A majority (59%) of small business owners strongly agree (15%) or somewhat agree (44%) with the statement that they “wish that there were more mobile technologies relevant to [their] business.”

65% of Small Biz Owners Say Mobile Technology at Least Somewhat Important to Success of Business

Going Mobile – A majority of small business owners (65%) view mobile technology as at least somewhat important to their current business success, and a larger majority (74%) believe that such technology will be at least somewhat important to the future success of their business.

Lack of Relevant Uses Biggest Barrier to Small Business Owner Use of Mobile Technology

33% of small business owners cited “few relevant uses for my business” as the biggest barrier to them taking advantage of mobile technology. The other barriers identified were: Cost (25%), Making time to learn which technology is right for my business (14%), Lack of technical expertise (11%), Security concerns (7%), Lack of time to install and implement (4%). Other barriers identified without specific percentages include network issues, reliability, coverage area and access speed.

Docstoc Breaks Down The Biggest Barriers

In keeping to its mission to make every small business better, Docstoc.com has developed a comprehensive line of apps targeted to small business owners and entrepreneurs. Docstoc has also removed any barriers to taking advantage of the valuable content that each app contains by making the apps free, intuitive to use and easy to install. With a vast range of business topics, such as HR & Employee Management Advice, How to Start a Business and How to Write a Business Plan, every small business owner is sure to find multiple apps that are relevant for their business operations.

Source: Bank of the West Online National Survey of Small Business Owners, July-August 2012