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Published on July 30th, 2013 | by MoniqueJones18

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Run Your Small Business Using Smartphones

Running a small business requires a lot of time, effort and money. If business owners want to succeed they should be determined in pursuing their goals and objectives. They should also be smart in the decisions that they make. However, in these trying times when every business is still finding ways to adjust to the effects of the most recent economic crisis, being determined is not enough. They should also be wise in so far as the adoption of technological innovations is concerned. With that, there is a much better and more convenient way of running a business. That is through the use of Smartphones.

We all know that Smartphones are used to communicate with others. In business, owners or bosses use it to have a constant communication with their employees, business partners, suppliers and clients. However, there is more to Smartphones than just being a communication tool. Small businesses can actually use to manage their daily operations through the numerous business applications or apps available today. Below are some of these apps that small businesses can avail.Share Contents Securely with Box

In a business, you always need to share files with co-workers. You can conveniently and securely do that by using the Box business app. It offers scalable and secure sharing of content. It allows you to view and share important files. It also allows for the exchange of comments. Lastly, it also allows you to save files while online and access them offline. In this way, you don’t always have to connect to the Internet just to access business files.

Schedule Meetings Easily with Webex

Another important task in any business is the scheduling of meetings. With the other tedious tasks, you sometimes find it difficult or forget to attend scheduled meetings. This is not good as this could be disadvantageous for the business. Well, this is not a problem anymore as there is now the Webex app. With it, you can always schedule meetings with anyone, anytime and anywhere you want. You can also host and attend meetings without compromising your other as important business tasks. Another great thing about the app is that it also allows users to share information and files with the people who are connected to the business. In this way, collaboration with them becomes a lot easier. You can also schedule a video conference with up to 5 people using the app. This function works on iPad and iPhone.

Transact Anywhere with Square

Who would have thought that payment transaction could be possible anywhere? Well, that is a reality today as there is now Square app. It allows business people to accept payments through debit and credit cards. It works by plugging the Square Card Reader into the Smartphone. Of course, you need to also download and install the app on your device for it to really function. When you swipe today you will receive the deposits the next day. However, there is a 2.75% fee per swipe. The fee is small and it surely won’t affect the business. Another great thing about the app is that it allows customers to sign receipts using their fingertips and to add tips. It also allows customers to receive electronic receipts through text or email. In this way, the need for paper receipts is eliminated.

With these apps, it would be really a lot easier to run a small business. In addition, it would be better if small business owners use recent Smartphone models such as LG Optimus G, Samsung Galaxy S4, Sony Xperia Z, Blackberry Z10, iPhone 5, HTC One, Asus PadFone Infinity, and many others.

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The author juggles being a wife to an engineer and a mother to a witty toddler. In her spare time, she involves herself in getting the word out about office phone systems. Find Monique on Google+.



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