It’s tough to keep on top of everything when you’re running a small business – but now there are some brilliant apps to help. Here are five of our favourites.
Being a small business owner means being a jack of all trades – but these days, there are some apps to help you handle a few of the day-to-day tasks. Here are five of the best types of apps for small businesses:
Automatically track how much time you’re spending on each customer, including tasks, research, phone calls and emails. Time tracking apps use artificial intelligence to make it as effortless as possible to track your time. It can produce a timesheet automatically so you can manage your time more effectively.
One to try: Timely (by Memory AI)
When you’re driving around in order to meet up with customers or suppliers, it’s important to keep track of your mileage. Paper logbooks have long been superseded by vehicle logging apps, which are so easy to use and inexpensive. Create an electronic logbook that records your driving on your phone.
One to try: Logmate (NZTA approved)
Making it easy for your customers to give you money is just an all-round excellent strategy. An app can provide you with a way to accept payments online and in person, from anywhere in the world. It can also manage subscriptions or even run off a terminal. Most will use a pay-as-you-go pricing system, so you only pay when customers use it.
One to try: Stripe
For retailers, spend less time on stock tracking and more time on strategising with point-of-sale software. A POS platform allows customers to buy from your store, or online, and lets you manage inventory seamlessly. You’re collecting information as you go, giving you valuable insights into your business.
One to try: Vend
If you’re not using accounting software already, you’re probably spending far too much time invoicing, chasing invoices and reconciling your accounts. Accounting software is cost-effective, scales up with your business and makes perfect sense when you’re trying to grow.
One to try: Xero
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