Many small business owners who go away on holiday or take a few days away from their desk are unable to leave work behind completely. We’ve compiled a handy list of useful mobile business tools and applications to help you work (a bit) whilst you play.
Accessible via any desktop or laptop with internet connection or even a mobile phone with a web browser, QuickBooks Online will allow you to keep tabs on your cash flow wherever you are.
QuickBooks Mobile is a free app that links to your QuickBooks Online account. Use it to manage your finances from anywhere via your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad – see who owes you money, send invoices, email receipts and more – all without going near a computer. Perfect for keeping on top of your admin between clients, on the train or in a café.
Make business calls without worrying about racking up a huge international phone bill. You can make free Skype-to-Skype calls no matter where you are as well as engage in instant messaging and video chat.
3. Uber Social
With this handy app, you can still update and manage your Twitter and Facebook accounts from anywhere, and keep tabs on what your followers and friends are saying about your business.
4. PDF Notes
We’ve all been there when an important PDF document comes through while you’re out and about but you can’t open or edit the file. These frustrating moments can now be avoided with PDF Notes, which lets you view and edit PDF documents.
MyBizTracker is an iPhone app that makes it easy for your business to record income and expenses and keep track of every receipt on the move. The app was developed in line with requirements set out by HMRC to make record-keeping of income and expenses easier.
If your business has a website and you are worried about how it is doing while you are on holiday, then fear not. With this app, you can check how much traffic is being driven to your website and make sure that you are always in the know.
Have a stress-free break by making sure you never miss a trick with this nifty multi-functional app. You can track to-dos, income, projects and even time spent.
Time away from work can allow you the space to be creative and inspiration often strikes. Be sure to jot these thoughts down with this note-taking app, rather than waiting until you return home.
Need to contact a business client while on your break but don’t have their details? With LinkedIn you can access your professional network and find out how to best make contact with them from wherever you are in the world.
Planning on working on business documents while on holiday? No need to worry about taking USB sticks with you everywhere. Simply create a document in GoogleDocs and as long as you can access the internet you’ll be able to open and edit your files.
Do you have any other tips on useful tools and applications which small businesses can use on the move? Tell us your favourites!Image courtesy of Michal Marcol/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net