OKLAHOMA CITY, February 2, 2014 – Launching a start-up is no easy task, especially when you are in college. The last thing you need to do is spend money on non-essentials. Every dollar counts with getting to the bottom line, cash flow.
With the thousand of apps available, there are five key apps one should use when starting a business while in college to stay organized, connected, motivated and keep costs down.
1) Evernote, software designed for note taking and archiving either through a paid version or free version. Evernote is a great app that allows you to carry your notes with you and sync with your smartphone, tablet and computer so you never have to misplace your notes.
2) Google Talk is a no charge Windows web base app for instant messaging and voice over Internet protocol (VOIP) offered by Google. If you have a Gmail account than you have the service available to you, all you need to do is activate it by putting in money. Google Talk is great because it can be used as your business phone number when you don’t want others to know your personal phone number.
3) Dropbox is the virtual USB drive on the go for those “ohhh crap” moments when you misplaced or forget your USB drive. It is an online storage for your photos, documents, and videos and can be shared from anywhere. Dropbox does offer a free service up to a certain amount of memory storage. Sharing the video through Dropbox made it much easier than having to share it through email, which at times would not be possible because of the size of the file.
4) Facebook, the social media site with over one billion users it is still essential to have a profile not only for yourself but for your business.
5) YouTube is a marketing resource to upload your promotional video for your start-up. YouTube also gives you how-to videos when looking for marketing, IT solutions or other business related material videos.
The five apps mentioned are just a series of started. As mentioned before there are thousand of apps available so it is up to you to decide.