Is there anyone out there who doesn’t have a smartphone? In today’s world, these handheld devices have practically become appendages of our bodies. Ask the average person what he/she would do without his/her smartphone and you’d probably receive a horrified gasp in response. Our lives are in our smartphones. Our photos, our contact lists, our regularly-used apps, our memos and notes – our smartphones are our worlds!
But how can your smartphone become your best business partner?
It allows you to work wherever you happen to be.
As a business owner, you likely have numerous daily responsibilities. And they don’t all require you to be in your office. With a smartphone, you can compose and return emails, schedule meetings and of course, make and take phone calls. These awesome devices ensure that you waste little to no time in your day. Even while driving, you can conduct a business meeting – just make sure you’re using the hands-free feature!
“If you’ve got a consulting business that takes you out of the office frequently, you’ll know that there are many times during the day while you’re waiting: in line at the coffee shop, waiting for a late client, and so on,” notes Consultant Journal, “Having a smart phone allows you to make the most of your working day. Get more done while you’re out of the office.”
It can help you to be a social media master.
Who isn’t on social media these days? And what business isn’t using social media for marketing purposes? Using your smartphone to regularly update your company’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn accounts is practically a daily must in today’s business world. Not to mention, you smartphone is a camera! Make use of it!
“You can turn your smartphone camera into a smart business tool,” says Strong Coffee Marketing, “Capture moments and devote time to doing it well. This includes capturing photos and videos…Among other ideas, your camera can also be your tool of choice to get instant video testimonials from satisfied clients and get real-time product images for enquiries. You might not always use every picture or video you take but one thing you always want to have is options.”
It provides you with information instantly.
Have a question that requires an immediate answer? With a smartphone, you have instant access to the internet at your fingertips. Going to the library isn’t necessary when you can reach into your pocket and Google something seconds later.
“A smart phone gives you easy access to the internet, which means you’ll have 24/7 access to, well, all the information you could possibly imagine,” Consultant Journal points out, “Need directions? Need to look up an address or need to brief yourself with some background information? With a smart phone you’ve get all the information you could ever need.”
It can become your portable POS terminal.
With VirtualMerchant Mobile, you can transform any mobile device into a credit card and debit card accepting POS terminal. That way, you can accept payments quickly and securely anywhere, any time without a major investment of money or effort.
VirtualMerchant Mobile is an innovative offering for businesses of any size that want more than just a mobile payment solution from their payment providers. For more information, call Canadian POS at 1-877-748-2884 or email us at info@localhost.