I am writing this post today while sitting in a local coffee shop, although truth be told at this point that is where i write all my posts. However thanks to technology, i could be writing this post from anywhere, the beach, a park, on a train or anywhere i can get a 3G/GPRS mobile signal.
Mobile technologies are moving towards being a lot cheaper and easier to access then ever before and it will become a massive revolution for business. No longer is there a need to be chained to a desk in an office if you want to stay in touch with clients and colleagues. For me as a individual in business i love the idea of not being fixed to a single location to do business from, i can go to my clients and always have the ability to stay right on top of everything from email to phone calls.
It becomes even more of a benefit for mobile sales people who traditionally, may have had to put in hours after work to update computer records, or couldn’t spend as much time seeing clients to maintain the records. Now with mobile broadband, can be done in minutes even while you are visiting your clients.
The costs involved in making the moe to being fully portable are really coming down as well. My initial investment was around mid level at roughly $2,700 for a laptop, printer(battery powered) and software, and $88 per month for a mobile broadband and mobile phone. Although it isn’t hard to take full advantage of some of the products and offer available and be setup and on the road for under $1,000 and as low as $40 per month. The primary fact here is these are generally costs that you would be paying anyway weather you lease an office for your business or not. If you choose to lease the equipment needed, you could be running your business on under $100 a month or just $4/day.
The main point here is business doesnt need to be an expensive exercise to operate it can be operated fairly professionally on a minimal budget. Even adding all the frills won’t blow a reasonable budget out to much.