Most people in business that think a mobile device is a
distraction rather than a useful tool are not using the device to its highest
capabilities. A smartphone can do far more than keep up with your favorite
celebrity’s social media posts. In fact, a lot of people do waste time on
smartphones but others make themselves more efficient and effective as
professionals. People simply might not have thought about their phone as a tool
to help them become better in certain aspects but rather as something to
entertain us. The following are ways that a mobile device can make life of a
business professional far more convenient.
Scheduling Things Immediately
Being able to tell your smartphone to remind you to email
someone as you are busy at the time is important. It can be quite easy to
forget to email someone when you are on a sales call. Obviously you will not
set the reminder via voice but you can set a reminder for a few hours later
when you know you will be free. The last thing that you want to do is to miss
out on a meeting with a client due to not scheduling things in the appropriate
manner. Think of your smartphone as your pocket calendar that has an alarm!
Ability To Shop On The Go
Sitting in a massage chair for a shoulder massage at a spa or in a store can be a great time to shop. The best thing about mobile devices is that you can do everything from order delivery food to scheduling the delivery of your weekly groceries. Being able to purchase something for a client and have it get to them in a timely manner is also another advantage. Not all busy business people have time to go look at new suit or dresses but rather have to handle shopping during their downtime. The errands that you can opt out of using a mobile device are endless so take advantage!
Apps Can Help Track Business Expenses With Photos Of Receipts
Those that travel frequently for business understand what a nightmare it is to organize receipts whether it is for their company or for tax time if self-employed. You can even use your phone to send questions to a tax CPA online from your home in Oakland, Detroit, Washington, or any other city in the US. There are apps that can help organize these expenses as well as take a photo of the receipt in order for records in case it is lost or damaged. The last thing a busy businessperson wants to do at a client dinner is to try to sort through receipts when a simple picture will suffice.
Working On The Go
People that take public transportation or a carpool to work
on a daily basis can get a decent amount of work done in the car depending on
the commute. The ability to clear emails and set an agenda can get you ready
for the day in the car so you can be productive as soon as you enter the office
is unmatched. Take your career to the next level by allowing your phone to make
you more productive rather than more distracted.
Mobile devices and busy professionals were made for each
other. Utilize this amazing piece of technology to its full potential, you’ll
be glad you did.