Home Office Essential – A Back Up Office LocationBy
For the second day in a row, our hi-speed cable has gone out. Yesterday I took it as an opportunity to go enjoy the sunshine and take a nice long walk, but today won’t cut it – I have too much work to do!! Rather than freak out on the phone with Comcast again, I decided to find the nearest Wi-fi hot spot, pack up my stuff and take my mobile office on the road!
I live about 20 minutes from civilization in any direction so its not like there is a wi-fi hot spot on every corner. The local library was my first choice but they are on the same pipeline as our house and are also without connectivity today. Starbucks and Panera are always safe second choices. I prefer Panera’s food, work space and location so it won out today.
If you work from home, do you have a back up office location? You should! Whether it is the local library or a local cafe, you should identify a handful of back up office locations so you can keep your workflow going when you can not work from your home office.
Another option is to get a wireless air card through your wireless provider. While we do have one, it doesn’t do me much good when my husband has it with him while he travels. I could pick up a second one, but am have a hard time justifying the expense if I am not using it all the time.
Not sure if there is a wi-fi hotspot near by? Try looking one up at JiWire where they have listings for over 200,000 wi-fi locations in more than 135 countries.
Do you have a home office plan B? Â