Is your business ready to go mobile?

By QuickBooks UK

2 min read

Cut your ties to the office and enjoy the flexibility that technology offers. Here are just a few reasons to make your business mobile.

Attract the best staff

The offer of remote working and flexible hours can be key to bringing a talented team together.

It works for millennials who’ll happily work from their mobile devices or people with family commitments who prefer to be based at home.

Collaborate more easily

Everything’s automatically backed up and you won’t have to rely on someone remembering to save their latest updates. It’s all there, in real time.

Deliver presentations on the go and instantly pull up any details you need from the cloud

Store documents, designs and data securely in the cloud (a remote server) instead of your hard drive.

There’s plenty of technology out there that‘s designed to make communication easier:

• Instant messaging tools such as Slack are a great alternative to email

 Online accounting software takes the pain out of manual data entry and is the best way to keep your accountant in the loop

• Workflow tools, including Wrike, will help keep the whole team working together

Make savings

If your team work remotely you’ll save on office costs including fuel bills. You won’t necessarily have to kit everyone out with the latest state-of-the-art tablet, either, if you adopt a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy.

If you go down this route you’ll need some policies in place to protect your company’s data and your employees’ privacy.

The offer of remote working and flexible hours can be key to bringing a talented team together.

Appeal to clients

With all your data at your fingertips you can meet clients at a time and location of their choice. Deliver presentations on the go and instantly pull up any details you need from the cloud, rather than a last minute call to your office for the info.

Improve performance

A new way of working needs a new mentality. Measuring staff performance rather than the hours they work should boost productivity and increase efficiency.

The boss of a mobile small business has less of a micro-managing role, so you’ll need to have confidence in your staff. But if you’ve hired the right people, you’re onto a winner.

Get your business ready for the future by moving to QuickBooks Online. Find out more.

Information may be abridged and therefore incomplete. This document/information does not constitute, and should not be considered a substitute for, legal or financial advice. Each financial situation is different, the advice provided is intended to be general. Please contact your financial or legal advisors for information specific to your situation.

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