How to Be Professional on a Business Trip Excited about or dreading your next business trip? Use these 4 tips to make sure you represent your company well on your next trip. Published on 27 June, 2018 Whether it’s your first business trip or your hundredth, there are things that you just shouldn’t do when representing your company on the road. We’ve compiled a list of the four most important things that you shouldn’t do if you want to be offered the opportunity to travel again. Not Sleeping A business trip isn’t at all like a vacation; you need to make sure you’re always performing at your best when you’re on the road. This means ensuring that you get a full night’s rest whether it’s on the plane or in the hotel when you arrive. Don’t make the mistake of not sleeping! If you have difficulty sleeping on flights, plan! Mimeo recommends bringing a comfortable neck pillow, earplugs to drown out noisy passengers, and an eye mask to block out the light. Not Looking Up Addresses Make sure you look up the address to your hotel and how far away it is from company events! Even if your company is taking care of transportation, it’s still important to know what’s in the vicinity, so you will know what’s close. Additionally, don’t forget to look up the weather of where you’re going! Weather forecasts aren’t perfect, so layering up is a reasonable precaution that will serve you regardless of the weather. Not Putting Business First First and foremost this is a business trip, and above all, you’re representing your company on this trip. Don’t forget to treat everyone with a high sense of professionalism. This means not drinking too much while you’re there — now is not the time to flaunt your drinking abilities, no matter how impressive– and making sure to dress appropriately. Pack lightly so you don’t have to check baggage and make sure to bring comfortable shoes. Chances are you’ll be doing a lot of walking, and you don’t want your feet to hurt. Not Knowing International Requirements International trips pose a unique set of obstacles! Don’t get denied entry to your destination because you didn’t know the visa requirements. Make sure you do some research as well and that you know what the country’s culture finds offensive. Remember, you’re not just representing yourself, you’re representing your organization. Act responsibly. Your professional career will provide you with a wealth of experiences, and one of them may be traveling to a new place with your company. If you get the opportunity to do so, above all don’t forget to behave responsibly and remember that you’re not just representing yourself, you’re representing your organization! While they can be stressful, it’s also an excellent opportunity to get to know your coworkers better in a different environment. Enjoy it! Mimeo is accessible from any device, at any time, and in any country! Cross one thing off your checklist when you’re packing for your next business trip– Mimeo has you and your documents covered! twitter Tweet facebook Share pinterest Pin Mimeo Marketing Team Mimeo is a global online print provider with a mission to give customers back their time. By combining front and back-end technology with a lean production model, Mimeo is the only company in the industry to guarantee your late-night print order will be produced, shipped, and delivered by 8 am the next morning. For more information, visit mimeo.com and see how Mimeo’s solutions can help you save time today.