Organization Hacks for Your Mobile Startup

Running a business from a traditional office space is difficult enough no matter how organized you are, but it’s even more of a challenge when your office is mobile. If you work from home, from the road, or from your favorite coffee shop most days, you don’t have much going for you in the way of organization in the traditional sense. Before you go another moment without the kind of proper organization needed to make your business run smoothly, consider some of these mobile organization hacks. 

The Right Accessories 

Nothing makes being organized easier than a great bag. Forget everything you’ve learned about style over functionality or being practical and minimal above all else. If you have a mobile startup, you need to have the right bag. Choose one that has room for your electronics, laptop, your chargers, and your paperwork. As much as you can store on the computer, you still need a pen and some paper, files, and a few accessories with you. Make sure your bag is both stylish and fit for the kind of organization you need it to handle, and you’ll never look back. 

It’s All About the Tools

When you have a mobile business and you are always on the go, you want to do what you can to be prepared all the time. Not everyone wants the same kind of tools, of course, but you need to have what works for you. If you are the kind of person who prefers a good old-fashioned day planner over your mobile device to record notes and keep your life organized, get that. If you like electronics, get the ones that work for you. 

If you can, pare down your mobile office with as many multi-faceted devices as you possibly can. This means an iPad Pro with a keyboard cover so you can work like it’s a laptop on flights. It’s less bulky, it’s less to carry around, and it’s more practical for many people. As long as you have the correct tools for your comfort level and your business, you’ll be good to go. 


Get a Mobile Office 

This is one of the best investments you’ll make. A mobile office such as Microsoft Office or Google Docs, you can go back and forth between devices when you need to organize your life. For a small monthly fee, you can save your work to your office. It’s going to show up on all the devices you connect to, so you’re never without your most important information. Today’s business degree programs usually have a focus on integration of devices and technology management. It’s a skill and a helpful tool for all modern business owners.

Not only does this make organizing your life so much simpler, it also makes your job safer. Let’s say your laptop dies on a flight and you can’t get it back on. That’s your entire office and everything you own is on it. With a mobile office built-in, all the work you saved on that device is easily found on your desktop at home or even your iPad. Now you won’t lose anything, which is one of the best ways to stay organized. 

Being organized isn’t always easy. Take it from business owners around the world and be sure to set aside a little time every day to organize what you worked on, to take notes, and to check off to-do list items. This helps make your life easier and more organized. Leaving it all to do one day every week or month is often overwhelming. Staying organized as you go with the right bag, the right tools, and the right mobile office is one way to spell success for any mobile startup.

About the author

Eileen O'Shanassy is a freelance writer and blogger based out of Flagstaff, AZ. She writes on a variety of topics and loves to research and write. She enjoys baking, biking, and kayaking. Check out her Twitter @eileenoshanassy.


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