In an article for SCORE: The Small Business Blog, Rieva Lesonsky, CEO of GrowBiz Media asks if your small business uses mobile technology. If so, you’re in the majority according to a new study by Constant Contact.
The survey found the majority of small businesses use mobile solutions or apps to market to their customers, and also use mobile apps to run their businesses better.
What mobile tools are entrepreneurs using to run their businesses?
- 82% use a calendar/time management app
- 74% use a customer communications app
- 52% use a GPS and mapping app
- 44% use an accounting/invoicing app
- 44% use an app for industry news/information consumption
- 29% use a travel planning app
While many of the respondents in the survey say they aren’t using mobile because customers aren’t asking for it, a better approach is to think about how you buy products and services, look for restaurants to visit, or search for information online.
If you’re most likely to grab your smartphone to do any of the above, then you’d best believe your customers do, too. If you don’t use your smartphone, ask others in different age groups and demographics what they do. For tips from Constant Contact on how to make your email campaign mobile-friendly,click here.
Tribute & TrulinX customers can use a hosted Mobile app by Rubber Tree Systems to give their sales people and management direct access to orders, quotes, and other mission critical data in their Tribute and TrulinX Software Systems.
Tribute & TrulinX Mobile features a simple one-click interface designed specifically for the sales person and management team on the go.
For more information and a demo of their smart phone & tablet ERP applications, go to RubberTreeSystems.net