As a Small Business Owner, you will often find yourself juggling several different hats from Communicator to Financial Expert and it can be extremely stressful. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of our top apps which help to increase productivity and help to make life a little easier!
Asana - If you like getting things done and consider yourself a doer then Asana is perfect for you. A project management tool that keeps everyone up-to-date and on a schedule works perfectly for growing small businesses. You can organise, track and manage your teams work from anywhere in the world on your desktop or through their mobile app.
Dashlane - Forgotten your password again? Don’t worry we’ve all been there and luckily Dashlane has got us covered. Dashlane is a password manager app that and allows you to store passwords + personal information. Best of all, it’s mostly free and worth trying.
Dropbox - You probably have a lot of files that you want to enable everyone to have access to, and this is where Dropbox comes into full effect. Just like any other folder on your computer, Dropbox automatically syncs your files online so that any other devices that are linked up to your Dropbox can see them and access them. It also works great if you are travelling or working abroad because you can access your files on-the-move.
Google Ads - Whatever industry you are in, Google Ads is a great platform to use to grow your small business. Whether you are looking generate enquiries or encourage your web visitors to purchase your product, a targeted Google Ads Campaign can deliver some impressive ROI. We have seen some great results with our clients using Google Ads and we know what works and what doesn’t, so schedule in a call with us and we’ll steer your ship in the right direction.
Google Docs/Sheets - A free web-based software offered by Google that includes Google Docs (similar to Microsoft Word) and Google Sheets (similar to Microsoft Excel). Perfect for creating documents that you can edit and share with your team, customers or pretty much anyone for the matter.
Google My Business - Google My Business acts as a CV for your business and contact hub that your customers can find you on when searching for your business. The potential customer can see your reviews, location, number, opening times and directions to your business. This makes it much more accessible for your customers to get in touch with you and thus increase sales + saves time.
Facebook Ads Manager - A massive platform with huge potential for your business, the Facebook Ads Manager will allow you to create ads for your business on Facebook that can reach anyone, anywhere, at any time. The ads manager will likely become your best friend and your number one channel for generating sales. Like Google Ads, Facebook can be too big to handle at first and you will probably have a hard time finding your way around it. Facebook is where our expertise lies, so if you want to dominate on this platform then we may be able to help!
Slack - Remember MSN? Well, Slack is the equivalent of MSN but for businesses and 100x better. Slack is a team messaging service and is where everyone in your business can communicate and come together to get things done. It has a number of integrations (such as Dropbox) so it’s a perfect tool for communication and making sure everyone stays in touch.
Skype - With more and more people opting to communicate using services like Slack, Skype has become the perfect tool for those who want to speak to someone through their voice calls and use their video chat to see people in real-time. You no longer have to travel outside your office to have a meeting with someone across town or in another country, you can use Skype and save yourself a lot of time + money!
Yell - Often used to search for local businesses and services, Yell is an online directory that shows reviews, photos and opening hours. It originally started out as the Yellow Pages Directory (a huge yellow book for almost everything), which has now got the information for over 2.8 million businesses on their website. It’s also a great to way to improve your organic search engine ranking because it is so widely used by the general public.
These are just a few of our recommendations for apps which will help you to grow your small business. As a Digital Marketing Agency, the two apps which we would recommend the most are the Facebook & Google Ads Apps - simply because being able to see the results we generate for your business in real time is pretty impactful.
If you want to learn more about how Digital Marketing can help improve your business then book us a call with us here.