Owning your own business can be both an exciting and scary thing. There are many things as a business owner you are going to need to need to both do and understand, apart from simply having a great idea, offering a great service or producing a great product, such as: managing recipes and mileage trackers, creating invoices and working out how to best receive payment, delegating tasks, overall management, etc.
Thankfully however, we live in the age of technology and all of these tasks have been made significantly easier via various small business oriented apps. These are apps that can help to cut down time that would have traditionally been spent entering data manually, calling and checking up on employees to make sure everything is on track, running into issues with payment for clients who have limited payment options or may be located some distance away from you and more. So, let’s take a look at 3 of the best apps for small businesses today.
This app costs users anywhere between $4.99 – $9.99 a month, and allows users to easily track their receipts, mileage and business cards, eliminating the need for manual data entry. All a user needs to do is take a picture of the information they need to save, and Shoebox will save all the information in that picture. Additionally, this app allows users to create instant expense reports, links to their own personal com account and can track mileage with the touch of a button.
Wunderlist – (Productivity)
This app costs $4.99 per user per month and is made to make collaboration between colleagues, bosses and employees easier than ever. Use to assign various tasks — keeping everyone on track and productive — make notes on various ideas, share files and receive feedback with ease, and even enjoy secure access from anywhere with Wunderlist’s 256-bit-encrypted Real-time Sync. A great app that keeps everyone in the loop at all times and makes working with others in the digital age easier than ever before.
Square (Payment System)
This app allows small business owners to accept and receive payment in a variety of methods, apply discounts; issue refunds and send out invoices, ensuring smooth transactions and fast deposits. Additionally, Square offers users access to their real-time sales data, in addition to complete and comprehensive view of their sales history and inventory tracking. Furthermore, Square accepts all major debit and credit cards, EMV chip cards and Android Pay, and only costs users 2.75% of each transaction.