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10 Ways to Use Mobile Devices for Business

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Mobile devices have revolutionized both our personal and professional lives. Countless businesses have embraced these devices to streamline operations, enhancing productivity and offering greater flexibility to the workforce. However, discovering the most effective ways to fully leverage mobile devices for your business remains a challenge.

#1 Manage Business Expenses

Over the years, mobile app stores have undergone significant transformations. Gone are the days when these stores were solely dedicated to games and social media apps. Nowadays, they offer much more than just entertainment. In addition to fun and addictive apps, you can discover an array of valuable business productivity tools. Take Expensify or BizExpense, for example. These innovative applications enable users to effortlessly monitor and handle expenses by simply scanning or photographing receipts and seamlessly organizing them in the cloud. With such versatile offerings, mobile app stores have become a hub for both entertainment and essential business tools.

#2 Track Packages

Nowadays, numerous applications offer the convenience of tracking delivered packages. This means that even if you’re away from your desk and a customer inquires about the shipment’s whereabouts, you can easily check it using your smartphone.

#3 Business Communication

To ensure effective communication, your phone can offer many useful applications and technologies. In addition to instant messengers, there is online fax. You can use the iPhone fax app to completely replace landline fax. Tellingly, the fax app can receive and send faxes while maintaining the correct formatting. The app includes a document scanner so you can quickly scan and send a document.

#4 QR Codes

QR codes are innovative 2-dimensional codes that can be generated and added to various materials, including marketing collateral and business cards. Once scanned using a QR scanner app on a mobile phone, customers can effortlessly access additional information or be directly redirected to a website. QR codes offer endless possibilities, ranging from providing in-depth product insights to exclusive coupons and discounts tailored to their needs.

#5 Give presentations on an iPad

If you find yourself in a sales presentation with just a couple of people, skip the hassle of carrying a laptop and projector. Instead, make use of a stand for your iPad and present your materials effortlessly. However, for larger audiences, a projector might be necessary. The iPad is particularly suitable for intimate settings with small groups and adds a casual touch that enhances the sales process.

#6 Train Your Employees

Engaging in immersive educational courses is the optimal approach to gaining insights into organizational processes and acquiring new skills. This may involve attending webinars, completing assessments, watching instructional videos, and more. The possibilities for professional development are limitless with the convenience of mobile devices, offering the added benefit of accessing training and education from anywhere, at any time.

#7 Make Presentations

Although you may have developed a preference for desktop computers when tackling larger projects, laptops and tablets serve as excellent resources for creating presentations, particularly those that are impromptu. These devices encompass all the necessary components to compile an impactful demonstration, whether you aim to persuade potential clients or provide your team with updates on sales projections for the month.

#8 Customer Support

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During customer visits, repair personnel capture up-close photos of damaged components and promptly forward them to the home office for accurate part number verification and local stock availability. I acquired this valuable technique from my HVAC repair company as a means to eliminate delays in part ordering and avoid a needless hassle in sourcing and installing components.

#9 Collect Signatures

The frustrating delay in obtaining signatures for paperwork is one of the most common challenges in business. However, the advent of digital document signing applications has significantly expedited the process, making it quicker and more convenient to sign contracts and other important documents. As a result, you can swiftly dive into your tasks and responsibilities once the paperwork is done.

#10 Collect Signatures

One of the pervasive challenges in business is the frustrating delay in obtaining signatures on important documents. Thankfully, the advent of digital document signing apps has revolutionized the process, making it faster and simpler to sign contracts and other paperwork. As you are well aware, expedited document signing enables prompt engagement in tasks and responsibilities.

Conclusion

Less than a decade ago, and in some cases less than 5 years ago, these activities were merely distant aspirations for small companies. They were deemed either too expensive or too technologically intricate, and often unattainable. However, in today’s landscape, these and numerous other activities have become feasible options, even for the smallest businesses. Tell us about your business’s utilization of mobile devices. If you have any other inventive applications, we would love to hear about them in the comments below.

 

Jean-Pierre is a polyglot communication specialist, freelance journalist, and writer for startup.info with over two decades of experience in media and public relations. He creates engaging content, manages communication campaigns, and attends conferences to stay up-to-date with the latest trends. He brings his wealth of experience and expertise to provide insightful analysis and engaging content for startup.info's audience.

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