The Best Apps You’ve Never Heard Of For Small Businesses
Entrepreneurs and independent workers all over the country told us their favorite apps for running a business, and we found a few flying under the radar. Now we're highlighting them here.
In the modern business world, many entrepreneurs are looking for any small thing that can give them a competitive edge against crowded markets. Whether you’re a handyman, a wedding planner, or a nature guide, there are so many ways to make your business more productive, efficient, and profitable right in the palm of your hand.
We recently asked over 37,000 small business owners to tell us their favorite apps for running a small business, and their top 10 responses (like Thimble, for example) are highlighted in our “10 Best Apps for Small Businesses” post. But, we also got some apps we weren’t so familiar with. This post highlights those lesser-known, but wildly helpful tools that your fellow small business owners are using to level up their work.
Apphi is an Instagram post scheduler and planner that allows you to preview what a post might look like in your feed, view analytics, and “convert your followers into customers.” Their basic option is free (free is great), and they have affordable pricing plans for small businesses.
Glympse is secure, short-term location sharing between vendors and customers to help make deliveries or location-based services seamless. Because of the nature of what they do, Glympse has an app that will help you take your work to the next level with modern location technology.
Indi is mobile banking designed for freelancers and independent workers. It centers around helping you save for tax season and keeping you prepared and compliant when the time comes to file. Indi’s app makes the experience simple, when typically independent workers struggle with the line between their personal and business financial management.
According to PandaDoc, it’s a dealmaking platform: for a sales-based operation, you need an easy way to create pitches, manage the exchange with the client, and close the deal. PandaDoc does exactly that, with document templates and tracking systems to help you keep it all straight.
Ripl is a content creation service that allows you to use unique fonts and stock images to produce engaging video and photo content. Easily take your marketing materials from an idea into a ready-to-post asset quickly so you can keep your followers excited about what’s next for your business. With the ability to post across multiple platforms at once, Ripl helps you market your business more effectively.
Word Swag is exactly what it sounds like: a creative way to announce company news, create social media graphics, and express what your business is all about! Easily create assets you can share across Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter without the need for heavyweight programs or serious graphic design skills. This is the perfect kind of app for people who need to make graphics quickly, such as fitness instructors who keep their followers updated on their teaching schedule constantly.
With all the tools out there, it can be hard to imagine that there are services and technologies left to be created. We hope these innovative platforms are helpful to your business and a reminder that you’ve got even more access than you even thought to start a business right from your phone.
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