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Most Popular Business Apps

Face for Business published a blog last month noting five of the most popular business apps.  We thought we’d complement that post by proving an update relating to business apps and how they are useful when arranging events in the small business world.

Business events prove useful for small businesses and start-ups as they provide a platform to meet like-minded business people who are looking to increase their client base, and are looking to gain knowledge and advice.


Top Five Business Apps

With the new wave of digital technology upon us, it has never been easier to arrange events and publicise them.  Although a lot of businesses can communicate and market via social media and digital marketing, it appears that people still value face to face networking and meetings.

To this end, there are a number of developers who have taken this into consideration and have created new business apps to help improve the longevity of communication during the life of an event.

New apps available provide the following functions:-

  • Promotion of events
  • RSVP collation
  • Production of tickets
  • Interaction and engagement prior to events – making people more likely to attend
  • Profile generation of attendees
  • Enables conversations


Small Business Events Apps

Suggested events apps, for smaller businesses as published within The Guardian’s Smarter Working Hub section are as follows:

  • Attending.io - create an event page in five minutes.
  • Eventbrite - ticketing site providing barcoded paperless tickets.
  • Sli.do - Q&A app, proving the opportunity to submit questions to speakers in advance of events.
  • Cardmunch - LinkedIn powers this app allowing you to take photographs of business cards that are sent direct to your contacts (iOS systems only at the moment).
  • Meet up - find events in your area and upload your profile in minutes.

International Festival of Business Event App

Liverpool is currently playing host to the inaugural International Festival of Business (see overview here) which has an events app associated with the festival.  It incorporates pre and during event information and planning functions such as delegate profiling, build festival and event itinerary, walk times and travel information and the innovative 'virtual handshake' enabling devices to 'shake' sharing details. Click here for more info.

If you would to review the recent article published by the guardian, where they talk about these event apps, please follow this link.

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