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201 GREAT IDEAS for Your SMALL BUSINESS, Third Edition by Jane Applegate

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Technology and Telecommunications

By cutting the cord to the office and home, we can work and play anywhere, completely changing the game for small business owners.

Sitting on a balmy beach, we can visit about 200 million registered web sites or download more than 500,000 smartphone applications.

It's tough to keep up with all the new technology. It's hard to believe, but in 2007, only 11 percent of Americans used a smartphone to access the Internet. By 2009, it was up to 38 percent, according to a 2010 report by the Pew Research Center. In the next five years, industry analysts predict Apple alone will sell around 185 million phones, not counting all its aggressive competitors. In 2011, Verizon started offering iPhones to customers, challenging ...

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