#DellSMBchat: can you run your small business from a smartphone (but not the cloud)?

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A recent report from Intuit reveals particular insights into the minds of Canadian small business owners (SBOs). The report states that while more than half (55 percent) of Canadian SBOs run their business from their smartphone, only 31 percent of those businesses are cloud-enabled.

While more than half of Canadian SBOs run their business from their smartphone, only 31 percent of those businesses are cloud-enabled.

The gap becomes even noticeable when the amount of money Canadian small business owners are willing to spend on software is factored in. On average, Canadian SBOs spend $1,000 per year on software, much higher than the U.S. average of $630. Eighty-five percent of Canadian SBOs also plan to invest in software solutions in the next five years, with more than half expecting to pay up to $1,000.

Can Canadian small businesses really be run from a smartphone? Are small businesses owners missing out on new tech that can help quickly scale their business, or are they paying too much? What are the new rules of the cloud? BetaKit and Dell have teamed up with Intuit to investigate. Come join us!

#DellSMBchat

#DellSMBchat: Small Biz & the Cloud

Date/Time:
Thursday, July 21st, 12:00PM-1:00PM EST

Host:
@BetaKit

Special Guest Participants:
@DellSMBCA – Dell Cloud Experts
@QuickBooksCA – David Thomas, Intuit Sr. Marketing Manager – Small Business Canada & Innovation Catalyst

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit and founder of BetaKit Incorporated. He has worked for a few failed companies and written about many more. He spends too much time on the Internet.