Courtesy of Black Enterprise
The new year has begun and with that comes the usual business travel. When traveling on behalf of your company, it can be easy to fall into the trappings of leisure and spending on the firm’s dime, especially if you’re a young professional just starting out.
It’s always best to make the most of your trip in a way that ensures you’ll continue to be that go-to professional sent to close deals—not the one banned from using the company credit card or travelling ever again.
Brazen Careerist offers five steps to successfully completing a company business trip:
1. Use the company AmEx differently
Traveling with the company corporate card means eating three-course meals three times a day, right? Wrong. Forget that you’re “supposed to” expense as many indulgent, rich meals as you can squeeze in during your trip. Go a different route. Abuse your AmEx to buy healthy meals and snacks. To prevent overindulgence at mealtime, fill your bag each morning with healthy snacks like granola bars, trail mix and pretzels. It should be enough to hold you over until your next meal.