I started in the travel industry as an independent agent, joined a consortia, bought a franchise and now am a host agency who owns a franchise, I've seen agency ownership opportunities from many angles. Lots of paths, lots of hats to wear!
So here's my travel life.....
Choosing the b.est travel agency model for your business has several options available to you. Host Agency Reviews has a great article on just that Benefits of Using a Host. The article lays out 8 different benefits so I thought what makes more sense than writing this article on what Travel Quest has for each of those 8 points. So here we go.
How to find the BEST credit card for your business? My friend GOOGLE will be really happy to help. There are tons of cards to choose from, with the promotions from each changing quite often, so when you are ready, do your research, and have a spread sheet at your finger tips, you might just need it. One thing might be free, but what did the card cost?
OHHHHH....before you go one step farther, make a comittment to paying off your card/cards monthly. Credit card debt, can be deadly to any business.
Look for cards that offer a % back in cash at the end of the year. This is like FREE MONEY! Money in your pocket on money that left your pocket so to speak.
Congrats, if you are reading this blog, you more than likely are on Day 4 of the Host Agency Reviews 7-Day Set Up.
Planning for success takes PLANNING. In the beginning time is so precious and your enthusiasm is off the charts, so it it make sense to get those first sales and then figure out the business and plan later, right?
If you are only planning on making a couple sales, I guess that might be a good plan, BUT if you are yearning for success, success takes PLANNING. Think of your business like a giant set of cogwheels. The wheels are different sizes and colors. A well planned business works the same. Lots of different elements, where when each is set up property everything works perfectly inconjunction with the other.
Planned advertising leads to sales, sales lead to profits, profit (or loss) lead to accounting, accounting leads to taxes Image just one of those was pulled out or only have completed. The cogwheel stahls, your business stahls until the element is added or completed. and that, that leads to wasted time, lost monies. Ouch!