Imagine having an app that automatically reminds debtors to pay their bill instead of chasing them yourself. Or what if you had all your notes in one place, accessible from any device, instead of shuffling through papers for the right piece of information. The right apps can do a lot for your small business. They can streamline (or even eliminate) the frustrating tasks you deal with every day or automate the process entirely, leaving you to work on more important matters like growing your business.

As of January 2017, there are over 2.2 million apps available at the App Store. You can shop from are 2.6 million apps in your Google Play store, or peruse Salesforce’s own AppExchange, which has over 3,000 business apps available. So where to start? How do you begin to narrow it down?

Just seeing those numbers overwhelms, which is why we turned to our network of small business leaders to see which apps they were using to help their business grow. 30 Apps for Small Businesses. We took their insights and created this guide for you:


This is where apps really have a chance to streamline your organization. Imagine if you had apps that could send targeted emails, manage subscribers, and track results with a few clicks. Or apps that remember your passwords and important deadlines for you. Boost your productivity with these app recommendations.


Project management doesn’t have to be a headache any longer. Apps can make your life a lot simpler as they keep track of your team, tasks, and deadlines all in one place. Some apps even enable you to setup task automation like automatically notifying a team member when to begin their portion of the project, or sending reminders of due dates.


Money management is always a big concern at a small business but SMB owners can’t grow if they’re spending all their time dealing with the day-to-day minutia of payments and accounting. Apps take on the heavy lifting by automating a lot of your financial operations. For instance, crunch numbers with an accounting app that connects to your CRM so all of your records and information are in one place. Get more specific app recommendations and ideas for your accounting and financial needs here.


Phone calls and emails are a staple at every business, but it’s not always the most efficient way to communicate. Today’s apps let you collaborate fast and efficiently; some even in real-time. Tools like internal social networking apps connect every employee with the files, data, and experts they need, no matter where they are.

And these examples are only the tip of the iceberg. There are so many specialized apps available to help you achieve your business goals whether it’s boosting employee collaboration or increasing your productivity from anywhere.

Read our latest e-book 30 Apps for Small Businesses to get the insights directly from small business leaders on what apps are essential for growing your business.