The Cell Phone and the Entrepreneur
This post is sponsored by Groupon. All thoughts are my own.
Before becoming a more than part-time entrepreneur, I had little use for my cell phone outside of talking on it. Since I now own a jewelry design business, blog and am a freelance writer, I have found my needs for having a cell phone has changed. It has become my digital recorder, my camera, and at times my word processor. If someone would have told me this would be the case a few years ago, I surely wouldn’t have believed them.
Three Tips for Finding the Right Cell Phone as an Entrepreneur
Think about your business needs
Since I use my phone to take all of the photographs for Alexandria’s Authentically Made Jewelry, one of my primary concerns was purchasing phone that took clear and nice photos. I didn’t focus on anything else outside of having a good camera. I didn’t anticipate the apps I would use to conduct business. This became a hindrance once I realized that I would be using apps such as Instagram and Periscope, and my main phone was not compatible. I had to get a new phone for my business needs.
Consider which operating system is more your speed
I personally prefer my Windows phone because it has access to my One Drive and One Note. I am not sure if these apps are available on the other operating systems. Since I was not previously a smartphone user, I found the Windows phone was easiest for me to operate, but by choosing a Windows phone I limited my access to the apps that I would use quite frequently. Therefore, I now have two phones, an Android and the Windows Phone.
Consider your budget
How does your cell phone fit into your business? Please share your thoughts in the comments.