“The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement.”
– Charles Schwab
What is gratitude? Take a minute and think about what comes to mind. You probably see more fall leaves and Thanksgiving turkeys than limousine cars. However, in the world of business, it pays off to make gratitude a year-long practice. You might be surprised to learn that luxury ground transportation services can help you do just that.
How To Show Gratitude With Luxury Ground Transportation
It’s not just what you do, but also how you do it.
Send A Little “Pick-Me-Up”
Sometimes corporate travel is necessary for clients or business partners have to meet with you. Don’t make them drive themselves. Whether it’s around the corner or across the state, driving is an unnecessary hassle for your guest.
Sending an employee to pick them up sounds nice, but it could make you look cheap. Use an affordable limousine service to send Town Cars or other luxury vehicles. This shows that you care about your client’s comfort and safety. Plus, they get to relax in luxury so they will arrive in a much better mood than if they had to fight traffic along the way.
Welcome Your Guests With Meet And Greet Service
If your client, business partner, or other guest has a long way to travel, they may choose to fly. Don’t leave them stranded at the airport. Whether they’re familiar with the area or not, your guest shouldn’t have to travel alone.
If left in charge of their own transportation, that opens up a host of potential issues. When your clients rent a car for their meeting, they might not know whether to bill it to your expense account or theirs. Should your client get lost, that important meeting could get postponed, or worse, canceled.
Meet and greet service offers your guest an airport shuttle to ride in comfort and style. The chauffeur will also help your clients or business partners with their luggage. There’s no need for your guest to deal with airport traffic or navigating a new area.
Treat Your Office To A Happy Hour Party Bus
Drinking and driving is never a good combination. By providing a safe form of transportation for happy hour, you are demonstrating your desire for everyone to make it home safely.
Some office groups choose to unwind after a long week over drinks with their colleagues. This allows for morale-boosting socialization among employees. When the “higher-ups” stick around for a drink, it makes a big impression. Employees may breathe a little easier around a boss who is humanized by not sticking to an upper management clique.
The best investment you can make in your business is in improving the work environment for your employees. Happier employees boost office morale. This, in turn, increases productivity, which works its way back to increasing profits. Not that every day at work should feel like a party, but taking a little time to have fun really pays off in the long run.
Other Ways To Show Gratitude Throughout The Year
Because Thanksgiving isn’t the only day to be thankful.
Appreciate Your Employees
Employee appreciation, or even a lack thereof, is a major part of any business. Showing them that you care about them as people is a great way to make sure that your best employees stick around.
Some employers give out a bonus for work milestones, like yearly anniversaries. Others give out gift cards to nearby grocery stores, both as a holiday bonus and to ensure that their employees can have a festive holiday meal. Even something so small as a thank you card can really make someone’s day.
Give Back To Clients And Customers
Without good customer relations, your business could run into issues quickly. Be sure to thank your clients and customers each time they do business with your company.
For a public display of gratitude, you could throw a customer appreciation party. There is a multitude of options for these types of events. For a small business, all you may need is a grill and a couple of picnic tables for a weekend barbecue. Larger businesses may choose to rent out a venue and invite their best customers to an appreciation ceremony.
Remember The Little Things
Thanks to modern technologies, much of our work or business transactions can be done online. The more we rely on doing things in the digital world, the more precious tangible things become.
Imagine the surprise when your customer goes to the mailbox and finds a “Thank You” card from your business. Employees usually appreciate similar tokens, like “Get Well Soon” cards when they are out of work on a medical leave. It’s these small gestures that make a big impression on those who interact with your company.
Pick Up The Phone
You don’t get to see the major players behind most businesses. It really makes a difference when a business owner or other high-ranking official takes time to interact with clients or customers.
Let’s suppose that you have a good customer that hasn’t come by in a while. Giving them a call to check in shows that you care about them as a person rather than just another dollar.
Prerecorded messages are a little more impersonal, but they have a similar effect. Rather than using “robocalls” with a computerized voice, let them hear your message from you. A personal touch makes a big difference. This is true for anything from a sales call message left on an answering machine to the message that plays when a caller is placed on hold.
Be Grateful For Options, But Choose The Best Limousine Service
Booking luxury ground transportation doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. With affordable limousine service from A1A Airport and Limo, you can enjoy luxury travel on any budget.
Whether you prefer limo transportation or other limousine cars, A1A’s diverse fleet has the perfect vehicle to fit your needs. Choose from Town Cars, a favorite for business event transportation, or other luxury sedans for small groups. For larger groups or special occasions, we have stretch limousine and party bus options.
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