3 mobile apps your business needs to download now

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Getting your business off the ground is no easy task. Every major company today once started off small and naïve. According to Business Insider, 70 percent of small businesses are owned and operated by a single person. With most small businesses starting off as a one man band, organization can seem like a balancing act. In a survey from State of Small Business Report by Wasp Barcode Technologies, the top challenge facing U.S small businesses in 2016 is hiring employees (50 percent) followed by increasing profit (45 percent). Luckily, If you have a cellphone, then your fear of being all over the place may now be put to rest with these applications that are dedicated to making your job easier. Here are three mobile applications dedicated to help you organize your business:

Evernote allows users to create notes through formatted text, webpages, and other usable files such as a voice memo, PDFs, and ink notes. This application allows you to write, collect and capture all your business ideas. Evernote is great for small businesses that want to have one specific place for all their transferred desktop documents to their mobile. Also the application is a great template for future business plans. You can also use your camera to scan and comment on pieces of paper, including printed documents, handwriting, sketches, and business cards. Evernote’s fee version lets users upload up to 60 megabytes of data per month.

Proven is often considered a must needed up for startup business. This application provides job seekers to search and apply to postings on Craigslist, Simply Hired, and Beyond.com. This business app is great for those entrepreneurs who want to expand their team, but can’t find the time or resources to hire people. Business owners can now contact job applicants on their smartphone in minutes while categorizing future applicants. So, instead of filing through a bunch of applications with little time on your hands, Proven has tools that allow managers to sort, evaluate, and message and onboard applicants. Along with Proven being a great hiring tool, this app is also great for resumes. An applicant can create their resume through Proven and from have access to job sites within the app. More than 1,000 businesses currently use Proven.


Let’s face it, it’s about to be 2017, if your business doesn’t have a twitter or Instagram page, are you really serious about the direction of your business? There are many apps that help boost your relevance on social networks, but this tech-savvy app, Hootsuite, stands a fun way to market your business. Most businesses rely on the power of social media to attract customers, sales, and productivity. Hootsuite allows users to schedule posts for Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. By downloading Hootsuite, you’re now able to manage your social networks and enhance your visibility. Hootsuite provides analytics, collaboration, and security. By Hootsuite creating a dashboard that supports your networks, it’s easier for you to navigate your business online.

Mobile apps such as Evernote, Proven, and Hootsuite, are easy to navigate and helpful for your business needs.

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