6 Great Free Business Apps to Save You Time And Money

As a small business owner, the chances are that every day there are hundreds of calls on your time. Keeping on top of multiple priorities is a constant challenge, especially if you’re constantly on the move. The good news is that there are plenty of free apps you can use to help you stay organized. Here are some of the best for 2021.

Organizing and sharing

If it’s hard to keep track of ideas and ‘to-dos’, then Evernote, with its simple ‘Remember Everything’ promise, could be the solution. When you’re on the move you need a simple way to share notes, files, and images with your team, so that they’re easy to search and organize as you go along. This much-loved app was overhauled and relaunched in 2020 and features more formatting options so it’s easier to add rich content like videos.  This app should be a basic item in your business app toolkit.

Trading

In the enviable position of having some cash to invest? Consider using one of the free trading apps such as M1 Finance, eToro. They’ll allow you to set the limits on how you want to trade, allow you to copy successful traders, and provide all kinds of essential data.  Some offer bonuses as an incentive to join, so if you’re wondering how to get free stocks, check out the many comparison sites before selecting the one that’s right for you.

Invoicing

Even though it’s fundamental to keep the business running smoothly, creating, sending, and following up invoices is time-consuming.  Free software solutions, such as Paypal, Square, or Wave can take away the pain (to some degree), and free up your time so you can concentrate on doing what you do best – bringing business to your company.

Marketing

LocalVox is a free platform to support your local, social, and mobile marketing efforts. It helps you to create new stories, reaching out to local customers, via websites, local publications, social media, and email newsletters.

Expense tracking

Perhaps the most soul-destroying task for small business owners is keeping track of routine business expenses, especially when traveling.  The advantage of apps such as Expensify is that you can upload and submit receipts and expense reports from your mobile, no matter where you are – so no more sifting through endless scraps of paper and typing expense summaries every time you return to base.

Cash flow management

Managing your business finances daily can be a challenge if you don’t have a finance manager to take care of it for you. InDinero, when synced with your bank accounts can make it easier for you by predicting your future cash flow, based on past performance. This lets you know in advance how much you have to invest in stock etc, and can also flag up any upcoming squeeze on your cash.

These are just a few of the many free apps available to support your small business. With a little research, you’ll be able to uncover more gems, which will help you save time and money.

Dragan Sutevski

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Dragan Sutevski is a founder and CEO of Sutevski Consulting, creating business excellence through innovative thinking. Get more from Dragan on Twitter. Contact Dragan