5 Apps Every Entrepreneur Needs For Their Business

 

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Nearly half of all coworkers are entrepreneurs, and as such we know your time is incredibly valuable. Therefore, we’ve created a weekly section full of advice and tricks to make your life just a little bit easier. This week we look at helpful apps for busy entrepreneurs and small business owners.

These are our top 5 apps:


Shoebox App

Shoe Boxed

What is it? - Shoeboxed is an online app that helps you sort, collect, and upload receipts, business cards, and other transactions to allow for seamless organization for all your business needs.

What are its features?

  1. Receipt Scanning, OCR, and Human Data Confirmation
  2. Business Card Mgmt: Online tools exportable to CRM
  3. Expense Reports: Send Expense reports with images
  4. Mileage Travel Tracking: Use your phone gps to track travel and send expense reports
  5. Tax Prep: Online organization with IRS accepted receipt images

Price? - Free to $99.95 a month


Office Time App

Office Time

What is it? - Office time is an online app that helps records billable hours as you work while generating invoices and reports based on that data.

What are its features?

  1. Tracks Time for Billable Hours
  2. Tracks all Business Related Expenses
  3. Seamless Exporting to Excel
  4. Simple, One Step Invoicing

Price? - $47 a Month


 

Wave App

Wave

What is it? - Wave is an excellent piece of software developed for freelancers. With Wave do what you’re good at, and lean on Wave’s smart online app for help with invoicing, accounting and payroll. (for people running businesses with 9 employees or less)

What are its features?

  1. Unlimited Invoicing
  2. Easy Accounting
  3. Guaranteed Payroll
  4. Payment Via Credit Card

Price? - Free to $20, Scales with number of employees


Rescue App

Rescue Time

What is it? -  RescueTime is a free app that tracks how much time you spend on websites and your collective productivity.Seamlessly set in app goals that help you see your weekly progress.

What are its features?

  1. Detailed Reports: see the websites that you spend the most time on/ productivity / goals achieved
  2. Weekly Email Summary: use in-depth reports to better plan next week

Price? – Free to $9 a month.


 

MindMeister app

MindMeister

What is it? - MindMeister is a visual mapping and collaboration tool.It’s a free, online app that allows your to draw thought webs to help you plan, create, organize, and collaborate with others.

What are its features?

  1. Collaborate in real time
  2. Create stunning presentations
  3. Export Maps
  4. Share with people through every network
  5. Full-time support

Price? - Free to $15 a month.