According to the Women-owned business Report – 2019 by American Express based on data from the United States Census Bureau Survey of Business Owners (SBO), women-owned businesses are spearheading the economic growth in the United States.
The report stated that women-owned businesses have increased by 19% in the past 5 years, as compared to other businesses that have increased by 5%. These businesses represent 42% of all US businesses. They provide employment to 9.4 million workers and generate a revenue of $1.9 trillion.
With all these digits it is also important to note that there is still a significant size disparity between women-owned businesses and others. Seeing the promising nature of businesses run by women changes in policies, business practices, and attitudes that are required to make the nation a better economy.
Safe workplaces, maternity leave, affordable childcare could be the areas the state can empower.
Whilst businesswomen have always hoped that the state would help them flourish, we have never relied on it (or any other external factors, for that matter). This is not arrogance but self-reliance and self satiety that comes innately to the feminine.
It has been only 60 years since the first time women stepped into the work field with men. It took us some women-empowerment slogans, a lot of hard work, self-reliance, and quick adaptation to break the glass ceiling. Along with the many things that women have adapted to, technology remains the most important period.
Talking about adaptation and self-reliance apps…in this blog, I will mention some of the most empowering business apps that every business-woman should have on her phone.
I have listed these apps as the best business apps for women since they meet two requisites – they save time and second they are super easy to use while being effective.
Hope you have a good read.
1. Google Keep
This is one of the best business apps as far as I’m concerned. The reason I am keeping it first on the list is that you cannot miss to not have it.
Personally, I use Google Keep to create to-do-lists and tick them off when the tasks are done. You can also color code this list.
Furthermore, it allows you to set reminders, that are synced with Google Now. For making smart notes – Optical character recognition allows you to read texts from visuals and transcription services are also available for voice recordings. The user interface also allows for a single-column view or a multi-column view.
One of the coolest functionalities that have been recently added is to pin notes to see first on the widget and to also be able to collaborate with other Keep users in real-time.
TripIt likes to go with the tag “Automagical”. Once you know what the app has to offer, you’ll know why. TripIt makes traveling easy for you especially when you’re making a plan in haste. It helps you with a curated itinerary for your trips — business or personal. The only thing TripIt needs to plan out itineraries for you is confirmation emails. Send in the confirmation emails of your tickets and accommodation and in a few minutes, this app will give you the exact plan you’ll need all without needing any extra inputs from you, thus “automagically”.
Whether it is personal branding on social media or being consistently running campaigns for your clients around the globe in different timezones – Hootsuite helps to manage all.
You can handle all the social media accounts from one place. Personally, out of all the available social media management tools, I recommend Hootsuite as the most effective one. The feature I love the most is setting custom permission levels that.
Keeps errors and rogue posts at bay by managing approval workflows and user levels. You can choose the employees who can access the profiles, permissions, and networks they need.
Finances are something you cannot be careless with while running a business keeping a record of office expenses manually can be a daunting task which allows no room for error.
For this, one has to serve a great amount of attention and time. Having Expensify on your smartphone can reduce the cost and save your precious time. This app can help you create lists of all your expenses in no time.
If you want to add further data to Expensify, you don’t need to copy and paste it. The app can automatically fetch the important data from your phone such as date and time.
Realtime Expense Reports, Flexible Travel IntegrationsCandidate Reimbursement, Automatic Reporting & Submitting, Advanced Tax Tracking, Automatic Accounting Sync, PCI-compliant Security, etc. are some of the app’s features.
This tool will help you meet all your content marketing needs.
If you have a blog to maintain for your business, and not have enough time to have a content creating a team of your own, this is the tool for you.
With Feedly, you can get hands-on the industry’s best content. Sure, there are many tools to do it, but I like Feedly as it not only helps in fetching remarkable content but also provides me with opportunities to get connected with influence marketers and writers.
Regardless of the type of industry, you’re working in or the kind of content you require, Feedly will help you gather relevant and top quality content.
If you are just starting out and want a hand with accounting – wave is the app to have.
It is one of the only truly free accounting system developed by one of the custom software development company that not only allow you to use their online-based platform, mobile invoicing app, and mobile receipts app but that too without paying a subscription fee.
Another reason why the wave accounting app is great for because they offer payments and payroll paid add-ons that allow you to load your functionalities within one application itself.
A leading mobile CRM business app for entrepreneurs that are largely focusing on upselling. Especially through e-commerce as this app gives the professionals, an overview of all segments of the e-commerce trading from inventory management to after-sales.
Pepperi seamless integration to leading ERP systems. I have this worthy to be on the list of best mobile apps because of how easy it makes for my sales executives to give great customer service.
These apps have personally allowed me to excel in the corporate world.
If you are a budding woman entrepreneur wanting or an established businesswoman -these apps must be loaded on your smartphone as they are not only easy to use but also super-efficient.