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For small businesses, creating a mobile app was not realistic two to three years ago, when the median cost to build an app was between $37,913 and $171,450 (but could rise to $500,000 or more).

In reality, the majority of small businesses tend to devote less than $10,000 a year total to advertising and marketing efforts, including mobile app creation.

However, with the majority of our time (86% or 2 hours and 19 minutes a day) spent on a mobile device, it’s crucial for a business to have mobile visibility.

The “mobile revolution” is transforming everyday lives. Customers now expect companies to have an app and to share information about products and services that are useful to them.

Mobile is the fastest-growing industry in history. Offering mobile services increases customer retention, attracts new customers, and differentiates your business from the competition.

Essentially, mobile devices are putting power back in the hands of the customer. This transformation in how businesses interact with consumers has brought about compelling market opportunities and some impressive statistics(link is external):

  • The mobile app market is predicted to grow 270% to $189 billion by 2020.
  • The mobile app industry is forecast for over 270 billion downloads in 2017.
  • The App Store will hit 5 million apps by 2020, more than doubling its current size.

From predicting the weather, to encrypting messages, to sharing photos with friends, to requesting a personal driver, there’s an app for most imaginable needs. But how many of these apps come from small businesses?

Small businesses steadily are entering the mobile app realm – creating apps to engage their customers and streamline internal business processes. In fact, nearly half of small businesses plan to create a mobile app by 2017 or later, and, at the beginning of 2017, 41% of small businesses already had a mobile app, up from the 20% in 2016.

What’s causing this increase in small business adoption of mobile apps? Data suggests that small businesses are building apps to increase sales (39%), improve customer service (29%), and compete in a specific market (22%).

Still on the fence as to whether having an app for your business is the right fit? Take a look here to view some of the most popular industries and how they are utilizing mobile apps. Then get in touch with us and we can sit down with you and discover what exactly you’re looking for and what the best fit it.

Beacons – those electronic Bluetooth devices that alert you to sales and specials inside chain restaurants and big retailers – are spillling out onto Main Street, and everywhere else that people shop. The technology that induces you to buy more is predicted to skyrocket in use, and is increasingly popping up in small businesses and even beaming coupons to people walking past shops, jumping on a bus or buying a beer at a sports arena.

“Beacons allow businesses to bring location-based content down to the microlevel – to any aisle, lobby or display,” says Megan Martin, account manager at mobile agency Iversoft Solutions. Beacons “ultimately drive more sales.”

Today, the vast majority of beacons deployed in the U.S. are either in retail stores (which have 57 percent of the devices) or restaurants (another 20 percent), according to an SMB Retail study.

That’s changing as the technology, which can send discount deals to shoppers or a welcome greeting to hotel guests, is starting to show up everywhere.

  • 6.9 million: Number of beacons worldwide in the third quarter of 2016, according to Proxbook. Total number of proximity sensors (which includes beacons) is up 42 percent from the previous quarter.
  • 8 million: Number of beacons estimated to be in use at the end of 2016, according to ABI Research.
  • 372 million: Annual shipments of Bluetooth low-energy beacons by 2020, according to ABI Research.

So you may be asking how exactly can a beacon help my business and how much does this all cost? Well RSM is the areas first and largest provider of beacon technology and we would love to show you how affordable it can be!

Contact us today and schedule a free consultation. 

app-web-designersBusinesses of every size know that having a website is no longer optional. However with 94% of smartphone users looking for information on their devices and 70% of them resulting in a purchase, is just having a website enough?

In a 2015 survey, 70% of small business owners prefer to work with a web designer that offers mobile apps. At RSM we do provide an “a-la-cart” experience, but our strength is being able to design your website and your mobile app so that they represent your brand perfectly and can work off of one another to provide you a better user experience and higher conversion rates.

Interested In Learning More? Contact Us For A Free Consultation 

 

 

Attract new customers and get an edge on your competition. An app allows your gym and fitness center to boost revenue and your membership base, by providing helpful features your customers can use to reach their own personal goals like a calorie counter, workout routines and the ability to view schedules and book classes.

Our Apps gives you the power to go beyond just providing a gym and fitness center membership and great equipment. You’re giving your customers the tools to increase the value of your business in their eyes.

Making your business social, powerful and profitable!

Mobile Apps For Gyms

What Features Can I Expect?

  • Integrate your online class schedule
  • Mobile Discounts & app-only coupons
  • Post workout videos and playlists
  • Share exercise tips
  • Sell gear and merchandise
  • Generate client feedback

Interested In Learning More? Contact Us For A Free Consultation 

 

Place your listings in the palm of buyers’ hands. With in-depth property info and on-the-go contact capabilities, you’ll be selling houses up from under people’s feet. Add photos and listingd entails so users are ready to buy before they reach the front door

Listings are the main reason that real estate companies develop apps, but that isn’t all. You can use them for marketing and promotion too. using geofencing and push notification, you’ll recruit new clients right from the app, based on their own needs, interests, and location.

mobile apps for real estate

What Features Can I Expect?

  • Post New Property Listings Daily.
  • Broadcast Open House Dates
  • Click To Call & Schedule Showing.
  • Sync YouTube Videos & Virtual Tours.
  • Calculate Mortage Rates In App.
  • Showcase neighborhood Hotspots
  • And More!

Interested In Learning More? Contact Us For A Free Consultation 

 

As I’m sure you know, in the spa or salon business, the best clients you can attract are the ones that will use all of your services, come back regularly, and refer you to all of their friends and family.

Our apps put everything your clients want at their fingertips so they can schedule appointments easily, get updated when you have specials or promotions, and easily share your information with any of their contacts on their phone or on social media.

All of this works together to help you grow your business, and keep your clients happy and satisfied.

Mobile Apps For Your Business

What Features Can I Expect?

  • Mobile Reservations.
  • Appointment Reminders.
  • Style Libraries.
  • Customer Photos
  • Loyalty Programs..
  • Referrals.
  • Product Sales.
  • And More!

Interested In Learning More? Contact Us For A Free Consultation 

 

Attract new customers and get an edge on your competition. An app allows your gym and fitness center to boost revenue and your membership base, by providing helpful features your customers can use to reach their own personal goals like a calorie counter, workout routines and the ability to view schedules and book classes.

Our Apps gives you the power to go beyond just providing a gym and fitness center membership and great equipment. You’re giving your customers the tools to increase the value of your business in their eyes.

Making your business social, powerful and profitable! Read more