Apps and Tools for Running a Small Business
From project management to expense tracking and social media monitoring, mobile apps have amazing potential to provide unique solutions for your small business.
Small business owners wear a lot of hats — problem solver, communicator, financial guru, social media manager and more. Using apps to stay organized can help you reduce time spent on redundant tasks so you can focus on high-value work. Apps can also help create a more connected and efficient workflow, which is essential when managing an increasingly remote workforce.
From project management to expense tracking and social media monitoring, mobile apps can provide unique solutions for your small business. Here’s a quick list of mobile apps for small business and how to use them to your advantage. Many of these apps have free versions available with access to basic features and more robust plans for a monthly subscription fee.
|Mobile Apps for Small Business||Free version available?|
|Expensify||Simply take photos of receipts and the software automatically transcribes the details and syncs with major accounting software.||Yes|
|QuickBooks||Send invoices, pay employees and prepare for tax season with instant access to robust accounting and bookkeeping tools.||No|
|GoToMeeting||This videoconferencing app allows you to stream audio and video and share your screen.||No|
|Slack||Streamline team communication with instant group or private chats, direct messaging and file sharing.||Yes|
|Human Resources Apps|
|Gusto||This full-service payroll app allows you to manage payroll, benefits and compliance.||No|
|Toggl||This app provides cloud-based time-tracking software for individual and businesses.||Yes|
|Project Management Apps|
|Basecamp||This project management tool provides a platform for organizing work, schedules, files and reminders all in one place.||Yes|
|Trello||Track your team’s workflow, assign tasks and due dates, tag team members and share documents and images needed to complete a project.||Yes|
|Sales and Customer Service Apps|
|Salesforce||This CRM platform allows you to track and manage customer profiles and develop personalized marketing plans.||Yes|
|Spendgo||Create customer loyalty and marketing programs for in-store, online and mobile shoppers.||No|
|Social Media Marketing Apps|
|Hootsuite||Integrate and view data from all of your social media sites seamlessly in one environment.||Yes|
|Sprout Social||Use tools to optimize your social media presence with content management, social listening, post scheduling, analytics and more.||No|
Manage Your Accounts on the Go
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