Welcome to the age of the mobile office – literally. Mobile phones have been an essential tool for small business owners in recent years and are now becoming a virtual headquarters. In fact, according to a recent study,* approximately 71% of millennial entrepreneurs run their businesses exclusively from a smartphone.
Tim Hanlon, president of Holiday Lights Canada – a Hamilton, Ontario, company that designs and installs residential holiday light displays – does just that. He uses his mobile device for everything from business banking and tracking shipments to quoting jobs.
“Your phone can do way more for you than you think it can,” he says. “Almost everything you need to do can be accomplished by the unit that’s in the palm of your hand.”