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Many small businesses are already feeling the benefit of some of the more popular apps available, such as Skype, LinkedIn and Feedly.

However, there many others, perhaps less known ones that can support you with all your business needs.The team at Penelope - the virtual phone Apps for Businesssystem for small businesses kindly highlight their current top five apps to help you out with your everyday business needs. 

"Here at Penelope, we have created a guide to our current top five favourite apps to help you with your everyday business needs. From time management, storing information and building your business network, these apps will help you stay in control while working smarter and more flexibly.

1.Bill Minder- Every month there are bills to pay, in the home and in your business, but it’s impossible to keep track of everything. Bill Minder keeps track of your bills allowing you to see where your money goes. With the ability to create charts, reports and bill notifications, it’s as fun as bills will ever get.

2.LastPass- It’s hard to remember all  your passwords when you have over  ten different web accounts. Security is vital when it comes to your business and writing the details down on a piece of paper won’t do. With LastPass, you can keep all of your passwords secure in one place.

3.Cardmunch- After a busy networking event, the business cards can pile up and the thought of manually putting them into your phone is off putting. With Cardmunch it’s as simple as taking a quick photo of the business card and it will turn it into a phone contact. It also allows you to connect on LinkedIn which is a great way of building your business network. 

4.Blue Jeans Network- There are various video hosting applications out there and everyone uses a different one. This can make it difficult when trying to arrangea video conference. Blue Jeans Network’s cloud-based video collaboration allows you to communicate easily from any device and from most video hosting apps. Whether you’re by your desk or sitting in a cafe, Blue Jeans Network will help you connect.

5.TripIt- If you often travel for business or for pleasure and like things organised, TripIt makes it easier to share and organise travel itineraries. Forward confirmation emails - such as flights, trains, restaurants, hotels etc. to [email protected], and it will build your itinerary for you. Although TripIt recognises thousands of companies, it may not always recognise your confirmation but if this happens, it can always be put in manually."

Launched in 2013, Penelope is the newest creation from call handling experts, Moneypenny. A virtual phone system for small businesses, Penelope Penelopedoes all a traditional phone system can do and more. Together, Penelope and Moneypenny handle in excess of eight million calls a year for more than 6,000 UK businesses.

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Published on: 12th February 2014

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