No matter what type of business you're trying to run, there are many great apps that can help improve your business performance and make everything run more smoothly than it has in the past. From accounting programs to marketing apps, all these programs are designed at making your business more profitable and give yourself more free time, which, when you're running a business, comes at a premium.
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If you find yourself having extreme organizational problems or you have great ideas, but always forget to write than down, than Evernote is a must-have app. Evernote allows you to write down or take audio recordings of plans or ideas while you're on the go. Once you have the ideas, Evernote gives you the ability to file and organize all of your thoughts conveniently.
Brewster is an app designed to keep you in touch with everyone important to your small business, from customers to suppliers. The app takes all of your frequent contacts and ranks them based on your level of contact with them. That way, it's easy to find e-mail addresses and phone numbers for those people and companies that make your business run smoothly and maximize time efficiency.
4. Google Drive
Google Drive is essentially a free version of Microsoft Office that provides its users with a word processor, spreadsheet, and a variety of other essential programs. Google continues its mastery of covering every aspect of customer service with Drive. Aside from Drive, the company continues to expand into almost every corner of the market. If you play music at your business, streaming websites online are a definite must, and with Google challenging Spotify in the streaming music department, there's no reason to ever leave Google.
For a small business that is looking to branch out into the online marketplace, LocalVox is a necessity. This app allows you to publish news, deals, and upcoming events for your business with the single click of a button. The information is then posted to various forums including social media, your website, local directories, and e-mail marketing campaigns.
If accounting and money management is problematic in your business, InDinero will keep your finances in order. The app syncs your debits and credits smoothly, allowing you to see incoming and outgoing transactions. By keeping your finances in order, you can easily create a budget and have the power to know your cash flow at your fingertips.
For those of you that love to sleep in or have trouble waking up refreshed in the morning, SleepCycle is an app you simply must have. It creates an alarm based on your sleep schedule, and wakes you when you are in your lightest stage of sleep, so you wake up refreshed and ready to give your business your all.
While there are certainly more apps that enable to run your business more smoothly, these are a few that will make your work flow easier and run at an effective level. By efficiently using these apps, you can rest easy knowing that your business is in good hands and still have time for yourself.
JT Ripton is a freelance writer who focuses on topics relating to business and technology. You can follow him on Twitter @JTRipton.