Essential Apps Every Small Business Owner Needs

Essential Apps Every Small Business Owner Needs
 20 Jul 2017
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Running a small business is not an easy task!. If you’re looking to increase productivity and manage your organization , or just make your life as a small business a little easier, a good app might be just what you need.

Even though there are plenty of apps out there, we’ve compiled a list of our favorites. 


Book keeping & accounting:

Gusto

If you want to streamline your company’s entire payroll, tax and benefits process. Gusto is the way to go. Gusto automatically reports new hires to the government; handles all local, state and federal tax filings; automates deductions for benefits and workers’ comp payments; and emails digital pay stubs to employees. 

Costs:

There is a base price of $39 per month and $6 per month, per employee to use this platform.

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QuickBooks

This accounting software helps you track your business’s sales and expenses; view financial statements, such as profit-and-loss reports; pay your employees and vendors; track unpaid invoices; and much more. You can connect your business bank account, credit cards, PayPal and Square — and uploads data from these sources seamlessly. It also makes doing your business taxes much easier, as it tracks your expenses and lets you upload photos of receipts with your phone.

Costs:

 Plans range in cost from $10 to $24 for the first six months and $13 to $40 per month thereafter. You can also try their 30-day free trial. 

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FreshBooks

FreshBooks is a cloud based accounting software or small business owners with zero to nine employees.

Costs:

FreshBooks costs $12.95 per month for businesses with up to five clients, $24.95 per month for businesses with six to 50 clients, and $39.95 per month for businesses with more than 50 clients, with a free 30-day trial. 

The mobile app is available for free on both iOS and Android devices.

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Wave

Wave is a free, easy-to-use accounting software platform made specifically for small businesses, independent contractors and sole proprietors with fewer employees. It tracks sales and expenses, manage invoices and customer payments, pay employees, scan receipts and generate accounting reports. 

 Costs: 

Wave’s software is free and available for download on the website, while its invoicing and receipt-tracking mobile apps are available for download in the Apple store.

Communication:

Fuze

Need a videoconferencing app that hosts online meetings for all devices and operating systems, check out Fuze. It offers high-definition video and crisp audio and it’s easy to set up.

Costs:

Free to download

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Slack

Slack is an  instant messaging platform that you can use for project management.  You can organize your team’s conversations into separate private or public channels or send a direct message. The app also makes it easy to share images, PDFs and other files.  There’s no limit to how many users your business can add.

Costs:

You can try Slack for free, but upgrading to a paid plan gives you more features and controls. 

Their standard plan costs $8 per month for each user and provides more features.

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Skype

Skype offers videoconferencing and is very effective and popular. You can use it to transmit photos and files of any size, share your computer screen, call a group of up to 25 people and send text messages.

Costs:

 Skype's basic version is free. If you want to upgrade, Skype for Business starts at $5 per user per month. 

 

WhatsApp

WhatsApp, the social messaging service acquired by Facebook for $19bn in 2014, is arguably the world’s fastest-growing communication app. You can use it to transmit photos and files and send text messages.

Costs:

 Whatsapp is free and can be downloaded on their website

Time management

Rescue Time

Rescue time is a personal analytics service that shows you how you spend your time and provides tools to help you be more productive.

Costs:

Rescue Time lite version is free. If you want to upgrade, their starts at $5 per user per month. 

Remember The Milk

Remember The Milk is the popular to-do list app that's everywhere you are: from your phone, to the web, to your Google apps, and more. It’s used by millions worldwide.

Costs:

 Free

File Storage and Sharing

Dropbox

Dropbox allows you to share, sync, and collaborate on files securely with a file sharing and cloud storage solution that employees love and IT admins trust.

Costs:

Dropbox  is free up to a certain limit. Once it gets full you will incur charges based on the plan you select. Starting price is $12.50.

Google Drive

Skype offers videoconferencing and is very effective and popular. You can use it to transmit photos and files of any size, share your computer screen, call a group of up to 25 people and send text messages.

Costs:

Google drive is free up to a certain limit. Once your drive gets full you will incur charges based on the plan you select.

 

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