Taking Your Business on the Road

Some people like owning a home business because they enjoy working from home and not having to go anywhere. Other people like the flexibility of a home based business opportunity that lets them travel and take their work with them. If you are a greeting card writer, home may be where the heart is. But if you are a home business owner, your home office is where your laptop and cell phone are.

While cruising the Pacific coast of Mexico, I met a fellow who owned his own business. He was a consultant and worked from home. His home just happened to be a 44’ sailboat. He was cruising with his wife and three kids aboard. He ran his business with only his laptop computer and a couple of week long trips back to the US every year. The family cruised for several years and ended up circumnavigating the globe. And all the while the father conducted his home business from whatever port they were in.

I met another home business owner on the road, a woman who took her network marketing business with her wherever she went. I was visiting my cousin in Wisconsin and went to a home party for nutritional products. The party’s hostess was a friend of my cousin. But the woman selling the products was from Nevada. This woman didn’t limit her network to people near her home. She set up sales parties whenever and wherever she traveled, expanding her sales area considerably (and her network to recruit downline reps as well).

I work from home too, and home is wherever I happen to be sleeping that night. Here are a few of the places I’ve conducted my business from:  under a palm tree on a beach in Costa Rica, from the deck of a sailboat cruising in the Sea of Cortez, at the base of a mountain in the Andes in Peru, at an open air café in Milan, need I go on? Ok, true, I don’t always have an internet connection in all these places, but as long as my computer batteries will last I can work on my laptop. Then when I get back in range I can get online and connect with my customers.

So don’t let the term home business keep you in one place. Take your work with you and see the world!