Top 5 Business Apps To Manage Growth

Top 5 Business Apps To Manage Growth

A recent study found that nearly 2 in 3 Aussie business owners believe their business will grow in the next year. That’s great, but how will they get there?

Entrepreneurs and small business owners with ambitious growth targets in 2015 should look to the cloud for inexpensive apps to help them manage work on the move, according to cloud accounting platform Xero.
A recent survey by RSM Bird Cameron found nearly two thirds (64 per cent) of business owners are optimistic and believe their business will grow in the next 12 months. Nearly half (46 per cent) reported revenue growth over the previous 12 months. To help meet these ambitious targets, Xero has curated a selection of top apps from its add-on marketplace that are ideally suited to small businesses with big ambitions.Xero’s top 5 apps for 2015 business growth:

#1 — Xero Touch mobile accounting app: Managing cashflow is usually the top concern for Australian small businesses, and 90 per cent of failed businesses are a result of poor cashflow. Keep yours in the black, and manage your business on the move with Xero Touch, anywhere, anytime, on any device. From back offices to building sites, use it to reconcile, send invoices and create expense claims.

#2 — PayPal: Many industries are heading towards mobile payments, and being able to accept funds with a range of payment methods, while on the go, is a great way to boost revenue. You can automatically view and reconcile transactions within Xero, and fund growth for your business.

#3 — MinuteDock: It’s important to understand where you are spending your time so you can maximise efficiency and growth opportunities for you and your team. MinuteDock makes time entry actually enjoyable, by rethinking timesheets. Seamlessly create invoices from your timesheets and input them directly into Xero in a matter of seconds.

#4 — Neto selling online: Any retail business not selling online is missing out on huge growth opportunities. Why limit yourself to your geography when you can sell to all of Australia, or even the world? Using a hosted, managed and serviced e-commerce platform like Neto enables retailers and wholesalers of any size to develop and maintain powerful online stores that integrate with Xero, payment gateways, shipping carriers and sales channels.

#5 — Zapier: Reducing tedious data entry is a great way to spend more time actually growing your business. Zapier lets you connect Xero to hundreds of the best SaaS applications on the web. You can just drag and drop to create integrations between your favourite tools and apps, automating more tasks than you thought possible.

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