Running A Business

Want to Save Time? There’s an App for That

Oct 21, 2017 • 2 min read
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      As a business owner, you’ve got dozens of priorities on your plate at any given time. So how can you carve out more time to focus on the important stuff that drives your business? Simple. You need to app up.

      Here are eight time-saving apps that will streamline your small business.

      Slack

      This app has taken the business world by storm. It makes project management easier, while also enhancing communication company-wide. Best of all, the basic version is free.

      17hats

      This ambitious app strives to streamline your invoices, contracts, workflow, bookkeeping and more. The good news is that it actually does a great job of it.

      Square

      Point-of-sale transactions got much easier when Square hit the market. Simply plug the card-reader into your phone or tablet to make swiping cards a breeze. You can even email or text receipts to your customers.

      Dropbox

      It’s a safe bet that filing cabinet manufacturers absolutely hate Dropbox. After all, this file sharing and storage tool makes their products look like lumbering dinosaurs.

      TripIt

      If you own a business, it’s likely you’re doing some sort of travel for it. Which can sometimes be a headache. This app organizes your travel, offering a master itinerary that’s accessible to your entire team 24/7.

      Wunderlist

      If you want to upgrade your traditional to-do list, try Wunderlist. It’s easy to create task lists and share them with your team. You can delegate specific tasks, add notes and much more with this powerful little tool.

      RescueTime

      Are you tempted by Twitter? Frazzled by Facebook? This app tracks where you spend your time online, then helps you set goals for productivity. If you need a little extra help, you can even upgrade to the premium version and it will block specific sites while you’re trying to work.

      About the author
      Grant Olsen

      Grant Olsen is a writer specializing in small business loans, leadership skills, and growth strategies. He is a contributing writer for KSL 5 TV, where his articles have generated more than 6 million page views, and has been featured on FitSmallBusiness.com and ModernHealthcare.com. Grant is also the author of the book "Rhino Trouble." He has a B.A. in English from Brigham Young University.

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