The rise of the internet had brought with it a completely new way of working. You now see entrepreneurs running multi-million dollar businesses from coffee houses…Perez Hilton is a great example of this. People are now building businesses out of their homes and while traveling the world.
Here are four things you should do… when landing in a new location.
1. Internet – Locate a backup internet source. You may have the best internet carrier that provides awesome coverage no matter where you’re at, but…you never know when it could go out on you, causing you to miss an important deadline.
Tip: Look for free wi-fi in coffee houses, book stores and some restaurants now offer free wi-fi.
2. Office Supplies – You can pick up most of your office supplies, like printer ink and printer paper at Wal-Mart, but for a better selection, you’ll want to search for Office Depot, Office Max or Staples.
Tip: Some locations have great “mom and pop” office supply stores.
3. Art Supplies – An art supply store is must for a creative person. Stores like Michaels and Hobby Lobby offer a great selection of supplies for all artists.
Tip: Ask around for any great “local” art supplies stores.
4. UPS – Whether you need to ship or receive shipments, UPS is a great resource. You can find a UPS store on almost every corner now. You can also pickup stamps and send out your mail.
Tip: Most entrepreneurs utilize a web based fax service like MyFax for their mobile office, but when you need a backup, UPS offers faxing services.
Bonus Tip: Utilize your smart phone when possible. Most have the Google Places app that you can download to search for and read local reviews of businesses. It saves so much time!
You can make your traveling easier as an entrepreneur by following these four easy tips. Try them the next time YOU arrive in a new location.
Julie Barnes is a Writer specializing in Business, Travel and SEO Copywriting. She is passionate about helping women entrepreneurs succeed in business through the written word, while traveling the great USA full-time in a 42 ft rv. Visit her website at http://www.onewhowrites.com/. Follow Julie on Twitter at www.twitter.com/juliebarnesusa.
Julie Barnes is a regular contributor to the Secrets of Success blog