Macpreneur

Macpreneur

The show for solopreneurs who run their business on a Mac and can't imagine doing it any other way. Discover tips, tools and strategies to streamline your business, so that you'll be able to save time ⏱ and money 💸 while enjoying your solopreneur lifestyle. Weekly show covering Mac productivity mindset, techniques and tools. From time to time, I’ll interview a fellow Macpreneur who will share their own tips, tools and strategies allowing them to be more efficient and productive running their business on their Mac.

Episodes

May 16, 2024 21 mins

In this episode, you'll discover the paramount importance of digital security for your solopreneur business.

Show notes and video version available at https://macpreneur.com/episode97

Highlights:

  • [01:36] Why Digital Security Matters for Your Business
  • [03:01] Understanding the Components of Digital Security
  • [04:25] Identifying Sources and Types of Security Incidents
  • [08:56] Proactive Measures Against Cyber Thr...
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In this episode, you'll discover the finance management tools used by three fellow solopreneurs: Susanna Reay, Roland Hüse, and Anna Lundberg, and insights on optimizing the finance side of your business.

🆓 Freshbooks 30-day free trial link: https://macpreneur.com/freshbooks

Highlights

  • [00:00] Introduction to Solopreneur Finance Management
  • [01:43] Susanna Reay's Finance Management Tool: FreeAgent
  • [05:4...
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In this episode, you'll discover an Excel-based system that I developed for EasyTECH.

This spreadsheet is specifically designed to help solopreneurs like you forecast the profitability of your business.

It's a step-by-step guide on how to implement this system on a Mac, using Excel. If you don't have Excel, don't worry, you can use Google Sheets too.

To get your own copy of this temp...

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In this episode, you'll discover different ways to efficiently manage your solopreneur business expenses on your Mac. 

We discuss the importance of tracking both fixed and variable expenses, as exemplified by my recent (and scary) experience with Teachable and Podio's pricing changes.

Not yet using an online invoicing tool?

Try Freshbooks for free for 30 days with my referral link: https://m...

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In this episode, you'll discover how to automate the process of managing supplier invoices, aiming to save you time and enhance your efficiency.  I discuss three scenarios: 

  1. invoices attached as PDFs
  2. invoices embedded within the email body, or
  3. invoices linked externally

The episode discusses using tools like Zapier for automation and Hazel for file management, alongside best practices for email management and data privacy...

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In this episode, you'll discover innovative ways to manage your invoicing process more efficiently using web-based services, saving significant time and reducing stress.

The episode highlights several reputable invoicing services, with a special focus on FreshBooks, detailing its features, integration capabilities, especially with Zapier for automation, and its security measures including the recent addition of multi...

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Whether you're a seasoned solopreneur or embarking on a new venture, the right tools can make all the difference in serving your clients effectively.

By harnessing the insights and experiences of successful solopreneurs like Susanna Reay, Roland Hüse, and Anna Lundberg, you can unlock the potential of Mac apps to streamline your operations, elevate your client services, and propel your business to new heights.

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In this episode, you'll discover tips and strategies to help you manage and synchronize business-critical documents across your Apple devices.

Chapters
[00:00] Unlocking Document Accessibility Across Apple Devices
[00:18] Welcome to the Macpreneur Podcast
[00:50] Boosting Your Mac Efficiency: Tips and Tricks
[02:10] Navigating iCloud Drive: Advantages and Disadvantages
[06:28] Mastering Third-Party...

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In episode 89 of the Macpreneur podcast, you'll discover practical advice on managing business-critical applications across ALL your Apple devices, addressing automatic app downloading, and managing app installations through the App Store and third-party sources.

For apps available outside of Apple's App Stores, I recommend checking out Setapp, the Netflix of Mac and iOS apps, with a catalog of more than 240 app...

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This episode of the Macpreneur podcast tackles the topic of iCloud synchronization and how solopreneurs can leverage it to streamline their workflow across multiple Apple devices such as Macs, iPhones, and iPads.
It covers what iCloud can and cannot synchronize, recommendations for configuring iCloud for optimal use, and shares a cautionary tale of a client who faced a significant issue due to a common iCloud synchronization p...

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In this episode, you'll discover 4 powerful strategies to take back control of your solopreneur inbox.

All the links and a full transcript are available at https://macpreneur.com/episode87

Chapters
[00:00 Dive Into Email Management Mastery
[00:42] Welcome to Macpreneur: Your Guide to Efficiency
[01:36 ]The Ultimate Email Management Strategies Revealed
[02:28] Mindset Shifts for Email Mastery
[04:53]...

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Are you drowning in a sea of files, making it hard to find what you need, when you need it?

Today, we're diving into the art of digital file organization, so you can reclaim your time and focus on what truly matters.

By the end of this episode, you'll discover three principles that will help you craft the perfect organization system for a busy solopreneur like you, and a step-by-step process to conquer ...

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This episode features three industry experts sharing their recommendations on the best tools for streamlining the sales and marketing aspects of business.
Susanna Reay, a business offer architect, recommends Snapseed, CapCut and Canva to make marketing activities more effective, particularly on social media.
Roland Hüse, a type designer, speaks about Gumroad, a platform for creatives to facilitate the selling of their dig...

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Hey, solopreneurs! Ever feel like creating content just eats up all your time?
You're not alone, and today's your lucky day as I will share with you some time saving hacks that you can use whether you're a blogger, podcaster, Youtuber or social media influencer.
By the end of this episode, you'll have actionable strategies to help you make great content faster and get some time back.

All the l...

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 Are you juggling multiple client calls, emails and notes, feeling overwhelmed and unsure who's where in your sales pipeline?  You are not alone. As solopreneurs, managing client relationships can be a messy juggling act. But fear not, because today we will explore  powerful Mac apps and  web services that will help you stay organized, informed, and connected with your clients.

By the end of this episode, you will hav...

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Tired of spending hours on client onboarding paperwork?

In this episode, you'll discover 5 Mac strategies that will streamline your process and save you time so that you can focus on growing your business.

Stick around as you'll discover how to use contract templates, make PDFs fillable electronically, sign documents with ease, and organize your paperwork like a pro to make onboarding your clients a br...

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Are you tired of the endless grind of prospecting and lead generation? What if I told you that a streamlined tech setup could do most of the heavy lifting for you? Stay tuned until the end as I'll be revealing some game changing web services. that are not only time savers, but could potentially transform how you generate leads, especially if you sell online.

Want to get personalized time-saving tips to be more effic...

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In this episode, you'll discover a simple three-part framework that will help you save time and money in your business

It's called the Macpreneur Productivity System or MPS in short:

  • M stands for Mac productivity
  • P stands for Process efficiency
  • S stands for Security


Wondering how well you're taming the 3 killers of Mac productivity?

✅ Visit https://macpreneur.com/score to take the free quiz!


Want to tight...

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In this episode, you'll discover 3 Unexpected Reasons why Apple Excels in AI 

Visit https://macpreneur.com/ai to grab your own copy of the Top 10 AI Tools Cheat Sheet.

All the links are available at https://macpreneur.com/episode79

Takeaways:

  1. Apple is primarily a hardware company, which explains its focus on hardware advancements rather than software or services like ChatGPT.
  2. There are two types of AI techno...
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In this episode, you'll discover 3 AI trends that every solopreneur must watch for in 2024.

Visit https://macpreneur.com/ai to grab your own copy of the TOP 10 AI tools Cheat Sheet

A video version and all the links are available at https://macpreneur.com/episode78

Takeaways:

  1. AI developments in 2024 will focus on multimodality, System 2 thinking, and AI agents.
  2. Multimodality allows AI models to accept different types o...
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