Posted by – June 20, 2011
The iPhone has become one of the most widely used products in the last ten years. And everyone from small businesses to your Average Joe uses them. But while some people play Angry Birds there are small businesses that need them for professional use. Here is the first part of a mini-series revealing the best iPhone apps for your small business.
- Every company needs to keep up to date with finances. And if you have an iPhone there’s no better way than the Shoeboxed app. With this you can capture images of receipts, organize them and store it. And on top of that, it’s free.
- For keeping track of work use Minibooks. This app is closely connected to Freshbooks and will let you have the chance to bill clients. This app will let you track the time and do several projects at once. Though it costs $9.99 so be sure to make the most of it.
- When it comes to taxes there’s no better app for your small business than the tax calculator. You can type in an hourly or weekly rate and the app will tell you how much the rate is. It will also tell you how much you’re going to be taking home.
- If you tried that and didn’t like it, then there are other tax apps. You can manage you small business taxes with Opcenter.view. For only 99 cents connect your Quickbooks accounts and you’re on your way. Though if you aren’t using Quickbooks then the app may be redundant.
Posted by – June 17, 2011
Every lawyer and legal firm in the country wants to market their practice. No matter if you’re a startup lawyer or an experienced business attorney, you’ll want to attract more business. So firstly you go to the legal marketing guru. They will help you with the basics and tell you to target your best interests, blog and use social media. But the problem is that they tell you what to do, not how to do it.
With social media there is only one thing that a lawyer needs to know to be successful in legal marketing. And that’s to stop writing like a lawyer, and communicate like a human being. When someone writes a blog entry it needs to help educate, not send people to sleep. Write things that people understand, and though some topics may seem easy, the regular internet user needs things explained properly.
But that’s not all. With all kinds of marketing you need to stay ahead of the game and legal marketing is no different. Legal companies are now looking into iPhone apps (The Torys app below) and Twitter accounts, because if they don’t, someone else will. It may seem like a never ending cycle of chasing with technology but everyone is part of the race, and though you personally don’t have to follow, you’ll need someone on your team that does.