Running a business requires you to manage so many different functions at once. That often leads to businesses relying on multiple apps or tools to manage everything from invoicing and scheduling to marketing and sales.
But now there’s a tool available to help more small businesses condense the amount of tools needed to manage that daily workflow.
MyBusinessGenie is an online platform and iPad app to manage small business workflow from beginning to end. It’s not just a software program for managing invoices or scheduling appointments. You can actually use it to showcase products or services through saved photos or even websites. You can capture lead data and make notes about interactions or even assign tasks to your team members. From there, you can manage client communications, allow them to schedule meetings or appointments with your team and even collect and manage payments.
Founder and CEO of Genie Labs Venu Gooty created the tool after working on a way to improve his own workflow as a professional photographer. Because Gooty found it difficult to manage his business while out on shoots and working in ever-changing locations, he decided to create his own tool to help.
But he didn’t go right to creating MyBusinessGenie. Instead, Gooty created StudioGenie, a tool meant specifically to help professional photographers manage their businesses while going out on shoots. After launching, however, he realized that a lot of what he created could also be useful to business owners in other industries.
Gooty said in a phone interview with Small Business Trends, “Really soon after that I realized that people in other industries were creating accounts and they also had the same set of challenges for how to manage their businesses on the go. So we got a lot of feedback from other industries on how to simplify their experience to keep up not just with photography.”
Gooty says that the tool can benefit any businesses that see team members spending significant amounts of time in the field. Instead of relying on software and programs that are made for office workers, MyBusinessGenie gives you the chance to manage all of those tasks right from your iPad. The simplification of that process is one of the main benefits. Instead of you or your team members having to remember or take down information then updating it when you get back to the office, you can update that information right in the app while you sit with the customer or client. Some of the businesses that might be able to benefit from such a tool include event planners, contractors, interior designers, landscapers and any other businesses that often meet with clients outside of a traditional office environment.
Since the entire business world is getting more mobile, a tool like this makes sense for a wide variety of businesses. There are some accounting tools and project management apps that also offer mobile versions. However, Gooty says that MyBusinessGenie’s ability to manage workflow from start to finish sets it apart.
Businesses interested in the mobile tool can sign up for a free account now. Free accounts cover one user and charges a fee for paid invoices. There’s also a professional plan available that includes the field app and unlimited team members. MyBusinessGenie also offers customizable enterprise solutions. So it’s something that can scale with your business as it grows.
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This is really useful for virtual assistants and freelancers. It may even be useful for consultants and professors for proper service invoicing and scheduling.
Agreed Aira. Virtually any type of small business can use MyBusinessGenie for their business management. Businesses can use the web version (administration portal) to manage their invoices, quotes, contracts online or use the Field App to manage it on the field.