Despite the many difficulties and struggles they faced in 2020, small businesses have plenty to look forward to this year. The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce reported that total e-commerce sales for 2020 were an estimated $791.7 billion, a 32.4% increase from 2019. Total retail sales also were up 3.4% during the COVID-19 pandemic year compared to 2019.1
While not all small business achieved the same positive sales increase, the good news is that as more Americans are vaccinated, retail sales are expected to continue to grow between 6.5% and 8.2% to more than $4.33 trillion.2
Small businesses continue to look for ways to capitalize on this expected economic bounce back, and for many this includes incorporating mobile technology to help their business.
Regardless of their type of business or industry, entrepreneurs and small business owners have a few things in common – they’re risk-takers, tenacious, motivated, creative – and they use wireless technology to conduct business.
In honor of Small Business Week (May 2 – May 8), here are apps and tips to help small businesses succeed in 2021:
UScellular™ supports small businesses this week and every week by offering a suite of productivity and collaboration solutions to help local entrepreneurs enhance their operations. We built a secure and reliable 5G network in rural and urban environments, with a local presence in your community, plus tools to connect you with your customers: