6 Handy New Tools For Small Business

By Emily St John - 02 Oct 2018

Running a small business involves wearing a lot of hats—from finance to marketing, recruitment and bookkeeping, it can be impossible to do everything singlehandedly as the business grows.

If you’re looking to increase productivity or just make your life as a business owner a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite tools designed specifically for small businesses, because we understand what it takes to keep your business thriving.

ANZ understands small business too, case in point: their slick new ANZ BladePay™ device provides a seamless service for hospitality businesses, from customer orders to quick and easy payments straight to your POS. The best part? You’ll get access to the ANZ FastPay® App Catalogue which offers a range of apps ready to use with ANZ BladePay™ and your POS system.

Ready to take a big step with your small business? Check out ANZ BladePay™ features here.


Posted by The Urban List on Monday, November 19, 2018

Need even more support? Take note of these 6 handy tools for small business owners. You can thank us later…


All small business owners will agree that managing accounts is the bane of your existence. This handy app allows you to send and track invoices on the go, view profit and loss reports, manage expenses and keep track of all your accounts. These guys offer a free 30-day trial so you can give it a go before committing to the $4.99 monthly fee.

ANZ Australia App

This handy app is like a personal money assistant in your pocket. It helps you get (and stay!) on top of your money, pay people and bills on the move, and share your account details by SMS or email so people can send you money easily. It also keeps your investments and insurance organised in one place. Take our word for it, this one is a godsend for all small business owners.


Here at The Urban List, we’re partial to some good office banter, but that’s not the only reason we’re obsessed with Slack. This mobile and desktop compatible app helps you communicate with team members through direct messages, private channels and even group chats. It’s basically the MSN Messenger for business. And we’re into it. The search function also helps you find specific information, while the drag-and-drop feature allows you to share files easily. Say goodbye to those “inbox full” notifications for good. Phew!

Google Drive

Keeping up to date with incoming and outgoing documents on top of all your other business functions can be almost impossible, we get it. That’s why a tool like Google Drive, that lets you organise and store all your documents in one secure space online is crucial to small business success. You can create expense trackers with Google Forms and Sheets, convert PDFs to text, and share and collaborate on documents with others, in real time.


Know you should be using events to market your small business but don’t know where to start? Well, Eventbrite is going to be your new BFF. This one-stop event management tool helps you create event listings, sell tickets, send email invitations and manage guest lists. You can even hook it up to your Facebook page to easily publish your event to social media and drive more visits to your listing. Just don’t forget to invite us!


Supp App is like a hospitality jobs marketplace in your pocket. This tool helps you find last minute staff replacements, fill vacancies, cover leave and even search for your new superstar employee. Founded by Lune Croissanterie’s Kate Reid, Supp’s mission is to help small business owners manage their time better and spend it on things that matter instead. Finally, you can say goodbye to those late nights sifting through hundreds of job applications. Phew! 

For more great content, check out the ANZ BladePay™ hub here.

This article is proudly sponsored by ANZ and written and endorsed by The Urban List. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who make The Urban List possible. To find out more about who we work with and why, check out our editorial policy here.

Disclaimer: Eligibility criteria, terms and conditions, fees and charges apply to ANZ BladePay™ and third party apps developed by POS vendors. Use and potential benefits of ANZ BladePay™ require an app built by a POS vendor with appropriate functionality. ANZ is not responsible for apps developed by third parties.

The information contained in this article is general in nature and has not been prepared or endorsed by ANZ. It does not take into account your personal and business needs, financial circumstances or particular objectives, and is not a substitute for commercial judgement or professional advice. You should seek independent financial, legal, tax and other relevant advice having regard to your particular circumstances.

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