Apps to Make Running Your Small Business So Very Simple

Apps to Make Running Your Small Business So Very Simple

***Contributed Post***  Running a small business means being able to do many different tasks. You could be marketing one day, shipping goods, giving advice and bookkeeping, as these are just some of the skills a small business owner needs.  Of course, your business could be so well funded that you can outsource some of the jobs, or employ someone to help you. However, most small businesses do not have that luxury but do not despair, there are apps specially designed to make your life a little easier.Best Apps For Accounting And FinancesAs with all areas of your business, there are many apps to choose from when it comes to the finances of your business. There are ones specifically designed for accounts, investment apps, payroll apps and many others to help with your financial matters. It almost makes accountants obsolete!Gusto is a very good payroll app, while Freshbooks provides a simple way to manage sales and purchase invoices. For a full package for all your financial needs, QuickBooks is ideal, and so is Wave.Best Apps For CommunicationsGood communications are vital to any small business if it is to succeed. Addappt will make it easier to manage your contacts and you can send messages with it. Fuze provides high-definition video calls, and Slack is an instant messaging platform. Skype is probably the best-known video conferencing app, and although many have tried to knock it from its top position, it is still the most used for this purpose. Best Apps For Time Management Time is one of your most valuable assets and you need to make sure it is used to its...
Project Management Techniques for You and Your New VA

Project Management Techniques for You and Your New VA

Typically when you work with a virtual assistant, it means you will have to be in touch with each other quite regularly.  This also involves sending images and files as well as other types of data.   The way you communicate together will depend mostly on you, as well as your VA’s, personal choice.  Where some people prefer to work casually - just emails and telephone calls - others would much rather use a Project Management system. Here are a few ways you can share projects/tasks with your Virtual Assistant: Email – One of the more popular ways of sending your projects to your VA is via email. Perhaps emails is the option that you both would prefer.  It does give you something that you or your VA can refer back to if you ever have to recheck on some instructions or content given. Phone/Skype - for certain assignments that need more detailed instructions that may be too difficult to explain by email, then it would be a better idea to speak to each other by phone or Skype.  There is, however, a setback with this method, in that you don’t have a paper trail.  In that case, it would be a good idea to phone/Skype your VA and follow that up with a short email with the key notes which your VA may need and can easily refer to while doing that particular assignment. There are apps out there that can record your Skype calls.  Which is another way to refer back to the conversation. Personally, I have not used them but here’s a list supplied by Skype. Dropbox -  Now,...