Want to maximize your small business potential in the palm of your hand? No problemo. Here are five smartphone apps small business owners need–stat!
1. Google Drive
Google Drive is one safe place for all your stuff. Upload photos, videos, documents, and other files that are important to you, then access what you need wherever you go, on any device. Get going with up to 15GB of storage. Plus, it’s free! Small business owners everywhere can rejoice.
Square is a brilliant app allows anyone with a smartphone device to receive credit card payments with the ease of a single swipe. Simply plug in the square attachment to turn your iPhone, iPad, or Android device into a point of sale. Small business owners can process Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express and it only costs 2.75% per swipe.
Any.do puts the power of making and managing a to do list as easy as opening your favorite mobile game (Candy Crush Saga, for example). Use Any.do to keep your priorities in line so you know what needs to be done now, and what can be saved for later. Bonus: the app syncs via the cloud and will remind you of the things you wanted to, at the right place or time.
Ever have the urge to whip out your smartphone and update your customers using only 140 characters or less? We know the feeling and that’s why we eat, sleep, and breathe the Twitter app (sorta). Twitter is a free smartphone app that allows small business owners all the capabilities the social network provides for desktop users. (Tip: Find new customers for your small business with our Twitter marketing software, SocialCentiv. It’s free, too!)
Take control of your online reputation with Yelp’s smartphone app. As a small business owner, you can review recent activity that relates to your business, promote special offers, and reply to reviews (privately and publicly).
Contact SocialCentiv to learn more about mobile marketing for small businesses. Our Twitter marketing software helps SMBs sift through real-time social media conversations, initiate a conversation, and share special offers. Our automated platform, then incentives customers to share that offer with others with social media and by email.
This post was written by SocialCentiv Contributor Kristina Kopplin.