As a small business owner, chances are you have a pretty full schedule. Between monitoring expenses, keeping track of inventory and managing your employees- you’ve got a lot on your plate.

Thankfully, there are thousands of apps available to help keep you organized and increase your productivity. And, since time is of the essence, here are five (High Level Marketing approved) apps to save your small business both time and money.
 

Expensify

If you consider yourself more of a ‘big picture’ kind of entrepreneur, chances are keeping track of your expenses is a big headache. Take heart- Expensify is the perfect app for you. Simply link your debit or credit card to your Expensify account and all charges will directly be organized on an expense report.

You can also take photos of your receipts on your smart phone and Expensify automatically retrieves all applicable information and places it on the spreadsheet for you. Hailed as ‘The Best Business Travel App’ from Business Insider, we simply wouldn’t leave home without it.

 

Wunderlist

Sticky notes taking over your life? Keep your life in sync with Wunderlist, the ultimate task manager app for organizing your small businesses ever growing ‘to-do’ list.

This productivity app instantly syncs between your computer, tablet and smart phone, so you can stay organized anywhere your small business venture takes you. Create a simple, free account in minutes or upgrade your plan to keep your growing team organized and efficient.

 

Slack

Any successful entrepreneur will tell you communication is key to a successful business. Thanks to Slack, team communication just got a whole lot easier.

This highly customizable, real time messaging app seamlessly organizes both group and one-on-one conversations, and takes a leg up on messaging competition by allowing you to directly drop PDFs, documents and spreadsheets right into your conversation.

Slack instantly syncs with a variety of popular tools such as Twitter, Google Drive and Dropbox, and its basic plan is free for an unlimited amount of users.

 

Square

Selling on the go or not interested in opening an online store? No worries, all you need is Square. Simply plug in Square’s card-reader to your tablet or smart phones, and you can peddle your goods wherever life may lead you.

With no monthly fee holding your business hostage, you pay 2.75% on each individual business transaction. Square allows you to text or email receipts, and, our favorite feature, gives customers the option to leave you a tip. Pretty thoughtful, huh?

 

Insightly

Now that you have some great tools to keep your small business organized and efficient, it’s time to focus on your customer relationships.

Insightly is a powerful CRM to help you manage all your small business contacts- from leads to vendors to suppliers. Insightly also seamlessly integrates their social network profiles, so you can always stay in the loop and connected to your most important relationships.   

 

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