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201 GREAT IDEAS for Your SMALL BUSINESS, Third Edition by Jane Applegate

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GREAT 13 IDEA: Meet Clients in Elegant Public Places

The greatest thing about working at home is being able to spend more on high-tech, high-productivity office equipment, travel, marketing, and entertainment. But the challenge is where to meet with a client or customer?

If kids, dogs, or family members preclude you from inviting people to your home office, make reservations.

No matter where you live, you can meet in an elegant restaurant or hotel lobby. Be sure to scout out the location before you schedule the appointment. Check out the parking situation. Better yet, look for a place with valet parking.

Reserve a quiet table far from the kitchen. Make it very clear to the maître d' that your meeting is very important to your professional success. ...

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