If you’re planning on taking your show on the road, there are a few business travel essentials that you’ll want to remember.
I started working for myself because I wanted the freedom to work on what I wanted, with who I wanted, when I wanted and, most importantly, where I wanted. Having the freedom to be wherever you want, whether you’re on a resort in Mexico, hunkering down at your parent’s house or even the table of your RV.
So when you pack up to head out on the road, there are definitely a few business travel essentials that you’ll want to make sure you bring along.
All of Your Power Cords
Yes, this seems like an obvious addition to the list and I hope that you already have it, but I would highly suggest double and triple-checking your luggage to make sure that you include ALL of your power cords.
It’s going to be a real pain if you get to where you’re going and have no way to power up your device. Another great addition to your business travel essentials power team is a power bank, especially if you’re taking a tablet sightseeing with you and plan to stop at a few coffee shops here and there.
Your business travel essentials list should definitely include a pair of headphones, especially if you’re planning on working in a chattery space like a coffee shop.
Bonus points if you have a pair of noise-cancelling headphones with you. I have a pair and they’re amazing when it comes to air travel or driving on a bus. Having a way to block out the noise whether you’re trying to listen in on a business meeting or just want some background music.
If you’re like me and you like to travel with a tablet, then a BlueTooth keyboard is a must-have. I have a cheap one off Amazon and it’s a God-send. It’s light and easy to pack and works amazing.
I spend less than $20 on mine, and I’ve been using it for years. You don’t need to break the bank or get some certified work and it’ll help make working a lot easier on the go. You can also grab a wireless mouse if it suits your fancy—I personally don’t use one but I know many people do.
This is one of the things that I almost always forget until I’m about to leave and remember I don’t have one. But you absolutely need to add a case to your business essentials list. My iPad case has saved my device a number of times, it’s absolutely necessary.
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Tae started out as a journalist before following the money into the corporate world. But it turns out that the grass isn’t always greener and now you can find her spending most of her time writing about all the things she loves. Namely, money, travel and business with a hefty dose of self-deprecating humor. She is a podcast fanatic, blogging aficionado and loves to find new ways to turn passions into cold hard cash!