My overall objective for Scarletta Media is that it operates as a mobile virtual business. So I can work anywhere with a decent Internet connection whilst on the move with my iPhone and occasionally my laptop.
On the move…..
I have been constantly on the move, with a trip up to the North-East with the family I kept up-to date with Scarletta business and anything urgent with my iPhone.
Then Mr Scarletta and I had a trip to Madeira for a week’s break and even though we weren’t supposed to be working or online at all, the iPhone came up trumps yet again to keep an eye on e-mails, social networks and be in touch with my family, but more on that later.
What I love about my iPhone is the abundance of Apps available which means I have everything I need whilst on the move.
I couldn’t work without:
- My RSS reader to keep an eye on blog posts and feeds I follow
- Twitter and Tweetdeck for obvious reasons (although did really try to abstain from tweeting as I was supposed to be on holiday and a tweet detox!)
- Facebook again for obvious social reasons
- LinkedIn this one for professional reasons
- Evernote which is just brilliant for reminders, taking quick photos for ideas for blogs or any random thoughts that I have and saving them for when I get home. And haven’t got pen and paper handy.
All of these Apps along with access to my e-mail and phone have been my lifeline, especially as I have spent so much time recently travelling on and in planes, trains and automobiles.
Unexpected but wonderful arrival…….
Whilst in Madeira my brand new niece Emily arrived 9 weeks earlier than expected taking us all by surprise.
My trusty iPhone was constantly in my hand and in use to keep in touch with my family until we got back to the UK 24 hours later.
3 weeks on, every day Emily is making progress and to say we all feel so very blessed to have her here safe and sound is an understatement. And of course I am a very, very proud Auntie Mel always on hand to supply lots of cuddles with Emily when required.
So with all this going on it has totally tested my mobile virtual business to the limit. But with a few pieces of technology I have still been able to function and keep Scarletta going.
And technology has really served us well too as there have been so many pictures flying around of Emily by text message, on Facebook and e-mail so family and friends can see her too and keep up with new developments.
I have realised that a robust back-up plan is a pretty great idea. So do you have one for your business?
What Apps could you not live without in a crisis, any recommendations to share would be gratefully received have your say below?