“Focus on being productive instead of busy” – Tim Ferriss
“If you want to be more productive,you need to become master of your minutes” – Crystal Paine
“Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.” – Peter Drucker
There are plenty of quotes like the one’s listed above, and the message in each (and anything like it) rings true in the world of business just as loudly as someone’s personal day. Efficiency and Productivity are key in running a company. In days past, one would have to have a large staff with one to two task or a small staff with a lot of task on hand for them to complete. Thank to the age of smart technology you don’t have to pick between the two any longer. Here are the 5 essential apps to use to increase productivity and efficiency at your business.
Quickbooks is every small companies one-stop-shop for all things accounting. Receiving this service alleviates the headache of Excel sheets, or a bunch of lose papers laying around with no sense of order or direction. They make accounting,payroll,payments,and time-tracking much easier for everyone involved!
Straight from Expensify’s site:
“Whether you’re a road warrior with pockets full of receipts or a busy accountant buried in paperwork, Expensify automates the entire receipt and expense management process.” There’s just no competing with the phrasing of the company.
Dwolla is a great app to receive payment from your patrons quickly and easily . In order to receive payment, all you need their email address,phone number, and Dwolla ID but that’s not the best part. The best part is there is no transaction fee! You’re also safe from CC fee’s.
Slack is the number one team messaging app. It makes work life simpler as you can. If you are a recent college graduate from 2012 to this year , then this app will remind you of GroupMe but it’s much more business centered as you can share files,messages,task,list and pictures directly to one person or to the entire staff group message.
Burner operates as a second phone number when you don’t want to give out your personal number. Often times in the business world, you encounter all walks of life and sometimes you don’t want to be in contact with them on a personal level and that’s okay to have a separate life away from work. This app ensures that that happens.