It was not that long ago when American business people traveled for training, sales calls or other corporate-type meetings. But when the Recession hit, travel budgets were reduced. This left many mid to upper level management personnel to find other ways to meet with valued customers, clients and vendors. If business travel is still out of the question, Enterprises TV has some suggestions.
Online training gives employees the opportunity to advance skills or learn new ones from anywhere at any time on any device. There are a plethora of options available in nearly every possible topic relating to business. Encourage collaboration among students/employees with quizzes, discussion boards, video chats, and surveys. This gives people a chance to get to know the other students.
Internet-based meetings are also a good way to connect with valuable business partners. Consider using resources such as Skype, GoToMeeting or a smart phone app like What’sApp to connect and hash out contract points, sales prices or marketing objectives. All of these allow face-to-face meetings without the added expense of flights, car rentals and hotels. The Enterprises television show suggests finding and utilizing as many training and meeting applications as needed, and take advantage of all of them. Explore their functions in totality. Test them in-house before a training class or meeting is scheduled to get used to how they work. Even though many companies cut travel expenses, you can still connect with those who are valuable and necessary to the operation of your business.