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Published on September 29th, 2014 | by admin

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Are You Running A Business On The Move?

With the advancements in technology, it is now and more and more plausible to run a successful business remotely without a permanent office base and even whilst travelling the world at the same time.

The three most significant factors which have enabled entrepreneurs to successfully operate without an office and conceivably whilst jet setting the globe have been broadband, smart phones and online file storage.

So what about the traditional office HQ? Well actually more and more, a startup or small business owner can operate efficiently without this overhead which can be very draining on resources for an evolving entity.

With all the right travel accessories packed before setting off including business luggage for carrying that all important laptop or tablet as well as the correct worldwide adaptor, the opportunities to work whilst travelling around have never been greater.

The plethora of file-sharing software packages including Dropbox, Evernote and Google Drive have made the need for a static office base with a server even less relevant in the modern business age.

Of course a business owner with no office of their own is still going to need to conduct face to face business meetings from time to time so with no permanent meeting room to call upon alternative solutions will need to be a local coffee shop, hotel or perhaps even hiring a conference room in a shared office building.

However instead of that desk drawer or pen pot containing those stationery essentials, it is important to remember the need to keep a stock of pens, notepads, staples and paper clips to hand whilst on the go.

Needless to say there are still one or two drawbacks to not having an office as a base, such as the ability to print and collate important documents at will. It’s also far more likely that a business owner in the habit or working remotely will resist from taking time out of their commitments for a well earned break from all those day to day tasks and responsibilities.

However, from a productivity perspective it is vital to step away from the business demands from time to time and focus on family commitments or hobbies and pastimes instead.

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