Lyft, the popular ride-hailing company based out of San Francisco, California has today released the Lyft for Business portal, which allows work teams of any size to manage rides.

The Lyft for Business portal has been launched in celebration of the National Small Business Week. It has been estimated that more than half of the total population of Americans either own or work for a small business but often do not have the budget for traveling via ride management systems.

Lyft for Business is completely free to use for all companies, whether big or small and also provides new business travelers a certain amount of personal ride credit for a limited time.

Additionally, it allows companies to create a single account where all team members can bill their rides. These companies can also view the team’s business travel habits, expenses and manage ride and expense permissions for every team member. The portal also provides the option to enable scheduled rides for business trips and on-demand rides for spontaneous ones.

The portal is quite simple and easy to navigate and provides step by step instructions for new joiners. Employers begin by adding employees and inviting them to direct billing. They are then directed to a page where they can manage permissions for individual employees. Employers can review and monitor business rides and also look into details of specific rides.

Lyft for Business is an initiative that aims to make business travel easier, more affordable, safe, and stress-free. It helps both the employer and employee as it ensures an enjoyable ride with friendly drivers — whose first priority is the safety of their passengers.

Lyft is a transportation-based mobile app that was launched in June 2012. The app prides itself on its safety and friendliness. Additionally, there is a 24/7 Trust and Safety Team that customers can call for help. Drivers and passengers are both encouraged to add personal information such as their hometowns and music preferences to encourage conversation between the two. This move brings Lyft another step closer to its arch-rival Uber, who already operates a business portal for handling services aforementioned.

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