If you carry a smartphone in your pocket or keep a tablet propped up on the nightstand, you probably use those devices to check your email and surf the web. In fact, you probably use your smartphone and tablet for email checking and web surfing more frequently than you use a traditional desktop or laptop computer.
Starting your own small to mid-size business is a lot of work. Especially when you’re attempting to do so in your spare time, at night, after working at your existing job. So, what can you do to make the path to achieving your dreams of entrepreneurship a little smoother? Today, we offer some helpful “moonlighting” tips for those of you burning the midnight oil to get your business up and running:
There are numerous studies and articles available that say we are heading towards a cashless society. Fewer people are using cash to pay for goods and services, and use of payment cards and mobile devices is on the rise – just about every new smartphone has a payment system on it (Apple Pay, Android Pay or Samsung Pay), and payment terminals are able to accept these new methods with just a tap. We already use payment cards and our smartphones to pay for inexpensive things like a cup of coffee that not long ago we never would have thought to use anything but cash to purchase. But South Korea is trying to become cashless by 2020, and for a while it looked like Sweden was well on its way, as well. Sweden’s homeless street vendors are equipped with credit card readers, banks are no longer accepting or dispensing cash, and churchgoers are tithing by ATM – but recently the government put a halt to the complete removal of cash.
If your website doesn't automatically resize so it can be viewed easily on a mobile device, you could be losing business. Imagine a potential customer viewing your website on the smaller screen of a smartphone and being unable to read the text, see the navigation clearly or find where they should click in order to purchase your products?
Most people can't imagine a life without the internet nowadays, and social media is a huge part of that technological lifestyle. Out of the seven billion people who live on this planet, over five billion own a smart phone. Only four billion people own a toothbrush. Free apps and almost effortless social connections make the world seem smaller than ever. And that was the initial point of creating the internet: social connection. But today, there are so many more reasons to hop on the social media bandwagon. Here are five reasons you should be using social media.