You Are What You Eat: Optimizing Content ConsumptionQuality? Or Quantity? Content Marketing Struggles with the Right Path Forward3 Ways to Take Brand Advocacy to the Next Level with User-Generated Content5 Reasons Why Your Content Marketing Isn't Working
Let's Measure Social Media ROI in a Way That Isn't StupidTo Grow Your Social Marketing Budget, Determining ROI Is a Critical Job SkillWe Need to Rethink Our Definition of Engagement
- Content Marketing
Technology & Data
Social Change Agent Survey: Passion, Skill Set, and Persistence Lead to Career GrowthSandy Carter's 6 Social Business Lessons to Learn from Candy Crush5 Tips for Creating a Company Culture that Connects with Your Sweet Spot ClientsWhy Leadership Should Be a Collaborative Exercise
8 Internet User Statistics Every Small Business Should Know AboutCan't Find Time for Social Media? This Approach Will Help6 Ways to Turn Your Small Business into a Media Hub
- Social Organization
Beyond Engagement: Why Advocacy Is Always About the PeopleFormer IBM Senior Advisors Launch Brands Rising to Build Employee Advocacy ProgramsPerformance and Risk Management Through Social Media TrainingEmployee Advocacy Summit: Advocate Stories from the Field
- Customer Service
Join us September 15th in Atlanta for The Employee Advocacy Summit and learn how to unleash the power of your employees.
Post your event here and we'll share it with our community. If one of our members is featured, we'll promote as well on their profile.
- Marketplace & Webinars
The SMT Marketplace
Your resource for exclusive content and insights from Social Media Today, and opportunities to reach our community of professionals.
The Social Business Book Club brings you books, discussions, and insights from today's to business thought leaders.
Join interactive talks and and panel discussions with leading thinkers and practitioners on social media and networked business, or browse the catalogue of recorded sessions - all completely free.
Reach Social Media Today's community of marketing and communications professionals in an editor-approved context with a native advertising package.
You Can Use Your Smartphone To Run Your Small Business [INFOGRAPHIC]
Posted on March 6th 2013
The very creative people at Desk have put together a comprehensive Infographic detailing how one might run a business from a smartphone with thirteen different apps. We use several of the apps mentioned ourselves but have mixed feels about running one’s entire business from a smartphone. Obviously, it can be done with the apps listed and probably a few more that some of you are currently using. Personally, I think the idea that this can really be done is pretty cool.
So, grab your smartphone and let’s take a look at these apps
QuickBooks cloud accounting solutions is available for both the iPhone and Android devices. Their website says “1.3 million customers worldwide use QuickBooks Online to take the pain out of managing their finances.”
Mint.com “does all the work of organizing and categorizing your spending.” It lets you see where every dime goes so you can make educated money decisions. Mint pulls all your financial accounts into one place and allows you to set a budget, track your goals and more.
Office Time is an iPhone app built to be easy to use, so you’ll use it. This app works with teams, is 100% guaranteed and comes with a 21 day free trial.
Box is an online filing sharing app allowing you to access, manage and share your content online.
Like Box, Dropbox is another cloud storage service that allows you to store, access and share your businesses’ documents and photos. Dropbox will sync with your computer and smartphone.
Evernote syncs to the cloud allowing your business to share almost anything between any number of devices and users. Evernote is great for taking notes, sharing documents, saved web pages and more. Items can be organized into folders as needed too.
Documents to Go is an all-in-one app with support for Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint, PDF and other files and attachments. iOS and Android users can download the app that synchronizes with a desktop application.
Skype may be used for free Internet calls, instant messaging and video chat. Many of Skype’s services are free and they have “Pay As You Go” accounts. Skype works on the iPhone and Android devices.
Webex lets you host high-impact webinars and online events right from your smartphone. You may collaborate with colleagues and even share files online. Depending how many people you need to connect with, you can deliver online training and much more with this free app. Paid plans start at $24 per host/month.
Desk.com is billed as “The all-in-one customer support app for small business & teams.” Desk.com runs on your iPhone, Android devices and any other smartphone that supports an HTML5 browser.
Get Satisfaction Mobile is a “community platform used by companies of all sizes to build customer engagement, acquire more customers, improve customer service and drive product innovation.”
Google Wallet stores your credit and debit cards on your Android phone. Tap the back of your phone at the point of sale to pay for your product, and you’re off. Of course, not all merchants participate in the program. You may also use Google Wallet for your online purchases.
Square lets your business accept credit cards from a device attached right to your smartphone. There’s a 2.75% fee per swipe and next day deposit to your bank account. Square also introduce its own “Wallet” that operates much like Google wallets when you visit participating merchants.
So, there you have it! Now have a look at this all encompassing Infographic. Then let us know which of these apps you’re currently using and which ones you want to try out.