One of the greatest perks of home internet business is the flexible schedule and ready availability of vacation time. Without a boss or human resources department to clear your schedule or deny your requests, you are free to do what you want with the time you have. Many people choose to maximize their vacation enjoyment by making their business vacation ready. The article will help you determine if your current business is vacation ready, and will outline some steps that can make your business as able to get up and go as you are.
A vacation ready company is one that allows you to work from the road. You will need certain supplies and preparations to man your business from the beach. First, look at your hardware situation. You absolutely must have a laptop with wireless connectivity and built in web cam to make your business truly vacation ready. With this hardware, you can access any file, make any necessary web page change, and actually see any client through teleconferencing. The ability to do these things from the passenger seat while you partner drives down tot he beach is essential.
Next, you need to prepare certain databases that will allow you to maintain organization and proper notes even while working on the beach. A database with current customers and one with prospects that leaves room for notes about your contacts with them is really helpful in maintaining customer relations while on your vacation. There are software programs that can help you create such a database, but a simple excel document could work just as well.
Finally, outline time during your vacation to set aside for work. If your work times occur at regular and repeating intervals, your customers are more likely to know when they can reach and will try then. On your voice mail, tell your customers when your plan to work and when they can expect a response. This open communication and dependable schedule will allow your customers to feel better about doing business with you – even as you sit by the beach.