Whether you are a solo entrepreneur or own a small business with multiple employees finding easy and affordable quality solutions is a constant challenge. For most small business owners, the day-to-day responsibilities of marketing expert, accountant, and customer service rep can make your life very hectic. The apps below can help streamline your workflow and your bottom line and let you get back to the business of running your business.
GetResponse – There is nothing more time consuming and convoluted for a small business than marketing itself online. Email marketing, social media marketing, websites, landing pages, etc. can all be overwhelming for the business owner. GetResponse is a one stop shop for online marketing with features ranging from email templates and list building to app integration and analytics that starts at just $15 per month.
Vend - For brick and mortar stores, low overhead and ease of use is what separates winning businesses from failing ones. A solid POS system is one of the biggest assets for any shop. Between credit card processing, sales and inventory tracking, and loyalty programs keeping things straight can be an immediate headache. Vend has done well to combine all these tasks in one app. Integrated systems can tie in multiple stores with features like barcode importing, PayPal multiple payment processing integration and the ability to place stock orders. The entire suite of services is cloud based allowing mobile management and oversight. The best part is that their basic package is free and Vend offers a free trial of their premium system.
Intuit Payroll - While Intuit is not a new name to small businesses its payroll system might be. Intuit's payroll services provide quality options for small businesses including unlimited monthly payments, direct deposit, W-2s and electronic tax payments at a price that is easy to work with ($20 per month plus $2 per employee). All of this allows what may be the most crucial of your responsibilities (at least to your employees) a much more manageable one.
Give one or all three of these apps a try and see how much more manageable running your business can be!