Running a small business is no easy task. In fact, it’s probably one of the most difficult job roles to be in. There’s so much responsibility, so many things to be constantly aware of and remembering and it constantly seems as though your to-do list never decreases in size. However, thanks to the modern and fast-paced world that we live in, there are several things you can do to lighten the load.
One of these tricks is to implement apps into your life, enabling you to increase productivity, stay organised and get more tasks completed. To give you a healthy start into this vast world, here are ten essential apps that should be on your device already.
This is one app you’ll see time and time again on any similar list such as this one. That’s because it’s simply so effective in streamlining and optimising your life. Whether you’re looking to create to-do lists, jot down notes, in the form of text, voice or sketch, seamlessly share notes with the rest of your team or even brainstorm ideas for your next project, Evernote has your covered.
This started out in 2008 as a simple file sharing app but has revolutionised over time into the business card app of the world. Instead of traditional business cards, users can simply ‘bump’ their devices together, effortlessly transferring the user’s contact details to the other phone. You can also share photos, info, and files in a matter of seconds.
As a small business owner, managing your finances will be at the forefront of your mind most of the time. To make things easier, QuickBooks is an all-in-one finance management system that holds the ability to sync effortlessly to all your QuickBooks apps on all your devices. You’ll be able to manage all the money coming in and out of your accounts as well as converting your finances into accountant-compatible spreadsheets.
Looking for a quick and easy loan based on your current credit rating? Sometimes, small business owners will need that little cash injection or investment for their next project. Nerd Wallet helps you compare prices and loans from all providers, allowing you to find the best deal.
In need of some high-quality video conferencing app that works and connects to other users across devices? Fuze could be ideal for you. With this app, you’ll be able to engage in HD video and audio conversations, directly from your device on both Wi-Fi and cellular networks. It’s free to use and set up with premium options available for extra features.
The business world is a huge and vast place. Forbes helps to bring all the information for all industries together into one helpful and convenient online magazine. You’ll find all the latest news from the business world as well as motivational and inspirational articles and opinion columns. It’s basically a high-quality magazine for business owners.
Easily one of the best team communication tools available, Slack brings teams together on certain projects, with instant communication as well as the ability to share images, PDFs and all other relevant files that you’d need to share. When implemented, business owners saw a 48.6% decrease in email usage and a 25.1% decrease in meetings. Think what you could achieve with all that time!
Not so much a downloadable app but you can easily save this web page to your devices home screen for instant access. With Top Canadians Writers, whenever you’re in need of high-quality written content, product descriptions, website copy or any other form of written text, simply log on, place your order and you’ll receive your content, ready for upload, within your preferred deadline. All the writers on the website are highly qualified, and you’ll be able to choose from a comprehensive range of written services.
With emails to reply to, notes to make and people to call, it’s easy to get caught up on our smartphones which can sometimes be rather counter-productive. With Quality Time, you’ll easily be able to monitor and track the app usage on your phone, enabling you to see when you should be cutting back, allowing you to take advantage and make the most out of every hour in the day.
Whether you’re working for a team or just in need of some cloud storage space, Dropbox is one of the leading platforms to provide this service. With the app, you’ll be able to instantly access, upload or edit files in your account with the added ability to share the files, images, documents or any other files you have uploaded to your co-workers and partners. This makes it incredibly easy to stay in touch, discuss and work on any projects or work that needs to be worked on, no matter where you are or what you’re doing.