3. Audible: Anyone who knows me knows I love to learn. Audible is one of the leading providers of digital audiobooks. Because I spend a lot of time in my car, I decided to use my time more wisely by listing to a variety of books using Audible. Three Simple Steps, written by Trevor Blake was my first audiobook and the rest is history. I strive to listen to at least two books a month. Ive increased my knowledge in areas of financial management, communication, marketing and sales. Remember knowledge is power.
4. Chase Mobile Banking/ Payment App: Banking Apps are an outstanding resource and tool for entrepreneurs and business professionals. Financial management is critical in all levels of business. I particularly appreciate the ability to deposit checks anytime and anywhere with my smartphone.
Banking is made super convenient with total access to business and personal accounts 24/7. Im now able to accept credit and debit cards payments. This added convenience factor for my clients has helped to increase revenue.
6. Social Media: No Top 5 App list is complete without including one of several social media Apps. Facebook, Pintrest, LinkedIn, Vine, Google+, YouTube and Twitter are all excellent Apps for creating free marketing opportunities for your business.
I frequently use these Apps to promote my business and connect with clients. Its also a great way for your current and potential clients to learn more about your brand. Images, text, and videos can be composed and uploaded to some or all your social media Apps to alert your connections with promotions, information and updates for your business instantly.
The App marketplace is full of interesting, fun and amazing Apps on business, education, finance, news, food, travel, lifestyle and my personal favorites health and fitness. I encourage you to take time and visit your App store and explore new Apps weekly that could benefit your business, services and revenue.
Now back to my opening question, Are smartphones getting smarter or are we just learning how to use them more effectively?
I believe investing time in to utilizing your resources more effectively is definitely evidence of elevated intelligence. Smartphones dont equal smarter business. Smarter entrepreneurs equal smarter business.