An entrepreneur has a ton of duties to handle. Apart from maintaining seamless communication, they also have to conduct researches, track finances, attract new clients, uphold and grow brand name, and work to retain existing customers.
To do all these, you need a well-thought-out strategy. And in a world where processing automation is possible in almost all business ops, tech should be your best friend. Technology does the donkey’s work in all businesses, so ignoring trending tools is a sign you are your own enemy.
And because tech is a broad topic, let’s discuss what mobile apps every business owner should try. With mobile playing a critical role in ecommerce, it can be a smart move to have all the resources you need to engage your customers and teams in a single platform.
- HelpOnClick: HelpOnClick is a live chat app that allows business owners to engage customers in real-time, and with the help of chatbots when your service team is not around. With this app, you can solve customer queries that sent through live chat via your mobile device, increase engagement and reduce response time.
- Trello: This is a project management tool that allows you to organize and plan tasks and manage your team on the same app. You can also group tasks and people, assign duties, prioritize tasks, set timelines, and do more with Trello.
- Wave: stay on top of invoices and money management with an app that lets you prepare and send personalized invoices and keep records like income, spending, send pending-invoice reminders, take credit card payments, and so on.
- Pocket: The app allows you to save your resources, such as videos, articles, etc. for future use. With Pocket, you can save any content from almost 1500 mobile apps as well as internet browsers if you add a plugin. Saved content can be viewed from any gadget and without an internet connection.
- Evernote: This app is like the entrepreneur’s virtual notebook. Evernote streamlines note-taking by allowing you to jot down ideas in various formats, attach documents and images, scan and give a comment on content, and share your creative ideas with your team.
- Flipboard: This app allows you to move with the times. Instead of a random search, Flipboard enables you to track the latest industry news and stories in your market.
- Wunderlist: List everything you do from existing project tasks to your future leave strategy. Accessible from any device, the to-do list manager allows you to access your list while on the move. It also allows you to add cut-off dates, reminders, and images to your list.
- LinkedIn: This tool helps you search, meet the right people and build business relationships. You can search by job, sector (or industry), geographical area, experience, qualifications, and more. LinkedIn not only allows you to meet the right people but also display your ideas and work.
- Skype: Skype is a texting, audio-call, and video-call app that allows you to connect with customers, teams, stakeholders, etc. It enables you to engage multiple at the same time and share images, videos, and all sorts of content for more interactive conversations.
Many other mobile apps can be useful to you in a dozen different ways. But starting with these and then moving to others is an excellent place to start streamlining processes in your workplace.
Author Bio: Michael Hollis is a Detroit native who now lives in Los Angeles. He is an account executive who has helped hundreds of business owners with their high risk ACH processing solutions. He’s experimented with various occupations: computer programming, dog-training, scientificating… But his favorite job is the one he’s now doing full time — providing business funding for hard working business owners across the country.