Could I be making better use of my mobile phone?

 Stephen Jackson recently wrote for the Talking Business Feature in Agenda. 

The answer is most likely yes.  While most people are now used to using the their mobile for emails and calendar appointments there are also many mobile apps available that can be used to run your business more efficiently.

Online bookkeeping apps from Quickbooks Online and Xero, to name just a couple, can be used to invoice clients, record expenses and complete your VAT calculations all in one convenient place.

Once you’re using online bookkeeping there are then many add on apps that can be synced with this application.  For example, there are apps that allow you to photograph your expense invoices and capture all the information needed (supplier name, amount, VAT, currency) without having to enter it yourself.  Another useful add on for some businesses are timesheet management apps allowing you to clock in and out of jobs on your mobile to help with invoicing and payroll later.

When it comes to file sharing there are also many online resources available on your mobile dedicated to file sharing, enabling reduced risk compared to sending important documents by email and all with the added advantage that your documents are kept in one shared location making finding them easier than searching through your inbox.

With opportunities to market on social media, make video calls, conduct customer surveys, the list of how your mobile can be useful is endless and don’t forget our very own Harding Lewis App which can be downloaded free from the Apple App Store or Google Play. This app allows you to keep up to date with the latest information on Isle of Man and UK tax rates, the ability to track your mileage, photo and record your receipts and get in touch us with us directly from your mobile.