10 Apps to Help Run Your Small Business On The GoRamon Ray
6. Expense management – Expensify (free)
Recognized as the best app for managing your expenses on the go, use the app to capture receipts, log time and mileage, track business travel, and create expense reports.
7. Credit card payments – Square (no sign-up fee; transaction fee of 2.75 percent)
This app turns your smartphone into a point of sale device. Plug in the Square card reader into your iPhone or Android device to start swiping credit cards. You can also enter credit card information manually.
8. Track funds – Mint.com (free)
Widely recognized as a personal finance app, Mint also provides a comprehensive view of your business inflows and outflows. Create income and expense categories, set budgets, sync your online bank statement with the Mint dashboard, and receive alerts when you overspend in a budget category or when the bank balance.
Use your mobile to track customer queries received across multiple channels, prioritize complaint resolution, and measure customer satisfaction through surveys and online reports. Try the app with the 30-day free trial.
10. Social media management – Hootsuite (business plan starting at $8.99/month)
View and manage your social media accounts in one place with the Hootsuite app for Android and iOS. Schedule messages across networks like Facebook, Twitter, and FourSquare and measure your social outreach on the go. The business plan should cover all your social media accounts.
According to the Constant Contact Mobile Technology Survey (2013), lack of mobile technology awareness and lack of time often prevent small business owners from using their mobile devices as effective business tools. The truth is that smart use of mobile apps can boost productivity and efficiency. So take the time to figure out which smartphone apps are best for running your small business.
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