By DAN MERRICK
Becoming an entrepreneur can be daunting, with one in every 10 startup businesses falling short of success.
In this era of technology, success is more achievable than ever, so here are 10 apps to take your business that little step further.
Many entrepreneurs starting out often struggle to manage their time efficiently, as seen in an article by Inc. which analyses a study from David Finkel. The study states that on average 21.8 hours a week is wasted on things that contribute little to no value to your business.
RescueTime logs your daily activities and highlights what areas you have spent the most time on.
It uses diagrams to show what you have spent the most time on, to help managers see ways to prioritise the activities they have to do.
Like RescueTime, Trello helps managers ensure all employees are receiving reminders to achieve designated tasks. Trello improves employee productivity for companies with many employees to manage.
Freshbooks is designed to help manage businesses invoices. It also helps with creating accounting statements, tracking where income is received on the cloud.
iThoughtsX helps employers to showcase their ideas on paper with different mind map designs and tables. This is the app you need to showcase your entrepreneurial vision.
Many managers and entrepreneurs struggle to identify a market which they can succeed in. With the ABS Statistics app, users can see trends in data relating to population growth, income expenditure and other important information that could assist in finding workable marketing approaches.
Gusto helps entrepreneurs lodge hours and pay their staff easily with minimal effort and gives employers a list of tasks to complete and reminders to also improve productivity.
With more than 4.5 million users, Skype allows employees to contact and manage meetings with other employees or clients who can’t be met in real life due to location constraints.
This helps employers manage their calls and potential interviewees without having to even leave the office. It is compatible on iOS, Android and is usable also on landline phone numbers.
Square offers a small credit card reader for customers and is well suited to small businesses. This app allows for fast and convenient payments which can be easily moved to different stores and locations.
Proven helps throughout the hiring process by posting jobs listings to multiple forums. This provides a wide range of areas for potential employees to see job vacancies as they arise.
Expensify assists in identifying what expenses affect a businesses performance and can help businesses identify problems before they occur and enables entrepreneurs to make smarter spending decisions.