When you're running your own small business, it seems almost necessary to be frugal, especially when it comes to travelling for work. But going for budget travel options every time may not be worth it.
While it's great to having an excuse to travel when you're building your business, be it attending workshops or meeting with prospect clients, it can become a costly affair. This is why you'll need to plan your travel budget carefully, but that doesn't mean you need to indiscriminately cut costs.
Business site Entrepreneur noted that while the overall goal is to save money, there are some things that are worth paying extra for when you're travelling for work:
"The key to saving money isn’t necessarily to opt for the cheapest option in every category, but to know which areas can afford to be cut. This will depend on the goals and direction of your trip; for example, if you’re trying to make a sales pitch to a major client, you'll need to make a good first impression, so skimping out on your rental car is inadvisable. "If you want to get as much work done as possible, opting for a higher-quality airline with WiFi may be worth the extra money you’ll pay for a ticket. If you’re eating alone, you can choose cheaper meal options, but if you’re taking out a potential investor, you’ll want to step up the value here."
Head over to Entrepreneur for more tips on travelling for work without breaking the bank.