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How to Manage Your Business on the Go

December 12, 2017

Even if you are trying to enjoy vacation with your loved ones, chances are you are constantly thinking of all the emails you are receiving, the conference calls you are missing, and the day-to-day tasks you are missing. As much as you want to find the closest coffee shop that offers Wi-Fi to hop on your business wagon, you should be able to relax and enjoy your vacation! With these tips, you will be able to balance your business necessities while spending time pampering yourself.

Schedule Ahead:

Deciding how you will be spending your time ahead of time will help you stay organized while you are traveling. Even if you won't be able to adhere to every single to-do on your schedule, you will be able to create a balance between your business and your own necessities.

Automatize as Much as you Can:

Automatization is your new best friend. Schedule posts and emails ahead of time to save yourself from spending hours in front of your screen. Before you leave for your travels, make sure everything is schedule and ready to be send out, including an automatic reply on your email account. Make the best out of your available technology!

Learn How to Say No:

It is easy to say yes to every opportunity you get to make your business grow, but some of them can wait for when you are back at the office. Prioritize those tasks that are necessary to keep your business running while you are away, and put small tasks that don't require your immediate attention on standby.

Rely on Your Team Members:

There is a reason why you chose your teammates, so make sure to go to them when you need assistance with your to-do list. It is specially important to delegate tasks and assign projects before you leave, so you can rest assured that everything that needs to be done is getting done once you reach your destination.

It's not easy to balance your work with your travels, but it is possible! Using these techniques will help you stay on top of the game and make sure that your business is running - even if you are not physically there!

Written by Orly Margulis, Communications, Drexel University's Close School of Entrepreneurship