Millions of companies around the country, including those located in the Rocklin and Sacramento area, engage in business travel. Some may go a few hours away, while others may need to hop a plane to make it to a business meeting across the country. Business travel expenses can add up quickly and become an expense that can exhaust smaller businesses. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to save on your business travel expenses!
Putting in a little attention to these details may help you save more than you ever thought possible. Before your make your next business travel plans, consider these tips for saving money:
1.Shop around. This may sound like an obvious one, but it has to be mentioned. It is important to shop around and compare prices. Check travel sites, airline sites, and even try it on different days if time allows. Prices fluctuate and you will find a better deal by doing some comparison shopping.
2.Earn rewards. Book all of your travel with a credit card that earns you some type of reward back. Also, sign up for hotel reward programs and try to stay in the same chain, so that you can start earning free night stays.
3.Read the fine print. Sometimes the price you see is not always the final price. For example, your hotel may charge additional for parking or Internet service. Be sure to investigate those additional charges and account for them when making your comparisons in order to find the best rates.
4.Consider alternates. You may have it in your mind that you want a particular hotel or type of rental vehicle, but if you are flexible you may save a lot of money. At least explore the idea of nearby airports and other vehicle options in order to see what your savings could be.
5.Eat smart. Food expenses can add up quickly during business trips, especially if you like to eat dinner out or take others out in the name of business. Consider where and what time you are going in order to save money. Aim for restaurants that are more affordable, yet still offer a good business-casual atmosphere, and try to stick to lunch, which will save you a few dollars per person.
Business expenses can become a real source of pain for many smaller businesses in the Rocklin and Sacramento area. But rather than let it get the best of you, or avoid it all together, make this the year that you start looking for ways to keep travel expenses down. With some patience and dedication you will likely find that your travel expenses go down, helping to keep more money in your pocket!
The Law Offices of Terry L. Gilbeau provides personalized counsel to clients in a variety of business and personal matters, including creditors’ rights, debt collection, products liability and international transaction issues. His office is located in Rocklin, CA, just outside of Sacramento, CA, near Roseville, Lincoln, Auburn, in Placer County and can be reached at (916-626-5539) or email Terry at email@example.com. Click here for the firm website http://www.gilbeaulaw.com/