• 6 MUST-HAVE APPS FOR THE SELF-EMPLOYED

     
    POSTED March 31, 2015
     

CamScanner—Smartphones double as scanners courtesy of CamScanner, which also allows users to organize and share scans. A premium account goes for $4.99/month or $49.99/year.

Trello—Manage projects and get instant updates all in one place with Trello. With extra controls, business class is $5/month and $45/year per user. 

TripLog—Keep track of your business miles manually or by GPS with TripL og. Advanced features are $10/year. 

Wunderlist—Create, share and sync lists easily with this powerful task organization app. The basic app is free, or users can go pro with unlimited assigning, filing and subtasking for $4.99/month or $49.99/year. 

Timesheet—Timesheet can track your work time at various hourly rates, generate reports and calculate invoice amounts for clients. 

TripIt—TripIt builds an itinerary from travel confirmation emails, so users can access all their travel plans in one place. 

Event planners often prepare for the worst, but one thing they likely didn’t anticipate was a global pandemic when selecting event cancellation insurance policies for their 2020 gatherings. Panicked planners began contacting Marcia McKinney, owner of Northeast Insurance Advisors, in late February and early March, but as meetings and events ground to a halt, they were already out of luck.

“It’s kind of like trying to buy homeowner’s insurance as your house is starting to catch fire... it’s too late,” says McKinney.

 

Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth is one of six recipients of the James Beard Foundation’s 2020 America’s Classics Award, which is given to locally owned restaurants that have timeless appeal and are beloved regionally for quality food that reflects the character of their community. Per the foundation, “Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth, a chicken dinner behemoth positioned between Detroit and Michigan’s summer lake destination, is decidedly on the beaten path. William Zehnder Sr. and his wife, Emilie, bought a former hotel in 1928.

 

In early April Detroit’s TCF Center became a 1,000-bed alternate care site to help ease the burden on local hospitals during the COVID-19 crisis. The 723,000-square-foot facility became the TCF Regional Care Center. According to Pure Michigan’s Michelle Grinnell, who serves as public information officer for the state’s alternate care sites, 39 patients were treated at TCF, the last of whom was discharged on May 7.