companies should take note: Those employees who are online and
socially-connected and quick to capitalize on technology may be tough to
keep long term. They are highly motivated to progress in their careers.
They will leave after a few years to ensure they are in an environment
where they can contribute. Studies even show staying at the same
company for over two years on average will result in the employee
earning less over their lifetime by 50% or more.Learn more here on how to better understand and manage Millennials.
sufficient working capital may also be a concern to some business
owners. Please think of me if you learn of a client, prospect or
colleague in need of cash. Along with Factoring, we offer a variety of
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Amplify Your Business with Mobile Apps
hallmarks of successful entrepreneurs are the ability to maximize
personal productivity and to find streamlined ways to manage tasks
and/or employees. Technology aptly zeros in on these qualities, offering
an ever-changing array of mobile app solutions.
Aaron Strout, president of global integrated marketing and communication agency WCG, blogs monthly for Marketing Land,
a daily online publication that covers all aspects of the digital
marketing industry. His focus is to highlight the best apps for
Strout's Top 20 Most Useful Business Apps For 2015
feature both new and tried-and-true recommendations covering everything
from self-management to travel, social media, enterprise productivity
(collaboration apps) and more. Three examples:
Expensify - scan and categorize receipts to manage expenses on the go
Confluence - create documents, organize plans and collaborate with others digitally
LinkedIn - still a leader in business network apps, recently upgraded to be faster and more useful
The website tech.co,
featuring startup news, events and mobile resources, shares a heads-up
for 2016. Entrepreneurs would be well-served to check out Prepare For These 2016 Mobile App Predictions.
The list counsels businesses to use apps to create "more personal
engagement with consumers." It also hails enterprise mobility (basically
handling business infrastructure and connection to staff, consumers,
etc. via apps) as a key trend for this year. As you might guess, app
security is also a hot topic.
There are apps for building apps as well. One handy tool is BuildFire,
a leading global mobile application development platform choice for
businesses, organizations, professionals, and resellers. The intuitive
system and US-based customer support helps thousands of users build
mobile apps every week. In fact, more than 50,000 businesses have
already used the "click and edit" platform to create custom mobile apps
for smartphones, tablets and mobile websites - no technical skills are
necessary. It's free to build your app, followed by reasonable monthly
fees once published.
Getting on board with mobile technology is definitely worthwhile. Recently Gartner Inc., a world leader in IT research and advisory, announced by 2018, 50 percent
of consumers in mature markets will use smartphones or wearables for
mobile payments. "Innovation in apps, mobile devices and mobile services
are impacting traditional business models, particularly in the way
people use personal technology for productivity and pleasure," said
Amanda Sabia, principal research analyst at Gartner. "Product managers
must understand who their customers are for these new devices and
services, and how the products are being used. Knowing your customer is
imperative in order to capture a fair share of spending opportunities in
this dynamic marketplace."