Survey Also Finds Significant Productivity Increases
The 2014 edition of the AT&T/Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council finds that mobile technologies are increasingly providing significant benefits for small businesses. The survey estimates that small businesses save about $67.5 billion per year by employing smartphones, tablets and mobile apps. The survey also found significant time savings for small businesses employing mobile technologies. Business owners reported saving 1.24 billion hours by using smartphones, 754.2 million hours by using tablets, and 599.5 million hours by using mobile apps. In addition, The NFIB Research Foundation's 2012 survey shows about 62 percent of small business owners use smartphones.