Business managers and entrepreneurs need to have all the tools necessary to keep updated and in-tune with the rapidly changing business climate. Having apps for all the accounting, planning and financial aspects of your business is essential to success. So being a business manager, what apps are the best and most important to have on your phone to further your business?

1. Crunch

love_accounting_big_white_background-300x98This is a must need app for entrepreneurs. An app that works as your ultimate accountant best friend, allows you to see invoices that are paid and overdue, access your bank accounts and record all the expenses of the business. But, for those who might not be as money savvy as some, Crunch adds in the super attractive feature of access to actual accountants who will talk, answer questions, advice and help for as long as you need.

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Features Include:

  • Invoicing
  • Customer Care Service
  • Access to Bank Account
  • Real-time Service
  • Records Expenses
  • Tax Efficiency

2. Easy Books

Your app to help you deal with multiple accounts and their respective incoming and outgoing money. This app can handle as much info or as little info as you need but the main thing is that it does it so well and is so easy to set up, it will save you hours of time. It can also set up an invoice for clients if you need to.

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Features Include:

  • Multiple Accounts Management
  • Invoicing
  • Customer Management
  • Built-in Calculator

3. Business Plan

Based on the book “The Dynamic Business Plan” by Mogens Thomsen, this is the ultimate app for people starting a business. From business plan templates, budgets even advice and information on starting a business—this app takes the idea of your business and helps you create the business plan, marketing plan and financial plan to make it a reality. You could pay a lot of money for the same help that you will get for your Business Plan app for only $2.99.

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Features Include:

  • Articles and Examples
  • Business Plan Templates
  • Budget and Marketing Plan Templates
  • Off-line service

4. MindMeister

Once your business has started, you want to see where it’s going. This is where MindMeister comes in—it allows you to enter in your existing business information and it forms a map for your business growth based on your existing conditions. With the knowledge this app gives you, you can change the “outcome” of your business growth by changing your practices in the present day.

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Features Include:

  • Unlimited Mind Maps
  • Free Online Service
  • Maps Sharing
  • Multi-touch Support
  • Export Maps

5. BizXpense Tracker—Traveling

Traveling for work and worrying about keeping your receipts in order? This app takes care of all of that. It allows you to track your expenses, meals, mileage and gas right on your device. With customizable fields built in, you can track all the things you need for each specific trip. To make billing or reimbursement easy, you can take pictures of receipts and keep them organized in the correct list.

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Features Include:

  • Customizable Payment Types
  • Customizable currencies
  • Exchange Rates Download and Calculation
  • Easy Mileage Tracking
  • Expenses Reports

6. Prosper

Trying to start a business with no start-up capital is extremely hard, even impossible. But thanks to this app, it’s not impossible anymore. By filling out a questionnaire, you can raise capital needed by letting other users on the app know what you have, what you need and what your idea is; you can gain investors to lend you startup capital no problem.

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Features Include:

  • Set Investment Criteria
  • Loan Listings
  • Payments Deposit
  • Direct Connection with Users

7. Side job Track

sidejobtrackAn app that might save your sanity. It allows you to keep track of clients, invoices and jobs that your business has—all in one place. Sidejob makes it easy to keep track of your estimates, earnings and taxes right from your device. No more searching through piles of paper tracking down an invoice because this keeps it all in one place.

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Features Include:

  • Project Management
  • Financial Reports
  • Invoicing

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