Whether you’re just starting out with your business venture, or you already have a preferred set of tools, it is always helpful to take stock of the apps available to facilitate your work. After all, admin and communication tasks should be much easier to get through in 2018.
Here are five top apps for business owners that will have you shaking off the shackles and feeling in control of your time – and budget – again.
You know you deliver better products/services than your competitors, but how do you communicate that to others without it becoming a sales pitch that turns everyone off? Crucial tools you should use, particularly on social media, are images and infographics.
Canva allows you to produce high-quality images and infographics that you can tailor to your needs and download in a format of your choice. Plus, Canva is free.
The process is super-simple too while still producing professional results that will have your clients thinking you have a team of graphic designers at your beck and call.
If your business holds events, Eventbrite is the ideal choice for you. It can sell tickets, check in guests, and even sell merchandise. You can use it for all kinds of events, training days, gigs, parties – you name it.
It is not just external events either, as Eventbrite also makes it a lot easier to organise your own events too. Plus, it can save you money as you won’t have to spend as much time organising the event.
Genius Scan lets you take a photo of whatever you want before converting it into a JPEG or PDF file that you can send via email. This is useful in a range of situations, including making digital copies of important documents like proposals and contracts. You can also use it to digitise invoices or receipts.
Digital copies of these documents are easier to secure and find at a later date when required.
Do you work with a small team? You’ll know that communication is key, something which is even more important if members of the team work at different locations. Enter Slack, a communication platform that will ensure everyone is on the same page. Think of it as a professional version of just about every other instant messaging platform out there, only one capable of doing much more.
For example, you can set up different channels for different projects, hold conference calls, and search entire message histories.
In addition, Slack offers both a desktop app as well as a mobile version, so you can keep your finger on the pulse wherever you are.
Do you want a quick and easy method of taking card payments from customers? Square is a free card reader that links to your phone and lets you use an app to take payments directly from a card.
With Square, you can offer clients the payment option of their choice, making it a vital time and money saver that is suitable for a wide range of businesses.
To get more help and advice with your business, please contact a member of the Gilroy Gannon team today.