Five Reasons That Entrepreneurs Should Travel

March 19, 2016

It is very important to stay on top of trends in your industry as an entrepreneur, but it can also be beneficial to travel for other reasons. Read on to learn more about some of the most common reasons that you should consider traveling regularly as an entrepreneur:


Greater awareness is essential for the entrepreneur who intends to be successful and there is no better way to achieve awareness than through your travels. Entrepreneurs who travel the world have the opportunity to view culture from different perspectives and to think more about the market they operate in from a unique view point.

It is very easy to get tunnel vision when you are working on your own company. In fact, some entrepreneurs would claim this is necessary in order to meet all the goals they have going at the same time. Staying on this hamster wheel too long, though, can have negative repercussions. Eventually your creative juice can run out and you will feel burned out. Greater awareness is easy with even a small trip and you will feel better about going back to your grind when you are done.

Opportunities, Connections, And Networking

Any entrepreneur who has traveled already knows that networking experience can be significant for turning his or her business around. Every experienced entrepreneur knows that meeting people and sharing concepts, problems, and ideas can contribute to new approaches to old problems as well. If you have been stuck on a marketing strategy or issue in your business, one of the most effective things you can do is remove yourself from the situation and focus on getting out and meeting people. It is often the insight of others, even unintentionally, that can spark something in your own business.

New Ideas

When talking about new ideas or visiting new places you give your mind the opportunity to refresh and reset. This is a great way to infuse new energy and excitement into your business. A conversation can change your company significantly when you have had the time to reflect and consider things over a long period of travel.

New ideas and joy can be sparked anywhere, but travel is one of the most effective ways to accomplish this quickly. Where will your travel take you? You will get to visit a new place geographically, but you might also be surprised to see that your mind and creative energy takes off too.

Business Value

When you travel you think more about the way that you present your services and products to consumers. It can also positively impact the company’s revenue as the owner will be able to infuse creativity and to how to meet consumer’s needs. Get a better understanding when you take a step away.

Living Life

A burned out entrepreneur is of no use to any company, even a successful one. It is not possible to continuously sustain the burned out marketing model of working endlessly. Taking a break for travel allows you to decompress and come back refreshed for your business. According to Elionora Dudayeva, founder of Chance Realty LLC. and an entrepreneur in her own right, she says that she meets a lot of people who are “just visiting” and end up relocating. “A lot of my buyers are entrepreneurs who came to Florida just to relax, only to realize that it would be the perfect place to live and continue building and I agree, why not work where you vacation?”

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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