If you are not aware of MarketInvoice they recently raised an additional £7.2m in funding and have unlocked £850m in small business invoices as their core business.

This article explores how Anil manages to be a productivity guru by spending his time most efficiently. I fully recommend reading the full interview. Here are a few points that jumped out:

  • Evernote - used to take notes and ensure they are in one place. I personally use notes on Apple devices however I am aware Evernote does a great job at syncing with most CRM systems which can save plenty of time. Only challenge is typing during meetings!
  • Google Docs - Used for management reporting and setting agendas. The ability to store working documents in the cloud is a big change in terms of behaviour but I have found it can make you far more flexible in terms of working and best driven by senior management to achieve broad adoption. 
  • Slack - Communication tool. Interestingly Anil mentions it has become efficient beyond 50 employees. We use a great tool called Flowdock and perhaps when we reach 50 employees it might be time to change! There is also a caveat around the distraction caused through using the tool. 

I found the most useful takeaway to be Anil's 'focus chunks' that allows him to concentrate on key tasks such as interviewing and marketing at specific times each week.

Having worked with several of Anil's team you really can sense that his approach is filtering through the company.