I was contacted this morning by a business writer for a major national newspaper. This writer is looking for small business owners who travel for business and whose employees travel for business.
With a global network of inspired, empowered women – many who are small business entrepreneurs – I suspect you have opinions on business travel.
Here are the questions the business writer wants to discuss:
One: Do you manage your employees’ business travel in any way? If so, what travel management companies/tools do you use?
Two: If not, how do your employees arrange/plan their travel? Do you set any guidelines or restrictions on this? If so, please explain, in as much detail/with as many specifics as possible.
Three: What issues concern you, when it comes to you and/or your employees traveling on business?
Four: What are your greatest challenges, in terms of travel spend? How do
you deal with these?
Five: What are your favorite techniques/tools to keep business travel expenditures as low as possible?
Six: Would you be willing to discuss the above by phone, on the record? If so, how can you be reached, by office/cell phones and e-mail?
85 Broads members – if you have thoughts, answers, insights into these questions, email me at [85broads.com] and I’ll forward your expertise along!
KELLY HOEY is the President of 85 Broads, LLC, where she is focused on “conventional” as well as innovative ways to connect and promote the achievements of members of this global network. She could be described as 85 Broads “interactive creative/artistic director, social networking & relationship officer, as well as Twitter curator”. Kelly is also the 2010 leader of the New York Chapter of 85 Broads.
Prior to joining 85 Broads in October 2009, Kelly was Manager of Alumni Programmes at White & Case LLP. In this global role, Kelly was responsible for designing and implementing the firm’s alumni relations outreach and engagement strategy (including the firm’s strategy for use of online networking tools such as Facebook, Linkedin, LegalOnRamp). From 2004 to 2008, Kelly was the Manager of Professional, Americas at White & Case, overseeing and initiating a number of talent development initiatives for the firm, ranging from new/lateral associate integration, upward review and annual performance review process, business and client skills development training, trial advocacy curriculum, Women’s Initiative programming and retreats, and introduction of coaching and coaching-based programming. Before entering law firm management, Kelly was a corporate attorney focusing on structured finance, banking and insolvency law. She is an alum of Sidley, Osler Hoskin and Miller Thomson. Kelly is a graduate of The University of British Columbia Law School, articled in Ontario, Canada and is admitted to the New York State Bar as well as to The Law Society of Upper Canada and Law Society of British Columbia.
Kelly is vice-chair of the Board of inMotion (inmotiononline.org) a New York City based not-for-profit which provides legal assistance to women and children in domestic crisis. She is also a member of the Honorary Advisory Board for Pace Law School’s New Direction Program.
Connect with Kelly via Twitter (@jkhoey) or Facebook (J. Kelly Hoey) or Linkedin ([linkedin.com]).