Effective Applications for Small Businesses

Effective Applications for Small Businesses

As a small business owner, wearing many hats multitasking on many roles in the day to day operations of your business is common place, however, thanks to technology there are now applications that can help you manage your business more effectively.
1. Trello is an app for task management. Whether you’re planning a project, or just trying to manage your team(s). Trello is a great Productivity tools that helps you or your team stay organized, and get more work done. It’s one of the best apps to organize and manage projects with anyone, anywhere. It has everything that is needed to manage a task from due dates, notes, check lists and more. There is the web version and the Android version. It is free to use, extra features however come with varying payment plans.

Trello Task Management App

Trello Task Management App

2. Zoom is a free HD meeting and instant messaging app. It is used for video conferencing, online meeting and group messaging. If you are a business owner with a large staff strength within and outside the country, You can hold an online meeting of up to 100 people either through video or Audio. You can share photos, files to anyone from anywhere.

Zoom Video Conferencing App

Zoom Video Conferencing App

3. MailChimp automates all your email marketing processes making it easy for you to follow-up on customers and prospective buyers through emails. With MailChimp, sign-up forms are automatically created so you can always stay connected with current and new customers whenever they visit your site. Email marketing is an over looked but highly essential strategy to having repeat customers. You can update them on new products and offers, through emails.

MailChimp Email Marketing App

MailChimp Email Marketing App

4. Reach is an automatic expense tracking, income, saving and budget manager. It helps you to manually and automatically track and breakdown your income and expenses. An added feature on the app is a personalized financial plan tailored to your income and expenses. This way you can adjust your spending and meet your business goals. The app however relies on your SMS notifications to analyze your income and spending habits.

Reach Expense Tracking App

Reach Expense Tracking App

5. Buffer is a social media management app that helps you schedule and share posts to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn all at once. With Buffer you can maintain a consistent presence on social media. Buffer helps to track the performance of your content across your social media platforms saving you time. It is great for business owners who are juggling jobs and do not have time to post often. All you have to do is queue your content and schedule them to post any time in the present or in the future.

Buffer Social Media Management App

Buffer Social Media Management App

 

These apps are available on Google play store and on the Apple store.

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