Improve Small Business Efficiency – There’s an App For That
It takes passion to start and build a business. But, as their businesses grow, many small business owners find themselves spending less time on the aspects of the business they are passionate about and more time on administrative tasks.
Fortunately, technology can help through a variety of apps to help small businesses run more efficiently and effectively.
Expensify, for instance, can help small businesses stay on top of their finances. It provides automatic reporting and submitting, reimbursement and approval. It can also sync multiple accounts. Expensify’s use of artificial intelligence in its Concierge feature – which contacts users directly about any expense issues — enables it to act as a virtual assistant to business owners.
Square is another app that can also be a big help financially. It’s a mobile-payment processing app that sends payments to your bank account in one-to-two days. Square offers access to real-time data from anywhere, analytics and a flat-fee option of 2.75 percent.
On the marketing side, Hootsuite allows business owners to manage multiple social networks more efficiently. Rather than checking each social networking site individually, Hootsuite can handle all of your social media accounts through one dashboard so you can quickly connect with customers and respond to messages and comments.
Slack is a messaging service for businesses that allows businesses to instant message, share large files and conduct video calls. It helps ensure that your organization is able to stay connected at all times – a huge advantage for those small businesses with remote sites.
Lastly, an app called Evernote can help businesses owners themselves become more productive and organized. Evernote allows you to plan your day, adjust your schedule and plan for the future by categorizing your thoughts and ideas. It also immediately makes your schedule and notes available to all of your other devices, so it’s accessible from anywhere.
These are just some of the apps that can help increase a company’s efficiency. There are many others than can enable a small business to market directly, increase customer loyalty and run a more profitable company.