Unusual Ways To Make Your Business More Mobile

by Donna Ryder

Watching your business grow is always exciting, and it’s what the majority of business owners will want to happen. Yet, it will take a lot of work. There are many different ways that it can be done, and you will need to investigate each one, ensuring that you choose the right option for you. Ideas include creating a franchise model, opening in a new location, expanding your product selection, and more. You might even choose to make your business more mobile, ensuring that you can assist as many people as possible. If that idea appeals to you, here are some of the more unusual ways you can do it.

Change Your Phone System

As a mobile business, you won’t be able to stay in your office all the time – that’s the entire point – and you won’t be able to work from your home office throughout the day either. Mobile means that you have to go out and see people in their homes, workplaces, or elsewhere. This is not a problem until you consider that other customers may want to get in touch with you. Of course, you’ll have your cell phone with you, but is it really professional to have your cell number on your website for people to use? It can be especially problematic if you are using your personal phone.

There is a solution. Speak to an expert about switching to a cloud-based phone system like VoIP. Doing this means that you’ll have a landline number, which inspires more confidence in you from your customers and create an air of professionalism, but the calls actually come through to your cell phone, helping you be more mobile.

Mobile Payment Readers

One of the issues with being a mobile business is payments. You won’t want to have to ask for cash as this is very inconvenient for a lot of people (and it means an additional trip to the bank for you, taking up some of your precious time), but the other option is to ask people to pay later when they can log into their online banking. This leaves your business vulnerable to late payments or no payments at all either because the customer forgot or because they choose not to pay.

Investing in mobile payment machines is the best thing you can do. In this way, you can take payment from someone’s debit or credit card there and then, and the entire transaction is completed at the time. This is something that your customers will appreciate and that will help to grow your mobile business.

A Pop -Up Store

Perhaps you’re not sure whether being a mobile business is the right thing for you. Perhaps you don’t know if you would enjoy it, or if customers would want to buy from you. Maybe you just want to ‘test the waters’. In this case, a pop-up store could be exactly the right option for you.

Opening a pop-up store for a limited period of time will give you a good idea of whether a mobile version of your business is going to be a good move in the future. Not only that, but it will give more people a better idea of what you do and who you are. They might not have known about you before, but with a pop-up store they will soon discover all they need to know.