The worst thing about running a business is that it never ends, and your work never stops. It’s a 24/7 investment, and even when you’re traveling, you’ll have to treat it that way.
Fortunately, we live in a time when running a business has never been easier. Technology is so good now that we can hold video conferences from across the world, and email from anywhere.
There’s all kinds of tech, gadgetry and plain common sense that can help you fully stay on top of things while globetrotting. So, without further ado, here’s all the advice you need.
Tip 1: Build a cloud network
There are some things every business needs, and this is one of them.
A cloud network allows you and your colleagues to stay on the same page when separated. This means that any important files can be viewed and edited by everyone, regardless of location. All these files will be stored in one location, which means there’ll be no more searching through directories and drives.
Tip 2: Buy your own private transport
If your business is doing particularly well, and I applaud you if it is, then perhaps it’d be wise to buy your own transport. I’m not talking about a car or a bike, either. I’m talking about a helicopter, a jet, a boat or a yacht.
This has several benefits. For starters, you can customize it the way you want, and make it fit for working in. Secondly, you don’t have to rely on shoddy public network connections, and can invest in something like 3G for superyachts or planes. Lastly, you can travel without the distractions of other commuters, making it easier to concentrate.
Obviously, this won’t be cheap, but it’s the only way to truly take your business with you on the go.
Tip 3: Buy a portable hotspot
Chances are, you won’t have a silky smooth internet connection in every city you land in. You’re going to have to improvise, and that’s where a portable hotspot comes in.
As the name implies, it’s a device that can connect you to the web from any land location. Whether you’re stuck for signal in a hotel or on the beach, you can connect. All you need to do is buy a cheap SIM card that comes with some data. Be careful not to go over your limits, though.
Tip 4: Video conferencing
You’ll need to pack that laptop, and I’d recommend a wide-angle webcam of some description. This is to allow you to have a full, proper video conference that looks professional. Free software like Skype supports video messaging, so it’ll be like you never left!
Tip 5: Use a VPN as often as possible
Maybe you’re conducting a private business deal, or are checking your company’s accounts. Whatever you’re browsing the web for, if you do it on a public network, you’re at risk.
This is because public wifi hotspots are easily hacked by people. Anyone can see the data you’re transferring, which could result in a major security headache for your company. Set up a VPN when you’re out and about to restrict access to your network and make it more secure.
And that’s about it! Did any of these tips help you out? Leave a comment down below!
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