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7 Tips for Taking a Client to Dinner

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7 Tips for Taking a Client to Dinner

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Sometimes you have to take a client to dinner to help your business relationship.  Intuit shared 7 tips for you when you take them to dinner.


  1. Pick a restaurant you know: Try to take all your clients to the same place so you can also create a relationship with the restaurant. This will help you with making sure you have a decent table and great service.
  2. Pre-Pay your bill: By having the bill placed on the table, your client may feel uncomfortable even though they know you are paying.
  3. Check your schedule: Make sure you don't have any appointments around the dinner so that you can devote your time to your client.
  4. Arrive early: It's always best to be there before the client.
  5. Put small talk first: Save business talk for during the entree or dessert and coffee.
  6. Pace your eating with the client.
  7. Follow up the next day.

What tips do you have for taking clients out to dinner?


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