The world is tough out there so needless to say when you’re in business and you have to play hard ball with the boys, you need to be tougher. If you end up having to plan a business trip in Winnipeg for an extended period of time, planning will be the key to your success. Here are a few suggestions to give you an edge over your competition.
Cut down on your time and cost by doing your research beforehand. Living in one of Winnipeg’s executive suites provides you 5 star services at 3 star prices effectively cutting down your costs without sacrificing your comfort. Everything is included from a fully equipped kitchen to a fully furnished office. Familiarize yourself with the neighborhood you’ll be located in from means of transportation to coffee shops as you’ll want to know how to get around town quickly for client meetings.
The first impression is usually what makes or breaks a deal so looking sharp should also be part of your planning. Make sure you’ve packed all the necessary outfits for your extended stay to look fresh and professional. Splurge on a new suit if it’s going to give you the added confidence to meet and negotiate with clients. While packing, make sure to fold it in a way that your clothes stay wrinkle free or get them ironed after you’ve settled in.
You’ve met a potential client and you need to seal the deal. You’ve invited them for dinner, now where do you bring them? Unless you found out what your client’s tastes in food are through their secretary, choose a safe restaurant. You can either look up restaurants on the Internet or ask for suggestions from the locals. There are many websites that can help you pick and choose the best places in town from Yelp to Urbanspoon or Foursquare.
Don’t forget that while work takes priority, you’re also entitled to your downtime. Luckily for you, there are a lot of things to do in Winnipeg. If you’re a shopping girl, there are many boutiques you can visit downtown from outlets to antique stores and shopping malls. If you’re more active, there are many equipment rentals store for biking, skiing and golfing. While you’re there, also find out if your stay coincides with any festivals and events like Winnipeg’s Folk Festival or Winnipeg’s Comedy Festival. For the full list of things to do in Winnipeg you can always go through its tourism website.
Finally, remember that a successful business trip also means connecting with as many interesting people as you can. Networking is a big part of any business trip and gives you the chance to build stronger ties with clients or get potential clients to know who you are.