What apps can you use for business?

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Date: 21 January 2021

Icons for a range of apps floating above a tablet computer

These days, no matter what kind of business you're running, you should be able to find apps and tools that can help you and your business become more successful. And, best of all, it doesn't have to be expensive or difficult. In fact, you can probably find many apps that can be of use to you and your business which will turn challenging tasks into much easier ones.

Read on to discover a few of the apps you might use and how they can help you become more successful as a business owner.

 Invoicing 

Invoicing is a massive part of running a business; you can fill up your whole working week but if you don't invoice your client quickly, then all that hard work is for nothing. The money you're expecting to come in materialise or will come in much later than you anticipated. This can have a serious knock-on effect on your cashflow and impact on everything else you need to do. 

If you had an accounting software app – and there are many that exist – you could issue your invoice immediately from your smartphone or tablet directly to the client within seconds of completing the work. These apps even give you handy reminders and the ability to chase those invoices when they're overdue. This means your cashflow is likely to be much smoother and far easier to handle. 

Social media

Social media is a crucial part of marketing these days. Look around and you'll see that pretty much every business in every sector has at least one social media account, and often they will have more than one. 

Posting to social media from a laptop is simple enough, but it's not always convenient. What if you're out at a client's property, or you've found something interesting that you've taken a photo of with your smartphone? You would have to wait until you got home or back to the office to post the information, by which time it might no longer be relevant.

If you had an app for each social media platform you use, you could post things right away, and boost your engagement by replying to comments quickly too.  

Graphic design 

Whatever your business does, design will be important and will play a role. For example, you will need to create eye-catching marketing campaigns including ads, leaflets, videos, posters, and more. Although it's often a good idea to hire a designer to do this for you, it is possible to download apps that will help you too. This can be especially helpful if you only have a small budget. 

Not only that, but in some professions, these design apps can actually help you do your work. For example, you might create a custom tattoo design for a client. You might design company logos for a living or design websites, and plenty more besides. If you need to design anything as part of your job, there is sure to be several apps that will help you do it perfectly. 

Conclusion

There has been a huge explosion in the range and number of apps that can save you time and money. They can also increase your productivity and help you complete tasks while you're out and about. It's worth thinking about the tasks that are tricky, take time or that you carry out frequently and then exploring which apps could help ease the burden.

Copyright 2021. This article was made possible by Jeremy Bowler.

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