Have increasing gasoline prices changed the amount of driving you do? If you own or are employed by a business that depends on customers coming to you, have you noticed a slump in the number of customers?
A way of dealing with this is to use services that come to you or turn your business into one which takes your goods or services to your customers. For example, instead of taking your dog to the groomer, the groomer comes to your home, or if you’re a massage therapist, you go to your client’s home or office. Other services that can be taken to customers include auto glass repair or replacement, auto body repair, bicycle repair, dent removal, hair salon services, knife sharpening, medical services like mobile mammography, notary services, and screen repair. Almost anything can be turned into a mobile service, for example, traveling wedding chapels and churches. There’s a service that provides portable staging, seating, sound and lighting equipment, and all types of support and transportation equipment for mobile churches. Food trucks are mobile kitchens are growing in popularity. You can learn more about them in a recent article Costco Connection.
The trend toward mobile services is being enhanced by the availability of technology like Square and Intuit’s GoPayment that enables accepting Credit Cards on a smart phone or iPad, or Android.
Providing mobile service can be a new delivery method for your present profession or something completely new resulting from an expertise developed in your pursuit of an avocation. Going mobile will appeal to you if starting late is your preference. Mobile providers can, for the most part, make their own hours. If you like to drive, this is certainly for you.
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