Owning a business in today’s competitive and ever changing society can be very challenging and exhausting, we know! Not only does entrepreneurship demand economical resources, it demands brainpower, financial handling and time management. Which, let's be honest, most of us can barely juggle on a daily basis in our personal lives.
Thankfully, smartphones are everyone’s personal assistant these days. Do not miss the opportunity to make your life easier and reduce unnecessary stress loads. Remember, it does not really matter how many resources you have. If you don’t know how to use them, it will never be enough! Make sure you are getting your money’s worth out of your smartphone. Check out these apps that business owners must have.
Wave is a free, user-friendly accounting software platform made specifically for small businesses. Wave takes care of all your accounting needs. Track sales and expenses, manage invoices, payments, scan receipts and access accounting reports. The app lets you manage personal finances for a one-place, convenient finance solution. visit site
This convenient platform lets you link your credit, debit and other bank accounts to your PayPal account, making paying people and receiving payment quick and painless. PayPal’s standard merchant service plan is free and allows you to accept credit cards and PayPal on your site and in store. visit site
Proven helps you organize your hiring, allowing you to post all your job listings to multiple job boards with one click on your smartphone. Sat goodbye to digging through emails, downloading resumes and dealing with multiple formats. With Proven, flip through applications in minutes. Organize your results into Yes, No and Maybe buckets. visit site
Insightly is a great tool to help small businesses deal with the vital task of managing your leads, contacts, organizations, partners, vendors and suppliers. The app allows you to see everything about a lead or a contact. From background, email history and important dates, to any projects or opportunities in which they have participated. With social media integration you can simply put in a contact’s email address and the app detects virtually every social media profile related to the email address. visit site
With tasks, projects, conversations and dashboards, Asana enables teams to move work from start to finish. Track work progress, assign due dates, share ideas, give "hearts" as feedback. Asana's layout is so simple and easy to use, yet it allows you to coordinate complex projects. visit site
If there is one thing small businesses value the most it has to be customer impressions. Yelp is the number one review app and in order to manage a successful business you need to be actively engaging with customers who use your services. Get customer-tailored data and stay up to date with your reputation. Read what people are saying about the competition.
The video-calling app remains widely popular. You can use it to transmit photos and files of any size, share your computer screen, call a group of up to 25 people and send text messages.
#8. Google Drive and Hangouts.
Save and share documents with Google’s convenient solution, the ultimate remote drive. This skydrive app is a must for convenient team projects and the busy entrepreneur on-the-go. Hangouts let you video call, phone and message anyone with a gmail account.
#9. My Minutes.
This simple yet effective app allows you to set goals measured in time: “Spend one hour checking emails”. The app shows you how you measuring up to your goal and offers green streaks as you finish. Set up your goals, hit play once you're ready to start and maximize your productivity.
This app is the digital version of post-its. This is the app for syncing notes across mobile and desktop devices. Save links, text, images drawings or anything you'd jot down on a post it. You can even search for handwritten words buried deep within your notes. Evernote’s free version lets users upload up to 60 megabytes of data per month. Evernote for business costs $12 per user per month and comes with added team and administrative features.
Your all-in-one travel assistant. The app takes care of hotel, flights and transportation. Expedia allows for easy, fast payments, reminders, updates, flight status and times…the one guide you need when travelling. You also get rewards for booking your trips through Expedia and you can join the special business +rewards program.