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Small-Business Owners Dependent On Smartphones, Mobile Apps (INFOGRAPHIC)

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Hooked on mobile: More small-business owners than ever love their smartphones and mobile apps, according to a new survey. | Getty Images

Mobile app use is on the rise among small-business owners, according to a survey by Paychex, a payroll and human resources firm. Eighty-five percent of small-business owners reported using smartphones to help manage their operations, nearly doubling in five years.

While business owners are increasingly seeing the time-saving value of mobile apps, they've yet to realize the importance of a mobile consumer presence. Despite 50 percent of small-business owners admitting they couldn't survive without mobile technology, only 26 percent have extended their mobile capabilities to customers.

This infographic shows just how much time small-business owners save with mobile technology. Infographic: Small Business Loves Mobile Technology
Small Business Loves Mobile Technology. - An infographic by the team at Paychex BuildMyBiz®