You’ve heard it before, and now you’ll hear it again: there’s an app for that! So many apps are out there for both Macs and PCs, and they are incredibly useful for small business owners. There are apps to improve productivity, to monitor your spending, and to take notes effectively. Here is a round-up of some of the best apps that you need to have:
You’ve probably heard that meditation is good for your mental health. As a business owner, you have so many things to juggle that it’s a great idea to take a moment in the morning or evening to regroup and clear your head for a few minutes. The Headspace app guides you along while you empty your mind and get into the right, well, headspace for meditation.
As a small business owner, you probably travel a lot, running around to meetings and events every day. Waze is a navigation app that has grown increasingly popular. It navigates you in such a way that takes the road less traveled, to avoid traffic and congestion. The app also warns you if there’s a vehicle pulled over on the shoulder of the road ahead, if there’s an object in the road, and even if there is a police car nearby.
Instead of lugging around a notebook in your purse or backpack, try the Evernote app. You can create multiple notebooks (and notes within those notebooks) for all your note-taking needs. And they’re all together in one convenient location for you to access from any of your devices. You can also attach photos and audio clips to your notes for reference. This handy app also has a premium version that costs money and allows you to do more with it. The basic version is free, so you can try it out and see how it works for you.
Sometimes, you need to get someone’s signature right away in order to approve a shipment or send out an important document. But if that individual happens to be out of the area, you’re stuck. Not all documents are easy to sign on a smartphone. The Docusign app makes it really easy to send a document, get a signature, and receive it back within a matter of minutes. As a business owner, you likely need to request a lot of signatures from people like suppliers, customers, and clients. Docusign will make your job a whole lot more efficient.
Wiring money has never been easier. It can be hard to send money electronically if you don’t have Paypal or if you and the recipient don’t have the same bank. With Venmo, you can send money directly from your bank account to someone else’s bank account, and the whole process is convenient, quick, and secure.
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