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Running a small business means wearing every hat. Tools and technology make it easier to lighten the work load and make your business more efficient. Small business apps in particular help you do more than one job effectively.
Apps and tools are not exclusive to mobile businesses. Every enterprise will benefit from the growing application market.
Try These Small Business Apps On For Size
Google Drive – It is easy to use on any device from any place with an internet connection. Use it on your mobile device or desktop. Share files, documents, spreadsheets, etc. It is as easy as that. Many schools, in fact, are moving to this cloud based tool. Of course, it is linked to your Google account. This enables you access to a variety of tools.
Google Maps – This app is essential for our tech company. We use it to find potential clients, locations, terrain, and routes. It is a great tool for any business person on the move.
Appointment Plus – A great tool for scheduling yourself, a crew, team, and communicating with clients. Schedule the appointment and a confirmation email is sent to the customer. Reminder emails are sent the day before the appointment too.
CoSchedule – This is a great scheduling too for bloggers. It includes an editorial calendar, title analyzer, and scheduling social shares from the post. I use this app on my blog.
Hootsuite – Schedule, share, engage, and read all in one place. The versatility of this application is amazing.
Canva – If you want to create easy, professional quality graphics or branding, Canva is a good option. I love to use it for all of my blog and online graphics. It is easy and always looks great across every platform.
Square Up – This application is not just for businesses on the go. It works great in retail and brick-and-mortar locations too. Check out the fees and compare them with others vendors before signing up.
Quickbooks – A well established, user-friendly accounting software. Intuit (the parent company) offers a variety of accounting packages designed to meet the needs of different industries. It is also available in an online version that is cloud-based.
Outright – Another accounting / bookkeeping option. I use this product (from GoDaddy) to sync my Etsy shop with my payment accounts (Paypal, sales tax). The software allows me to tag the expenses into their accounts. Once done, the software automatically logs purchases and sales into the correct accounts. Very easy and quick to use.
There are a plethora of apps and tools on the market to help you work better. The above are just a mere sampling of your options. Depending upon your industry, business type, and needs, you will find the perfect tools. Remember, tools should make your business work efficiently, freeing time for the fun things!