Although investing in a tablet can seem like a big expense for your business, you may find that it more than re-pay's itself quicker than you think. If, for example, you can use it to get more business / revenue or save time as the following blog post describes it could be one of the best investments you make.
The hardest aspect of a small business is time management. Since the business is small, resources and staff are limited and a lot of responsibility comes on to the proprietor. Tablets are smaller and easier to carry around. So, you can handle a good amount of work when you travel, when you are waiting for somebody or even when you have a cup of coffee.
Simple functions such as checking your product inventory, verifying small bills, creating quotations, creating invoices, setting up SMS marketing campaigns, checking and sending emails, updating files, creating presentations and other such tasks can be easily accomplished with a tablet. If you can reduce the amount of working hours you need to spend on admin tasks you will increase the amount of hours you can spend on revenue generating activities.
Cut down on manpower requirement
If your employees have a tablet, they can manage their time better as well. As a result, they can handle more work. You can keep productivity high while limiting the expense on staff. You can also delay the need to take on employees if you are a micro business by using a piece of small business management software that helps you do all of the admin and some marketing tasks easily and quickly. You may find that technology helps you stay small and efficient longer until you are ready to expand your business.
With the availability of cloud technology, you can transfer your business database to the cloud and access it via your tablet any time. This way, you are always connected to your business, no matter where you are in the world.
Although smart phones also offer this functionality, a tablet is better because the user interface is better on a tab. As a result, you can work with better precision.
Use your tablet as your business portfolio
Create the portfolio of your business on your tablet. You can create a visually appealing portfolio using the multimedia options available on the device. When you go for a meeting with a prospective client, hand him your tab for him to view your portfolio. You could also set up a Skype call with an existing customer to say great things about your product or service to a prospective customer that you are sat with in a meeting. This peer-to-peer recommendation can help you seal the deal much quicker than normal.
Create a better impression
Although this benefit does reek of “show off”, it is a crucial aspect in the present day business world. Customers, business partners and associates place a lot of stock to your business presentation. Tablets enhance the presentation quotient of your business by several notches. You look in sync with the latest technologies, which is great in terms of your public relations.
You cannot disregard the cost saving benefits of a tablet. You don’t need to have a phone as well as a laptop. Just one tablet can handle functions of multiple devices. So, go on, get a tablet and enjoy the myriad benefits it offers.