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How to Run Your Small Business From a Smartphone or Tablet

How to run your small business from a smartphone or tablet Read on to discover how you could be using your mobile device in the workplace... The smartphone and tablet markets are driving the'mobile revolution forward... 38.4% • 12-13M By the end of this year, connections to the internet via Over 1 billion Between 12 and 13 smartphones were shipped worldwide in 2013 - up 38.4% million tablets were sold in the UK last year smartphones will exceed that of PC users from 725.3 million units in 2012 These devices are also playing an increasingly important role for both large and small businesses. 2x 69% 85% 66% 85% reported using smartphones 66% of small 69% of these ...more than double the US businesses businesses said they use depend heavily or entirely on wireless tech usage five years ago (42%) tablet for their computers operations... How could mobile apps help small businesses? Organisation & task management Wunderlist -A platform allowing you to keep track of your projects, set deadlines and reminders, make and share lists, and arrange your workload into manageable tasks. FURTHER EXAMPLES OF HELPFUL APPS - Evernote, Microsoft OneNote, Google Calendar Communication Skype -A service enabling video and voice calls, file sharing and instant messaging between users. It can facilitate calls to mobiles and landlines around the world, send texts and conduct conference sessions with up to 10 people. FURTHER EXAMPLES OF HELPFUL APPS - Gmail, AquaMail, WebEx, Money management FreshBooks - This cloud-based accounting service has been designed for small business owners to help them to track time, log expenses, invoice clients and manage billing. FURTHER EXAMPLES OF HELPFUL APPS - QuickBooks, OfficeTime, Google Wallet Marketing and promotion HootSuite - This can be used to launch marketing campaigns, and identify and grow your customer base, as well as schedule, streamline and distribute social media messages and analyse results. It allows companies to carry out a campaign across numerous networks via one easy-to-manage platform. FURTHER EXAMPLES OF HELPFUL APPS - LinkedIn, Twitter Travel TripIt - This app enables you to keep track of all your travel plans in one place, Trnit creating and editing your itinerary as you go. You can also use it to monitor alternative flights, potential refunds, gate changes and other things you may need to know in real time. FURTHER EXAMPLES OF HELPFUL APPS - thetrainline, Hailo, TripAdvisor Remote access Google Drive -This allows you to create, save, edit and share documents in real time, as well as work on them collaboratively with other individuals. The app also enables you to access your files from any online connection, meaning if your device suddenly crashes, your documents will be safe, updated and accessible via another. FURTHER EXAMPI - LogMeIn, TeamViewer Data management Dropbox - This app - centred around a virtual folder - works even when you are offline to ensure that all of your files and folders are kept up-to-date across all of your devices. It will sync up whenever there is a connection to guarantee you always have everything you need, where and when you need it. FURTHER EXAMPLES OF HELPFUL APPS - Office 365, OneDrive, Box Are UK businesses taking advantage of the opportunities presented by apps and mobile tech? 73% 74% Only 10% had never used mobile apps to manage operations, such as inventory management, employee management, CRM and accounting were using dedicated apps to manage their operations - even though it could give them a significant competitive advantage of small British firms had never harnessed their potential for carrying out general business activities, in July 2013 Smartphone and tablet usage by small businesses is moving the mobile revolution forwards DON'T GET LEFT BEHIND! Sources payment sense.

How to Run Your Small Business From a Smartphone or Tablet

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The smart phone and tablet market is driving the mobile revolution forward so we have provided resources that will help run a small business from such devices.




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