5 Reasons to Make Your Small
"Out of the office" takes on a whole new meaning for
small businesses going mobile.
When we say "mobile office," we're talking about the ability to do
your work and conduct business on the go
in many different forms. This includes methods like working from home,
in your car, on a business trip, etc.
But first, have you been wondering whether it's safe to go mobile?
More and more businesses are allowing employees to access company
information on a mobile device. This trend is actually growing at a
predictable rate with the increase in security options available for mobile devices.
There are important benefits to making your office mobile:
- Customers are demanding mobile solutions. Your particular
type of business could better serve its customers by being mobile
ready. For example, companies that do real estate appraisals, insurance
adjusting, or landscaping could provide on-the-spot quotes. Get ahead
of the curve, and start considering how your customers could benefit
from the mobile solutions that are already available via
- Allowing employees to work from home works. With a wired
or wireless phone and an internet connection, many employees are ready
to work. Stanford University completed a study that showed a 13%
increase in productivity by allowing them to work from home. Wired
magazine also noted that work-from-home employees are about 2x more
likely to work longer weeks.
- Gain reliable employee coverage. The ability to work from
home means that you won't be shorthanded if an employee just can't
physically make it to the office. Those winter snowstorms? That
contagious cold? Those doctor's appointments? Not so much of a problem
anymore, is it?
- Collaborate more efficiently. Keep all of your employees
connected with a mobile tool like Microsoft Office 365. This cloud-based, agile
solution works to keep everyone on the same page by keeping data in
sync, offering the ability to communicate on the fly, and allows groups
to work together via a team Web site.
- Two words: save money. This may be the biggest and best
reason of all. You and your employees could cut down on the costs of
getting to and having an office.
Not all businesses can be operated from home or on the road (such as stores and professional services firms), but for others, consider
unplugging from your stationary desktops sometimes.
Need more details on going mobile? How about a discount? Just take a look at all the benefits and features of starting or
upgrading a Verizon Wireless Small Business Account with mobile solutions.
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