Running a small business is not just a full time job, as many of you know it is easy to let small things like invoicing or marketing tasks slip into the evenings and weekends. Here we take a look at some of the apps on the market which will make running your business a little more efficient enabling you to focus on what really matters.

Need to track your employee’s movements? How much time are they actually spending at work? TSheets is a clock in, clock out system which can be used on your mobile without mobile coverage. Managers can clock team members individually or all at once. Admins can see who’s on the clock and where they’re working. They can also create, edit, and publish scheduled jobs or shifts, as well as automate timesheet alerts, track paid time off, sick days, and holidays.


Getting customer or employee feedback is crucial no matter how big your organisation is. This survey tool allows users to create or participate in surveys from a smartphone. Create, send, and analyse polls directly from your iOS and Android devices.


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Trying to utilise some social media influencer techniques in to your marketing? A solid social media strategy is essential in today’s market as users continue to engage with brands online. Sprout Social allows users access to the best social media management & analytics tools from your mobile device without sacrificing any functionality. The iOS and Android apps let you identify influencers, ideal moments for customer engagement, and the data that underpins it all.


Need a human resources position in your company? Deputy is a great HR employee scheduling and shift planning system. With Deputy’s iOS and Android apps you can make group announcements, integrate with QuickBooks and ADP, and ultimately make sure you have the right members of staff on-board at all times.


Need an enriched video conferencing for your phone? Sometimes a free consumer app just doesn’t cut the mustard. ClickMeeting’s Android, Apple, and BlackBerry apps let you schedule meetings, stream audio and video, share your screen, and record your events, all from a smartphone.


Meetings can often overrun, not achieve anything and generally waste a lot of people’s time if they aren’t managed properly. WorkLife aims to streamline your meetings allowing all the information and talking points generated to be captured in one place and easily shared. Create meetings, record discussions, create action points, take note of open issues and even take group or individual notes.

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David Dungay

Editor - Comms Business Magazine