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Global Entrepreneurship Week: Essential Android apps for running your small business on the go

Smart devices and cloud apps make it easy to run your startup or small business wherever you are. Whether you need a customer relationship management system, a project management tool, ecommerce and payments solutions, or tools to create stunning marketing materials, you’re spoilt for choice. For Global Entrepreneurship Week (13-19 November), TCL highlights some of the best Android apps for SME owners.

Basecamp

Basecamp is a simple project management solution that offers an easy, centralised place to store project information, make decisions, assign tasks and track milestones.

Canva

Canva is a free photo editor and video editor that can help create stunning social media posts, brochures, images for blog posts and more. It’s designed for people who don’t have experience or expertise in graphic design.

HubSpot

Create remarkable customer experiences with powerful and easy-to-use sales, service and marketing tools. Stay on top of your inbox, open support tickets, report customer issues and track service level agreements right from your mobile device. Plus, you can use the app to connect with your customers on social media.

iKhokha

This mobile point of sale solution enables business owners to accept card transactions via the iKhokha range of card machines, which work in conjunction with the iKhokha smartphone app. Accept Visa and MasterCard debit and credit card payments, tender cash and mobile transactions, sell value-added services such as mobile airtime, and monitor and track sales performance on the app.

Shopify

Run your ecommerce business from your mobile device with Shopify. The app enables you to process orders, manage products, track sales, run marketing campaigns, and more. You have the power to make edits to your ecommerce store theme, like adding announcement banners, posting blog posts, and more, all from your smartphone.

Slack

Slack is a collaboration platform that brings all your communication together in one place. It offers real-time messaging, file sharing, archiving and searching for modern teams. It’s a great way to drive collaboration when employees aren’t always in the same building. It also integrates with many tools that businesses already use, such as Dropbox, Trello and Zendesk.

Trello

Trello is a visual tool for organising your work and life. Its boards, lists, and cards enable you to prioritise your projects in a fun, flexible, and rewarding way. You can use it to manage your to-do lists and get things done.

WhatsApp Business

WhatsApp Business enables you to have a business presence on WhatsApp, communicate more efficiently with your customers and grow your business. If you have separate business and personal phone numbers, you can have both WhatsApp Business and WhatsApp Messenger installed on the same phone, and register them with different numbers.

Yoco

Yoco is a payments solution for small businesses. With the Yoco app, you can create invoices and payment links, send them to your customer and wait for the app alert when the payment is made. You can also apply for fast, flexible business loans as well as connect the Yoco app to your card machine via Bluetooth and use it as a point of sales.

Zoho CRM

Zoho’s mobile customer relationship management (CRM) app acts as your personal sales tool, keeping you in the know whether you’re at your desk or on the move. The CRM app takes care of your CRM requirements on the go with features like search, call, email, check-in, locate leads nearby, and notifications.

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