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Startups: Use Apps to Leverage Digital Transformation

Right now “digital transformation” is one of the hottest buzzwords in business. Simply put, digital transformation refers to the process of shifting from a traditional business model to one that is purely digital. This trend is occurring among businesses of all sizes, and across all vertical markets.

Now, you may be scratching your head and wondering how it’s possible for a startup to embrace digital transformation. After all, startups are brand new. There is nothing to transform from.

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Manage Your Freelance Business with an App Maker

It is common knowledge that telecommuting is on the rise. Cloud platforms have eliminated the need for brick and mortar offices and the high overhead costs that go along with traditional business practices. However, freelancers are also taking advantage of new technology and the amazing opportunities that are rising in this innovative era of commerce.

As of 2014, a study found that more than 53 million Americans are doing freelance work and account for more than 34% of the entire workforce. Additionally, the Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the average employer cost is $29.71 per employee per hour, with roughly 70% of that accounting for wage and 30% for employee benefits. Freelancers eliminate that extra 30% expense and therefore are becoming more attractive to employers.

However, there are a few downsides to this freedom of enterprise. You have to be your own marketing team, project manager, accountant, and a specialist at job hunting. Fortunately, a spreadsheet app can help with maintaining impeccable organization. Here’s how:

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How Can AppSheet Help My Small Business?


Small business owners have some of the biggest challenges that anyone can face professionally; not only do they have to perfect their products or services, but they are also required to be experts in a variety of areas including marketing, branding, web and app design, employee management, and accounting. If you are an entrepreneur, maybe you’ve resigned yourself to living on three hours of sleep per night or spending every moment of spare time combing through the Internet for best practice tips. Does any of this sound familiar? If so, self-serve mobile apps can help you stay organized and informed to help you build a foundation for success.

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Should You Buy It Or Build It? 5 Considerations for When Your Business Needs a Mobile App

So you’ve decided your company needs a mobile app. Congratulations! Eventually, the outcome of said decision should help streamline communications, keep data organized, and solve some of your most pressing business challenges.

But before you reach that goal, you’ll need to make a few more choices about how to achieve the mobile app your organization needs. Luckily, you’ve got a multitude of options at your fingertips.

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4 Small Business Challenges and DIY Tools to Resolve Them


Business today moves faster than it ever has before. Smartphones make it possible to accomplish important tasks from almost anywhere. It's safe to say that mobile apps are also here to stay—but what if your small business can't afford all that comes with developing a traditional mobile app?

Luckily, you don't have to wait until you're a large corporation to get access to powerful mobile apps you can customize to your needs. Platforms like AppSheet empower resource-strapped organizations to build their own mobile apps that can help them solve their everyday business challenges.

Whether you're managing a budget or keeping track of important contacts, you can build a mobile app to help alleviate some pain points you encounter every day. We've compiled a list of challenges that could be solved with mobile tools you can create on your own.

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