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Top 5 Phone Apps and Programs for Small Business Owners
 

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Over the past few years, countless apps and programs have been developed to make our lives easier. We've done some research, and looked at some of the top apps and programs that every business owner ...

Over the past few years, countless apps and programs have been developed to make our lives easier. We've done some research, and looked at some of the top apps and programs that every business owner should be using.
Check out the free presentation here: https://www.bigmarker.com/illinois_business_community/fiveprogramsIBC

From keeping track of your finances to sites dedicated to hiring, we look at:

- Square
- Shiftgig
- Intuit Quickbooks
- Drip
- Tweetdeck
- Bonus: Yelp

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    Top 5 Phone Apps and Programs for Small Business Owners Top 5 Phone Apps and Programs for Small Business Owners Presentation Transcript

    • 5 Apps and Programs Every Business Owner Should Have Illinois Business Community
    • Programs •  Square – accept credit/debit payment •  Shiftgig – hiring site for service & retail industries •  Quickbooks – keep track of finances •  Drip – monitor marketing email campaigns •  Tweetdeck – manage your Twitter presence
    • Square •  What is it? –  Square Register + Square Wallet –  Allows businesses to accept credit/debit payment –  Includes free swiping attachment –  Designed for small businesses –  Has also attracted large corporate attention
    • Square •  How do I use it? –  Download the app –  Register your business –  Register your accounts –  Send for free card reader –  Begin charging cards
    • Square •  How will this benefit my business? –  Adds legitimacy to your business –  Makes it easier to accept payment
    • Shiftgig •  What is it? –  Professional networking website for service, hospitality, retail industries –  Where job seekers and businesses can connect
    • Shiftgig •  How do I use it? –  Sign up, create a profile –  Post a job –  Seek out applicants, for wait for applications
    • Shiftgig •  How will this benefit my business? –  Streamlines the hiring process –  Allows for better sense of who’s looking for work –  Creates easier mode for communication
    • Quickbooks •  What is it? –  App / website that organizes finances –  Sync information between computer and mobile –  Create invoices, track sales and payments, store receipts
    • Quickbooks •  How do I use it? –  Sign up for free trial –  Register business –  Load existing financial information –  Sync with other devices
    • Quickbooks •  How will this benefit my business? –  Keep track of financial information –  Have a backup of financial information –  Convenience of access on other devices
    • Drip •  What is it? –  Email marketing service that allows you to monitor progress –  Offers plenty of tools to get the most out of your experience
    • Drip   •  How do I use it? –  Sign up for free 3-week trial –  Create campaigns –  Monitor progress –  Adjust if necessary
    • Drip   •  How will this benefit my business? –  Allows you to understand email marketing effectiveness •  Learn who is listening to you •  How to get more people to listen
    • Tweetdeck   •  What is it? –  Browser or desktop app managing Twitter –  Organizes columns for easy feed creation
    • Tweetdeck   •  How do I use it?   –  Download for desktop, or use within browser –  Sign in with existing Twitter –  Create desired columns
    • Tweetdeck   •  How will this benefit my business? –  Tending to Twitter: •  Promotions •  Reaching out to potential customers •  Customer service –  Many features for easy organization •  Schedule Tweets for later •  Feeds based on: –  hashtags, users, keywords, interactions, messages
    • Bonus: Yelp •  What is it? –  business review website and app –  offers information on businesses –  particularly big with restaurants, but not exclusive
    • Yelp   •  How do I use it? –  people can review you even if you don’t use it •  make sure you’re paying attention •  interact with customers   •  implement potential changes
    • Yelp   •  How will this benefit my business? –  gain important insight into operations •  people trust online recommendations –  opportunity to interact with customers •  good customer service humanizes you