It’s so exciting to create a business and watch it grow, enjoying the process and learning as you go. You can start from scratch, open up a franchise, or simply expand something you are already doing, perhaps as a hobby or as a part-time venture. Once you know what you are going to do and how you are going to do it, don’t forget to ensure that it is going to be as mobile as you can be – if customers can’t come to you, you’ll need to work out a way to go to them, perhaps physically, and perhaps digitally. Here are some ideas to start thinking about.
A Mobile Friendly Business
If you want to really be a mobile business, you also need to be a mobile-friendly business. This means ensuring that your site can be seen properly on mobile devices such as cellphones and tablets. Many people do a lot of their browsing via a mobile device rather than at their laptop, and therefore your website needs to be optimized for this. It needs to look good on the smaller screens that these devices tend to have, rather than the larger one that a laptop will have.
Not only does the site have to look good, but it needs to be functional on a mobile device too. The functionality of the site could be the difference between a sale or not, and if the mobile version of your site is not easy to use, you will undoubtedly lose customers. Whether it’s a contact form, the checkout, or the shop on the site itself, it all needs to be fully functional, and work well on mobile devices.
Change Your Phone System
If you want to be more mobile, this will mean being out of your office more often, perhaps driving to people’s home for appointments, or being outside at different sites, depending on what your business is. This means a traditional landline isn’t going to be very helpful because if you’re not in the office, you can’t take the call. You might not want to use a cellphone and advertise the number on your website as it can look rather unprofessional, even though, of course, it certainly isn’t.
So, what can you do to continue looking professional but still be mobile? Having a VoIP phone system from Kortek Solutions is an excellent way to handle the problem. You will no longer have to stay in your office so you can make your business more mobile, but you can have a landline number to keep looking slick and professional. It’s the ideal solution since the VoIP system redirects to your cellphone.
Mobile Payment Options
If you are doing work with a client and they need to pay you, you will ideally want to have a mobile payment option for them to use. This way, you get paid immediately, and the client will have a good opinion of how you work. Asking customers to contact you later to pay, or getting in touch with them at a later date will work, but it isn’t a well-polished business model.
For people to feel genuinely at ease, having at least one mobile payment machine or app for them to use is going to be much better than having nothing at all. These days, these apps are much cheaper than ever before, and they could be an excellent investment for your business.