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Top Tech Apps that Can Help Streamline Your Business

Busy season for most events professionals is just around the corner. You may be enjoying your last days of relative quiet before back-to-back events, early morning setups and middle-of-the-night tear downs turn your life upside down. Hopefully, you spent the off-season literally and figuratively cleaning house, refining processes, identifying goals for the new year, and making plans to streamline your business so it gets stronger, more fun and more efficient.

If you just napped all winter, or if there are still areas of inefficiency you know you need to address, there are tons of great apps that can help you catch up. Just a few of my favorite top choices include:

If you’ve ever played phone tag or email tag with a group of people with whom you needed to meet, you’ll immediately recognize the value of Doodle. Send out a link with your availability, and your peers and clients can give you feedback on theirs, making it easy to schedule an appointment. No wasting time trying to negotiate schedules – everything is done quickly and painlessly yielding time that can be used to address things that actually need your involvement.

Do you exchange a lot of documents and files? Ever experience the endless wait while a file you really need downloads? Dropbox is a lifesaving file-sharing platform that allows you to upload important documents and assign other users to the files. A form of cloud storage, Dropbox allows teams to work from a single repository of information, keeping everyone updated at all times no matter where they are or what kind of device they are using.

Square not only allows you to accept electronic payments and credit cards, it can handle payroll, meaning you don’t need to access two separate programs to manage your most important revenue and expense streams. The time you save could be better spent drumming up new business and bringing in more revenue (so you can use the payroll function to pay your awesome team members!).

Social Media is essential to any marketing and public relations strategy these days, but it can be such a time consuming process to keep your accounts active and up to date. Schedugram allows you to pre-schedule Instagram posts with very few steps. Your target market will feel connected while you are able to address more pressing issues.

Hootsuite also helps you manage your social media profiles by letting you schedule new posts on a number of sites. Available on your desktop or a mobile device, you can access and manage your accounts from almost anywhere.

These are just a few apps you can use to help streamline your business operations. There are thousands upon thousands more – enough to address nearly all of your day-to-day operations. Explore apps like these and make a goal to incorporate them as you can so you too can enjoy the benefits of peak business efficiency.

Kevin Dennis is the owner of Fantasy Sound Event Services, a full-service event company based in Livermore, California. Dennis is the immediate past chapter president for Silicon Valley NACE, and national vice president for WIPA.

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