October 26th, 2016

5 Apps to Grow Your Business

by Kathryn Collins

In the smart phone era that we live in nowadays, there is quite possibly an app to solve just about any problem. Want to keep a food diary? There’s an app for that. Looking for the closest Starbucks to instantly fulfill that frappe craving? There’s an app for that. Need a ride? There’s an app for that. Looking to grow your business? There’s an app for that too!

It is important to stay up-to-date on the latest tools in technology in order to elevate the success of your business. Whether it’s organizing your tasks, having a platform for communicating with employees, marketing your products, or budgeting your finances, we can help you decide which app your business needs to be the best. Not only that, but apps add an extra outlet for conversing with your consumers, building that firm, and trusting relationship.

Here are five of our favorite apps that are sure to help your business sore!

Buffer

From filtering on Instagram to “liking” on Facebook to “retweeting” on Twitter, it can be hard to keep up with all of your social media platforms. There are countless newsfeeds to scroll through, and it can become chaotic trying to juggle all of your social media identities at once. Which is where Buffer comes to the rescue! Buffer is an app that allows you to manage all of your social accounts from one platform. Through scheduling posts, driving traffic, and sharing posts on multiple mediums, you will be sure to stay organized with Buffer. Not only that, but it is a great way to increase fan engagement because it gives followers an open channel for communicating with you.

Slack

Emails are so ten minutes ago, right? It seems like it is getting more and more difficult to get through to people through email, which is why businesses have begun to use instant messaging systems for communicating back and forth with employees. Slack is a fun and easy-to-navigate tool for starting conversations with co-workers, getting quick answers to questions, and sharing business material amongst each other. Not to mention, you can use emojis and gifs in Slack! Does it get any better than that?

Asana

If you love to-do lists and staying organized, then Asana is the app for you. This app is a great tool for logging projects and tasks that need to be done, assigning them to certain team members, and visually tracking everyone’s progress. It also allows you to attach files, assign deadlines, and chat with employees. Use Asana to hold yourself and your staff accountable for keeping the business on track. 

Dropbox

As projects accumulate and the years go on, it’s crucial to have a place where your work can be stored. Dropbox is the most popular storage platform, with the ability to also share files on the cloud. The Dropbox app allows you to pull those files up quickly right on your phone. There are times in business when answers need to be provided, but you are not sitting at your desk. Pull up your files on-the-go and get those questions answered. Storage options are endless with Dropbox, meaning you never have to worry about losing your hard work!

MailChimp

MailChimp is an email marketing app that assists you with building your database, converting them into mailing lists, building email campaigns and newsletters, and staying in constant contact with your audience. Communication is key in any relationship, including the communication between businesses and their consumers. Email Marketing keeps that communication flowing, making sure your clients are in the loop on what’s happening in your business. Keep the information relevant and keep the conversation going through email marketing.

Unfortunately, many business owners are unaware of the extreme benefits that the mobile app industry can have towards their success. If you are wondering which specific apps will help boost your sales and improve your branding, our marketing team here at Sage Island are happy to help assist you!

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