We launched our first ever Great Spreadsheet Debate here at FreeAgent, where we’ve been asking people to tell us what they think about using spreadsheets for their business. But what other debates are going on in the small business world? And which side do you fall on?
A big debate for tech startups and small businesses is how to provide their product/service for mobile devices. Do you optimise your web offering so that it works perfectly on a mobile phone web display or do you create a native app? There’s no definitive answer, but a lot will depend on the nature of your business and how tech-savy your customers are. Check out this chart on VentureBeat for more info about whether mobile or native works best for you.
You’d think that businesses have to achieve the greatest market share to become the dominant player in their field. But that’s not the case with Apple. In the smartphone market, Apple’s IOS has a tiny share compared to Android - yet it remains far more profitable than its rivals. The key is the diversity of its product line, the quality of its design and the cool factor of its brand, and its steady gains in the personal computer market. The moral? Being the biggest doesn’t always mean you’re the best, and that applies no matter how big your business is.
What debates are going on in your business? Hit us up on twitter or leave a comment to let us know! Have a great weekend!