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How to Manage Your Business During Travel

Travelers Today       By    Staff Reporter

Updated: Jan 29, 2020 02:43 AM EST

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How to Manage Your Business During Travel

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Becoming a business owner has always been looked at as a dream come true. It gives people the ability to work in an industry they love and increase their earning potential. There's also the added advantage of being able to set your own hours and call all the shots. Over the past two decades, advancements in technology have made it so that business owners can run these companies from virtually anywhere with an internet connection and the appropriate devices. 

Though these conveniences have enticed millions of people to start their own businesses it is not without its challenges. This is especially true for entrepreneurs who often travel. When traveling to different cities, states, or countries, there are complications that can make managing a business from afar a bit challenging. Changing time zones can throw off work and sleep schedules, bad weather can delay flights, and the unavailability of internet access makes it difficult to connect in certain areas. Not to mention, when you're on the go, trying to manage everything on your own can be tedious and time-consuming. 

Fortunately, there are ways to make managing your business while traveling easier. Before your next personal or business trip, consider using some of these solutions listed below: 

eCommerce Stores

For owners of brick-and-mortar retail stores managing what's going on can be a bit complex when you're out of town. Outside of making sure you have managers and hardworking staff to rely on, entrepreneurs can turn to retail business technology like eCommerce platforms. An eCommerce store allows you to check in on sales, manage customer information, check inventory, review trends, etc. All you need is an internet-capable device and a secure internet connection to access your eCommerce platform. 

Mobile Hotspots

Though many places like airlines, hotels, and restaurants now offer free wi-fi connections to patrons, it's not available everywhere. There's also the added fact that not internet connections are secure and/or private leaving your company information accessible to thieves. If you're going to manage your business while traveling you need reliable and secure internet access. Investing in a mobile hotspot is the most effective way to ensure this happens. Many cell phone providers now offer customers the option to use their cell phone devices and mobile data as a hotspot that you can take advantage of. 

Automate Processes

Another way to manage your business while traveling is to automate as many processes as you can. Through automation, various tasks are being completed without you having to do much work or follow-up. What tasks take the most time to complete? If you manage your own social media pages, for example, you could use social media automation tools to cut down on the time you spend. You can schedule posts, respond to followers, and view all your social media platforms from one location. If your business requires you to schedule meetings or appointments with clients you might consider schedule management software that allows your clients to schedule appointments digitally based on your availability saving you the trouble of sending emails or going back and forth with phone conversations to confirm dates and send out reminders. As every business owner has to deal with finances, utilizing accounting software can help to automate processes. You can have automated invoices, schedule payments, issue payroll, and generate financial reports from one platform. 

Cloud-Based Software

Cloud technology has enhanced business workflow and productivity over the past decade. Using applications that can be accessed from anywhere with the internet and a secured password, business professionals are able to work while traveling. You can log into your customer or project management software, view files, create documentation, and much more and access it without having to have the software downloaded on your computer or smartphone. 

A Supportive Team

The truth is, when you're traveling as a business owner (personally or professionally), there are going to be times when you're unable to check in on the business. Whether you're stuck in a storm, in a meeting, away from your mobile devices, or you simply want to relax and enjoy yourself, you need to have a backup plan. That's where having a reliable team on your side helps immensely. Whether it's your managers and in-house staff, freelancers, or companies you've outsourced certain tasks to, when you have the right people supporting your business, you can delegate tasks and find peace of mind in knowing they will get done. 

Traveling while running a business does present some challenges. Be that as it may, there resources (technological and otherwise) that you can utilize to reduce the complications and make it easier to manage. From eCommerce sites to a supportive team backing you, if you have all of these at your disposal managing your business whether you're near or far is possible. 

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