Ten years ago, you’d be laughed at for proposing to make a business centered around selling on the internet, but look how times have changed. The internet is now a central part of everyday life and that includes buying products and services online. You’d set an order for a best dad mug at Amazon or Ebay for Father’s Day and you’d magically have your mug at your doorstep in two to three days. All of this in a box of plastic, otherwise known as your mobile phone.
Now what does this mean for you as a business owner? It means that building your business with mobile in mind puts you ahead of everyone stuck in the past and not using one.
Mobile devices in the past were large, cumbersome and didn’t have any online functionality. The best they could do was to receive texts or calls for product inquiries and reservations. Today however, a single mobile device is a multipurpose device that you can exclusively use to help build your business.
Mobile devices have a plethora of advantages and the most obvious one is that you can literally bring it anywhere. The largest “mobile device” is a tablet which you can carry around in a satchel or bag, while the smallest which is usually going to be a smartphone can fit in the palm of your hand.
Sitting in your dining room eating dinner? Mobile device. Going out and picking up groceries? Mobile device. Watching the big game at the stadium? Mobile device. It doesn’t matter where you are in the world.
As long as you have your mobile device you can keep an eye out on your business, accept orders and respond to requests.
You Have the Power at Your Fingertips
“The power of the internet at your fingertips” is the best way to describe a mobile device with an internet connection. Mobile devices today are just as powerful as modern personal computers, with the added benefit of being able to be carried around in your pocket. In fact, because these devices are so powerful, NASA uses smartphones as mobile computing platforms in its SPHERES project on the International Space Station.
It isn’t just your customers that can use these handheld powerhouses. You can also manage your entire business through the use of a single mobile device. Some of the things you can do with it include:
- Sending Emails to customers and employees across the globe
- Work on accounting documents with either online word processing applications like Google Docs or pre-installed applications like Microsoft’s Mobile Office Suite.
- Using Skype for business meetings, even if you’re taking a vacation in the Bahamas while your team is in Arizona, and your vice president is in Europe meeting with a future business partner.
Future of Mobile
Mobile has a bright future ahead of it as it is growing better and stronger with each new device released. With mobile devices slowly becoming the norm in every household and business, you have to make sure to adapt to the changing times and get your business online with mobile support. Having a mobile friendly business only means that you’re growing alongside mobile devices instead of fighting the current and letting your business get swept away and get buried under businesses that do use mobile.