7 Must Have Apps for Small Businesses

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There is a lot of technology out there, with new solutions becoming available every day.

We know it can be hard for Canadian small businesses to keep up. Researching the latest tech trends can be a full-time job—and that’s just too much work on top of running your company. So, while you’ve been focusing on growing your business, we’ve found six of the best apps for keeping your business on track.

1. Sage is recognized as the one of the top accounting software solutions for small businesses, offering one of the industry’s most flexible and cost-effective solutions to accept payments. Sage allows businesses to accept payments on mobile device with no limit on monthly credit card transaction volume and with encryption at all stages of the transaction. The company’s breadth is vast, handling everything from accounting, HR, and payroll to payments, enterprise resource planning, and customer relationship management.

2. Dragon Dictation allows you to verbally dictate notes, emails and text messages to your smartphone or tablet.

3. SG Project Pro 5 is a project management solution that helps you keep track of issues, risks, action items and costs, from the palm of your hand. Whether you’re an engineer, designer, lawyer, realtor, restaurant owner or anything in between, this app can help almost any type of small business.

4. Hootsuite, a Canadian-made social media dashboard, helps teams manage their social channels easily. The free web and mobile app enables multiple users to control all of their social platforms from a single place.

5. Slack, also born in Canada, is a new and effective way for teams to communicate internally. It’s free and great for sending individual and group messages, sharing files, and more.

6. AwardWallet keeps track of the loyalty programs you participate in, such as frequent flyer miles and credit card points. Get fast access to detailed information about balances and reward numbers, even without an internet connection.

7. Feeling hungry after a long day of hustling? Montreal’s Freshmint cooks fresh food and delivers it directly to customers. Vancouver’s Spoon allows you to order food delivery via text message. Lazymeal, also based in Vancouver, helps make food delivery choices simple by employing a filtering algorithm that helps determine the best places to order from.

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