to join the freelancing community since March, Tracy Judge had the passion for the freelancing community two years ago–long before the pandemic hit–and founded her company Soundings Connect in order to directly connect meetings and events industry freelancers with customers. 

 

The 18-story, 303-room Hyatt Regency Frisco-Dallas is now open for business. Located within Frisco’s Stonebriar Centre, the hotel includes a 27,500-square-foot conference center with Regency and Junior ballrooms and additional breakout spaces, most with floor-to-ceiling windows for natural light.