Most everyone I know, including myself – loves to go to the Big Apple. It’s just such a fun place to visit. The energy of the city, from Broadway to Central Park, and the Empire State Building is just phenomenal. One of my personal favorites is the Metropolitan Museum of Art, because of its iconic and diverse collection. There’s just something for everyone in New York. And don’t get me started on all the great food!
Unfortunately, though New York City is one very expensive town. In this economy, it is no wonder that so many businesses have found it difficult to sustain themselves there. New start-ups find it even more difficult. Just trying to get their feet off the ground can seem very self-defeating, to say the least.
When I travel to NYC for business – I find it very helpful to book a meeting room. Even if the client has a conference room available, I prefer to have my own space so I can get into the right mindset before the meeting. I can spread out my stuff, relax, and go over my meeting points. All of this combined makes for a better presentation.
Also, there is something really beneficial about having clients come to you rather than meeting on their turf. Kind of like the home team theory – only this is the next best thing. You’re not at home, but it’s even better than your regular office. It’s my space for the time I’m there, after all!
If you really wanted to, you could let a client think that the space was yours. I mean, how would they really know, if you didn’t tell them? For all they know, the meeting room is a part of your office space! Just think, for as little as $7 an hour, prospects could think you have an office in New York City – the epicenter of everything! When I think about it, I just don’t know how that is even possible. You can hardly get anything for $7 in any city, let alone in the Big Apple!