Phone apps that can start your new business off on the right foot

Dustin Johnson
By Dustin Johnson

The way we do business has changed. Gone are the days of the big corner office (for the most part!). Thanks to technology, starting a new business now may mean running your empire from your living room, a cafe, or while you travel the world. The key to being a mobile CEO is to leverage technology. Today, your phone can do everything you needed a whole staff to do thirty years ago. Here are a few must-have apps for the entrepreneur on the go. 

Keep organized

If you’re managing employees or contractors, you’ll be much more efficient with a good project management app at your fingertips. Whether you want to know when that white paper is due or when a shipment is expected to go out, keeping all your deadlines organized in an easy-to-read format will help you stay on top of things. 

There are several popular choices for a project management app. Asana, probably the most well-known and one of the oldest, has the benefit of being free for up to 15 users.

Other options include Monday, good for multi-team collaborations, and Click-Up

| If you’re managing employees or contractors, you’ll be much more efficient with a good project management app at your fingertips.

Keep in touch

There are a thousand small questions that come up in the course of a single business day. As the founder and CEO of your business, you’re likely the final word on many decisions. Even if you’re running a remote team (or especially if you are), quick collaboration is key. An app that makes it easy to brainstorm, keep in touch, or answer questions, will keep business moving as fast as you do.

A popular option for teams of all sizes is Slack. It is simple to install and use and lets you create sub-groups for departments within your organization. Plus, you can make a call right in the app if a quick conversation is warranted. Another option a lot of companies use is Teams. This Microsoft product can integrate with any other Microsoft products you use, like Outlook. 

Keep on top of your money

Cash flow is key when you’re running a small business, particularly when you’re first starting out. It goes without saying that it makes a lot of sense to bank with an institution with a good, robust app that allows you to transfer money, make payments, and check balances right from your phone. 

Another app to keep right on your home screen is ComplYant. Our app was built to be part of your key business apps. It allows you to manage your small-business taxes in one dashboard. That way, you can free up time to do the things that made you passionate about your business in the first place. Keep on top of tax deadlines with less stress and confusion. 

Get started with ComplYant, your tax deadline management tool, today

Dustin Johnson
By Dustin Johnson
Dustin Johnson is a Senior Tax Research Specialist at ComplYant. Prior to joining ComplYant, he spent over eleven years performing tax research at the world’s largest tax preparation company. Dustin holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Juris Doctor. Outside of work, Dustin enjoys biking and spending time with his family.

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