Smartphones have become such standard and sophisticated tools for enterprise that small business owners are turning to mobile solutions for business management and marketing assistance at a fast pace.
These days, scores of business owners run a majority of their most critical management and marketing responsibilities through at least one mobile channel.
So how do they do it? There are multiple ways that businesses can and should mobilize their operations. Here are six of the most common approaches.
1. Mobilize your payroll
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce reports that one-third of small businesses pay an annual penalty for payroll calculation errors. Not only can smartphone-based solutions like Snap Payroll from Intuit eliminate these errors, they also simplify the entire payroll process and reduce the time it takes to get your employees paid.
2. Mobilize Your Marketing
Mobile marketing has never been more important to businesses than it is today, particularly with regard to SMS marketing. SMS, which stands for “short message service,” is regarded as an indispensable resource within the mobile marketing ecosystem. And if you’re not yet tapping into this immensely valuable resource, there are compelling reasons why you should get off the fence and into SMS marketing (to learn more, click here).
3. Mobilize your calendar
Smartphone apps have spelled disaster for the job security of executive assistants responsible for maintaining schedules and appointments. Today, highly configurable solutions like Time Recording are ideal for maintaining calendars, monitoring to-do lists, and juggling schedules in virtually any fast-paced professional environment.
4. Mobilize your payments solutions
Traditional cash registers are quickly become ancient relics of retail’s past. Today, leading mobile payment solutions like PayAnywhere transform tablets and smartphones into reliable and secure point-of-sale terminals that are mobile, easy to manage, and more affordable than the outdated and clunky cash registers that have outworn their welcome in modern retail.
5. Mobilize your meetings
Thanks to quality telepresence apps and video conferencing solutions, attending virtual meetings via smartphone is a new norm in business. It doesn’t matter if you’re facing inclement weather or feeling under the weather, when getting to the office is a problem, going mobile with your meeting is the solution.
6. Mobilize your customer service
Leveraging smartphone apps and software to provide outstanding customer service is not only possible, it’s advisable to those looking to reduce operational costs. Beyond fielding email and connecting with customers on social media, apps like Desk.com can efficiently track customer service cases and help business owners connect with the customers that are most in need of immediate assistance.