In an episode of Gary Vaynerchuk popular AskGaryVee podcast, a viewer-submitted question asked the Crush It author about the best resources for starting a business. Vaynerchuk, in his signature manic style, exploded towards the camera with an iPhone in pushed towards the lens and blurted out “don’t you get it?!? Everything you need to start a business is right in your pocket?!?”
He’s obviously dead right. The smartphone has come a long way. Created just to make phone calls, the technology in your pocket can do anything. Anything. Every young entrepreneur can turn the company founded in their garage into a global player using just a handheld device and a couple iPhone apps.
5 Best iPhone Apps for Entrepreneurs
But with thousands of business and productivity apps available, it’s hard to tell which are right for your specific company. In an effort to make the process simpler, we’ve highlighted 5 business apps that will set you in the right direction. Here are some of the best business apps for the iPhone in 2017.
Invoice Ninja quietly fights the chore of invoicing so you can spend more time focusing on bringing in new business.
The most vital activity of any business is getting paid for services. Invoicing is an arduous but necessary task but it doesn’t have to be the worst part of the job. This user-friendly and intuitive software covers all the bases of day-to-day invoicing including creating and sending invoices and tracking and receiving payments.
Invoice Ninja offers three options to users. The Free option includes online invoicing for up to 100 clients and unlimited invoicing. The Pro service allows for unlimited clients and advanced features and the Enterprise feature which includes unlimited clients, multi-user permissions and the ability to attach 3rd party files to invoices and quotations.
Invoice Ninja takes invoicing to “ninja-like” levels of simplicity.
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With so many distractions in your digital life, and in your real life, it’s easy to get scattered and pulled in countless directions.
RescueTime helps users understand their daily habits so you can focus and be more productive. The app automatically tracks time spent on applications and websites and sends you detailed reports based on your activity, giving you an accurate picture of how you spend your time.
RescueTime works for Mac, PC, Android and Linux and offers a free lite version or a premium version with added features such as the ability to block distracting websites, detailed reports and filters
It’s incredibly easy for a young entrepreneur to get caught up in the lifestyle that comes with running a business. Especially when schmoozing new clients.
Expensify makes keeping track of expenses while on a business trip. Link credit or debit cards to the Expensify account and the app will place charges directly onto an expense report. It also offers the option of taking pictures of receipts with your phone. It’s not only perfect for the business owner but for employees who might also get a little carried away with the company spending accounts.
Expensify will automatically extract the relevant information from the photos and eliminates the needs to stuff your pockets full of receipts while on the go.
Need to sign a document or get someone’s signature on an important sales agreement? SignNow makes it simple to do both for free. Sign documents anywhere, at any time.
SignNow eliminates the need for printing, scanning, or faxing. Users simply upload any PDF, Word, or rich text document from any device.
Sign Now allows users to sign realistically with a finger and corrects the results so people won’t even realize the signature is electronic. Send the signed document back to the officer or save it to the free SignNow account to download later.
There is a premium version of SignNow but the free version is good for up to five signatures each month.
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Life as an entrepreneur is stressful but the easiest way to reduce the anxiety is with routine. Streaks is an iPhone app for young entrepreneurs that helps build routines.
Streaks track up to six tasks to complete every day. Your goal is to build a streak of consecutive days. The app helps turn simple tasks into daily habits. Streaks will automatically remind you to complete each task, as well as, keeping score of how many days in a row you’ve completed all 6 tasks to “keep the streak alive.”
Streaks will also sync with the Apple Health app to help achieve fitness and wellness goals.
These were just some of the incredibly useful iPhone apps for young entrepreneurs to help create a business. Do you have a favorite iPhone app to recommend to us and other budding entrepreneurs? Let us know in the comment section.