If you’re in the market to start up a new small business, it is imperative that you leverage the technology to make your business as successful as possible. We’ve rounded up 5 apps that will give you the leg up you need.
Obviously if you run a small business, you need to be able to get paid for your services. Moreover, if you’re attempting to make money on the go, you need to be able to get your payments wherever you are. GoPayment is a prime app for mobile payments. Register online and get the card swipe dongle that attaches to your mobile phone. Simply attache the dongle and start swiping! With no annual fee and a small (2.7%) charge for each swipe, GoPayment will ensure that you’re getting paid no matter where you are.
For many small businesses it become necessary to share files over long distances quickly. Dropbox not only allows for file sharing, but it syncs all shared files between computers linked to the Dropbox account so that all parties involved have the same files, allowing for synergy between client and business. This is especially useful in situations where up-to-the-minute updates on files are necessary.
Minibooks brings FreshBooks to the mobile frontier, allowing users to manage their clients, send and receive invoices, and record payments no matter where they are. Additionally, you can keep track of the amount of time spent working on projects. Mobile accounting is suddenly made easy with the simple-to-use app.
Manage your bills, maintain your budget, and track frequent flier miles – among many other features – with this intuitive and easy to use program. PageOnce Pro keeps track of all the little details that often fall by the wayside so you don’t have to. With built in reminders and data tracking, PageOnce will keep you on track while you concentrate on growing your business.
Got too many business cards? Hard to keep track of what business does what? Placepop is here to help by creating virtual “loyalty cards” for places that you do business. Loyal customers can be rewarded for frequenting these businesses, and there’s a social media component that allows for sharing photos and information with friends. Additionally, Placepop allows feedback to businesses from consumers about which rewards they would like to see offered.
With these five apps in your mobile device, your business is off to a promising start. What you do with them is only limited by your imagination and business savvy.