Seven tips: What to look for in an event supplier

Practically Perfect PA

Recently, the OpenMeet team had the pleasure of participating in the annual Practically Perfect PA Assist Conference 2017 , where we ran a few workshops. We used a combination of iPads and Post-it notes to ask our workshop attendees questions about what makes an event supplier great, and what makes them not-so-great…. What does a good event supplier do? What is frustrating from an event supplier? Event supplier ‘Red Lines’ – things to avoid!

Seven tips: What to look for in an event supplier

Practically Perfect PA

Recently, the OpenMeet team had the pleasure of participating in the annual Practically Perfect PA Assist Conference 2017 , where we ran a few workshops. We used a combination of iPads and Post-it notes to ask our workshop attendees questions about what makes an event supplier great, and what makes them not-so-great…. What does a good event supplier do? What is frustrating from an event supplier? Event supplier ‘Red Lines’ – things to avoid!

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Supplier of the week is Tripmate

Practically Perfect PA

The Practically Perfect PA supplier of the week is Tripmate. The post Supplier of the week is Tripmate appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. Here is everything you need to know about this new corporate travel booking platform. What is Tripmate?

Supplier of the week: Gilded Globe

Practically Perfect PA

The post Supplier of the week: Gilded Globe appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. Gilded Globe provide the most exclusive premium airport services the world has to offer, expediting passengers through over 200 airports worldwide. Born out of a desire to bring the airport Meet & Assist industry into the 21 st Century, our attitudes, processes and systems exemplify a modern company with a true understanding of high-end quality, with our sole focus on our clients’ experience.

Supplier of the week: Gilded Globe

Practically Perfect PA

The post Supplier of the week: Gilded Globe appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. Gilded Globe provide the most exclusive premium airport services the world has to offer, expediting passengers through over 200 airports worldwide. Born out of a desire to bring the airport Meet & Assist industry into the 21 st Century, our attitudes, processes and systems exemplify a modern company with a true understanding of high-end quality, with our sole focus on our clients’ experience.

10 Super-Charged Ways to Grow Your Company in 2017

Andrea Kalli

10 Great Ways to Grow Your Company in 2017. 10 Great Ways to Grow Your Company in 2017 and Beyond. If you want to ensure 2017 is your most profitable year yet, growth absolutely needs to be your top focus. Consider connecting with global suppliers to discover new products or reworking the products you already offer. The post 10 Super-Charged Ways to Grow Your Company in 2017 appeared first on Video Design, Editing, and Marketing Virtual Assistant.

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Have you missed this month’s content?

Practically Perfect PA

April 3, 2017 How to make a bad first impression better Career Development / Featured / First Impressions March 31, 2017 Technology of the week: Slack Featured / Office Tech / Technology of the week March 30, 2017 Have you missed this month's content? We don’t want you to miss out on the great Practically Perfect PA content… Here is a round up of this month’s posts and newsletters. March Blog Posts.

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10 reasons to attend Assist 2017

Practically Perfect PA

Over the last few months I have been busy behind the scenes working on the programme for Assist 2017. You will leave Assist 2017 with practical knowledge that you can immediately put into practice back in the office. For assistants who need to update their little black book of contacts we will have a brilliant ‘speed networking’ session where all of the delegates will be swapping details on those great suppliers. Assist Conference 2017.

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Have you missed this month’s content?

Practically Perfect PA

MAY 29, 2017: 25 ways to get noticed on LinkedIn. MAY 26, 2017: Technology of the week: Paper by 53. MAY 25, 2017: Minute taking template. MAY 24, 2017: The world’s very first virtual summit for PAs. MAY 23, 2017: Declutter to increase productivity. MAY 18, 2017: Supplier of the week: Gilded Globe. MAY 16, 2017: Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit Hub. MAY 11, 2017: Organising the best team building event ever.

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How can assistants add value in the workplace?

Practically Perfect PA

As usual, we have a packed schedule for 2017, starting with the Assist Conference in February. Assistant’s work with suppliers on a regular basis and can easily research and suggest new suppliers which might save the organisation money. Every year it is well worth reviewing all of the suppliers that you use and renegotiating your contracts. Assist Conference 2017. Firstly, happy New Year! Last year was a mixed bag wasn’t it?!

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Your invitation to a very special event this September

Practically Perfect PA

Venues + Events Live is the award-winning exhibition from SquareMeal, and helps PAs, EAs and event organisers find venues, suppliers and inspiration for their next 12 months’ worth of events. Visitors can meet over 250 amazing venues, restaurants and event suppliers, take part in interactive workshops and masterclasses, and listen to speakers including Raymond Blanc OBE and celebrity party-planner Fran Cutler. Venues + Events Live 2017.

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How can Assistants achieve greater recognition at work?

Practically Perfect PA

Recently, the OpenMeet team had the pleasure of participating in the annual Practically Perfect PA Assist Conference 2017 , where we ran a few workshops. If you haven’t already, read our first blog on what to look for in an event supplier , and our second, on common issues PAs face with career development. What can PAs do to make sure they are getting the recognition at work that they deserve? How can Assistants achieve greater recognition at work?

2017 168

7 Cross-Border Dropshipping Tips Winners Use

Dumb Little Man

Dropshipping is an e-commerce order fulfillment model where a facilitator (dropshipper) receives orders from buyers (shoppers), passes it on to manufacturers or suppliers and delivers those orders direct to customers (D2C). See Also: The 5 Internet Marketing Trends That Will Dominate in 2017. Thinking of scaling or taking your dropshipping business overseas? Today is the best time to do that!

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5 Biggest Problems Faced By Small Businesses And How To Overcome Them

Dumb Little Man

Another good way to extend your cash flow is to negotiate with suppliers or vendors. In the annual State of Small Business Report by Wasp Barcode , it states that 50% of small businesses say hiring new employees remains a top challenge in 2017. Startups are known to have specific needs that bigger companies won’t understand. Those needs inevitably become challenges to business owners.

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Using networks to get stuff done

Practically Perfect PA

If you have a great supplier that you can share with your network or any advice, training suggestions or something that you have implemented that works sharing this knowledge don’t hold back from sharing the information. For example, I always found the post room staff to be incredibly helpful when I needed details for a new supplier – they see parcels, packages and couriers bringing new products in and out of the office all day long.

How can you be more accountable at work?

Practically Perfect PA

A task that springs to mind is working with suppliers. You are not the person that necessarily signs the contracts for new suppliers, but you do use them probably more than most so again take some responsibility for this relationship. Let your Executive know if a supplier isn’t quite working, If they are great, let other people in your organisation know so they can benefit too.

2017 169

Feeling like a fraud at work

Practically Perfect PA

For example, so many of us are asked to organise events, manage projects, procure services and suppliers, manage budgets and recruit for new staff. A few years ago I was working as a PA within a large team of highly qualified, talented and very very confident project management consultants. I was asked by one of my colleagues to come along to a meeting to discuss how the organisation could communicate more successfully with staff.

2017 168

Career development for Assistants: 5 common problems and how to solve them

Practically Perfect PA

Recently, the OpenMeet team had the pleasure of participating in the annual Practically Perfect PA Assist Conference 2017 , where we ran a few workshops on career development for assistants: 5 common problems and how to solve them. Read the first one, on what to look for in an event supplier , and watch out for the third and final blog, on how to ensure organisations value PA work!

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A sneaky peek at the Future Assistant programme

Practically Perfect PA

In 2017 and beyond Assistants will be seen as their organisation’s information managers. In 2015, she gave cameras unrivalled behind-the-scenes access to some of her events, the Taylor Lynn Corporation’s (TLC) exclusive clients and her team of hand-picked suppliers, who deliver private and corporate events right across the UK and Europe.

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Day in the life from Cressida Ford, PA at Cardiff University

Practically Perfect PA

The diary claims a lot of time – scheduling and rescheduling meetings – and I also have a shared inbox with the other assistants so we can cover each other and make sure everything’s getting done that needs to be; that can be processing overtime payments for technical staff, arranging catering for supplier meetings, international travel, expenses…. This month we have a day in the life from Cressida Ford, PA at Cardiff University. Cressida recently spoke at the Assist Conference.

2017 169

Getting buy in from the boss

Practically Perfect PA

Over time I managed to add several hotels to our Globally Approved Travel Program, which enabled all global staff to benefit from discounted rates and also obtained supplier discounts for our intranet company benefits portal. The Assist Conference 2017. “Succeeding in business is all about making connections. Business is all about personal contact. No matter how heavy your workload is… Everyone can and should be a Networker.” Richard Branson.

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The benefits of working abroad for Assistants

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Extending your network and working with global suppliers . As many of you will know, I moved to Barcelona a few years ago to work as an assistant and marketing manager for Gallus Events. I must say, looking back, I was pretty brave. Moving to a new country where I didn’t know the language or many people. At the time I had a great job in London, I lived in an amazing part of town, had a fun social life and, well, everything was pretty settled!

2017 161

How To Buy An Online Business You’ll Be Successful With

Dumb Little Man

Reach out to suppliers and make sure you know exactly what role you have to play in ensuring that the business runs smoothly. As the world of online trade and digital media continues to boom, the prospect of making a living over the internet has become an attractive one. However, despite how encouraging it is, not all people have the guts to start. Many of them are deterred by the prospect of having to start from scratch.

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Simple Guide To A Green Roof

Dumb Little Man

You can plant seeds which are particularly for green roofs at your local seed supplier or by planting plug plants or plant cuttings. Green roofs are roofs covered with vegetation. Before, vegetation growing on a rooftop was mostly due to neglect. Today, however, growing greens on a roof are making a trend. And for good reason. Green roofs have many benefits for the environment and the home itself.

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Tips and Tricks for Making Your Business Greener

Eco-Office Gals

If not, consider switching to a more eco-conscious supplier. Going green seems to be all the rage with businesses recently, with everyone from Coca-Cola to SC Johnson launching widely publicized environmental initiatives. The shift towards this greener way of doing business is occurring because of consumer demand, increased environmental awareness and because it saves money.

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Day in the life: Torsten Maerz, PA at Deutsche Bank

Practically Perfect PA

Since my boss travels a lot, I take care of his travel expenses and supplier invoices. Today’s Day in the life: Torsten Maerz, PA at Deutsche Bank for Dr. Ulrich Stephan, Global Chief Investment Officer of Private & Commercial Clients in Frankfurt, Germany. What are the main aspects of your role? My most important tasks are to make sure my boss is well-prepared for meetings, to take care of his schedule and to ensure that his diary isn’t overloaded.

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How can Assistants achieve greater recognition at work?

Practically Perfect PA

Recently, the OpenMeet team had the pleasure of participating in the annual Practically Perfect PA Assist Conference 2017 , where we ran a few workshops. If you haven’t already, read our first blog on what to look for in an event supplier , and our second, on common issues PAs face with career development. What can PAs do to make sure they are getting the recognition at work that they deserve? How can Assistants achieve greater recognition at work?

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Proactive steps for developing a business that won’t affect the environment

Eco-Office Gals

Partner with ethical suppliers. 200 years ago, there was the rise of the industrial revolution and since then, the environment has suffered as a result of improved innovation and commercialisation. It’s common for business owners to prioritise monetisation at the expense of the environment. But there’s an opportunity for businesses to make a difference by focusing on eco-friendly initiatives that will still allow their business to profit.

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The New Multinationals: Small, Micro and Solo Businesses Driving the Next Wave of Globalization

Small Business Labs

  They’ve also made it much easier for global customers and suppliers to find, connect and do business with one another.  Globalization and international trade was once driven almost exclusively by large multinational corporations. No longer. Propelled by global online markets and platforms and a growing global middle class, small businesses and even freelancers and individuals are exporting goods and services in growing numbers. In fact, according to the U.S.

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Choosing The Right Chemical Supply Company

Small Business CEO

Finding a reliable supplier is important to ensure that you receive high-quality chemicals for your needs. It is equally important to find a supplier that will provide high-quality services like chemical blending, safe transportation, and bulk storage. Ideally your chemical supplier should have a level of service that matches the high quality of their supplies.

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How to Use Video to Drive Business – to – Business Sales

Andrea Kalli

Business-to-business, or B2B buyers today do not contact a supplier directly until 57 percent of the purchase process is complete, research shows. How to Use Video to Drive Business – to – Business Sales . Business-to-Business Video Marketing. For businesses, this means that much of the decision-making process takes place before a potential B2B purchaser even contacts you to discuss your products or services.

2017 100

Punctuating Complex Sentences

Daily Writing Tips

Consider the following sentence: “Decisions to decrease inventory levels; maintain a sole‐source or single‐source strategic supplier in any country of the world; and adopt just‐in‐time manufacturing and delivery techniques versus higher inventory levels, multiple suppliers, and other buffers in the process involve trade‐off decisions where quality, time, and cost considerations often win out over business-continuity considerations.”.

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Using Repetition to Produce Parallel Structure

Daily Writing Tips

This action can affect companies that rely on suppliers in that country to make their products as well as the country’s consumers to buy those products. Also, the distance between the phrase beginning with suppliers and the one beginning with “the country’s consumers” obscures their parallel functions.

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How an Effective Uniform can Benefit Your Business

Small Business CEO

Whatever your situation is, there are many business uniform suppliers available, such as Simon Jersey , that you can browse first to get information and make a decision. Perhaps you’re an established business who is thinking about implementing a uniform policy, or you’re a new business still deciding whether a uniform will be best for you when you start taking on staff.

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Insights for Small Businesses with Exposure to Foreign Exchange Risks

Small Business CEO

Some small businesses find suppliers in foreign markets in order to create a competitive advantage. Small businesses seeking to grow their bottom lines often have to look for opportunities beyond their immediate markets. Many small businesses looking for growth often forge strategic alliances for international exposure. Other small businesses hire professionals in foreign countries or market their products and services to buyers in other countries.

2017 52

Top Supply Chain Trends for 2018

45 Things

Retailers are transforming their supply chains in two ways: building stronger and more integrated relationships with suppliers; and changing their distribution network to be closer to their customers,” he says. He explains the stronger relationships with suppliers provides the ability to offer a broader catalog without carrying the inventory. Remember a few years ago when you paid extra to have something delivered in two days?

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How to Streamline Your Accounts Payable Department

Small Business CEO

This is perfectly understandable, but forgetting to pay your bills is not the best way to build trust with suppliers. Accounts payable are not always a priority for small businesses. Instead, they are more concerned with chasing up customers who have fallen into arrears. It could also lead to credit problems if you are consistently late paying bills.

2017 48

5-Step Guide to Choosing The Best Furniture For Your Office Space

Small Business CEO

From Edinburgh to Bangkok, offices all around the globe are challenging our habits: it’s less and less common nowadays to order traditional office furniture from the usual suppliers as people tend to gravitate more towards a more modern, custom-made, original and playful style for their work environment.…

2017 48

Stopping Slip and Fall Accidents: What to Do Before Bad Things Happen at Your Business

Small Business CEO

If you are a small business owner then you have plenty to worry about, including ensuring that your clients are satisfied, double checking that your inventory is well stocked, and making sure that your suppliers can be relied on. One thing that you may have overlooked but which could make a big difference to your business’s bottom line is a slip and fall accident.

2017 46

Bleisure Travel Continues to Increase

Small Business Labs

The Word We Love to Hate is Gaining Popularity Across the Globe : according to new SAP Concur travel and expense data gathered between January 2017 and December 2017. bleisure” trips increased by 20% from 2016 to 2017. Again from their post: On average, millennials make up the largest share of bleisure travelers in the world, accounting for 38% of all bleisure trips in the Americas region in 2017, however Generation X (31%) and baby boomers (31%) are not far behind!

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So, Assist Travel happened… again!

Practically Perfect PA

I thought the exhibition space worked well with lots of great suppliers who all contributed to the sessions during the day. In the meantime, we do have the Assist Conference taking place on Friday 24th February 2017. On Friday 9th September we held our second Assist Travel event at The Grange Tower Bridge and from the feedback we received it looks like everyone had a thoroughly good day.

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Why India Is a Rising Star Among Exporting Nations

The Small Business Blog

million India-based members and hosts more Indian suppliers than suppliers from any other country outside of China. The ability to communicate with suppliers via phone, e-mail and Skype in a common language reduces confusion, response time and translation errors. Competitive pricing “is a major factor in India being recognized as an important supplier base,” says Anand Venkat, CareNow’s managing director.

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