5 tech trends small businesses need to watch for in 2018
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Running your own business can be a challenge. You’ll need a great deal of self motivation and dedication to succeed. But that isn’t all you need. A good attitude sometimes needs to be supplemented with additional tools and resources to help you - this is where investing in the latest technology comes in handy.
Great gadgets can really help your business and there's plenty of them on the market which you could benefit from. After all, why would you not want to give yourself the best possible chance of success. With so many tools and gadgets out there, what can really help you? Let’s find out…
Desktop computers are great when working from home. But the modern worker is often out and about working from... well anywhere. With a laptop, you can work from your local coffee shop or even a beach in Spain (just don’t get sand on it!).
With this in mind, make sure that the laptop that you purchase is high quality. This might mean spending a bit more than you budgeted for, but if it benefits you and the way you work, it'll be worth the money.
It goes without saying, that as a busy business owner, one thing you're going to need is regular access to the internet. Whilst most places have WiFi access, it might not always be reliable. Sometimes connection can be tetchy, particularly if a lot of people are using it at the same time. Why take this risk when you don’t need to? A travel router not only allows you to connect to existing WiFi networks but some also have built-in SIM cards to allow you to use 3G or 4G. So if you need urgent access to the internet, a travel router will provide you with it.
Let’s face it, for better or worse, many of us are glued to our phones. It’s the sad truth. But when you’re a business on the go, being ready to take calls at a moment's notice, is sometimes essential. Here is a scenario you might be familiar with: you have an important call with a client at 12pm, but you need to be out early for an important supplier’s meeting that morning. Your phone battery quickly runs out, because you're answering other important emails too. Do you want to take the chance of missing the call and a potential opportunity? Purchase a backup charger that you can plug into your phone if the battery runs low. All you need is a USB wire to hand, and a backup charger will do the rest.
Whoever said don’t listen to music at work never really lived in the modern world. Today, listening to music with headphones whilst working, is extremely common. But if music isn’t your thing, you could use headphones to listen to an engaging podcast about your industry. This is a really handy thing to have, especially if you’re struggling for inspiration. Headphones can help get ideas flowing. Why not buy ones which are noise cancelling? This feature can also be useful if you are using them to take a call and don’t want to be disturbed.
If your business is taking card payments then allowing yourself to do this, wherever you are, can be incredibly useful - particularly if you're constantly on the move. As long as you have mobile coverage from where you are, then you can take payments from practically anywhere with a mobile card machine. They are normally quite light, so no need to be concerned about it being too bulky to take around with you.
Here at Payzone, we can provide you with our very own mobile card machines. No set-up fees and a flexible contract available on our card payment solutions, why not find out more today and enquire for a free quote?