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7 Best Apps That Can Help You Grow Your Business in 2017

Ryan Kh, @ryankhgb

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Growing your business is about being nimble, working harder than everyone else, and leveraging your unique advantages. Sometimes competing against large businesses requires financial might, but really you just need to streamline your operations and become more efficient.

Whether you work in a virtual office or real office, these apps are going to help you grow your business in 2017.


Slack is one of the more popular apps, but we couldn't help but mention it. Collaboration has never been easier because Slack is available on both laptops and smartphones. You can get automatic notifications from anywhere and create as many boards as you want for different tasks and teams.

The advantages of a centralized platform can't be underestimated. It's never been simpler to make sure everyone knows what they're doing and getting constant updates on your latest projects.


Artificial intelligence is becoming increasingly prominent. It should come as no surprise that more and more apps are starting to utilize it. Make a great first impression with your business by using the Time app. The Time app will help you to track how much time your employees spend on specific tasks.

With daily summaries, color-coded timers, and special overtime modes you'll never waste time again.

Memory by Timely

Part of growing your business is making sure that you look back on what you did that day and to make improvements. Memory by Timely does just that through looking back at a summary of your day in the form of a timeline. You'll be able to review every task as part of your review meetings and make intelligent decisions as to how you should spend your time going forward.


Mental health is a part of running a business entrepreneurs frequently forget about. Overwork is one of the key reasons why stress happens. No matter how talented you are you can't beat stress. But taking time out of your day to work on this can be difficult.

Aura is a three-minute meditation app. This artificial intelligence-powered app will present you sessions delivered by the greatest meditation teachers in the world in just three minutes. You rate each session and the app learns what works for you.


Some apps are addictive. How many times have you caught yourself wasting time on Facebook? Space is an app that will stop you from wasting too much time on these apps. It calculates how much time you spend on them and limits that usage.

The limits you put in place are entirely up to you. It's possible to block out entire parts of your day. You could also decide to simply limit your overall time.

The point is that you will be spending more time on working and less time on pointless distractions.

Traction Guest

The sign-in experience is critical for any business, whether it's for members of the public or employees. Traction Guest is an online guest management platform that can be managed from your mobile device. This central platform lets you monitor all visitors to your business's platform across the world.

You'll be able to find out what they're doing, how long they're spending time on the platform, and what brought them there in the first place.

It's a great way to make your business look more professional.


Most businesses use either Google Apps or Gmail at some point. If you use both then Streak is a great little app that will integrate them both. Rather than organizing your list by contacts you'll organize your list by what stage of the business relationship you happen to be in.

For example, you'll be able to order people by whether you're just pitching to them or whether you're about to finalize a deal. As your business grows and needs to make the right impression this will become even more useful.

For up to five users this app is entirely free.

Last Word – Apps to Live For in 2017

These apps address multiple parts of any growing small business. They'll enable you to save time, organize yourself, and become more efficient. Most of them are free and can be effortlessly integrated into your company.

Which apps will you download?

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