10-mobile-apps-for-startup-entreprenuers-and-small-business-owners

Starting your own business is not only about having the physical/ digital products available. It’s more than hiring people and taxes. Running a business requires a lot of aspects to deal with, and if you are just starting up, you don’t want to spend a lot of money on things that you are not sure. After all, you are just starting to grow your business.

It’s terrifying to know that 20% of small businesses fail in their first year. As a startup business owner, this data could keep you awake at night. You are not certain what will be your business’s future.

But business owners don’t have to freak out. Startup businesses can thrive; all they need is the right tool to help them in their journey. Since technology has been a big help to everyone, startup entrepreneurs can definitely rely on this technology to guide them too.

Here we have put together mobile apps entrepreneurs can use to help them in every part of the decision making in their business. Also, these apps are easy to use and can be managed anywhere and anytime.

EVERNOTE

Sometimes ideas come to us in the most unexpected moments, and it’s best if you are ready to take notes. We cannot rely on our memory to help us remember every good idea that pops up. Therefore, having a trusty note with you all the time will save you a lot of wonders.

One best note-taking app startup business owners must have is Evernote. This simple, effortless, and handy app can store a lot of ideas and notes you need. Aside from note-taking, users can save photos, videos, and voices to add on to a presentation. It also enables the sharing of documents, which is possible for team collaboration.

But Evernote doesn’t only stop on your mobile phone. You can sync data into other devices to manage it.

You can try their free lifetime plan or jump into one of their paid plans with additional features.

Mobile App: Free (Android and iOS).

RESCUE TIME

How do you spend your day? Do you participate in activities that are beneficial to the growth of your business, or did you spend most of your time catching up with emails? Find out what you did the whole day by getting a time management app.

RescueTime is designed to track every activity you do, whether on your computer or your mobile phone. At the end of the day, this app will send you the results of your activity. Knowing where you spend your time most can help you eliminate unnecessary activities, and focus most of your time with important ones.

This app has two categories of plans (Individual and Your Team). The individual plan offers a free lifetime plan with limited features. Their paid plans begin at $6 per month.

Mobile App: Free (Android and iOS).

MOBILEDAY

This app has been around for ten years, and it’s here to stay for a long time. MobileDay is a one-touch conference call app you can bring with you wherever you go. You can eliminate the need to look through your contact to make a call, and there is no more worry about missing a meeting anymore.

MobileDay auto-sync data from your calendar and phone contacts. This will remind you of the meetings you have. It also shows notification of upcoming calls. If you are running behind, you can just send a quick text or email, notifying everyone that you’ll be late.

The app is free with limited features. Its paid plans start at $14 per month/ user. MobileDay will soon be adding another plan that features international calls and unlimited conference calling.

Mobile App: Free (Android and iOS).

SLACK

Let’s face it if you work with a team communicating with one another doesn’t come that easy, especially when your means of communication are through email. That’s why Slack came to life.

This cloud-based software, which can also be downloaded to your phone, is a great way to communicate with your team. With Slack, you can communicate with members by assigning different channels. You don’t have to worry about piling up of messages anymore. Since slack allows you to separate each department or project into different channels, making it easy to communicate with one another.

You can try the app for free or use their paid plans that begin at $6.67 per month/ active users.

Mobile App: Free (Android and iOS).

MINT

Running a business is not easy, especially when you have to manage almost everything. Sometimes even personal finances may get in the way. That’s why having an app that can help you track all of your business’ financial statements and bills to pay, is a big help.

Mint is a mobile app you can use to plan and budget expenses for your business. With this app, you can easily see if there are upcoming bills to settle and where your income is going.

The best part about this app is that it has been secured with 256-bit encryption and SSL. Now you know that your business’ money is secure wherever you go.

Mobile App: Free (Android and iOS).

PICMONKEY

If your business has social media and you are mostly in charge of it, you need an application that you can carry around to edit photos. PicMonkey is an app that can help you with that.

You don’t have to be a graphic designer to make professional-looking photos for your social media or website post. PicMonkey gives you the freedom to do this and easily share it online.

It’s an easy to manage tool that you can bring wherever you go.

This app has a 7-day free trial. After you can purchase their paid package that starts at $7.99 per month.

Mobile App: Free (Android and iOS).

POCKET

When you find something you like to read, but you are too busy to look at it, Pocket will keep it for you. Pocket, which was formerly known as Read It Later, is the best app you can use to save videos, articles, or content that you want to take a look at later.

The best part about this application is that you don’t have to access the saved files with an internet connection. Now you can read without the distraction of the online world.

This tool is great for entrepreneurs to save on articles they need to read that could help them grow their business.

You can use this app for free or go premium with $4.99 per month.

Mobile App: Free (Android and iOS).

UNROLL.ME

Having a messy inbox is time-consuming, especially if you have to look at it every day. Small business owners or startups can’t lose time scrolling through emails that are not important because most of their time is precious.

If you are tired of this process, Unroll.me is an app you can use to unsubscribe on emails that you don’t need. Now, you don’t have to individually click emails to unsubscribe.

Mobile App: Free (Android and iOS).

LOGMEIN PRO

Get to manage your files on your PC or desktop no matter where you are. With LogMeIn Pro, you’ll be able to access important files that you need on your computer. This app is great for traveling business owners.

Aside from the ability to access files, you can use LogMeIn Pro to collaborate with others by simply sharing your files. Users of this app don’t have to worry as the app is highly secured by the company’s security system.

Experience LogMeIn Pro free for 14 days. You can opt for their paid plans that begin at $349.99 per year.

Mobile App: Free (Android and iOS).

KEYNOTE

Whether we admit it or not, listening to a plain presentation without any effects sound boring. If startups or small business owners want to excite their investors or entertain their employees, a fun, professional, and creative presentation, must be made.

Keynote is the perfect app to bring your dream presentation to life. This Apple Store app enables users to bring life to their work, collaborate with others wherever they are in the world, and make a great impression.

The only downside to this is that Keynote is only an app available for Apple users.

Mobile App: Free (iOS).

CONCLUSION

Business owners are lucky enough to have the technology come to their aid. With these apps, software, and programs, there is no need to worry about the simple things when running your business. Now you can focus on what’s important while other aspects are being handled by these mobile apps.

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