technologyOne of the first steps to bring your loved ones home from their jobs is utilising the relevant technological advancements that are available to each and everyone of us. Aside from the obvious ones such as mobiles, laptops and travel elements, you should also get creative with the new systems available to you.

So what systems am I talking about? Well there are 3 that I utilise on a daily basis for both my personal and business needs. The first is uber. If you haven’t got the Uber app yet I highly recommend downloading it and getting going. It has easily saved me countless hours when it comes to travelling short distances around a city. Utliise the app to surprise your family on a regular basis and save money on petrol and congestion costs. Uber’s are quicker, easier and essentially more convenient than even having your car… So go sell that car and invest into your business.

syma-x5cAnother tech advance I like talking about is the drone revolution. Drones or Quadcopters are small-medium sized devices that rotate to generate thrust and hence can fly anywhere within a small radius. These can be controlled by a mobile phone or by a laptop, but generally can be flown up to 5km. There is a great article at syma x5c review which talks about the Syma range and how they are taking over the drone market. The best thing about these devices is that they are in fact so cheap now for consumers. Starting at £100 and going up to £5,000. You can select a model that is most relevant for your business or personal needs. Cute messages to your family when you have to stay late will make all the difference, as will flying small items around time at 1/10th of the time it would take a taxi to get there.

Speed is everything

speedThis doesn’t just mean speed of transport, which is what we have been talking about so far. This also means speed of business growth. Which brings me onto my final technology recommendation. The first element is skype/emails to improve contact. But the important aspect is that you should be outsourcing a lot of your tasks. For this I recommend using a service like upwork or freelancer. But you should be hiring VAs (virtual assistance) as this is extremely easy to get started and you don’t have to worry about any legal elements, unlike when you hire a member of staff in your own company.

outsourcingThere are multiple advantages to outsourcing over hiring, but 2 of the primary ones include: legal elements, you don’t have to go through a long drawn out contract element or worry about setting up pensions or any of that rubbish. The second element is you can hire these people extremely fast, I recommend testing individuals before hiring them as there are very few good VAs, but if you do find one they will pay for themselves in weeks and will save you a lot of time and energy in the long run!

Hope you enjoyed.

Travis.