When it comes to working in business, you love every aspect of the job — from writing up business plans to coming up with exciting new product ideas and gossiping with your colleagues over the water cooler (or over Slack, if you’re in a remote team). You love living a busy life, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t come with challenges. When it comes to going on business trips — which are an opportunity to make new connections and discover new places — there’s a lot of potential, but also a lot that can go wrong, like having nothing to wear to your meeting upon arrival because the airline lost your bag.
To make sure you don’t have any slip-ups and at your best for your business trip, you’ll want to follow these tips:
1. Be smart about packing
As mentioned above, you definitely want to avoid the nightmarish situation of having anything really important lost. So even if it’s a business trip lasting longer than a couple of days, make sure you pack anything you can’t risk losing or need in the first few days of your trip in a bag you take onboard. This means outfits for your first two days, your phone and laptop (especially the ones where important files are saved), chargers, medications, and any makeup or lotions you usually use should all go in the carry-on.