Sometimes attending a conference or spending face time with a client makes sense, but not all the time.
In addition to hotel bills, meals, mileage and airfare, little things like baggage fees, cab fare, tips and even ATM charges add up to real money over time. Travel is also a time sink that puts you behind on day-to-day tasks, making you feel overwhelmed when you return.
When modern collaboration tools like audio and video conferencing
, interactive whiteboards
and inexpensive voice over internet phone (VOIP) are available, there's no reason to spend so much of your time and money on travel. Take a look at your needs and choose the solution that works best for you.Fortunately, transporting your business from the 80s won't require a flux-capacitor-equipped DeLorean. The business equivalent of time travel can now be achieved by implementing a few simple and inexpensive technology updates. Your only regret will be that you didn't try it years ago.