Centerco Office Suites is a hub for small business owners and we love seeing what smart, innovative, and motivated professionals can achieve. In a digital world, apps make the entrepreneurial lifestyle that much simpler. Here are a few of the most useful apps for entrepreneurs that are worth checking out!
1. Get a Better Grasp on Your Business Finances with Mint.
Finances are an important part of any business and Mint makes keeping track of budgets, income, and tax write offs super easy. The app allows you to set up budgets, track multiple accounts in one place, report expenses, and categorize all transactions. Mint also does a great job of mapping your “trends” or habitual spending and income and will make suggestions for how you can save money and time.
2. Improve Communication with Your Team by Using Slack.
This app is perfect for entrepreneurs who work with a team. The messaging app, which works on both desktop and mobile, creates searchable streams so that anyone working on a project can tune into that “channel” to see what’s going on. The app also allows users to upload files directly within the app and link other applications so that all of your notifications will show up in one place. Channels can be made public so that any team member can drop in, or private, so that only invited members will have access. There are also direct message options for private conversations. Slack essentially cuts inter-office email out of the equation, which is a dream come true for most entrepreneurs with out-of-control inboxes.
3. Sign Documents Electronically with Echosign.
Who has time to print, sign, and then scan/fax/email every single document? Echosign is an adobe-based app that lets you electronically sign documents securely and easily. As a bonus, the app stores each document’s history and creates audit trails so that you’ll never be sent scrambling should any issues related to the document arise.
4. Fedex Online to Help with Printing Needs
For entrepreneurs who don’t have the time or resources to create professionally printed handouts and presentations, this app is a lifesaver. You can easily send documents or photos through the app to your nearest FedEx location where they will be printed and waiting for you to pick up at your convenience. The app also links directly to Box, Google Drive, and Dropbox so you can upload directly from any of those applications.
5. So Many Passwords!! Lastpass Can Save Your Time & Stress
Using a variety of complicated passwords for different logins is great for security, but it can be difficult to keep all of those logins straight. The last thing you want to deal with is getting locked out of an account because you used up all your login attempts. Lastpass allows you to store passwords and even information to fill out common forms so that you can save time and brain space by logging in through their app or desktop plugin.
6. Take Notes Efficiently with Evernote
This app has been a favorite for entrepreneurs for some time, and for good reason. Evernote is cloud-based and allows users to sync notes between phones, tablets, and desktops. The notes can be taken directly in the app or you can snap a photo of something you scribbled down on a cocktail napkin. Users can also save audio notes so you won't have to worry about forgetting that great idea that came to you while you were driving. Evernote even allows you to scan things such as business cards so you won’t miss out on a great connection because you sent that business card through the wash.
This is also great for entrepreneurs who tend to get sucked into online articles, only to get interrupted and never be able to find that article again. With Evernote, you can save clips and bookmarks from articles by using the in-app browser.
These useful apps for entrepreneurs will definitely make business run a bit smoother. Of course, apps can’t do everything, so count on Centerco for other necessities such as administrative support work, coffee service, and an in-office fitness center!