Running a business is by no means an easy task, and every entrepreneur could use a little help from time to time. Instead of hiring a personal assistant, consider fully utilizing that $400 mobile device you purchased. That’s right. Your smartphone.
Phones have come a long way, and nowadays they can help you manage your life more easily and help you keep your sanity. If you are a business owner and have a smart phone, here are 5 must have apps that can keep you and your business running smoothly.
EverNote is the business man’s walking filing cabinet and inspiration box all in one place. In EverNote you can store business and blog ideas, interesting sites, cool photos, notes taken at conferences, voice recordings, and just basic ideas. Later, when you get home you can even access the program on your desktop to sort through all you have found. Who knows? It may just help you create the next best idea for your business.
Tired of pulling up all of your banks, credit cards, bills and investment accounts up on individual browsers? Then get PageOnce. It will allow you to view each account all on the same page allowing you to quickly scan for updates without wasting time opening each page individually.
Remember the Milk
Have trouble prioritizing your business life? No worries. With Remember the Milk you won’t need psychic readings to figure out the direction of your life. This app will keep you going in the right direction by grouping together tasks and then prioritizing them on an easy to use interface.
If your business doesn’t have a blog, then you need to start one write now by downloading the Blogger or WordPress app onto your smart phone. As a business owner, life generally requires to be on the go which can make frequent blogging difficult. However, you need a blog to increase visibility. So what do you do? Get Blogger or WordPress on your phone so you can write a post whether you are on the train commuting or sitting at your kid’s soccer game.
Mint.com Personal Finance
Even if you have the best money managing abilities on Earth, you should still download Mint.com Personal Finance. With Mint you can allocate specific amounts of money to certain areas, and the program will let you know how much you are spending and where you are spending it the most. This is a great tool to help you cut down on expenses, and to let you know where your hard earned money is going.
In addition to these apps, business owners should also have the Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare apps and utilize them frequently to keep customers interested and engaged. Make that $400 smartphone work for you! Owning a business is tough, but with a good smartphone and a couple of great apps managing one can be a whole lot easier.