Tips For Stress Free Business Travel

Travelling for business is widely misunderstood: To those who don’t go often, it sounds like a vacation with a little responsibility – a break from your regular life, enhanced by free meals, sightseeing, and the opportunity for an out-of-town hook-up.

But those who do it often know that work travel is really just work, but with more organization, more fatigue, and more face-to-face meetings.

Here are a few ways to make your life easier when you’re on the road for work.

Pack in advance: If you prefer taking short trip. I would recommend that you do your packing in advance. By doing this you can pack the right stuff for your trip and will never forget anything behind and avoid last minute blunders. I once forgot my charger at home and then I had to buy a new for my trip which was totally a waste of my money but I had no choice.

Your small back pack should contain fresh clothes, water, pajamas, toiletries, undergarments, a notepad, pens, map, Altoids, Advil and band aids. Make sure to refill the food and water supply. I would recommend that you carry some ready material, laptop and sunglasses to keep you busy during long travelling.

Wrinkle free Tie:

If you are on a business trip then make sure to place your tie perfectly with your backpack to protect it from wrinkling. Take your tie and roll it and place it inside your other clothes.

Save Your Jewellery

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Save your jewellery:

If you are carrying jewellery such as gold chain or bracelets then make sure to protect it at all times. Often chain gets tangled inside your small package. To avoid this from happening, use a straw and string on one side of the chain into the straw. If you want to protect your ring, I would recommend you to use pill organizer. You can avoid your earring from getting tangled by attaching to the holes of big buttons.

Use The Internet

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Use internet:

If you are in a business trip, make sure you check up on your email. Research about the hotel and locations chosen for your trip. This will help you to be prepared when you land at your destination.

These are some of the points that should be considered while having an urgent business trip.

Financial advices for the Self Employed

As a financial advisor, I have been approached by numerous self employed individuals for their financial concerns. So I’m writing this blog just to help out such self employed professionals.

As a business owner or self employed person, one needs to learn Multi tasking. You may be having a busy schedule where you strive to make more profit, find better clients/deals, attend meeting and stay update about the latest market events or culture.

Financial Tips

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You may find it difficult to find time to do finances or may be confused about choosing the right option. Here are some of my most important financial advices that will help you plan better:

  • Income tax payments:

Often self employed people find it difficult to manage their finances. Mainly because they are responsible for everything and there is no one to share the burden. However, tracking the expenses and paying taxes are important for every earning individual. One has to be dedicated toward their goal. This will helps in saving cash along with eases payment of bills/taxes.

  • Deductions:

As a self employed individual numerous deductions are applicable. I will recommend you guys to hit google and do some research. Understand what can and cannot be deducted. You can claim deductions for your repairs and maintenance, utilities, rent or mortgage interest etc.

  • Borrowing money:

Often to save income tax, business owners put majority of their revenue into the company income and give themselves a small income. This strategy may backfire while you apply for a loan because most of the bank will analyse your personal income and not the company’s income for the loan procedure.

  • Protect your personal assets:

This is one of the most crucial points for a self employed business person. Make sure that the business is established as a separate legal entity. This is the best technique of safeguard your personal finances. This will protect your money from unhappy customers or business creditors.

  • Credit cards:

Have separate personal and business credit cards.

  • Budget:

As a business person, one should be able to plan an effective business budget. Track your expenses, control your spending and then develop a budget that is best for your business. Spend money on things that add value to your business.