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Published: 29/09/2017 - Filed under: Home » News »

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Business is becoming more and more accessible to the masses. You no longer need an excellent track record or reputation in order to start a business. You could essentially start one from the comfort of your own home and you could be successful just by utilising the internet. However, there are times when you’ll want to take your product abroad to introduce it to a new audience or to even expose your brand.

Sadly, travelling when you’re on a budget is difficult. Whether you want to take your stock to a convention to sell or if you have lots of equipment that needs to be carried with you in order to demonstrate your services, it can get incredibly expensive. To assist you, here’s how you can travel for business purposes while still keeping a relatively low budget

Traveling on a budget

Ditch the luxuries

You’re not a high-profile business owner yet if you’re struggling to secure money for travels, so don’t think that you need to travel as one. There’s no need to take a taxi everywhere when you travel and you don’t need to fly first class. You’re trying to show off a product or service, not your own wealth. Always pick the cheapest and most convenient method of getting from point A to B with your belongings and skip the luxuries. Don’t pay for priority boarding because everyone is eventually going to get on the plane, don’t pay for a seat if you don’t have to and try to skip expensive meals. You want to impress people with your product, not your spending habits!

Take a loan

If you absolutely can’t afford to travel and take your belongings, your assets in order to show off a product or pay for several tickets for your team, then consider taking a loan. Companies like Equify LLC offer asset-based loans that could be the perfect answer for your small startup. Although it’s usually recommended to rely on loans when your business is in a pinch, if you feel that travelling to show off your product or attend an event is worth the time and money, then there’s no reason why you can’t take a loan and invest in it.

Switch to remote workloads

With the help of cloud services, you’ll be able to access files over the internet no matter where you are. This might not sound so useful right now, but if you plan to take large computers or hard drives with you on your travels then it could bump up the cost of boarding a plane. Instead of taking heavy equipment, simply carry a laptop with you and upload the files to the cloud before your leave. When you arrive at your destination, simply use the power of cloud computing or download the files onto your laptop and use them on a low-power machine instead of bringing expensive equipment with you. 

Whether you plan to stay a while or just stop for a couple of days, it’s important to do anything in your power to reduce the costs of travel. Just keep in mind that you’re visiting another place to expose your product, not show off your wealth!

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