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Do Must Have Apps Equal A Smarter Business?

17 Apr, 2014

“Top 5 Must Have Daily” Apps – Utilizing Smartphone Technology to Enhance Your Business Experience

 

Are Smartphones getting smarter or are we just learning how to utilize them more effectively?  The smartphone application marketplace is rapidly growing and highly intuitive to the needs of consumers.  As a result, consumers are now using Apps for much more than a game of Candy Crush with a friend or sharing selfies on Instagram.   Entrepreneurs and professionals of all sorts are integrating a variety of smartphone Apps to increase knowledge, enhance services and create low cost/no cost marketing opportunities to improve and boost business.

Prior to starting my own health coaching business, Q Movements, my Apps usage mainly consisted of music, maps, sports, and social media. I enjoyed and appreciated the instant touch of the index finger access to updates from my inner circle.

Now as a small business owner, my App needs, selection and usage has expanded immensely.  In fact, I make sure to visit the Apple App store frequently so as to stay on top of trends and in tune with technology.

I’ve created my own “Top 5 Must Have Apps” list of the Apps I use daily which have positively impacted both my business and personal life.  I’m sharing my list in hopes you may seriously consider exploring and expanding your App usage for enhancing your business and lifestyle.

1.  FaceTime:  FaceTime is a feature specific to Mac products. It’s basically a video call.  I have an iPhone and honestly never used FaceTime until I started my business.  I use FaceTime regularly now to screen new clients, conduct health coaching sessions and develop strong connections with my clients.

The App is easy to use and the audio & video stream is quite clean and consistent.  FaceTime is a useful and effective tool that saves me time & money daily instead of having to travel to make all my connections.

2.  Spotify:  Spotify is one of many great digital music Apps on the market. For me, this App serves dual purpose.  I personally enjoy music and appreciate Motown’s best groves to 90’s grunge to Latin jazz and just about everything in between.  Music is my cheap therapy.  It uplifts, calms, soothes, excites and inspires me. Spotify is also a great asset for my business.

The Spotify App provides the perfect background vibe for my group & personal training and meditation sessions.  It’s fun for me to create special playlists for my clients.  It’s amazing how the right tunes can motivate movement.  Spotify is a free App however it’s well worth the $10.81 a month fee for access from all my devices and commercial free listening.

Next page: Top Apps #3 Through#5

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About the author

Susie Quintana
Susie Quintana

Susie Quintana is an enthusiastic and effective leader in Health and Wellness Learning and Lifestyle Education. She has an extensive background leading the management, coordination and promotion of health and wellness programs. Susie is also highly skilled and an experienced educational development professional in eLearning. Susie is a health coach actively running her own business, Q Movements. Q Movements provides nutrition, fitness and lifestyle balance coaching. She specializes in clients ranging 30-70 years young. Her use of technology and social media to connect with clients is a great resource and valuable tool. She loves fireworks, listening to audiobooks during her workouts and playing frisbee with her virtual dog, Stitches. Susie invites you to connect with her on LinkedIn, Q Movements website (http://www.qmovements.com) or Facebook Fan Page (www.facebook.com/qmovements).

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