Use Apps to Fire up your business

Are you using all your devices to their best advantage? They should be operating for you as an ‘office when you’re out of the office.’ For example, if you’re on the road and you need to answer an inventory question or check how often a customer orders, you can use your notebook or phone to have the information at your fingertips.

The number of mobile apps designed to save you time and money is mind boggling. Here are a handful we like – but we really recommend you do your own research and find the ones that work best for you.

Hubspot and Salesforce are powerful tools for growing and managing your database. They are inbound marketing and sales platforms that help you attract visitors, convert visitors to customers, close sales and develop marketing relationships.

Trello is a multilevel app for managing projects. Trello’s boards, lists, and cards enable you to organise and prioritise tasks in a co-operative, flexible and rewarding way across your workforce.

Viber and What’s App reduce the cost of international calls. Calls between other users, no matter where in the world they are, are free. And calls to mobile numbers around the world are cheap as chips.

Both Viber and What’s App sync your contacts, messages and call history with your mobile device and use your phone’s internet connection, instead of your cell plan’s voice minutes, so you don’t have to worry about expensive calling charges for your business calls.

GotoMeeting for web teleconferencing reduces expenses for communication and can eliminate the need to travel to meetings. Work can happen anytime, anywhere. GoToMeeting with HD video conferencing is a simple yet powerful way to collaborate in real time so business can be undertaken anytime, anywhere.