A growing business owner keeps everything up and running but sometimes it gets too hard to oversee everything single-handedly.
That is why, with the rise of the digital era, several applications are made available to assist the modern entrepreneur – helpful tools that fit the palms of your hands. We’re very much familiar with the usual productivity notepads and spreadsheets, but are you sure you’ve explored the whole of App Store?
There’s a good deal of hidden gems out there, for specific business needs, so we’ve listed 5 apps that can come in handy as you embark on your start-up journey.
For your great idea:
Enloop, Inc.’s Enloop
It takes a brave person to take on a start-up venture, so congrats to you! A good business starts somewhere and Enloop is here to help form that idea into an clear business plan. Just fill in the blanks and let the app do its work. Financial forecasts and reports are also ready-made. New entrepreneurs must not fret, though, as Enloop simplifies complex terms, too. The application also scores your business based on your data – a helpful way to know if you’re on the right track.
Availability: Web-based app (visit www.enloop.com)
For your busy schedule and appointments:
6 Wunderkinder’s Wunderlist
To keep track of things, it’s always a good idea to list everything down and plan ahead. Wunderlist is a popular app for that – it’s your to-do list, but better. Some of its features are Due Dates, which allows you to set deadlines for a specific tasks, and Reminders to make sure you wouldn’t forget. What’s unique about this is its interactive design – you can share and collaborate on tasks with your co-workers, something useful for a start-up that needs all hands on deck.
Availability: iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, Amazon, Chromebook
For your team’s online meetings:
LogMeIn, Inc.’s GoToMeeting
Video conferencing apps are common nowadays, therefore online meetings are an option for many collaborative groups. GoToMeeting stands out as it is specifically created for business discussions online. Available in many platforms, the app also has a “one-click recording” function to document your video meetings. If you plan on regularly gathering your team online, GoToMeeting also has a scheduling feature for your future conferences.
Availability: iOS, Android, Windows, Mac
For budgeting and expense tracking:
Dayspring Technologies’ Goodbudget
Having a well-planned budget is a smart habit. After all, as a start-up manager, you need to make sure your earnings are being put to responsible use. Goodbudget can help you keep that good practice. Though it is designed as a personal finance app, it can also be useful to small business. Using an “envelope method” as basis for its system, the app promises an efficient way to keep track of your resources. Plus, you can share and monitor the budget with your colleagues and family.
Availability: iOS, Android
For issuing the bill and sealing the deal:
Wave Accounting Inc.’s Invoice by Wave
Business is booming and you have to keep up with your growing number of clients! Invoice by Wave enables users to create, issue, and record invoices, including deadlines. Credit card payments are also accommodated – invoicing and paying would be a breeze for both you and your client. This free app also automatically computes sales tax and presents insights from your cash flow. It’s indeed a must-have!