9 Apps to Help Run Your Small Business
by Akandu Ukoha
Technology has now made it possible for small businesses to use mobile apps to manage their operations. As a result, there are a large amount of productivity apps on both Android and iOS devices. With this, it seems like a task sifting through to find the best possible fit for your business. We have taken the liberty to pick 9 Apps to Help Run Your Small Business.
Quickbooks is an accounting app that helps any business owner manage their financial day-to-day tasks. These activities include, book keeping, billing, tracking expenses and more. The app is available on smartphones, tablets and desktop computers.
Square allows businesses collect payment for goods and services. Their payment solution is convenient enough for any small business owner. Setting up their service is simple with a simple app download and card reader plugin. There’s no monthly fee: Square automatically deducts 2.75 percent from each transaction.
With 15 GB of free storage, Google’s new drive app allows you to upload, organize and store all sorts of files securely in the Cloud. This allows you to access the drive anytime, anywhere and share with anyone who has a Google account. You get all this plus Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calendar and more. For small businesses using Google Apps for Business, it’s a must.
Bump is the perfect networking app for business owners with two simple benefits. Firstly, it allows you to exchange contact information, files and photographs by your smartphone against another device. Secondly, its also available on both iOS and Android devices.
Dropbox provides 2 GB of free, secure, easy-to-access and easy-to-share online storage space for all kinds of documents, with larger storage available for fees ranging from $8 to $40 per month. How we lived without it, we don’t know.
Suitedash is a small business management application that can help support your business activities. It offers everything from project management, CRM system and invoicing. An extra benefit, is the ability to integrate with other apps like PayPal, Zapier and Stripe.
DocuSign provides a simple and secure way to electronically sign documents and collect signatures. Therefore, the app also reduces the stress of printing, faxing or overnighting important documents. Eliminate the hassle and security of collecting signatures from clients.
Canva allows users to create beautiful designs from over one million layouts, stock photographs and illustrations. Use Canva’s stunningly simple photo editor using tools to adjust brightness, contrast, saturation, tint, blur and more.
Hubspot is a marketing and sales platform that business owners can lean on for support. They offer tools to help you generate traffic and convert leads to sales. They help with content management, social media marketing, web analytics and more.
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