Do you run a bakery from home? Or maybe you are selling clothes from home. Irrespective of your business, I am sure you want to spend more time on improving your product or services rather than accounting, GST, etc., right?
Well, that’s exactly what we are here to help you with.
Apps can ease the pressure by doing calculations for you, backing all your data so it is never lost, etc. But only the right apps.
So which are these apps that can help? Well, we tried and tested apps and created a list of a few tailor-made for home businesses in 2022.
Best Apps for Home Businesses
What we loved most about Lio is that it gives you access to all its features for free. Yes, from automatic calculations when you enter expenses and incomes, fully customizable sheets, to 60+ templates designed for various businesses and individuals, you get everything free.
You’ll also love how simple it is to use the app. Sign-up takes no more than 35 seconds. You can easily do it with your Gmail or phone number. Select the template and you are good to go.
Sharing sheets with your friends and family or team members is also easy. You can use WhatsApp or add them to the sheet using their email or phone number.
Plus, it is available on android and iOS. And if you prefer to stick to your laptop for all your debit and credit notes work, there’s a web version as well.
Lastly, your data is backed up so you can retrieve it anytime in case your phone stops working or the app is deleted.
FreshBooks is a cloud-based accounting app for businesses. It gives you the ability to create invoices, organize expenses, track the time of employees, receive payments quickly, and so on.
It is also available on all platforms. Though keep in mind that it isn’t free like Lio. On the bright side, you get 60% off if you sign up for 6 months. And once you use the app, you’ll not want to go back so signing up for 6 months isn’t a risk.
Another thing that you should know is that FreshBooks integrates with important apps like Gmail, Slack, Stripe, MailChimp, etc. allowing you to build stronger relationships with your customers by providing them better services.
If you have a lot of paperwork in your business and you’d like to store them on Google Drive or other cloud-based storage, you’d need to scan them, right?
And if you do not have a scanner at home, the simple task can become tedious, especially if you have to do it regularly.
There’s also a chance you do not want to invest in a big scanner just yet. Guess what, you don’t have to.
Believe it or not, your phone can turn into a scanner and the Scanner App does just that. Take a photo of the document and you’ll get it as a PDF or JPEG. You can also add signatures, includes multiple photos into one file, etc.
Though on the downside, this app is available on iOS as of now.
This is another free app that is designed to make accounting easy for home businesses. Not just that, it also allows you to store and access details about your customer anytime, anywhere.
Furthermore, you can also generate and share reports about your incomes and expenses and receive payments online from customers.
You can set up reminders for customers that owe you money and when you receive payment using the Khatabook QR code, you don’t have to pay any transaction fees either.
And if you have any questions, their support is available 24*7.
Every business has to pay GST and keeping track of GST can become difficult. That’s where MyBillBook comes in. This app allows you to create and share GST invoices and bills within minutes.
You can also create delivery challans quickly and share them with customers and deliverers with ease. But that’s not all.
The app also helps with stock management. You can track batch numbers, expiry date of products, and so on. It also sends reminders when you run low on stock.
You can also send payment reminders to customers and receive payments online ensuring smooth business operations without any delays or hiccups.
Whether you are a small team or a large team, you need to keep in touch with each other to ensure everything flows the right way, especially in a pandemic-hit world.
Well, Slack is tailor-made for remote work and plenty of offices and businesses are already using Slack (most likely, you already do).
For small teams the app is free. You can use it on Android, iOS, or install it on your laptops.
Well, that’s our list of apps that any home business should have. Are you using any of these apps? Let us know your experience with it.
And if you think we missed out on any good app, we’d love to hear about that too.