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Nov 14, 2016

Five Apps To Grow Your Business

Sponsored Content provided by Mike Duncan - CEO and Creative Director, Sage Island

In the smart phone era that we live in nowadays, there is quite possibly an app out there to solve any problem.

Want to keep a food diary? There’s an app for that. Looking for the closest Starbucks to instantly fulfill that frappe craving? There’s an app for that. Need a ride? There’s an app for that. Looking to grow your business? There’s an app for that, too.

It is important to stay up-to-date on the latest tools in technology in order to elevate the success of your business. Whether it’s organizing your tasks, having a platform for communicating with employees, marketing your products or budgeting your finances, we can help you decide which app your business needs to be the best. Not only that, but apps also add an extra outlet for conversing with your consumers, in turn building a firm and trusting relationship.

Here are five of our favorite apps that are sure to help your business soar!

1. Buffer

From filtering on Instagram to “liking” on Facebook and “retweeting” on Twitter, it can be hard to keep up with all of your social media platforms. There are countless newsfeeds to scroll through, and it can become chaotic trying to juggle all of your social media identities at once.

That is where Buffer comes to the rescue. Buffer is an app that allows you to manage all of your social accounts from one platform. Through scheduling and sharing posts on multiple mediums and driving traffic, you will be sure to stay organized with Buffer. And it is a great way to increase fan engagement because it gives followers an open channel for communicating with you.


2. Slack

Emails are so 10 minutes ago, right? It seems like it is getting increasingly difficult to get through to people through email, which is why businesses have begun using instant messaging systems to communicate with employees.

Slack is a fun and easy-to-navigate tool for starting conversations with co-workers, getting quick answers to questions and sharing business material with colleagues. Not to mention - you can use emojis and gifs in Slack. Does it get any better than that?

3. Asana

If you love to-do lists and staying organized, then Asana is the app for you. This is a great tool for logging projects and tasks that need to be done, assigning them to certain team members and visually tracking everyone’s progress. It also allows you to attach files, assign deadlines and chat with employees. Use Asana to hold yourself and your staff accountable for keeping the business on track.


4. Dropbox

As projects accumulate and the years go by, it’s crucial to have a place where your work can be stored. Dropbox is the most popular storage platform, with the ability to also share files on the cloud.

The Dropbox app allows you to pull those files up quickly right on your phone. There are times in business you need to provide answers but are not at your desk. Pull up your files on the go and get those questions answered. Storage options are endless with Dropbox, meaning you never have to worry about losing your hard work.


5. MailChimp

MailChimp is an email marketing app that assists you with building your database, converting them into mailing lists, building email campaigns and newsletters and staying in constant contact with your audience. Communication is key in any relationship, including the communication between businesses and their consumers.

Email marketing keeps that communication flowing, making sure your clients are in the loop on what’s happening in your business. Keep the information relevant and keep the conversation going through email marketing.

Unfortunately, many business owners are unaware of just how beneficial the mobile app industry can be. If you are wondering which specific apps will help boost your sales and improve branding, our marketing team here at Sage Island is happy to help you.

Mike Duncan co-founded Sage Island in 1997 and since then has evolved the agency’s scope to include marketing strategy, creative design, technical development and a wide range of digital marketing services. With an integrated approach that leverages the power and measurability of the internet, the savvy Sage Island team develops strategies, builds brands, writes killer copy and delivers to clients all over the world. And they have an awesome time doing it. Sage’s collaborative working environment keeps creativity and innovation at the heart of the concept. With a 17-year history in Wilmington and beyond, Sage Island shows no signs of slowing down. To learn how Sage Island can grow your business, check us out at www.sageisland.com. To stay updated on the latest in digital marketing, follow Sage Island on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SageIsland, and on Twitter at twitter.com/Sage Island.
 
 

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