Everything is interconnected. Your business should be, too. That’s why smartphones are so critical for business, not to mention potentially tax deductible.
Boundary lines all around the world are starting to disappear. Where once the internet required a dial-up modem, now we can connect instantly no matter where we are. And how do we do it? On our smartphones. As a business, you connect with your clients at the office, at home, and while out on the town.
It stands to reason that your Galaxy or iPhone are your first line of defense in business matters. But is yours protected? A cracked screen can cost you precious time and money. A broken device could result in hours of downtime, resulting in potential lost sales or crippled customer service. If your smartphone is your first line of defense, protect it with cases and insurance.
What are some of the most common uses for smartphones in business? Why can small markets use them to such great effect? What are the advantages?
First, let’s consider some statistics. Did you know that 90% of smartphone users use their phone to find local businesses? With a number like that, it’s important to understand how critical flexibility is in the mobile marketplace.
Connect anywhere: As already mentioned, smartphones allow even the smallest of businesses to connect with potential clients and employees anywhere, anytime. More business deals are closed out of the office than they are in, and smartphones make those communications smoother in every direction. The right apps can send faxes, connect to legal documents, allow for electronic signatures, and allow for video conferencing from anywhere. Smartphones allow you to receive copies of documents you may have forgotten, or just download them on the go. The interconnectivity of business is at a height and still climbing.
Use powerful features: Smartphones allow business owners to connect via bluetooth to printers, other phones, and more. You can download and share files, music, photos, and videos. No more lost presentations. It makes smartphones more efficient because it saves your precious time by spending less time on communication and more time on interaction, which is a powerful tool for growth.
Enhance marketing: Because the world has gone mobile, the more mobile a business can be in their marketing strategies, the more successful they will be as well. Keep up to date with social media pages for the business and engage with followers and potential clients while waiting to cross the street. Send a kind thank you to clients while riding the subway. These small touches enhance marketing efforts in ways that paid marketing can’t quite match.
Store important files: Smartphones have great memory capacity, and many offer the ability to add extra memory cards for expanded memory. This means that some of the most important files for your business are right there at your fingertip, anytime. All you have to do is open the file to share it or connect to Bluetooth.
Smartphones are the complete package for any small business or business manager on the go. It’s clear that smartphones are critical for business mobility, and smaller market companies benefit from the flexibility and functionality.