Starting your own business is never easy, but it might be even more overwhelming for teen entrepreneurs. Information on how to stay organized, legal and in business is all readily available on the web. Check out these 19 web apps that can help you get your business going.

For Your iPhone

  1. Twitter: Everybody tweets and you should too. It’s a great way to get the message out about your company, and it’s not too time consuming. It can be accessed with iPhone or Android.
  2. Facebook: You’re almost certainly on Facebook already,but don’t forget to create a page for your business too. Facebook can be launched via iPhone or Android.
  3. Hoot Suite for Twitter: HootSuite helps you manage multiple Twitter, Facebook, and other social media accounts in one place. It also provides automated content posting features and persistent search queries to keep tabs on partners and competitors. Because they provide such a robust web version, you can hop to any system (including iPad) and all configurations are live. This system also provides integrated social team management features that allow you to control and commend the social media process from one application. HootSuite is only available for iPad (presently) but that will change soon.
  4. Nomina: This app provides an integrated brand research system that can tell you the availability of any trademark or tradename in a variety of contexts. Check out your ideas early on to make sure they’re not already copyrighted. This app is for iPhone.
  5. Gist: Gist is a comprehensive contact, company, and social dashboard for all your business relationships. Presently only available as an iPhone app which works fine on iPad, it also includes a Safari-compatible web interface. Use this to keep up with everybody you do business with or work with on your business.
  6. OmniFocus: Stay organized with this task management app for iPhone. It can help you keep your business life, home life and school life all in sync so nothing slips through the cracks.
  7. Google Calendar: Check you Google calendar from anywhere. You never have to worry about being out of touch while at school or working.
  8. iBlueSky: A great brainstorming application for getting ideas out of your head an into a document.
  9. ReaddleDocs: This app can grab documents from almost any source, including computers, web sites, email attachments, MobileMe iDisk, online file storage apps and other iPhones.
  10. Full Screen Web Browser: Does just what it says: lets you browse on your iPhone in full screen.

For Your Computer

  1. Instacalc: This is a web based calculator that has lots of capabilities, including making spreadsheets. It’s great for keeping track of your businesses money.
  2. Google Docs and Spreadsheets: Google offers a free alternative to Microsoft Word and Excel. It’s a great way to save your business money.
  3. YouTube: You’re probably already on YouTube, too. But, don’t forget to put some videos out there about your business. The more creative, the better. Your goal is to go viral.
  4. My New Company: Stay protected legally with the tools you’ll find here.
  5. Breeze: If you’re going to use email campaigns for marketing your business, Breeze is a great tool. It’s really easy to use.
  6. Userplane: Make your website more interactive and more fun for your users with Userplane.
  7. Big Cartel: Big Cartel lets you set up an online store for selling your products.
  8. Google Adwords: A must if you’re marketing online. Google Adwords lets you advertise on Google, the most used search engine in the world.
  9. Guruza: You can get great business advice here. Just post your question about running your business and wait for replies from business experts.

There are lots of resources available to help you with your new business. You can get great tools and expert advice to help you ensure that your new venture is successful. These tools will make you more productive in your new business, help you keep up with friends, family and colleagues and even make certain that you don’t forget to study for exams!

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