28 Aug 2015

Mobile Matters for Today’s Growing Business

In today’s always-on society, it should come as no surprise that small business owners are rarely ever disconnected from their companies – and mobile is mostly to thank.

In fact, 78 percent of small business owners check their work email and documents from their mobile device while on vacation, according to Manta’s 2015 Small Business Mobile Preferences Poll, released in July of this year. While this may sound bothersome for those running a business, 64 percent of them actually feel like they can enjoy their vacation more because of the connectivity enabled by mobile devices and applications. That is, of course, if they are able to take a vacation at all.

Manta’s poll also found that 43 percent of small business owners will not have time to take a summer vacation this year, with the majority (29 percent) not doing so because they don’t have anyone to cover their responsibilities while they are gone, followed by them not being able to afford it (24 percent).

Perhaps time off will be in the cards next year, however, as small business owners are relying on their mobile devices more and more to conduct business, with 27 percent of them doing so every day.

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