Affordable apps and technology are important in a small business. There are many elements required to run a business that are often overlooked such as communication, accounting, finance, task management, content management and more.
We asked the Founders and Owners of small businesses all around the world what their best affordable apps for their small business was and this is what we found:
Slack is a communication platform for teams that allows asynchronous communication. It is an app loved by many business owners and entrepreneurs.
“If your business has gone fully remote or pivoted to a hybrid workplace, I recommend replacing internal email communication with Slack. I did this and it has dramatically lowered the amount of emails my staff had to deal with on a daily basis. Instant messaging in apps like Slack will improve the speed of your enterprise's internal communication, boost employee engagement, and lower email fatigue and overload." Nathan Liao, Founder, CMA Exam Academy
“Slack is a great communication tool for small teams, especially in remote work setup. Document sharing is also made easier. We get to create specific groups for different projects and use the platform to share our messages and files.” Michael Hammelburger, CEO, The Expense Reduction Group
“I’m the CEO and co-founder of a remote Saas company with 15 employees. I’ve been more than happy to pay a few dollars a month for Slack, because it does so much for us as a company. We use it to stay organized, collaborate on projects, but we also use it to improve company morale and the culture. We have it on our phones when needed and it transfers well to our computers - connecting us all instantly.” Lindsey Allard, CEO, PlaybookUX