As a business owner, you have got tons of responsibilities. You need to manage your team, deliver awesome products and services, and, additionally, you also need to close more sales.
Thankfully, technology can help you share your burden. This way, even your business doesn’t have to suffer when you are travelling. What’ more? You don’t even have to worry if your team is giving its cent percent while you are away.
But, this is just not about it. There are various other ways in which technology can help you manage your business while you are travelling.
Managing a business online
Technology has made business comprehensive, fast and sophisticated, in addition to being easier to manage. With the advancements in technology, it has now become easier to restructure your business and globalize it via the internet. All thanks to the various software which can be easily accessed online, you can now use them to create a marketing plan, update them and share with your team easily. Further, you can easily find the way to improve your business through social media marketing, use video marketing and reach to a larger set of people.
Further, corporate travel management has also become an easy task with various online tools.
Use the cloud for global sharing
Cloud computing has created a technology revolution for the small business and entrepreneurs, especially for people who are always on a move.
Thankfully, you can now use cloud-based programs any time to collaborate with the remote employees, or for outsourcing a certain task.
Further, even your travel commitments do not hinder your business. No matter, if you are on a flight or a train, with cloud services, you can easily arrange an impromptu meeting with robust audio/video.
Cloud technology also helps you back-up your data, so you don’t have to search your inboxes while abroad. The latest cloud services enable you to retrieve the latest version of your data.
This is proving to be extremely beneficial, especially when you have franchisees and offices scattered around the globe.
Be ready for meeting whenever, wherever
With technology, you get the freedom of organizing your meetings and conferences on the go. With easily available applications, you can manage all your meetings online and boost the team collaboration. What’s more? You also get a chance to meet your team members face to face via HD video. This makes the meetings more productive and effective which helps you schedule them according to your convenience. You can also project your online meeting to a room display and share it with the remote participants on your smart-phones or on laptops wherever you are in a hotel room, poolside, inside the train, flight or an airport. One such tool is Office 365 that helps you manage all your work, meetings inside or outside your organization.
Choose flexible collaboration tools
Collaboration tools have undoubtedly revolutionized the way businesses are conducted. Virtual Meeting Software is one such example that allows users to conduct a meeting online while they are on a journey.
Such tools add to the geographic flexibility and allow you to work from anywhere, while also allowing you to record and review meetings or training and make them available on demand.
This helps you to include diverse parties in global meetings and streamline communications with work spaces so as to share documents or a chat. With the evolution and widespread use of flexible collaboration tools such as Skype, Google duo and the like, you get a chance to harness the power of global talent pool irrespective you are boarding a flight or a train.
Virtual assistants everywhere
Business travellers can now take the help of virtual assistants to handle their clients and meetings in an effective way. Virtual assistants source fantastic deals on flights, accommodation, car hire, transfers, activities, travel packages and other adventure travels that were once upon a time managed by a travel agent only.
Whether it is a business trip or a leisure trip, these virtual assistants handle all the activities hassle-free. It takes away all the frustration, tackles all the travel research and provides you with a comprehensive outline of all the options.
So, don’t try to be at two different places at a single time, take help of virtual assistants such as Skype, Google Hangouts, and Zoom and manage your work effectively.
Travel and expense management are mainstream
With technology, If a company planning a lavish trip for Corporate Employees, you also get an option to cut down on the by organizing meetings virtually. To get things done at a faster rate, the built-in collaboration tools, real-time note talking and screen sharing tools help a lot in taking the right actions and making the right decisions.
This is effective while travelling or when handling customers who are seven seas apart and when there is a difference in time zones. Not only this, if anyhow you have lost your contacts on a journey, the latest tools also help you to keep a track of all your global connections, customers, vendors and other business persons thus saving your time spent in searching.
Technology helped us super-pass language barriers
Language is a major barrier for those who want a global expansion of their business, if you are a frequent business traveller, you need to be language proficient. The most commonly used Google translator is one of the top translator applications used by most business people while in the office or travelling outside state or country.
One such software is SYSTRAN – a leading provider of language translation software products that deliver real-time language solutions.
So, forget about language being a barrier while on a trip to your business. Just have these applications by your side and manage your business from any part of the country.
Thus, with technology advancements, business travel management is not a big issue. All you need is the right set of gadgets, software, and tools and you are good to go.
A wanderer by choice, Michelle Breitstein has an unending love for the mountains. She craves for experiences of all kinds, and goes wherever her wanderlust takes her. She has explored Switzerland, India, France, Austria, Nepal, Tibet and several places in her own country, United States. She also has interest in mountain biking, kayaking and leading a nomadic life where she can spare time for travel writing, adventure sports, photography, volunteer travel, and staying cooped in a caravan and guiding a tour.
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