Stay in touch whenever you choose to
No one needs to be out of contact with the office nowadays. I always say: ring me whenever you want, text me, skype me. You’ll never disturb me and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. I don’t expect everyone to know my travel schedule, so my phone is always on except when I sleep.
When you’re in a different country don’t withdraw your energy from your business, or the people you work with. Include your staff in all your choices and give them the green light to take greater responsibility for running things day-to-day. You could end up with a very different business.
If your staff like having you around as the go-to problem solver, use a little manipulation. You could say something like, “I can’t stay in the office all the time if I’m going to expand this business. If that doesn’t work for you I totally understand. Thank you for time and you can move on. Maybe this company is getting too big for what you can handle?”
Use the tax breaks
Travel can be a tax deduction if you’re visiting clientele, doing site inspections, or looking at future venues. You might even want to check out the European market if you’re in fashion.
Get tax savvy and claim all meals and groceries 50 km outside where you live in Australia when you’re on a business trip.
If you desire clients or customers around the world, place your attention on the entire planet wherever you go. It’s not hard but it took a little while for me to practise. When I became World Wide Coordinator of Access Consciousness® I’d be very aware of Australia when I was in Australia. Then I’d travel to the US and be very aware of the US market. Then Italy and Korea came on board. My desire is to expand Access across the world and every morning I ask myself, who or what requires me today? What country requires me? What could we look at and who could we talk to?
For all of Simone’s tips on taking your business to the world you can read her full article here in rescu.com.