Running a small business is exciting and perhaps a little scary at first. Building something from the ground up takes a lot of commitment and determination. There are apps and tools out there that can help you run your small business more effectively. As an entrepreneur, you often have to wear several hats and without help, it might seem a tad stressful at times. Well, don’t fear because help is on the way. Here are some of our favorite apps for small businesses.
This is definitely one of the most popular finance apps out there for small businesses. I don’t believe in following trends but if something is popular, it’s important to find out why. Gusto has been around for a while and can help you manage your entire employee payroll. This app will do all the hard work for you and you simply have to enter basic data. The best thing about Gusto is managing your employee tax and financial obligations. Each country has their own tax brackets and this app will automatically calculate any legal fees you need to pay to the government when employing new staff.
If I ever have to write a gotomeeting app review it will sound something like this. One of the biggest benefits of this app is that you can use it around the globe. This app offers great translating abilities and the fact that they offer a multi-national call free option is incredible. Usually we are bound by the country we live in and offers only relate to that particular country, but not with gotomeeting. This is by far one of the best (if not the best) conferencing apps out there.
This app is like a to-do list on steroids. If you struggle with organizing your day and forgetting about important issues to tackle, Wunderlist will help. You are able to load as many tasks as you want on this app and share it with anyone you choose. This is great for managing your staff as well. You are able to share tasks for the day and everyone can be on the same page. There is also a business option which allows you to assign tasks to employees, set deadlines and even allows you to take a big task and break it into smaller, most attainable bits.
Here we have an app that acts like a relationship manager. There are also features to help with project management and help you manage leads. You are able to assign tasks to members and track those tasks so that everyone one knows how far they are. Insightly will help you manage contacts, partners, vendors and also suppliers. It does the job of so many people and can save you a ton of time if you are just starting out.
Trying to do it all by yourself is something every new entrepreneur go through. There honestly is nothing wrong with doing things by yourself and for yourself. However, life does not have to be so stressful if you have these apps as a backup. Managing staff, customers, finances and making sure your projects and products are up to standard can become a full-time job. As the owner, you have to make sure your focus is on growing the business and thus ensuring your customers are satisfied with your service. These apps will help manage your time better so that you can focus on what is really important.