CEO Hacks: App, Books, Resources & Habits

Be a more effective & efficient CEO, entrepreneur & business owner

During our I AM CEO Podcast, we ask each guest for a CEO Hack that makes them more effective and efficient. We decided to share some of our best hacks.

What are CEO Hacks? They are books, apps, habits, tools, platforms or things that we believe you should incorporate into your business that will make you more efficient, effective, or successful (and maybe save money) as a CEO, entrepreneur or business owner.

Take a look at some of the CEO Hacks that have been recommended below, check out a different CEO Hack on our daily, laser focused I AM CEO Podcast with Gresh and feel free to look through the CEO Hacks by categories or just browse the list. For CBNation members, you will find more “how-to” and deeper tricks and strategy for many of these hacks.

If you need help implementing these CEO Hacks into your organization contact Blue 16 Tech.

Lastly, don’t forget to grab your free download.

– Gresh

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Dr1ven Brand
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Motivational content and gear like t-shirts, hats and even socks to inspire the business community.

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BackupBuddy – iThemes
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Your WordPress website needs a reliable backup strategy using a trusted WordPress backup plugin like BackupBuddy. WordPress doesn’t include built-in backups, so we built BackupBuddy in 2010 to meet the need for a solid WordPress backup solution.

Even your host backup may not be enough if you experience a server crash. Other WordPress security issues include hacks, malware, user error, deleted files and running bad commands. All of these things can completely wipe out your WordPress site forever. Having a current backup of your WordPress website is critical for protecting your website. BackupBuddy is here to help.

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Duda
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Duda is a leading white label responsive website builder for digital marketing agencies, hosting companies, online directories and all web professionals that serve small businesses. With a focus on speeding up the site-building process and providing one-of-a-kind website personalization tools for maximum customer conversions, Duda is dedicated to bringing enterprise-level technology to the masses.

Duda has partnered with some of the biggest players in the tech industry including Host Europe Group, MijnDomein, Yell, ItaliaOnline, and Register.es. Based in Palo Alto, California, the company was ranked 224 in Deloitte’s Fast 500 list for 2016, and is named as one of Google’s Preferred Website Builders. Currently, there are over nine million websites hosted on Duda’s platform.

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TaskBullet
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Many small business owners spend a majority of their time working on tedious & repetitive tasks. TaskBullet is a U.S.A-based virtual assistant company that leases online employees to small business. Our customers can scale their workforce up or down on demand for 50% less than a minimum wage employee.

OUR MISSION

We innovate and streamline business processes for maximum efficiency. We do this for all forward thinking business owners who understand that the system is the solution. We accomplish this by educating, teaching and inspiring the TaskBullet team to better assist our clients, and by providing our clients with the resources needed to move their company forward.

WE STICK AROUND

​When you purchase a bucket from TaskBullet we stick around and manage your account and the VA. We don’t leave you to the vast abyss of the internet, to deal with vanishing VA’s who take your money and your work. We have Project Managers who are in constant contact with the VA’s and we the Management are in constant contact with the Project Managers. If there is ever a problem you can contact us directly here in the U.S. and we will do everything we can to fix the issue. The VA’s who work for us are like family, some of them have been with us since the beginning of TaskBullet. We love our VA’s and we know you will love them as well.

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Google Alerts
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Google Alerts is a content change detection and notification service, offered by the search engine company Google. The service sends emails to the user when it finds new results—such as web pages, newspaper articles, blogs, or scientific research—that match the user's search term.

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Basecamp
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Basecamp is a project management app that you can access in your browser and on your phone. It gives you the tools you need to set up to-dos, a schedule, create and upload documents and files, message and chat with your colleagues, and check in regularly with your group—all in one place!

Whether you are working alone and need to get organized with your work or use it to collaborate on a project, with work or something personal, Basecamp makes it easy. It’s quick to set up and if you are consistent in using it it should make communication with your team a lot easier. Especially teams that are virtual.

An additional feature with an upgrade is the ability to deal with clients within Basecamp. You can add them in and give them limited viewing/editing rights, but make them an integral part of your work.

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PRWeb
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Cision PRWeb is the leader in online news distribution and publicity. It offers various online press release packages, enabling users of all kinds to increase the web visibility of their news, reach new audiences, stand out in search, and drive traffic to their websites. Cision PRWeb distributes online press releases to a powerful online syndication network, targeted lists of industry-specific journalists and your brand’s integrated social media networks. Following distribution, Cision PRWeb provides detailed analytics that measure the impact and reach of online news releases.

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Asana
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Asana is a web and mobile application designed to help teams organize, track, and manage their work.

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Buffer
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Buffer is a software application for the web and mobile, designed to manage accounts in social networks, by providing the means for a user to schedule posts to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Instagram Stories, Pinterest, and LinkedIn, as well as analyze their results and engage with their community.

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Grasshopper Virtual Phone
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A virtual phone system can help your business stay organized with many calls coming in. Sound professional and stay connected.

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