Business Streamlined: Apps on Our Radar
Entrepreneurs are inherently a jack of all trades, taking on several different roles to ensure success in their businesses. From finance to marketing, small business owners must cover all their bases. As a designer though, accounting and business savvy is most likely not on your resume.
Entrepreneurship is a trend of the present, and other entrepreneurs and application architects have found a way to capitalize on the movement by designing programs that help others run their businesses more efficiently. Which is where many thoughtfully created apps come to the rescue, allowing you to focus on what you do best.
Wave is a financial software that will be your go-to for everything from accounting and invoicing to payments and payroll. It’s free to download, with pay as you go services.
Flint is all about payment processing sans the card reading hardware. The application allows customers to securely scan credit cards with Flint's patented technology. The enterprise version comes along with unlimited invoices and online sales for $14.99 a month.
Asana is here to help you manage your organization and employees in the most efficient way possible. View tasks, share notes, and upload files to one place that everyone in your company can access. The application works with with google drive and dropbox, making it your one-stop-shop for it all. The basic version is free for 15 members, with a $9.99 fee for each extra member.
Mailchimp is an email marketing app that revolves around the concept of “marketing automation”. The app manages mailing lists, creates and sends newsletters, has email templates, and gives you access to analytics. It’s free to send up to 12,000 emails per month, with the a price increase after that amount.
You have a lot on your plate and wunderlist want to help you organize it all. The to-do list app syncs with all your devices and allows you to add notes and due dates to make sure you are always on top of your list.
Nimble is a CRM app that takes it all to the next level. The application aggregates information from your phone’s contacts and calendars, while gathering and synthesizing data from social profiles. Meaning, you get insights, mutual interests, and more on the most important people your business interacts with.