Of course, being required to travel is common for modern businesses, but going out of your way to keep any vacations business minded is another thing entirely. Should it be something you try out? Well, if you’re someone who likes to travel, you might end up loving being able to work while you’re traveling, and taking business abroad with you seems like such a smart idea.
After all, you’ll be combining two ideas in one, and making your trips away both enriching and productive. It’s a great way to both save time and make money, and ensure you’re enjoying yourself through the whole thing! Here are some tips for bringing your business abroad with you.
Keep Yourself Connected
Staying connected isn’t a hard thing to do in today’s modern world. But if you’re taking work abroad, it’s going to be hard to find a stable wifi connection as you travel, and there’s no telling if the 4G in your phone (or that wifi from the coffeeshop down the corner) is going to be secure enough to send company data across.
Which is why it’s key to take your wifi with you. You can buy portable hotspots and/or connective dongles for your travels, and it’s highly recommended to always have at least one of these topped up and in your backpack at all times.
Save on Luggage Costs
Sure, you might want to take the entirety of your office with you, because there are so many items you could find useful, but they’re impossible to fit into your suitcase! For most people, being able to take their laptop and phone along with them is good enough – most company data is on the cloud these days – but some people like to have more equipment on side too.
Which is why saving on luggage costs needs to be at the forefront of your mind, if you’re a fan of working vacations. You can use large item shipping to get your items there ahead of time, and ensure you’ve got them to work with for the entirety of the trip (especially if you’re in the midst of setting up an international office), and all for a discounted price. Airlines, and your wallet, will thank you for taking such a step!
Always Take a Break
This is a very important thing to keep in mind. If you’re traveling for vacation, or for a trip that’s not specifically a work related thing, you’re going to need to stop and take a break every now and then. If you’ve brought family along, this is their vacation too, and your business can survive without you for a few days. Just have a bit of trust in your company, set up an out of office email to keep people in the loop, and be sure to sit back and relax when you can.
Taking your business abroad with you, for vacation or otherwise, can be a handy thing. But make sure it’s done right!