Out of Office: Running A Business On The Go!

 

You know longer need to be chained to an office desk to conduct business. Technology has enabled us all to operate business from anywhere on the globe – providing you have a phone and wi-fi. If your business has you traveling around a lot, or you want to save costs on an office, here are some ways that you can operate a business on the go.

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Get on the cloud

Having your files all stored up on a computer hard-drive is limiting and a waste of storage space. Businesses are now transferring all their files and programs to the cloud. This frees up memory on your PC but also allows you to access these files from any device in any location, providing you have the password.

This allows you to start work on a document on your PC at home and then continue it on your smartphone or tablet whilst on the go. Previous issues of being unable to view a spreadsheet because you’re out the office can be solved by storing on the cloud. You can

This allows you to start work on a document on your PC at home and then continue it on your smartphone or tablet whilst on the go. Previous issues of being unable to view a spreadsheet because you’re out the office can be solved by storing on the cloud. You can

You can visit Tierpoint for details on the services cloud providers can offer. Many cloud computing companies can also secure your files with firewalls and encryption beyond any digital security software that you’d be able to afford for your own PC.

Sync up your devices

Operating on multiple devices requires syncing them all up. Putting all your files on the cloud can help, but you may also want to ensure they all have access to your work emails, have all the appropriate programs and apps downloaded and that no information can be accessed on one but not the other. You can even get a cloud-powered phone number which will ring on all devices.

Buy a portable charger

Being on the move means that you’ll always want to be powered up. Whilst most coffee shops and even some public transport such as trains now have plug sockets, not everywhere is as equipped. To save you scrambling around town for a charging station, buy yourself a portable charger so that you can operate your laptop, tablet or smartphone from any train carriage or park bench without having to worry about your battery. There are even

To save you scrambling around town for a charging station, buy yourself a portable charger so that you can operate your laptop, tablet or smartphone from any train carriage or park bench without having to worry about your battery. There are even solar powered portable chargers available.

Digitally share diaries

New diary apps and programs such as MyOffice allow you to share diaries with colleagues and employees. This allows everyone to be aware of one another’s schedules at all times. For teams of staff that are all on the go, this can be useful for arranging events and knowing when and when isn’t an appropriate time to contact somebody.

Be creative with meetings

Meetings needn’t only be conducted from the confines of an office. More and more people are using coffee bars and cafes as meeting points. You can aim to cut the distance traveled for both parties by finding a midpoint between the pair of you. Alternatively, you can cut out time and money spent traveling altogether and opt for video conferences using Skype.

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