Running Your Business From Anywhere You Fancy!
Posted - 30 March 2012 by Escape Currency
These days, with the advances in communications and computing technology, many businesses can operate wherever there is a reliable Internet connection - prompting some entrepreneurs to relocate to the most unlikely places!
Working For Yourself For many of us one of the big attractions of working for yourself, is being able to choose exactly where you work. Running your own business can mean no more commuting, for example, although many small businesses are still tied to traditional workplaces such as offices, shops and workshops.
Attitudes are changing with the arrival of new technology, to the extent that for some business types, the choice of where you work can be wide open.
Whether you want to stay at home, travel, live in a remote spot or run a flexible operation with staff working from home, it may be entirely achievable.
Get “Location Independent”! Working away from a traditional office can suit any type of consultant or professional that works at a computer and communicates largely via phone and email and being “location independent” is growing in popularity.
Many e-commerce businesses also have few constraints when it comes to location, as long as they can take deliveries, store and ship their goods.
Working from your ideal, chosen location, is not only a lifestyle choice but can also be good for business, as it often improves creativity, and productivity, and can be good for the environment too, with less commuting from home to work-place.
The Essentials of Running a Remote Business There are really just three essentials you need to work from anywhere in the world; email, telephone and Internet access.
Many email tools are now Web-based so you can access from anywhere in the world and, if you use your own domain name in your address, nobody need know where you are, if you wish! With global internet telephone systems such as Skype, long distance telephone and video calls are readily available and, in the main, free.
“Follow Me” systems will allow your clients and partners to contact you wherever you may be, with just one single number, amazing. “Cloud computing” can allow you to access many software applications, including CRM systems, from anywhere in the world, via an internet enabled device. One thing is for sure though - a reliable internet connection is VITAL! Do your research before setting up on that remote tropical beach!
The World Really Is Your Oyster! Some professions are ideally suited to a “working wherever you like” scenario, people in creative industries have been working remotely for years, and some business-owners have taken advantage of technology to live lives that border on fantasy.
A tropical Island, a Mountain retreat or a city penthouse – the world, could be, your oyster!
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