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Big Apps for Your Small Business
  • 01 July 2019
  • Maya Harper

Big Apps for Your Small Business

As any small business owner will tell you, technology is evolving at top speed and bringing the business world along with it. While tech can sometimes feel like an overwhelming space to explore, it has amazing benefits as well. Perhaps the most important of those is that apps are becoming more user-friendly than ever, which means more accessibility for small business owners. Finding the right apps for your business needs has the power to change everything, saving you time, money and effort and propelling your business into the future. So whether you are a tech lover or new to the app game, check out our hot list of some of the best apps to help you manage your small business with ease.

Big Apps For Your Small Business

Apps to make you more efficient

  • Evernote
    What it does: Unique note-taking software to help increase productivity and organize administrative tasks.
    Why we love it: Flexible tools are designed to fit your needs and note-taking style, helping you keep track of whatever is important to you in ways that work for you. It’s also great for personal use, so you can keep everything in one place.
  • StudioCloud
    What it does: Provides business-management software to help handle scheduling, invoicing, inventory, bookkeeping, and project and client management.
    Why we love it: The free version includes 20-plus user-friendly features tailored to your small business needs. Friends of The UPS Store can sign up for the free version here to redeem a 15-day free trial of the paid version, as well as 10% off any add-ons.

Apps for staying connected

  • Slack
    What it does: Provides a free cloud-based channel for communication and collaboration. Bonus fun fact: Slack stands for Searchable Log of All Conversation and Knowledge.
    Why we love it: It’s an office classic and one of the easiest ways to stay in contact with coworkers, partners and members of your network. Its popularity makes it a form of communication many are comfortable with, and it works with lots of other programs (think Dropbox and Google Drive) to allow for smooth sharing.
  • Skype
    What it does: Voice calls, video calls, text chat, file sharing — Skype covers your communication needs from any device.
    Why we love it: Packages are specifically tailored to the number of people you work with. The free version is great for the smallest of businesses, and if you need a little extra support, Skype for Business allows for up to 250 users for just $2 per month per user.

Big Apps For Your Small Business

Apps that are all about the Benjamins

  • AccountingDepartment.com
    What it does: Helps with bookkeeping and financial reporting.
    Why we love it: It is super-simple to use, so there is no need to hire an accountant. The UPS Store is offering an exclusive 10% off discount to small business owners. To redeem, click here.
  • Expensify
    What it does: Helps manage expense reports and keep track of receipts.
    Why we love it: The free version is better than many other apps, so you can get all of the important benefits without the price tag. It also works seamlessly with other apps like Uber to track and categorize your spending and export receipts.

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