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5 Mobile Apps to Keep You Productive in Your Franchise

By: Bill Bradley


5 Mobile Apps to Keep You Productive in Your Franchise

Is your on-the-go lifestyle making it hard for you to keep up with your business? Technology is coming to the rescue.

Your smartphone does more than call, text and email. It’s waiting to be filled with apps to help you do so much more for your franchise. Here are the top five mobile apps you can download today to start becoming more productive.

#1. Evernote

When you’re on the go, you need to take notes. Whether it’s after a call with corporate or you had a big idea strike while you were in the grocery store, you need to jot down your thoughts before you forget.

Enter: Evernote.

Evernote is a notetaking app that lets you quickly save your thoughts (no matter how scattered they are) and organize them for later. With the notebooks and tag system, you can keep your on-the-go lifestyle neatly put together in one easy app. When you’re back at your desk and ready to implement the big idea you had, pull out the app, find it in seconds and get to work.

#2. Slack

There are a lot of moving components in your business. You have teams to coordinate, vendors to talk to and business contacts to keep fresh.

Slack is a group chat application that brings these conversations together in one place. Instead of juggling multiple group texts or emails, you can keep chatter in one place.

This app plays well with others. If you use a project management system, Google docs or other apps in your business, incorporate them into Slack. You’ll stay more organized and always have easy access to the latest happening in your franchise.

#3. Asana

Need help managing your to-do list? Want to keep tabs on a project you’re working on in your franchise? Asana is your answer.

This simple project management system will help you make lists and assign tasks. It lets you collaborate with others so you don’t have to wonder what’s happening with your projects. No matter where you are, you’ll always know because you have instant access to the latest updates.

#4. Venmo

Need to process a payment quickly? Venmo is your answer.

This money transferring app lets you tackle payments while they’re on your mind instead of adding them to your to-do list. Link your contacts and start sending. It’s simple.

Unlike PayPal this app doesn’t give you any limitations in how much you can send. There are no transfer fees or forms either. It’s fast and easy, which is perfect for your lifestyle.

#5. Mint.com

Managing finances is one of the biggest challenges faced by franchises. There are expense reports, accounts, budgets, savings, payroll and more.

Mint lets you manage it all from your phone. It’s easier accounting and faster updating.


Mobile apps are designed to help you work smarter, not harder. With these five apps, you can organize your business and stay on track for the long run.

What app can you not live without in your franchise?

Published: February 5, 2016

Source: America's Best Franchises

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Bill Bradley is founding member and CEO of America’s Best Franchises, LLC.  Bill founded three financial services firms, Ocean Shores Ventures, Denali International and William Bradley Enterprises. In addition, to launching America’s Best Franchises in 2005, Bill orchestrated approximately 20 private equity transactions in excess of $31 million, and launched five specific purpose private equity partnerships.

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