5 Apps Every Entrepreneur Should Download

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Whether you’re a business owner or aspiring entrepreneur, you live in the age of technology and to slack in using the available resources means missing out on opportunities for leads and growth.

“Technology” is a broad term, so we’re going to tackle a portion of this topic by discussing which apps are the most helpful for business owners.

Since there are thousands of apps to download, we narrowed it down to five by researching and talking to entrepreneurs about which apps they’ve used to connect with their communities, promote their services, and manage workflow.

 

Evernote

For everyone who says that organization isn’t their strong suit, Evernote is a must-have. Even those of you who are structured — this app will keep all of your notes, lists, and ideas in one place and save you significant time rummaging through sticky notes and word docs.

Nicknamed “your second brain,” Evernote allows you to “capture, organize, and share notes from anywhere so your best ideas are always with you and always in sync.” From checklists and tables to attachments and audio recordings, start your free trial to organize your business better.

Check out their video about introducing spaces in Evernote business to see how this app can specifically benefit your team and workflow.

 

G Suite

First, we have to point out that G Suite by Google Cloud isn’t one single app. G Suite refers to a package of apps that you can use from your phone, tablet, or computer.

Google breaks the G Suite down into four categories of apps that are all designed to streamline workplaces:

Connect

Create

Access

Control

Although it might not be the most interesting set of apps out there, G Suite is fundamental resource for small business owners. It allows you to set up a professional email, store information online, access live support, control group admin, locate devices, and easily migrate data.

 

Mint

Mint is a financing app that gives you options to budget, pay bills, check your credit score, and more. You can easily stay on top of your finances with personalized tools for managing your money.

This app is especially great for small business owners because you can set up your free account quickly, and they keep confidential information secure.

Other perks of using Mint include receiving alerts for unusual account charges, custom tips for improving your credit score, and no late time fees.

 

Trello

Trello is your one stop shop for organizing projects and managing workflow. Similar to the Agile process, Trello uses customizable boards like “Leads,” “Testing,” and “Contacted” to share and organize individual projects. Each task within the projects can be edited based on who’s working on it, when it’s due, etc.  

Trello is extraordinarily helpful for business owners not only because they can better plan out their work but also because employees can collaborate on projects together with this platform. Likewise, other work apps can be integrated with it.

 

NextDoor

Last but not least, this app provides a private social network for neighbors and communities to network and share their lives on a free platform. Their goal is to be a trustworthy place for people to build friendships and connections while working towards a safer environment.

According to NextDoor, users are able to:  

  • Quickly get the word out about a break-in
  • Organize a Neighborhood Watch Group
  • Track down a trustworthy babysitter
  • Find out who does the best paint job in town
  • Ask for help keeping an eye out for a lost dog
  • Find a new home for an outgrown bike
  • Finally call that nice man down the street by his first name

This app can be especially effective for local startups because it provides a free opportunity to build connections. It’s important to note that you are not allowed to market your own business on this platform. NextDoor wants to avoid becoming just another place for companies to advertise.

One way to gain quick credibility is to refer other businesses when people ask for suggestions. By shouting out other small businesses owners in your area, you have a better chance of being promoted by others.

 

These are only a few of the many apps that can benefit small business owners and make your life easier. Reach out to us today if you’d like more suggestions for which apps to use or have any questions!

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