25 More Ways to Save on Small Business Travel

25 More Ways to Save on Small Business Travel

travel planning Earlier this year, Small Business Trends published a report on the 25 best ways for small business travelers to save money on the road. Then recently, SurePayroll offered an invitation to provide a few questions to the company’s monthly SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard . The questions were posed to small business owners and managers about their practices and policies for business travel. One of those asked was: “Do you have tips for saving money while traveling for business?” Based on the responses Small Business Trends and SurePayroll received, planning ahead before the trip seems to be a surefire way of saving money and being prepared for the unexpected. Of course, there will always be business travel horror stories that make a disaster out of even the best laid plans. Still, here are some money-saving tips for the small business traveler: Before You Go Obviously, planning ahead is the best way to save money on your small business trip. This can prevent a lot of headaches and expense if something unforeseen should occur. As SurePayroll General Manager Andy Roe told Small Business Trends: “The small business owner may only travel a couple times a year, so they may not have all the tricks of the seasoned corporate flyer – Wifi hotspots, battery backups, noise cancelling headphones, better access to get off of standby and onto a flight. You can be penalized for not being a frequent flyer.” Before you pack those bags, peruse the Web to look for better deals on everything vital to the trip. Here are some tips that SurePayroll survey respondents shared: 1. “Planning and use of an itinerary.” 2. “Check the best rates for flights and hotels and make the necessary changes, if possible.” 3. “By packing snacks, planning ahead, investigating lower prices for […]