Making money is great, but expending energy is not. Sadly, running a business means countless man hours stressing over orders, marketing and cutting costs. For many people, it is too much hassle to consider creating a company and becoming a boss. But, what if there was a way to run a successful business without all of the above? What if you could do it from your cell phone? That would certainly take away the hassle, but it doesn’t seem realistic.
For all the lazy wannabe entrepreneurs out there, you are about to stumble onto a goldmine. These are the resources you need to run a business with just a mobile device.
A POS System
POS stands for point of sale system, and it’s the checkout with a card reader in a store. “Wait a minute – how can I accept payment via a cell?” Good question because your survival will depend on selling products and services. The good news is that it is easy with the right tech. Paymentsprocessing.co has a variety of reviews on how to turn a mobile into a card reader. So, anywhere you go, you can take a payment as long as there is an internet connection. Oh, and don’t forget about the company site. POS software such as Magento will accept payments online 24 hours a day.
Instant Messaging Apps
Notice how “apps” is plural. Simply put, one instant messaging service won’t do because they have different features. The key is to use everything from Facebook to WhatsApp for the best results. That way, you can communicate with vendors and clients and discuss business. And, it doesn’t cost a penny. For those who want to speak face to face, Skype is a professional video calling app that isn’t dead. Yes, their rivals have video calling technology, but the quality isn’t as high.
One thing which may be a problem is storing files. A cell only has so much memory before it can’t save any more data. Once the memory gets low, you are at risk of losing information. Thankfully, apps are on hand once again to get you out of a sticky spot. Dropbox, for instance, stores everything from images to PDFs, while Google Drive does the same. To find out more, go to play.google.com or apple.com. Alternatively, you can invest in an external hard drive which connects to your cell. Then, there is no need to worry about storage or backing up files.
Last but not least, a business wouldn’t be complete with a social media presence. The excellent thing about Twitter et al. is that they are synonymous with mobile devices. It isn’t often people tweet or post on a person’s wall from a desktop computer. So, the necessary software will already be on your phone ready to use at a moment’s notice. All you have to do is sync your profiles and download any missing platforms. Remember that LinkedIn is as essential as Instagram for entrepreneurs.
So, sit down, make a cup of coffee, and get to work. The company won’t run itself!