Business owners and entrepreneurs rely on more technology than ever before to get the job done. In fact, there are dozens of different ways that businesses can use technology to assist their operations. It can speed up processes, reduce the potential for human error, save companies money and so much more.
In particular, apps have played a significant role in helping businesses. There are apps to help with company finances, marketing, communication and everything in between. But with thousands of business-related apps out there, which are the best ones to go with?
I'm sharing five entrepreneur approved apps that anyone starting a business should have in their back pocket.
Your credit score plays a very important role both when starting and running a business. If you need to get a loan or borrow money of any kind, your credit will determine your rate and what you can borrow. Low credit can hurt your company and while low credit is often earned by irresponsible spending or missing payments, there can also be mistakes on your report that are impacting your credit.
That is where Dispute Bee comes in. This software can repair your credit automatically by helping you dispute things like late payments, credit inquiries, medical debt or others. See, late payments can drag down your credit score and make securing the money you need very difficult or expensive.
Accounting has a very important role in the world of business. It allows you to visualize how your business is performing, helps track expenses, make payments more comprehensive while helping you prepare for tax time. Doing everything manually, without assistance can be a bit of a nightmare - thankfully, that is where Quickbooks comes in.
Quickbooks is an incredibly powerful software that's also very user friendly without sacrificing features. Within the app you can monitor and track both income, expenses, assist with invoicing, track cash flow, and give accurate reports that make it easy to see where your business is at financially. You don't need to be an accounting wiz to understand Quickbooks - it's that easy.
The Pocket app is all about saving content for later. With Pocket, you can quickly save any article, post, video or story from a wide variety of websites and apps. The content is then stored in one place making it even easier to revisit down the road, and is even available when your device is offline - talk about going off the grid!
While the idea is simple, the app is incredibly popular and can be valuable for entrepreneurs who find things they are interested in, but may not have time to check it out right away. Pocket is a one-stop-shop for all the important information you want to read, learn, and grow from, but don't immediately have the time to dive into.
Want to grow your audience and community? Buffer is your go-to app. We all know that social media is an incredibly important way to engage with your audience, not to mention learn about what your target demographic is interested in right now. Unfortunately, managing your social media accounts can take a lot of time - something most entrepreneurs don't have a lot of.
Apps like Buffer will simplify your social media management strategy into one seamless interface. Buffer's tools allow you to publish and schedule content, analyze campaigns, build your community and engage with your following. The app is very clear and easy to navigate, not to mention make your social media game much more efficient.
As an entrepreneur in 2020, it can be daunting to think about what needs to be done each day while prioritizing your ever growing list of responsibilities. As a result, it is a good idea to have a to-do list. While you could go old-fashioned with a pen and paper, why not use an app like To Do?
Created by the team that developed the popular Wunderlist, Microsoft To Do is an app all about keeping track of your daily duties. With the ability to share with others and between devices, this smart daily planner is not only intuitive but a must-download if you're one of those people who needs to physically "check" boxes each day.