Thanks to today’s modern tech, scores of business people run their operations from just two devices. A PC and smartphone, of course! Gone are the days where all firms needed to have an army of workers, machines and large offices to carry out their daily duties.
The Internet and evolution of technology have given rise to a new breed of self-employed people. In fact, there’s a term that someone coined for them: micropreneurs! Does that sound like something you might be interested in? If so, here’s how to run your business using your PC and iPhone (or whatever smartphone you use):
The Right Tools For The Job
As you’ve probably guessed, the two “tools of your trade” will be a PC and smartphone. Of course, you don’t need to have a desktop system, in fact, many people find that laptops such as the MacBook Pro shown above are a better bet for their needs.
You will also need a smartphone of some description. The main players in today’s market are Apple and Samsung, with their iPhone and Galaxy models respectively. Once upon a time, every serious business owner used a BlackBerry but that’s now a thing of the past.
You don’t need to buy brand new computers and smartphones, however, they should still be modern enough to run the latest software apps, because you need those programs to help you manage your business!
Let’s face it; you won’t have the time or skills to manage every single aspect of your company’s operations. That’s why it makes sense to delegate some tasks to people best qualified to carry out the work!
Do you employ people to work directly for your business? If so, it’ll make sense for them to use the same tools of the trade that you do. That way, you can keep in contact with them easily and discuss ideas via video conferencing software.
Any self-respecting business owner will tell you how important it is to market your brand to existing customers. One of the way you can do that is to send them e-cards. Websites like http://www.eco2greetings.com/ can help you facilitate that task without needing to send anything in the mail!
You can also send them electronic newsletters using services like MailChimp, for example. Don’t forget that you can use many web-based services from your smartphone – not just your computer!
If you want to spend as little as possible on your expenses, you’ll soon realise that you’ll need to spend lots of money on phone calls. Yes, you could opt for calling plans that include free minutes, for example, but there will be times where you need to make international calls to your colleagues and customers.
An affordable alternative is to use a VoIP calling network like Skype. If the other party also uses Skype, you can make free calls to each other in some occasions. Those services can also get used from a computer too.
I hope today’s blog post has been of use to you. Thanks for reading!