Having the ability to check your inventory, conference with your staff or complete a transaction on the go can mean the difference between your company’s success or failure. If you meet with a client and you’re not able to answer potentially deal-breaking questions quickly, there’s a good chance that you will not be able to secure their business. Here are a few applications that you can use to manage your business while traveling.
If you want to manage an ongoing project without having to spend time talking to the employees about their individual progress, you should definitely give Basecamp a try. The application gives users the ability to check and comment upon the status of a project as a whole or task by task for a monthly nominal fee.
If you need to meet with your staff on the go, Join.me offers an easy to use platform that can meet that need as it allows users to hold unlimited shared screen video conferences for free. Join.me also has a paid version that offers additional features.
PayPal is the most widely used and secure online payment system in the world. The service makes it easy to send, access and receive money quickly and efficiently whether you’re operating in the United States or abroad.
Inventory Tracker is an Android-based application that allows you to access real-time information on your company’s itemized product inventory, order shipping status and sales with a few taps of your fingers for a one-time fee of $5.99.
Zendesk is an ideal application for small business owners who want to make sure that their customers’ issues are being handled quickly while they are indisposed while traveling. Already boasting clients like Groupon and Shopify, the company offers comprehensive customer service packages starting at $5.
If the nature of your business requires you to travel to and work in countries where certain social media platforms or websites are inaccessible due to government restriction, Express VPN is your new best friend. The service will allow you to easily and securely access whatever sites you need to, regardless of your geographical location.
This article was written by Mario McKellop of Examiner.com for CBS Small Business Pulse.