Using your mobile to do business

Most entrepreneurs spend a large amount of their time either in meetings, or travelling between them. The onset of the age of wireless technology means you can now run your business from anywhere: from your home to an office to the coffee shop at the bottom of your road, if you choose. This guide will help you to understand how wireless technology can help your business.

  • Business on the move - the benefits
  • Mobile phones
  • Wireless internet

Business on the move - the benefits

Using a mobile phone or wireless internet means you are connected, wherever you are - which means you can respond to emails as and when you receive them. It also means you'll have less downtime between meetings - which means the train journey home becomes another office.

  • 24/7 connectivity
  • Respond to emails and enquiries immediately
  • Less downtime between meetings

Mobile phones

For entrepreneurs, mobile phones are an essential asset. Not only do they allow you stay in touch with your staff and customers, but, if you have a smartphone, you also have instant access to emails and other data. Many mobile phones can also open and edit documents.

  • Allows you to stay in touch with staff and customers
  • Instant access to emails and other data
  • In some cases, you can open and edit documents

Wireless internet

Wireless internet is available in two main ways: wifi hotspots, which will limit you to a particular building or area; or wireless USB modems, which plug into your computer and allow you to access the internet from wherever you are. Most laptops come with a built-in wifi card which will allow you to access wifi hotspots, while USB modems are available from mobile operators at around £10 a month.

  • Wifi hotspots limit access to a particular area
  • Wireless USB modems allow more freedom
  • Most laptops come with a built-in wifi card

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