Best Apps for Operating a Business from Your Mobile

With hundreds of thousands apps now available on iPhone and Android devices, it is now possible to run an entire small business on a smartphone. The secret is to know which applications are critical.
Getting Small Businesses Unstuck, Shafran Moltz Group
February 25, 2013

With hundreds of thousands apps now available on iPhone and Android devices, it's now possible to run an entire small business on a smartphone. The secret is to know which applications are critical. Here are some great apps to building a mobile business, based on an infographic on Intomobile (with some of my own app suggestions as well):

Financial Transactions: Processing a customer's purchase on the go is critical. Rule #1 for small business is to always be able to take payments when they're offered. Suggested Apps: Square, Sage Mobile and Intuit GoPayments.
Cash Management: If you don't know where your money is and how you're making it, their business will fail. Suggested Apps: Sage 50, Quickbooks or Mint.
Project Management: More small-business owners are working with employees and freelancers who are remote. This makes project management more complex. Suggested Apps: Outpost, and Project Schedule.
Communications: Conference or video calls to view the same documents boost collaboration. Suggested Apps: iMeet, Skype, and Facetime.
Social Media: Every popular product has a mobile app version. Use them instead of the slower browser based solution.
Backup and Recovery. If a smartphone is lost, ensure the activation of a locator service (or a security app) that can find it and that the data can be recovered. Suggested Apps: Find My iPhone, iCloudLocateMyDroid, and MyBackupPro.

What do you use to manage your business on a smartphone?

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