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7 apps that can help your small business

The world of how we do business is constantly changing due to advancements in both technology and the internet. Over recent years many businesses have gone online and have discovered new ways of doing things. There are now many different apps and websites out there that can really help a business grow and gain customers. If you own a small business, and are looking to improve your business online, then here are 7 apps that can greatly help your small business.

 

Google meetings

The first app that is extremely helpful when it comes to running a small business is Google meetings app. This is a video conferencing app that allows you to hold meetings with multiple people online easily. This app is great if you don’t have time to hold a meeting face-to-face, or if the person that you need to have the meeting with is far away from you. All you need to do is start a meeting head to the app and you will be given a code. You can then share this code with all of the people that you want to join the meeting, and with this code they will be able to gain access. The Google meetings app is extremely easy to use and can be downloaded onto a number of different devices. Therefore, it is no wonder that so many people across the world use it in their everyday business lives.

 

LinkedIn

Another popular app that is extremely beneficial to businesses, particularly small businesses, is LinkedIn. Launched in 2002, LinkedIn has grown greatly in popularity over the past few years and has reinvented the way that we do business. This is the world’s largest professional networking platform and can be used on both laptops and computers, as well as any mobile phone. LinkedIn can be used as a great marketing tool and can be used to promote your small business to a wide audience worldwide for free. When using LinkedIn you will allow your business to gain access to a wide variety of connections and contacts, which will help your small business to grow.

 

Gusto

Gusto is a fantastic app that all small business owners with a number of employees should have downloaded onto their mobile phone. As the owner of a small business, you may find it hard to complete all of the tasks that you have to do in one day. This mobile app is extremely beneficial and will help you to handle the payrolls, benefits, and taxes of all of the employees within your business. If you do not have employees in your small business yet, then Gusto is a great app to use to find and recruit new employees. This app is free for the first month of use, but after that you have to pay a small subscription fee every month, but this is a small price to pay for all of the help that you will receive.

 

Asana

If you struggle with project management in your small business, then Asana is a great app that you should download. Asana will provide you with a number of features that will help you to bring all of your small business’ goals, plans, tasks, and files together in one shared space. Both you and your employees will be able to have access to this shared space meaning it will save you a lot of time and stress. The Asana app allow you to create to-do lists and then set reminders for these tasks. This means that you can always stay on track and make sure that you always meet your deadlines.

 

Square

Another fantastic app that I believe all small businesses should have is Square. This app is designed to help your small business will payments and is essentially a portable point of sale system. This app is free to download on any device and is very easy to use, meaning you and your employees will benefit from it greatly. Once you have downloaded the app, you will be provided with a reader that will allow your customers to pay for their goods or service that you have provided to them. To make their payment, all your customers need to do is simply swipe their credit card over the reader that is on your devices screen. This means it is extremely easy and quick to use, saving time for both you and your customers.

 

Shopventory

If you are a small business that sells goods, you need to make sure that you keep on top of all of your inventory. Shopventory is a great app that will help you to do just that. This app allows you to check your profit margins, compare locations and see your sales trends. Once you have logged all of your inventory into the app, Shopventory will notify you when you are running low on a product, meaning you can restock it before your inventory runs out.

PayPal

The last app that I believe all small businesses should have is PayPal. This is a payment app that allows you to make payments for anything that you need for your small business easily and quickly. PayPal can be downloaded onto any portable device for free and requires no start up payment. This app will also allow your customers to pay for their goods or service with just the touch of a button, meaning your small business can easily receive payments.

 

As you can see there a number of different apps that you can use to help run and grow your small business. These apps are extremely beneficial and will save you a lot of time and money. They are also very helpful and will take a lot of stress off certain areas of your business, meaning that you can enjoy running your small business without the hectic workload. So, if you need a little extra help in managing your small business then why not try out some of these fantastic apps.

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Grace Murphy

Grace is an avid reader and writer of startup news. When she's not jotting down fresh, ideas and tips for businesses, she enjoys spending time with her dog and jogging.

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