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The Best Mobile Apps for Small Businesses

Running your own business has its benefits. However, managing business operations comes with a fair share of challenges. From handling payments, time, employee and customer issues, keeping records, and other business operations, running a business requires you to wear many hats.

Normally, to smoothly run your business, you require several employees and lots of resources. Fortunately, there are numerous applications designed to help you manage your everyday operations, and increase productivity. Below are some of the more popular apps available to help you run your business from your mobile.

Finance and Accounting

QuickBooks

QuickBooks is a popular application among business owners that features an easy-to-use interface and integration with several handy services. You can view balances, approve estimates, send invoices on the go, and link to various services like PayPal.

Communication

Communication is an integral part of a business and can particularly be difficult when dealing with tons of customers and employees. Luckily, there are various apps to help you oversee smooth and efficient communications in your business.

Fuze

Fuze is a video conferencing application that enables you to hold online meetings and supports all devices and operating systems to help you keep in contact with your team and agencies. Ideal if you have lots of team members spread across the country or globe.

Time Management

All business owners know that time is their most valuable asset. Managing your time properly can significantly improve your business’s productivity.

RescueTime

RescueTime automatically tracks the time you spend on websites and applications, and sends you a report based on your activity, giving you a picture of the how spent your day. You are able to reduce the number of times you frequent various websites, and in turn channel the time saved to your business.

Mobile Payments

Nowadays, mobile phones are the most widely used devices when making financial transactions. There are numerous applications that allow you to quickly make payments or transfer money from your handset.

Square

This application is ideal for businesses like retail shops, food trucks, and beauty salons. Users get a tiny, portable card reader, which is attached to an iPhone or Android device enabling fast and convenient payments.

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