With shifts in economy and business practices taking place all the time at a rapid speed, there are constantly changing trends within the industry. Sometimes we see trends that last for a mere few weeks, and other times they are trends that seem to span decades. One of the most recent trends in today’s world of business is the increase in job opportunities that either require or encourage remote based working. One of the main reasons for this is that the global market place means working internationally with a variety of cultures and a need for travel on a regular basis. Another reason that this style of working has become so popular, is that it eliminates a great deal of overhead costs by removing any need for a real office space. Technology has made it simple to collaborate digitally through services like Skype and Go-To-Meeting, and co-working spaces are popping up everywhere to give people more space for these types of careers. If you are part of this group of modern on the go business men than you know that there are a few things you know now that you wish you knew about in the past. Here is a list of a few essential items we think you might want to add to your arsenal of tools.
A Go Business Travel Go Bag
If you have ever had to schedule a last-minute trip to attend an important meeting or have an in-person introduction with a new client, then you know how stressful it can be to think about everything you need while hoping there is nothing you are forgetting. Having a bag prepared with everything you need, from an extra portable charger to your favorite Oakley sunglasses, will allow you to grab and go when the times comes. This will lead to a smoother start to your travels and a better attitude about business travel over all.
A Membership to a Global Twenty-Four-Hour Fitness Center
This may sound like an odd one to add to your list but if you have ever been in a foreign town with 12 hours to kill, heading to the gym for a sweat session and a hot shower might your favorite part of traveling. Aim for a membership to a gym with locations at least nationally, if not internationally. It is important that it runs twenty-four hours a day so that you have the freedom to go at any time in your travels, even if there is a huge time difference. Even if you do not have the energy to work out, it can be a great place to go for a stretch and a sauna, or even just a shower.
A Cell Phone with Dual SIM Card Capabilities
This might be the best purchase you ever make if you happen to travel internationally quite often. Having a phone that will allow you to keep your United States phone number, while still inserting a card for whatever country you are in will make your life so much easier when you are trying to communicate with both the home office and the local office abroad.