It’s an amazing time we live in where we can get so much done with little devices that can fit in our pockets. As a business owner it’s great to have tools to make your job easier and to make your day to day life run seamlessly with your business. Gone are the days where we had to spend thousands of dollars on marketing, accounting, invoicing, or customer service to handle our operations. There are now so many apps on the Internet and especially on your smart phone that can make running your business as easy as sliding your phone open.
When credit card processing came out for the iPhone, Square was one of the first people to create and perfect it. I’ve used Square for some of my business, and my husband actually uses it for his business as well. We love how easy it is to process cards, deposits are made into your account the next evening, and you can charge a card by typing in the number or swiping the card. Square also gives customers the ability to leave a review which is published for potential customers to check out.
Nothing is easier than using the Quickbooks app on your phone. Not only can you view all of your income and expenses, invoice customers, and use their credit card processing app, but you can also conduct payroll on the app. It makes it so convenient to run everything on your phone all while still syncing and updating with your computer.
Networking is a must for any business owner in any field. One of the best ways to network with professionals in your nice is to surf LinkedIN, make connections, and join groups. Having the LinkedIN app on your phone makes it easy to find and chat with professionals that can help you with your business and that you can partner with on future projects.
The great thing about this app is that it allows to scan any document or picture and automatically create a perfect PDF. You can easily email this PDF and share it with your team.
Evernote is a great place to store notes for meetings, create a folder for receipts, or to have checklists for each person on your time. Using the Evernote app and the desktop version, it’s a great to keep your mind and your business organized.