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5 of the Best Apps for Small Businesses
By: Dane Carlson
Published: January 25, 2016, 9:37 pm

If you are a small business owner, there is a good chance that you are working even when you aren’t at work. You are always thinking about ways to improve your business, to get more clients and customers, and to make your life easier. One of the great things about running a business today is the amount of technology you have at your fingertips to make things easier. Your smartphone, laptop, and your tablet, for example, are able to use applications that can help you handle different aspects of your business. Let’s look as some of the best apps available for businesses such as yours.

Fuze

Fuze is an application that is perfect for videoconferencing. You will be able to host online meetings across all operating systems and devices. You can host and attend online meetings that offer high quality audio and video. It’s easy to install and start using, and you can even test out the 30-day trial before you decide to buy it.

Skype

Another option that you might want to consider for conferencing is Skype. It is one of the most popular options for videoconferencing, and it has some excellent features. You can share photos and files with the other people in the meeting, and you can do it right on your screen. The basic version is free, which might be all a small business ever needs.

Dropbox

Dropbok is one of the most popular online storage and sharing sites, and you can download applications to your computer as well as your mobile devices. This will allow you to keep up to date with all of the latest versions of your files no matter where you might be. This can be great for when you are out of the office and away from your computer, and it is especially helpful if you are working with employees who telecommute or who live in other parts of the country.

Square

If you ever take payments in person rather than only through your online shop, then you will likely want to take credit card payments. In the past it could be a hassle. However, an app called Square is able to work with your smartphone or tablet to take these types of payments. One of the biggest benefits is that you will not have to pay any monthly fees or a fee to sign up for the application. Instead, they will take 2.75% of the transaction. This has the potential to expand the number of transactions you can take.

Asana

Asana will let you manage your work better. You will have the ability to manage your work, as well as your personal projects. The interface is simple to use, and it can help to keep your work organized.

When you have a small business, it is a good idea to keep up with all of the different apps that are available. They may not all be able to help you, but you should be able to find several that can make a big difference in your productivity.

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