What Are the Hottest Apps for Small Businesses?

Joe Weinlick
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In this wireless world, mobile apps are becoming a business' best friend, allowing small business owners to manage their finances, store important documents or take timely notes using only their mobile devices. Business and management apps have come a long way in the past few years, offering services that are essential for a growing business. These five hot apps help you to stay on top of your work no matter where you are.


Marketing your product or services to local customers online is an important part of growing your business, but if you don't know how to market properly online, your attempts may fall flat. Enter LocalVox, an app that helps you advertise your business online using special offer announcements, news stories and more. This service optimizes search listings while simultaneously sending each announcement to social media sites, email addresses and more.


Offering a secure note-taking platform with cloud storage, this hot app lets you organize, store and share your notes via text and voice memos. Although the affordable business package features plenty of perks for a small business owner, the free version offers syncing across devices and online note-taking.


An essential aspect of small business management is accurately calculating business expenses, especially when tax time rolls around. Expensfy is a business management app that lets you upload receipts and expense reports while tracking mileage and other important business expenses. This free app offers a number of helpful tools and does not ask for your credit card, making it a great choice for start-ups and budding entrepreneurs with limited budgets.


When it comes to your business cash flow, InDinero is a great app for taking care of accounting, payroll, taxes and more from the palm of your hand. You can even predict the future cash flow of your small business using past trends, and you can easily track receipts, send invoices and manage your business' finances. This hot app syncs with your credit cards and bank accounts in order to accurately track your cash flow.

Google Drive

This popular office suite lets you create, edit and store files across multiple devices, and it offers 5 gigabytes of free cloud storage. You no longer have to worry about storing important business files, and you can open documents wherever you are using a PC, smartphone or tablet. Plus, if you have a Gmail account, you can easily share files with your business associates using hassle-free email attachments.

A small business requires constant attention in order to grow into a successful company, and these apps let you manage your finances, files, memos and more from your mobile device. Additionally, many of them offer cloud storage, so you can be sure your business information is protected even if your device becomes inoperable. Although many of these apps offer free versions, paid versions may be worth the expense, depending on your particular small business needs.


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