To be a great entrepreneur, it is important to rely on technology at least somewhat these days. To completely ignore technology is to fall behind in 2019. That is exactly how Arshad Madhani feels at least. Based in Atlanta, the entrepreneur recently shared with us his top five gadgets every entrepreneur needs in order to be successful.
A Top-of-the-Line Smart Phone
Without getting into a lot of arguments as far as what smart phone is best, the fact of the matter is, a top-of-the-line option is needed to be successful as an entrepreneur. No one is going to get by without having something to rely on while on the go. Most people are going to opt for the latest iPhone these days, and that is obviously a great choice. An Android device is another option for people, and it really comes down to what operating system a person is more familiar with.
This is another essential for any entrepreneur because sometimes things can’t just be done on a smart phone. A desktop computer isn’t functional for most entrepreneurs due to the lack of portability. Entrepreneurs need a light weight laptop with a long-lasting battery.
For what specific type of laptop, it comes down to what type of operating system a person wants to use. For macOS, many people are going to opt for a MacBook Pro or just a standard MacBook. Windows is another great operating system, and a number of companies make laptops running that system. Finally, for a super lightweight and affordable option, a Chromebook is always going to be a great option for those who really just need some standard features.
Productivity goes up when a person is really focused. One of the best ways to stay focused on a consistent basis is to block out some of the distractions that might be going on around a person. One way to really do that is to invest in a good set of headphones, either to listen to music, podcast, or simply to block out other noises.
There are two basic types of headphones, and they are in ear and over the ear. For a more secluded sound, it makes sense to go with headphones that go over the ear. They are not going to be as light weight as in ear options though. If you truly are looking for good sound quality and noise cancellation, don’t opt for the cheapest pair of headphones you find.
A Quality Printer
When people think of gadgets, they might not initially think of something antiquated like a printer. With that being said, a quality printer is going to be very valuable for any entrepreneur. There are still plenty of things that need to be printed, and it needs to be done efficiently while looking very professional. The best way to do that is to invest in a quality printer.
There are a number of really great companies, but Canon seems to be the overall leader right now. They have several different options for people to consider, with the Canon G4200 being one of the very best overall values.
A Security System
A security system may not seem to be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of gadgets, but as the old saying goes, “it’s better to be safe than sorry”. Security is getting easier thanks to a variety of new technology available to the masses. Whether it is a sensor for doors or video cameras in general, investing a little bit in a security system is a great way to protect any type of investment.
For more information on gadgets, or to simply learn about entrepreneurship, follow Arshad online through his website, Twitter, or Medium accounts.