Travel Smarts

Playing It Safe

The plane crash deaths earlier this year of Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and several company CEOs on an international trade mission brought home the risks a business takes when key executives travel together. In case of an accident, your company could be left without leadership.

Despite the dangers, however, a 1995 Runzheimer International study found nearly three-fifths, or 59 percent, of U.S. companies have no policy prohibiting key executives from traveling together. Worse, the study reveals small businesses are most at risk: 83 percent of small companies have no policy of this kind.

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This article was originally published in the August 1996 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Travel Smarts.

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