Here’s a list with the best apps to help entrepreneurs with all of their activities and tasks.
Now that you have decided to start your own business, you have surely realized the number of tasks you have to carry out: organizing your staff, making inventories, accounting for sales, buying supplies, doing marketing, keeping up with taxes and endless activities that can easily overwhelm you.
Fortunately, today we have applications that can help you make each of these tasks easier, faster and often automatically, without the need to invest in expensive equipment or hire specialized personnel. These apps will be your best allies and help you become a successful entrepreneur.
We present you some of the essential digital tools to make your path easier.
Apps that will help you take your first steps
If you are just starting out as an entrepreneur these are some digital tools that will help you kick off your journey successfully.
Nominazer is a digital tool that will help you choose a name for your company, if you don’t have one yet, or your products, it also tells you if the domain is available or not, for now it is available only for iOS.
Business Plan for Startups is an app that basically helps you land your initial business plan. By answering about 100 questions, the application will help you set an objective, target audience, and expectations for the company. It is only available for iOS.
Evernote is the notebook that you are sure to know and that you can get the most out of if you link it to other apps. With it you can capture and share ideas or notes, organize your photos, videos and audio, tag them and access them with a keyword.
It is very useful for organizing your agenda, sending reminders or even transcribing lectures. Yet Evernote is an app that allows you to increase your productivity. There is a free version and a paid option with more features, available for iOS and Android.
Remember the milk is an application you need if you are one of those people who often forget meetings and tasks, as it allows you to create a to-do list that you can share with your partners or employees, and it can connect to applications such as Google Calendar, which will make the indispensable task of keeping an agenda easier. It is free and available for iOS and Android.
Tabshop is the application you want to have to keep track of your sales volume and your inventory, for greater accuracy it allows the scanning of codes, to control what goods go out and what comes in. It is a necessary tool for the new entrepreneurs. Also, it is free and available for iOS and Android.
Apps for customer service and relationship management
Customer service is one of the fundamental pillars of any business, but it can become a real headache to perform this task. Fortunately, you don’t need to invest in specialized equipment or hire a giant team to do it, as there are different apps that can help you with this task.
WhatsApp Business is one of the most complete and far-reaching tools, as it not only helps you to provide customer service, but also helps you in the important work of attracting new customers. Needless to say, it is available for iOS and Android.
Crisp is a French app that helps you provide customer service through a chat, allows you to integrate other applications, organize advertising campaigns and notify your users. It is available for iOS and Android for free.
Zendesk is an app that is oriented toward startups, that’s why they offer a one-year free trial. Through a chat, you can answer your customers’ frequently asked questions either on the web or from your mobile device. Available for iOS and Android.
SumaCRM is designed to support you with CRM (Customer Relationship Management), and it has a free trial version. It is a service that’s cloud-based so it works with any device connected to the internet.
Rotator Survey is an app that allows you to obtain user opinions. You can develop and design your own surveys in professional formats to make opinion studies and assessments that allow you to know the strengths and weaknesses of your business. Available for Android and Windows.
Apps for organization and team communication
It is always necessary to have tools that allow you to manage the tasks of your teams, luckily in the app stores there are several options to choose from.
Trello is an app based on the Kanban model; it’s very intuitive and makes it very easy for collaboration between different stakeholders. You can make a checklist, assign tasks, check the progress of projects even offline. It is available for iOS, Android and in web version; and it offers a free version as well as paid plans.
Asana is another app designed for startups, offering a free trial period. It allows users to share, plan and follow the tasks of the team members. Available for iOS and Android.
Google, the technology giant, has several tools that can help you organize and communicate with your team. Surely, you already know many of them, we refer to Google Drive, Meet and Hangouts that together will help you delegate tasks and monitor their progress, as well as keep you communicated through video conferences.
Dropbox is the ultimate app for sharing and saving large files. With it you can share files with your partners and employees; and you can access them from any device.
Apps for accounting
The accounting part of a company is always one of the most difficult tasks and requires a lot of time and effort to get it up and running; luckily there are also some applications that can help you.
Alegra is available for iOS and Android, and it’s all about management. It has quickly become very popular, as it allows for billing in the cloud and sending invoices. In addition, through it you can control your inventory, view your bank accounts, manage your expenses and store information about your customers and suppliers.
Freshbooks is an app designed for small and medium businesses, since it allows you to organize your finances in a fast, intuitive and secure way. It includes payment reminders, invoices, spreadsheet reports, and it even allows you to make tax estimates.
Apps for digital entrepreneurs
If your business is focused on the digital world you need other tools to help you consolidate in this type of market. But even if your company is conventional you have to think about the need to have digital presence, so the following tools can help you position yourself on the Internet.
Balsamiq is an ideal tool for wireframe layout, which helps you make a simple and friendly interface for websites and software. Available for iOS and Android.
SEMrush is a necessary app to locate keywords according to your market niche, so that your website or blog content is positioned in the main search engines. Available for iOS and Android.
Google Apps for Work offers several online tools specially designed for work, such as personalized email, real-time document sharing, highly secure conferencing and the ability to work from any device.
Apps for design
Whether your business is digital or not, you will need to make use of graphic design for your company’s logo, for advertising campaigns or for the design of your website. You can help yourself with some special apps for these tasks.
Zeplin is a collaborative tool for designers and allows the import of designs from other platforms such as Sketch. Available for iOS and Android.
Illustrator Draw is an app available for iOS and Android, it’s a vector drawing tool and, although it does not have the same functions as the conventional version of Illustrator, it is great for sketching and making a design on the go.
Surely, many apps were left out of this list, but with these tools you can turn your smartphone or tablet into a well-equipped office to successfully start the journey of the entrepreneur.