The Best Apps for Small Businesses.

The Best Apps for Small Businesses.

Business applications are fast becoming life savers, as they increase productivity and save employees and employers more time.

As an entrepreneur, you wear may hats: as the manager, content creator, marketer, business developer and many more, of your small business. It is only fair that you automate your business processes as much as you can so that you can focus on other areas that can bring about the growth your business needs.

Here are some of the best apps you need:

Communication Apps

SkypeSkype

Skype is one of the best and most popular videoconferencing apps. It is an app that allows you and your team host video or audio conference with up to 50 people, send texts, share screens as well as send files of any size.

Key features:

Connect from anywhere.

Search within a conversation.

Share location.

Skype translator.

Slack

Slack

With Slack, you can organize your team’s conversations into separate private or public channels or send a message. This makes it easier and faster to communicate and collaborate with your team instead of sending a long email or holding unnecessary meetings.

Key features:

Integrate your favorite tools.

Share files and documents.

Organize conversations.

Find everything in the archive.

Finance Apps

Quickbooks

Quickbooks allows you stay on top of your business finances by keeping track of your expenses and sales, view financial statements such as Profit and Loss reports. Balance sheet; pay employees, view your inventory amongst others.

It is connected to your bank accounts, credit cards, payment gateways and uploads data from these sources.

Key features:

Cloud accounting.

Account reports.

Cash flow management.

Automatic backups.

Invoicing.

Wave:

Wave

Wave is an accounting tool that gives you a clear picture of your business’ financial health. You also get to send invoices and receipts to your clients at any time. It is best suited for small business ventures, freelancers, etc.

With Wave, you also get to generate financial reports.

Key features:

Invoicing.

Accounting.

Receipts.

Recurring billing.

Payment Apps

Paystack

quickbooks

It is one of the leading payment apps in Nigeria and Africa. With Paystack, you can easily accept secure payments from multiple local and global payment channels.

Key features:

Detailed reporting for accounting, reconciliation, and audits.

Seamless payment experience.

Integration with major shopping platforms.

Flutterwave

Flutterwave is another payment solution in Nigeria that allows you make payouts, accept payments and manage your business funds.

Key features:

All in one dashboard.

Cost effective.

Support.

Organization Apps

Evernote

Evernote is an organization tool that allows you stay organized by planning, keeping records and managing projects from any device. It is a place for your notes, ideas, lists and reminders. You can also collaborate with your team by managing projects, deadlines, clients and meetings.

Key features:

Web clipper

Search handwriting.

Multi-device sync.

Trello

Trello is another smart app to help you stay organized. It is a card-based system that lets you create, assign, monitor, update and complete tasks easily. This way you are able to tell what your team is up to and how far they have gone with the tasks assigned to them.

Key features:

The Team Playbook.

A productivity platform.

Always in sync.

Email Apps

Mailchimp

Mailchimp helps you automate your email campaign, create attractive newsletters with beautiful templates, and boosts your subscriber list. With the built-in analytics, you get to know how your performance rate in order to optimize campaigns and send target emails.

Key features:

Audience dashboard

Marketing CRM

Tags and segments.

GetResponse:

GetResponse is a comprehensive marketing software platform that helps you create content, boost sales, and increase traffic to your website. Integrated email marketing, autoresponders, and landing pages let you automate essential tasks and launch effective marketing campaigns.

Key features:

Email marketing.

Autofunnel.

Landing page.

Social Media Management Apps

With social media management apps, you can be having the time of your life on vacation and still maintain your presence online.

Don’t you just love the sound of that?

Buffer

With Buffer, you get to draft your posts, coordinate with your team, and orchestrate your social media marketing campaigns.

Key features

Scheduling.

Tailored posts.

Calendar.

Hootsuite

Like Buffer, Hootsuite are able to find, manage, and schedule your social media content. You also get to track your performance and share meaningful insights with your team about your customers.

Key features:

Scheduling.

Content curator.

Social analytics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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