Many people have a love-hate relationship with a car. They understand that it is often a necessity in order to get from one place to another, but they don't necessarily enjoy the act of driving. While some people are "petrol heads" and want to spend as much time as possible behind the wheel, others would rather delegate the task. There are advantages to letting somebody else take the strain, as well. If you're in business, why should you consider getting a personal driver instead?
The Travel Conundrum
If you have an active business in one of Australia's big cities, it may be that you have to visit clients or prospects around the city or in neighbouring towns. The bigger your business, the busier you are likely to be and the more of a challenge you might have with time management. Planning your day can be quite difficult, especially if you have to rely on public transportation. It's often better to control your travel itineraries as much as possible by going to these meetings in a company car.
Fresh and Ready
However, you need to focus on what could happen at the meeting. You need to be fresh and ready and not frazzled after a challenging fight with traffic. This is one clear reason to get a personal driver instead, who can worry about all the red lights and traffic works while you brush up on your notes in the back seat.
Also, traffic conditions can change by the day and you may not pay attention to the best shortcuts in order to get around the city more quickly. A personal driver will keep on top of all of this, as this is their job. You're far more likely to get from one office to another expeditiously in this way, rather than relying on your own instincts or on the equally unpredictable public transportation networks.
Imagine what this could do to your reputation and image if you arrive at the office of a new prospective client or partner in a chauffeur-driven vehicle. This automatically suggests credibility and status and could do wonders for your branding.
Car and Driver
Finally, it may well be better for you to invest in hiring a personal driver with an executive car, rather than maintaining your own vehicle. There are, after all, a number of additional costs to consider when you have your own car, including depreciation, maintenance, and parking.Share