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6 Financial Apps Every Business Person Should Have

January 10, 2014

In the ever-growing world of mobile technology, there seems to be apps out there for just about everyone. Some apps are fun but there are tons of apps available that actually serve a purpose. For the businessperson, there are several apps that can make life run a lot smoother.

Many of them have to do with managing your finances. Here are the top six financial apps every business person should have:

Expensify
This is a free application that keeps track of your expense report receipts. It is great for business travel. It helps you log all of your necessary reimbursements in a simple format. You can import your expenses directly from your credit card and be reimbursed directly to your checking account. If the business you work for signs on for a corporate account, expense reports get even simpler.

Time Recording
This is a free application for businesses that need to track the amount of time spent on specific projects, for billing purposes or otherwise. This is essentially a time sheet app that tracks your hours, as well as integrates with your calendar and also allows you to save your timesheets to Google or Google Drive. If you have employees that work for several different clients throughout the work day, this app creates a more accurate billing system.

Square
This is a free app that turns your smartphone or tablet into a cash register. This method of payment financial application is perfect for businesses that may need to do remote credit card charges to their customers. There is a small, square, free device that must be connected into the audio jack of your mobile device. In this device, customers have the ability to simply swipe their credit card just like they would in a store. It syncs up directly onto your mobile device. The app is free but there is a fee of 2.75 percent that is charged for each swipe.

InDinero
This is an app that manages accounting, taxes and payroll for businesses all in one app. InDinero markets itself as a one-stop shop for all of your back office needs. Instead of hiring a bookkeeper, tax professional, benefits provider and payroll provider, InDinero takes care of each for you. Some of the app’s capabilities are sending invoices, managing your financial accounts and tracking your receipts. Accountants oversee the operation.

FreshBooks
This is an app that makes invoices and billing much more convenient. Similar to a few of the previous apps, FreshBooks is built for small business owners to track time, log expense and to invoice your clients. Essentially, it is cloud accounting. In addition, FreshBooks has a fulltime staff available to answer your questions throughout the day.

Teaspiller
This is an app that is set up through TurboTax and is primarily aimed at the individuals who tend to put off doing their taxes. Teaspiller connects small business owners with tax professionals that would be a good fit for the business based on their needs and specializations. You are able to request a quote in advance, to avoid any time wasted.

Whether you’re accessing these apps on your business device at work or from one of the best laptops at home, these are six of the top financial apps every business person should have.

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