Are you wondering what’s the best time to start a business? Well, investors have ploughed about 50% more funds in start-ups between the years 2012 and 2017. Having said that, the time’s now!
However, it’s crucial for entrepreneurs to organize their start-up to overcome competition. According to a study, about 50% of small businesses fail within five years of their inception out of which 90% are tech start-ups.
In this blog, I’m going to introduce you to the top 10 Mobile Apps that Startup Entrepreneurs are using to communicate, track, generate bills, and automate tasks. These are apps I recommend to my mentees besides using them to drive my start-up, AppVelocity.
The Pocket App is a great computer application to curate and save content for the readers of the internet. Previously known as Read it Later, this app comes handy when you’re having a busy day. You can save blogs, videos, infographics, and other content for later. All you’ve got to do is drag your favourites in the bookmark bar.
One of the best features of this app is that you can read bookmarked content offline. Available on macOS, Windows, iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Kobo eReaders, and web browser, the Pocket App is your single window to read and listen without distraction.
Being an entrepreneur is challenging. With too many things on your plate, it’s easy to forget important payment dates or misplace financial records.
The Mint App, however, is a budget tracker and planner that helps you manage your finance effortlessly. You can create budgets, add and view bills, and track remainders besides receiving alerts on upcoming bills.
At last, the app secures your data with a 256-bit encryption level and exchanges data with 128-bit SSL. Join the bandwagon of millions who are saving themselves a great deal.
With remote culture trending in the start-up world, Trello is a magnificent project management tool that simplifies sharing information and ideas.
This app gives you the flexibility to manage end to end project tracking by allowing you to categorise, create, and prioritize tasks. The boards, lists, and cards on the dashboard makes information easily accessible and readable.
You can sync your free Trello account on your desktop or mobile and stay connected with your team at all times on one platform.
Do you ever wonder where you spend most of your time – business, social networking, news, or entertainment? RescueTime has an answer.
This analytical tool gives you visual understanding of your daily habits and helps you focus on increasing your productivity. It securely runs in the background of your devices and tracks activities on websites and applications.
At the end of your day, you receive a detailed activity report that helps you figure out your distractions and brings work-life balance.
PS: The app’s yet to find its way in the App Store.
With over 4 million active users every day, Slack is one of the most popular instant communication and messaging platform for quick decision making.
The desktop and mobile app allows you to create private or public channels to share information and important documents. Besides that you can also integrate more than 1,500 apps to ensure you spend less time switching between apps.
You can organize and search channels on the basis of topics, teams, projects, events, meeting, and anything that works for you.
With Slack, your communication secured and covered in one platform.
Salesforce1 is the world’s #1 CRM solution that allows businesses to centralize information for your marketing, sales, business analytics, and customer service teams.
The easy-to-use solution gives you a complete view of customers and streamlines interactions with your prospects and clients making it extremely easy to manage and grow your business.
The best part about Salesforce1 products is that it works on cloud. So all you’re going to need is an internet connect and desktops, laptops, or mobiles to set-up employee accounts. All of this with no extra maintenance costs. Now isn’t that great?
MobileDay rescues you from complex dialling sequence, pins, and codes with its one-touch conference call and meeting dialler.
The app auto-syncs your phone contacts and calendar and detects meeting schedules. You receive push notifications for upcoming calls; nevertheless, if you’re running late, you can easily customize the “running late” notification.
Awarded as the Best New Travel App by Entrepreneur Magazine, MobileDay makes as a one-touch, hassle free dialler for professionals.
HelloSign, is a must-have, to organize and handle critical business contracts. The e-signing solution enables you to scan document via mobile camera, edit, sign, and share. In addition, it allows you to customize signature requests in accordance to your company’s brand.
Since security is the top-most priority, HelloSign ensure your documents are safely concealed with SSL encryption. Also don’t forget to integrate your favourite business tools: Dropbox, Evernote, Gmail, Google Drive, HubSpot CRM, Salesforce, Slack, and others.
Emails sent – checked. Bill paid – checked.
It’s easy to miss out some tasks when you’re hustling to get your business going. The Todo is the simplest way to nail down the smallest of tasks. You can view your daily task summary and customize alerts based on deadlines.
The multi-functional app allows you to create, edit, manage, and share your task list. Sit on top of your priorities with this powerful tool.
#10 Motivation Daily & Positivity
It’s easy to get drained when you’re on the driver’s seat. I recommend the Motivation Daily & Positivity app to everyone I mentor. So if you’re feeling low or are not being able to make up your mind to go to work, this app works as your driving force and motivates you to stick to your goals..
Let me know which are your favourite apps and how you use them to stay organized. Being a startup owner, you have to manage and organize your schedule by using technologies. Do you have any other app that helped in your startup success journey? Share in the comments…