Fine dining, great seats at a sport event, and sunny afternoons spent on a golf course at a lavish country club are no longer feasible client meetings for companies on a shoestring budget. The ability to entertain clients and business associates is an important skill to possess; the ability to do this with limited funds is priceless! Entertainment budgets these days are often tight but that doesn’t mean you can’t do some valuable relationship-building outside the office.
A Walk In the Park
One of the pleasures of the spring and summer is the lovely weather. Why not invite a client to enjoy it over a soda or cup of tea in the park? Many outdoor spaces also have Wifi these days. So if you needed to bring a laptop to refer to business materials, it’s totally possible. Everyone goes to restaurants all the time. But a sunny meeting outdoors will stand out for how fun it is.