The Best Apps for Entrepreneurs in 2019
When it comes to entrepreneurship, there’s a lot that needs to get done. Often times, those things fall on just a few people. Technology is always impacting the way we do business. Luckily, we live in a time where apps, tools, and gadgets help us handle everything easily! Check out our suggestions for the best apps to use this year and see what some of our staff’s favorite apps from this past summer were.
This app makes communication easy for your team. It’s got instant messaging, the ability to drag and drop images, PDFs, and other kinds of files, and more. The best part? You can add as many users to your account as you like, so as your business grows, so can your team. And, no more losing things in your inbox.
This website crowdsources design work for you. Need a logo? 99designs. Need business cards? 99designs. They can even provide you with product labels for your items. It’s super simple and easy to use. How it works is you make your request and a group of designers provide you with options, then you move forward with whatever ones you like.
If you don’t have a newsletter yet, you should. Luckily, MailChimp makes it all easy. With seamless integration, easy-to-use templates, and an intuitive website, creating emails to send to those who subscribe to your business is fun and simple! The best part is that it is free up to 2000 subscribers. It makes sign up forms and email marketing easy. And with paid options, you have even more tools like landing pages, Facebook ads and more.
Buffer or Hootsuite
Social media can be a lot of work. It’s time-consuming and can be hard to strategize. Tools like Buffer and Hootsuite help make social media marketing more efficient. You can schedule posts among all sorts of platforms, and then later check out their analytics reports to help you understand what engages your audience best. Planning social media in advance is a great way to ensure the content you want to have shared, gets shared, and timely posts for holidays, specials, or events are always on time.
Keeping track of financials can be difficult, and even more so when you’re dealing with personal and business accounts. Mint helps you manage your money, see where you’re spending, and more. It’s a simple interface that allows you to easily access your financials, keep track of your credit score, and follow your investments. Many financial institutions offer this option too through your personal or bank accounts, so check them out. And if you’re not using QuickBooks for your business financials, it might be time to check it out. We offer regular workshops on QuickBooks too. See when the next one is on our events calendar.
Look, being a person is hard and being an entrepreneur is even harder. We see entrepreneurs working really hard to make their business grow, and not taking great care of themselves. This app is a good one to help you take better care of yourself and your mental health. Headspace is a great app that teaches you how to meditate and provides you with resources to wind down. It’s super user-friendly and a great investment in yourself AND thus, your business.
What apps are you planning to use most this year? Let us know in the comments below.
As always, we are here for you at any time. Please contact us with any questions you have about your business and the ways you can be more productive in 2019. We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming classes and workshops soon.