Smartphones have quickly become the tool of choice for busy entrepreneurs. A recent survey of 511 top executives found that 90% use their smartphones for business, even when they’re in the office. If you’re an entrepreneur on the go, check out these tips for running your business from your smartphone.
Organize from anywhere
Thanks to smartphone technology, you can organize your business information anytime, anywhere. Apps like Evernote or FileMaker make it easy to keep track of your calendar, daily schedule, inventory, invoices, and expenses. With the convenience of a smartphone, there’s no need to clutter your desk with paperwork or drag your heavy laptop on business trips.
Track your spending
As a small business owner, it can be easy to mix your personal finances with business finances. Keep track of your cash flow on your smartphone with handy apps like Mint or Expensively. Many banks also have mobile apps you can use to deposit checks or transfer funds with the touch of a button.
Delegate key tasks
With help from your smartphone, you can delegate business tasks you might not have time for, such as overseeing product assembly, packaging and shipping. Partner with a company like Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries to take the hard work off your hands. We have years of professional experience helping businesses like yours save valuable time and money on assembly and fulfillment. Best of all, we’re just a phone call away (delegation is something else you can do from your phone!). Contact us to learn more and set up a free tour of our facilities.
Communicate on the go
Effective communication with team members, clients, or future customers is critical to the success of any small business. With the help of your smartphone, you can hold meetings through video, voice, or text chat. GoToMeeting or Zoom are apps that allow you to video chat with multiple people, right on your smartphone.