One of the best things about modern business is the availability of technology.
Tech gadgets allow the speed of business that would be unheard of 20 or even 30 years ago. This allows small businesses to realistically compete with larger companies.
The small business structure by design is limited in what it is able to achieve.
The following gadgets are able to help eliminate those limitations.
Customer Relationship Management systems, or CRMs, can replace many of the old school office systems.
Rolodex files, and filing cabinets are a thing of the past.
The CRM allows you to have all emails, contact information, invoices, and any other contact with your customer can be stored in one place with a CRM.
Using a CRM will allow you to have all the information available at the touch of a mouse each time a customer calls.
Social Media Tools
Have you ever been in the middle of working on a project only to suddenly remember that you have not connected with your current and potential clients via social media in over a week?
There are multiple tools now available to the small business owner that allows you to schedule your social media interactions.
You will still need to log on and respond to your comments etc. but the amount of time spent managing social media will be greatly reduced by utilizing these tools.
There are literally thousands of applications, or apps.
No matter if you are a fan of Android or Apple, you will find that these apps can allow you to do much more targeted work.
There are apps available for productivity, financial businesses, and even apps available to assist with grocery shopping.
The best advice on the use of apps is to not get lost in the app store.
It is easy to find yourself looking at available apps for hours at a time.
Computers after their introduction in the 80’s have evolved at a mind-numbing rate.
The first tablet computer, as we know it today, was introduced in 1999.
Tablets have such an ease of use that they are becoming more and more popular in small business.
One of the best things about tablet computing is the iPad POS system.
Unlike its predecessors, this POS is able to be as mobile as you are. Your business can now go with you wherever you go.
One of the best things about these particular gadgets is mobility. As we all know business is no longer static. We cannot afford to be static if we want to succeed in business today.