Running a mobile business can be a difficult affair, but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be lucrative. Those who aren’t constrained to one building are often required to be more organized than those who have a static location for their business. This means that their margin of error is smaller when it comes to sloppily handling business duties. This could be considered a good thing because any contingency that encourages you to prevent failure will ultimately get your behind in gear and help you put the success of your business as a forefront in your mind. You’re much less likely to ‘coast.’
Having a mobile business also helps you avoid rental and tax costs, because you have no building or contents insurance to pay, no energy bills to take care of, and no security solutions to invest in past your good sense.
However, things aren’t all sunshine and roses in the business world. You need to constantly upgrade your methods to keep you competitive and prevent your potential clients from going to the local chain business down their road. This is especially true in the grooming industry, either beauticians or pet groomers.
Clients will often look fondly on those who are to come to them. If a pet is ill or old, they’re still able to be groomed in an environment they’re comfortable in. Some mothers just can’t bring the whole family to a salon, and so opt for mobile solutions to help meet their requirements.
Use these tech solutions to help keep your business competitive, unique and positively nuanced, in order to gain and hold the positive outlook of your clients.
What laptop are you using? Is it an old machine that’s seen better days? Is it taking a while to load your client information, and when it does is the hard drive so unreliable it could be lost at any moment? The time to invest in a new laptop or digital note taker is now. Make sure that it has a speedy CPU, a large amount of storage, wifi and 4g connectivity and Bluetooth support. These features will help you keep ahead of the curve and connected to any mobile digital necessity you have.
When you’re out on the move, it’s likely that you don’t have a receptionist following you and noting down all the contacts you’re receiving and their information. It’s likely you’re operating this business yourself, or with a limited number of partners. It’s easy to miss calls, and not know whether you’re returning the call of a client, supplier or accountant.
If you’re a pet groomer, this could be even more important. Invest in dog grooming appointment software that hooks up to your note taking applications to best consolidate the information of those who try and get in contact with you. In this way, you’re able to prioritize who should get your first reply, and with what business your correspondence is regarding. Scheduling appointments will be a doddle, and you’ll never have to miss one again!
Having positive social media pages will help those in your community see the good you do, and will help you secure positive trade. Ensure these are regularly updated with a bounty of information about you, and watch your demand skyrocket.
It’s hard building a positive trading reputation, especially on the move. Using any means you can to facilitate this process smoothly will help you in the long run.
CEO and Founder at Mighty Shouts.
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