Business improvement is something we should all be aiming for in 2019. With that in mind, here are a selection of tips to help you achieve exactly that…
Put more effort into impressing your clients – Needless to say, you should not be obvious or braggy about it, but you should look for different ways to make a positive impression on your clients and potential clients. For example, you could use a black car service to pick up your clients whenever you have a meeting, saving them the hassle of having to arrange transport themselves. Small refreshments and little touches like this can also have a positive impact.
Make more intelligent travel decisions – Travel is a huge expense for businesses today. There are a number of ways you can make more intelligent and cost efficient travel decisions, including…
- Re-booking options – The need to cancel and rebook a flight cannot only be extremely annoying, but it can end up being very expensive as well. Unfortunately this is something that happens a lot more frequently than businesses would like. However, if you book with a company providing flexibility regarding re-booking options you will be able to keep your excess costs to a minimum.
• Every little saving matters – In addition to this, don’t overlook the ‘little’ savings. They all add up to ensure you are being as efficient as possible. This includes everything from finding a hotel with free Wi-Fi, to purchasing a travel card, to picking accommodation in a savvy location.
• Use a travel management company – If you are a company that engages in frequent corporate travel, you should definitely consider using the services of a top travel management company. They will be able to hunt down the best deals and provide you with an array of different ways to save money. This includes everything from air fare deals, to baggage allowance savings, to car hire offers, and much, much more.
• Be flexible – Last but not least, if you have the ability to be flexible with your booking, then do so. This is one of the best ways to save money. For example, if your employees can fly during the evening rather than during the day, you are likely to save a significant amount of money. Don’t disregard your employees’ needs though. With a lack of sleep, they may need a day off to recover.
Embrace technology – There is no denying that technology has revolutionised the way we go about our business. This is why it is vital to assess your current processes to determine if there is any way that technology can help you to achieve more. Do not copy what other businesses are doing. There is a software solution for every problem and process nowadays, so you need to find what is right for you.
If you follow the three tips above, you will notice improvements in 2019.