These days more and more businesses rely more and more on technology. You can ever request an electronic invoice from your plumber or electrician these days. There are now apps and attachments to your iPhone for swiping your card and paying for services through a smart device rather than cash. If you are looking to take your business to a different with the use of technology read on.
- If you are running an online shop or have made a product that you are recommending to people and that requires you to go to a lot of client houses you should really think about getting at least a tablet or a smart phone with a big screen. This will help you show quick presentations about your products and it will be much easier than carrying a big laptop. If you are carrying a lot of products (e.g. makeup if you are a makeup artist) it is better to pack light on everything else.
- There is a great deal of office work that could be made much simpler with the use of Smart Phones and tablets. For example, al the paperwork could be digitalised. You would edit it on a Micrsoft Excel program or any other convenient app for spreadsheets or word documents and just send it to whoever it is for. This can also be potentially used for meeting. Instead of big folders full of information you could provide an I pad for each member of the meeting and interactively show in real time the information they need to know.
- My biggest advice is always carry your phone. You never know when you will have a networking opportunity and you will need to add another person on linked in (always have this app on your first home screen) or add notes with their email address for potential future collaboration!