Apps for Business Owners

Small business owners wear many hats so it can be difficult to juggle the details required to keep everything running smoothly.  Daily tasks can be time consuming if you don’t have the right tools at your fingertips.  Put your smartphone or tablet to work for your business by trying one of the following apps leaving you time to focus on the priorities of your company.

Here are five apps to take a look at:

Tracking Expenses:  Concur Expense –  www.concur.com

Concur allows business owners to have a current view of employees’ expenses including credit card charges and travel.   Employees use the tools in the app to keep track of their spending including taking pictures of receipts and automatically submitting expense reports quickly and easily without errors.

Scheduling and Payments:  PocketSuite www.pocketsuite.io

PocketSuite is a useful app to schedule clients and get paid easily.  You can manage appointments, payments and contacts all in this app.  Additionally, you can set up auto-billing, send mobile invoices to clients and accept credit cards payments. Best of all, your clients do not need to have the app for you to use it.  PocketSuite is free and was voted “best app for Solepreneurs” by Forbes.

Communication:  Fuze - www.fuze.com

The Fuze app is best known for video conferencing.  You and your employees can communicate using voice, video and text anywhere in the world.  Use it to run virtual meetings from the office or on the road since the app works on all devices and operating systems.  The company offers a 30-day trial.

Organization:  Dropbox – www.dropbox.com

Dropbox is the most popular platform to store and share files on the cloud.  The app is great for business owners and employees who are out of the office a lot and need access to documents anywhere.  Files are easily synced to all devices.  You can share files with clients and contacts by emailing a link to access the box.

Tasks and Time Management:  OmniFocus – www.omnigroup.com

Techsavvy business owners will love OmniFocus.  Stay focused on priorities and projects with the help from this app that integrates into iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch features including Siri, notification center, and location systems.  The app will remind you of personal and professional action items, stores notes, and keeps track of project progress.

There are thousands of resourceful apps that are offered for many devices and operating systems.  These five are highly rated and could be a good fit for your needs.  There are many more to look at so there are sure to be apps that fit your business and style.