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4 Useful Tools Every Entrepreneur Needs for Business Trips
by Rachelle Wilber Thu, 02/09/2017 - 10:30
Traveling for business can be very stressful, and no one wants to open their bag only to realize that they have forgotten something important. Whether you are spending a few days in a different state or traveling to a new country to get your business off the ground, here are a few tools and gadgets that entrepreneurs should always have with them.
GPS or Bluetooth Tags
Misplacing your bag or phone could bring your next business trip to a grinding halt. Instead of trying to retrace your steps, you might want to use technology to find your missing items. Bluetooth tags have a shorter range, but they will begin to beep loudly if you are more than a few steps away from any items they are attached to. With GPS tags, you can use a smartphone or computer to track down your belongings from anywhere in the world.
Trying to get work done in a noisy airport or coffee shop is quite frustrating. Instead of fumbling with cheap headphones, you can use noise-canceling headphones to completely isolate yourself from the world around you. These advanced devices recognize nearby noises and then play frequencies that negate those noises. They are the perfect option for trying to get some sleep on a plane or carrying out an important call with a business contact on the other side of the world.
Universal Charging Blocks
Charging various devices while you are in a different country typically requires multiple adapters and cords. Instead of keeping track of dozens of blocks and cables, you can invest in a single universal charging block, like those available from TYLT, to provide energy to all of your electronics. These devices often have multiple inputs so that you can use a micro-USB cord to charge your phone while a 12v plug supplies power to your e-reader or computer. A high-quality charger will also have a good fuse so that a power surge does not damage your devices.
While you are traveling for business, you want to have as few devices with you as possible. Instead of filling your bags with a tablet, e-reader, netbook, and laptop, you might want to invest in a single hybrid laptop. These computers have all the processing power you will ever need, but they are just a fraction of the size of a desktop. When you are done working for the day, the display can be folded over so that you can read a book or watch a movie.
Constantly traveling for work can feel overwhelming, and that is why you want to have all the tools you will ever need to stay comfortable, safe, and productive.
About the author
Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn't on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Follow her on twitter: @RachelleWilber