Running your own business can be hard work. It takes time, organisation and an ability to multi-task to keep things ticking over while also doing the meat and potatoes of delivering your products and services.
So wouldnâ€™t it be great if you could run your business from anywhere at any time?
And wouldnâ€™t it be even better if you could do all this just from your mobile?
Well, the reality of running a business from your smartphone is actually already here. Weâ€™ve had our own free, helpful mobile app available for a year now â€“ and thereâ€™s an update on the way as we speak.
So thereâ€™s a whole truckload of reasons why you should be thinking about â€˜going mobileâ€™ with your business and checking out the apps that can help you do that.
The benefits of going mobile
Advances in mobile technology, 4G connectivity and cloud software and apps have made it possible to be a completely mobile business. With just a smartphone (be it iPhone or Android) you can access your business systems and run your company from anywhere at any time.
And being mobile brings with it a number of huge benefits:
- Cloud-based business systems and apps are cost-effective and easy to set up.
- Cloud accounting apps, like Kashflow, completely revolutionise your bookkeeping and accounting.
- You can access your numbers, your CRM, your invoicing and your bank accounts wherever you are.
- You can invoice your customer while youâ€™re still on the job, making the most of your time.
- Online invoicing is easier for your customer and gets you paid faster
- Being paid faster improves your cash flow, boosting your profits and giving you the money you need to grow.
One of the biggest benefits of being a mobile business is that you donâ€™t need an office â€“ you can literally work from anywhere (mobile signal and wifi permitting, of course).
There are a growing number of remote workers, coffee shop office (or â€˜cofficeâ€™) entrepreneurs and wifi worker bees all working from home, from their clientâ€™s office or from wherever they find a good flat white.
And having no office means no rent and no utility bills, so your costs are lower and you can keep your overheads down. And, of course, lower costs means higher profits for your business.
A new version of our mobile app is on the way
At Caplan Associates, we love the flexibility that smartphone apps offer to a mobile business.
Weâ€™ve long understood the benefits of accessing your financial information on your mobile.Â Last year we launched our first mobile app and weâ€™ve been beavering away over the past few months adding new features, new functionality and creating a new version of the app thatâ€™s about to hit the Apple App Store and the Google Play store.
Weâ€™ve taken new developments in cloud technology into account and have made it even easier to manage your finances and accounting on the move. We want you to be more connected to your cloud systems and to really make the most of the mobile, online way of working.
Weâ€™re very excited about the release of our updated app. You can still download the current app here and when the update is released youâ€™ll automatically get all the new features and functionality.
Want to have a chat about how mobile can work for your businesses? Just give us a call or drop us a line â€“ weâ€™ll be happy to explain the benefits of our business experience alongside the combination of Kashflow accounting software and our new app.