Founding and running a startup is one of the most difficult jobs in the world. There is so much to keep track of and there is so much stuff that needs to be done every day. Lack of time is the biggest problem startup owners face and that is why they like to do as much as they can on the go, when they are out of the office.
In order to be able to do this, they need useful apps that will help them run their business from their smartphones and today, we will be talking about 6 of the most useful apps for startup owners.
One of the most difficult tasks for any startup owner is organizing everything, especially when they have to travel a lot and cannot be in the office at all times. This is why an app like Evernote is the perfect ally, not only helping them organize their own time and their own thoughts, but also assign tasks on the go and make sure the entire team is working on the right thing. It is the perfect app to ensure no ideas are wasted.
A startup owner also needs to be aware of where the money is coming from and how it is being spent. They also need to be able to handle their taxes, investments or any other kind of money transaction on the go. Zoho is a solution aimed at smaller businesses such as startups, helping their owners handle much of their finances themselves. You might still need some help from a professional accountant occasionally, but Zoho is the closes thing an app has come to it.
The way in which a startup handles social media can make a difference between success and failure in today’s world. Startup owners need to know that their customers and potential customers are hearing and reading about them and that they can interact with the startup whenever they feel like it. Since most startup owners do not really have enough time to spend on social media, an app like the Buffer can help them automate at least some of it and make the experience less time-consuming.
For most startups, the everyday operation comes down to handling certain projects that work towards the same goal – coming up with a product or a service that will attract customers and clients and then sell them that product or service. Because of this, startup owners need to be able to manage projects on the go and Asana is by far the best app for that. It has revolutionized the way companies do their projects and startups can benefit immensely from it.
Startup owners handle a ton of data and they need a place to store this data securely. pCloud is a secure cloud storage service which also features an app that will allow startup owners to securely store and share their data with their employees. The feature that separates pCloud from other similar solutions is their client-side encryption which has proved to be unbreakable for teams of hackers from around the world, including some of the leading tech universities out there.
The budgets are tight in the startup world and it is important to keep track of every single expense that the startup people make, be those owners, employees or someone third. For almost everyone, handling expense reports is one of the most boring and annoying things in the world. This is where Expensify enters the stage, an app that automates everything and which makes sure you no longer have to spend days putting your expenses in order. It will also help you cut down on unnecessary expenses, which is always a good thing.