In the previous blog entry, we broke down business breakfasts. While they are not very popular, this can not be said about lunches. Discussing work-related things and closing deals during lunch is as normal nowadays as listening to music when you work out. These two things can be done separately and it wouldn’t hurt either one, but when they go together, they complement themselves hence add value to each other. And who doesn’t like a good meal and a signed contract with some zeros in it? Since closing deals is not the only thing to do during a business lunch, here are our 3 tips on how to make most out of this meal. However, we will start with a general tip that applies to all business meetings where the food’s involved. One of the most common questions about meals is:
Who pays for a meal?
The answer is simple – the one who organizes the meeting. However, if you are the guest, you should offer to pay your part of the bill. Do not forget to check that you have more than enough balance on your card or cash before you go to the lunch!