Work Smarter with Mobile Devices – Chat Recap

Small businesses are becoming more mobile. But learning to work smarter with mobile devices is an ongoing challenge.

On Thursday, April 18, 2013, we were delighted to welcome Judi Hembrough (@JudiHembrough), small business marketing director of Plantronics, to join the small business community for a special live chat on Twitter.   The chat focused on sharing tips and advice on how entrepreneurs use mobile devices including tablets; mobile etiquette, including do’s and don’ts; tips for holding conference calls outside the office; and mobile productivity tips.

Not everyone may have as many items in their briefcase as Ramon Ray (@ramonray), founder of  But the voyeur in all of us was curious to see. So he shared a picture of all the gadgets in his bag that evening:

Thanks to the phenomenal participation from so many entrepreneurs, the chat trended #1 on Twitter for the topic #SmarterWorking on the evening of the event.

The chat was sponsored by Plantronics.  Plantronics also provided three Voyager Legend UC headsets that we randomly gave away during the chat to selected participants who offered insightful answers.

How to Work Smarter with Mobile Devices

Below you will find a small number of selected excerpts from the event.

When asked the number of mobile devices they used or thought others used, here are a few of the responses:

Thanks to Plantronics for sponsoring this chat and for supplying Voyager Legend UC headsets as prizes for the participants.  Plantronics’ involvement made it possible for us to host the event.

Anita Campbell Anita Campbell is the Founder, CEO and Publisher of Small Business Trends and has been following trends in small businesses since 2003. She is the owner of BizSugar, a social media site for small businesses.