The holidays mean different things to different people. For an increasing number of small business owners, this year the holidays mean going mobile. Mobile marketing and mobile technology will enable business owners to operate more efficiently and attract shoppers to their businesses with greater ease.

According to Mashable, more than 300 million customers are active on Instagram, which is just as many or more than Twitter.

Learn what they plan to do and how you can use mobile tools in your company:

Mobile marketing Thirty percent of the fastest growing businesses plan to use text message marketing to increase sales this holiday season, according to the 2014 AT&T Small Business Holiday Survey.

Mobile Point-of-Sale (POS) Mobile POS systems are good for business owners and their customers. A mobile POS system can turn a smartphone or tablet into a cash register, which enables sales to happen from a remote location, your retail floor, or almost anywhere else.

Mobile forms Mobile forms help business owners manage and complete routine tasks. For example, retailers use closing checklists and service companies use work orders.

Transportation management Businesses with a delivery component are relying on mobile devices with GPS to manage fleets.

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