The Business Edge Blog

May 29, 2012

Technology Tools Help You Run Your Small Business

Technology Tools

How do you grow your business when you’re bogged down in day-to-day operations? How do you find time for the big tasks when there seem to be fewer hours in every day? How do you maintain efficient communication between yourself and your employees? How do you continue to drive new business (and keep up with your competition) on a tight marketing budget?

Smartphone and Tablet

Most of us have been tethered to a cell phone of one kind or another for more than a decade, and as small business owners, we take it for granted that we’re always “on call,” even on our rare days off. A smartphone or tablet device picks up where cell phones leave off, helping you check in with the office when you’re not there so you can stay abreast of ongoing issues and avoid coming back to an inbox full of emails.

With the wide range of apps available for both iPad and Android devices and the emergence of cloud software and services (that is, applications and data that are accessed over the Internet, rather than hosted on your computer), tablets have become true productivity tools, enabling small business owners to get work done on the road, make presentations, demonstrate products, and even complete point-of-sale transactions, all while traveling light.

How have you incorporated your Smartphone and Tablet into your business?  Share your ideas below:

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1 Comment »

  1. Thanks for the interesting article! Being in the construction business, we take lots of pictures – before, after and during a project. Having a smart phone and tablet with great cameras allows us to take pictures on them and then have the pictures to use either on that job or with prospective new clients. Before, we took the pictures on a camera; downloaded to the computer; sometimes ran off paper copies; and often didn’t have the pictures when we needed them.

    Comment by jan — May 30, 2012 @ 9:08 am | Reply


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