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Six sure ways to get your visa application denied

Six sure ways to get your visa application denied

From airline delays to being up-to-date with the latest airport security regulations, business trips can cause all sorts of headaches for even the most hardened road warriors. 

But, one of the biggest challenges lies before you even get to the airport… Applying for your visa. Countless business meetings have had to be rescheduled and flights postponed endlessly due to business visas being delayed or declined.  

Even SMEs need to keep their travellers safe

When you’re working 16-hour days to keep your small business afloat and living off room service, your safety and that of your employees is probably the last thing on your mind. 

Did you know, however, that your failure to devise and implement a duty of care plan – whether you are aware of your legal responsibility or not – could land you in serious hot water if a staff member is injured or dies while travelling for business?

5 Tips for SMEs to make the most of their next conference

When you’re drowning under mounds of paperwork and working weekends to keep your accounts up to date, the prospect of spending a full day out of the office to attend a conference will strike fear in your heart. 

With limited time and resources, SMEs find it difficult to carve out the time to attend an event. There will always be something that’s more pressing than an upcoming conference. 

Ladies, send yourself packing with these great business tips

If the thought of packing for yet another business trip is as painful as lugging a packed suitcase up three flights of stairs, here’s why you should ditch the excess baggage and start getting suitcase smart ladies.

Your aim as a woman traveller is: To look professional, stay organised and keep your luggage light and easy to carry. A business trip shouldn’t be a chore. It’s an opportunity to grow your business, network and build relationships with existing and potential customers.

Being smart about the cost of business travel

Travel is an essential component of growing your business, but too often as entrepreneurs we are concerned about the pressure travel expenses will put on our cashflow and profits.

Not travelling, however, could mean the difference between connecting and not connecting with a customer, and sealing the deal.

Large corporates and conglomerates didn’t get to where they are by cutting out travel. Rather, by managing these expenses so they achieved the best bang for their buck.