Apps to Help Your Small Business Succeed


Apps to Help Your Small Business Succeed
Added on July 18, 2023 by Amanda Duncan to Chamber Voices

Apps to Help Your Small Business Succeed

As a business owner or an employee of a small business you know that time is a scarce resource and every minute counts. We are grateful to live in a digital world where almost everything can be managed by a simple click on your phone or tablet. Here are just a few ways you can use apps to help your small business succeed. One of the best parts about this list, many of these are also FREE-saving you time and money!


Canva is a great online graphic design tool and app to have in your digital toolbox. Canva can be used both on your computer and also as an app on a mobile device. The Canva app is great for quick design changes or providing file access while you are on the go. Canva has both a free basic design program and an affordable paid option to help you meet your design needs. To read even more about Canva’s many features, visit our recent blog post about its benefits for business.


Google Suite

There are so many reasons for small businesses to utilize Google products, especially Google Drive. When working with a Google platform, options are almost endless and are included at no cost to you. Not only can you edit documents, upload pictures, and share file access, but you can do all of that directly from your phone. When time is of the essence, this app allows you to continue running your business even when you don’t have a computer in front of you.



Communication is key and a business messaging app like Slack allows you to contact your team all at once or through a direct message. By utilizing the Slack app, you can instantly reach out to your team on the go or on your computer. The best part is that all of your real-time team communications are in one place! This allows your team to stay in the know and be able to reference the information provided to them. Slack has many great packages to fit the needs of your business. There is even a free version that many businesses choose to use.



Keep efficiency flowing with a project management platform such as Trello. With computer and app capabilities, Trello can help your team manage any type of project, workflow, or task tracking. By having the Trello app, you can check the status and provide project updates on the go allowing you to take advantage of every free second of your day. With free and several paid options, there is a Trello plan that will work for your business.


Zoho Social 

Zoho Social provides you with the ability to pre-schedule your social media content ahead of time so you can focus on day-to-day business actions.  Zoho Social allows you to schedule content in multiple ways, see who is interacting with your content, and provide you with the important analytics about how your content is performing. Along with many other features, the Zoho Social app allows you to schedule and edit posts right from your phone. This lets you make last-minute updates as well as see who is engaging with your business in real-time.  With many affordable plans and a 15 day free trial, you should give Zoho Social a try!


These are just a few ways you can use apps to help your small business succeed! Which ones do you already use and which one do you want to try first?


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