Apps are becoming both more powerful and more prevalent. Because of this, small business owners and entrepreneurs are relying more and more on these savvy innovations to help their businesses to run more smoothly and to grow. Here’s a quick look at some of the apps that can help you get more organized, more visible, and more connected so that you’ll become more successful.
Have you ever had a fantastic idea but happened to be flying cross-country at the time? Evernote is an online notepad app that ensures that its users are able to remember everything. It allows users to share, organize, and store text, voice notes, and photos, meaning that entrepreneurs are easily able to keep track of each of their brilliant ideas.
If you’re a small business owner, you need the best solution available to ensure that you’re tracking all of the hours your employees work. OnTheClock is exactly what you need. It’s easy to set up and you even get a free 30-day trial to see if it’ll be the best choice for your business.
More and more business owners are using Google Docs and Google Drive builds on that app, allowing users to seamlessly edit and port files from smartphones to tablets to PCs. It isn’t just an office suite that is fully featured. It doubles as a complete cloud drive, allowing users to store any type of file using a web interface or a virtual drive app. Google’s apps are already the ideal option for webmail for small businesses, and with the 5GB of free storage that comes with it, Google has made a move to repeat its success with Drive.
Any entrepreneur who’s ever had to catch multiple connecting flights before renting a vehicle all on the same day can vouch for the necessity for a simple and comprehensive itinerary. TripIt allows people who travel for business to do exactly that because it keeps track of all of your trip arrangements in a single place. It also gives you directions, maps, and weather updates in an effort to make your entire trip easier.
This is a networking app that’s revolutionary in that it allows small business owners to get rid of the more traditional business cards by using virtual business cards. Users are able to trade their files, photos, and contact information just by bumping their smartphones together.
LocalVox is the ideal solution for business owners who’re looking to build their online brand through web marketing. With this app, users can publish deal announcements, events, and news via multiple channels online, even social media websites, email newsletters, and local directories with the simple click of a button. It simultaneously organizes Google Places listings and organic search as well. This is a fantastic tool for those looking to build or improve their online marketing.
For those who have difficulty when it comes to managing travel, they may find that managing expenses is also a Herculean task. They need Expensify, which is an app that allows its users to keep track of things like mileage and expenses while also allowing them to scan in and upload receipts. People who use this app even have the ability to submit expense reports and file their receipts by trip simply by clicking a button.
When it comes to small businesses, they tend to need all of the help they can get with any number of things. Because of apps like the ones you’ve read about here today, things that once seemed to be overwhelming can be simplified and accomplished with ease, no matter where you might happen to be.