Running a small business can be great! Being your own boss, doing something that your passionate about and having flexible hours sounds pretty awesome. For a business to succeed, however, it’s crucial to be on top of your game and have an unmatched sense of responsibility and efficiency. You might sometimes feel that you can’t manage everything on your own. Thankfully, we are living in a time where there are apps to help us with everything. The following apps will help make your busy schedule a little easier:
Through QuickBooks, you can track your business’ sales and expenses, view your financial statements, pay your employees and vendors and track your unpaid invoices all in one app. You don’t need to hire a bookkeeper to handle your small business. QuickBooks can connect to your business bank accounts, credit cards, Paypal and Square and upload data from all these sources in one place. You can access QuickBooks on your iPhone, iPad, Android phone and Android tablet.
Wave is accounting software that lets you track your sales, expenses and helps manage invoices and customer payments. It also offers free personal finance software to help small business owners manage their finances in one place. Wave is available in both iOS and Android devices.
Remember not to give any of your personal information to an untrusted app though. Identity theft is a real threat in today’s digital world. Be sure to research an app thoroughly before entering in sensitive information like your credit card number or bank account. Check out www.crediful.com for more information on identity theft and ways to protect yourself from it.
Fuze is a video conferencing app offering high definition video and excellent audio. It can host online meetings for all devices and operating systems, including iPads and Android tablets. If yours is a networking business, Fuze will help you hold webinars and conferences.
Slack organizes your teams’ conversations into separate private or public channels. It also makes sharing images, PDFs and other files in the chat with your employees super easy. With Slack, you can assign a chat room to every team member. You can talk to them privately or together in a group. Slack offers a great way to share information with the entire team.
Rescue Time automatically tracks your time spent on applications and websites and sends you reports of how you’ve spent your day. It alerts you when you’ve spent more time on an application than you intended to, like on social media, for example. Rescue Time is a great tool to manage your time with.
OmniFocus is a personal task manager that lets you create to-do lists and syncs these lists between all your devices. If you find it difficult to keep track of all your tasks, OmniFocus will help you get your work done faster and efficiently. It is compatible with all Apple devices.
Square is a payment app excellent for small businesses. Its users get a small, portable card reader that attaches to any mobile device, which is great for fast, small transactions. You don’t have to invest in a card reader to get your payments processed. Make it easier for both you and your customers by downloading this app.
Asana is a mobile app that lets you view all tasks and projects. Asana is a particular favorite among companies that are outsourcing their work to other countries. Through this app, you can also share notes and files, and communicate with your employees without email. The best part? Asana integrates with a number of websites and software. This includes Google Drive and Dropbox too!
Later is a social media scheduling app. All of us know how crucial social media is for businesses nowadays. Especially small businesses. With a very limited amount of budget, small businesses can target thousands and millions of potential customers. Once you create your social media profiles, you need to link them to Later. Once you do that, you won’t have to post every single image or message separately across your social media pages. Later allows you to post to all of your social media accounts through one place. It also allows you to track the results of your social media.
Every business needs to be visual nowadays. That’s where Canva will help your small business. Even if you don’t have any design skills, you can easier work on Canva to create professional-looking brochures, flyers, and even your logo. With Canva, you can also design posts for your social media.
These are some of our favorite apps to help make running your own business a little easier. Let us know if you use any of the apps mentioned above, or if there are any others worth adding to the list!