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Smartphone apps small business can use to be successful

April 29, 2024

In celebration of National Small Business Week from April 28 to May 4, 2024, UScellular applauds the entrepreneurial spirit of the more than 33 million businesses in the United States.

Modern small businesses increasingly embrace new technologies to realize their dreams, simplify daily operations and ultimately fuel the growth of all businesses in our communities.

Of all the technology solutions available to small business entrepreneurs, the best may be the device they have right in their hands – their smartphone. There are many apps and resources that business owners can leverage when using their smartphones, including:

Networking: The Bumblebizz app provides a secure platform to connect with other professionals within and outside your industry. Quickly establish connections with fellow entrepreneurs who have succeeded in your field or encountered similar challenges as small business owners. After building these relationships, use apps like Microsoft Teams and Google Meet to put a face to a name and engage in more in-depth conversations.

Finances: Making use of tools like FreshBooks, you can manage your own finances and cash flow. In addition, you could generate profit and loss reports and organize your booking so you are ready for tax season with QuickBooks.

Marketing: Finding the tools to help build content that small businesses may not have the time or budget to manage on their own is more straightforward than you might think. From social posts and mailers to flyers and digital signage, Marq is an all-in-one solution for creating engaging marketing content that can drive growth for a business.

Time Management: Small businesses can efficiently manage both work and personal responsibilities with the help of apps like TimeTree. This app allows users to create multiple calendars, such as work, family and community volunteer time. Not only can you share and coordinate schedules with business colleagues and your family, but you also can engage in chats and share photos.

For more than 60 years, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has celebrated National Small Business Week, which acknowledges the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.

About UScellular

UScellular is the fourth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to help customers stay connected to the things that matter most. The Chicago-based carrier provides a strong, reliable network supported by the latest technology and offers a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers’ lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. Through its After School Access Project, the company has donated more than $23 million in hotspots and service to help youth connect to reliable internet. To learn more about UScellular, visit one of its retail stores or To get the latest news, visit