A venue finding agency is an assistant’s best friend!

Practically Perfect PA

That is why I believe assistants should work with a venue finding agency because it is one aspect of the task that we can easily outsource to an expert – a good venue finding agency truly is an assistant’s best friend! A venue finding agency will cost you nothing!

Desperately seeking support for your business? 3 tips for finding it without blowing your budget!

The Small Business Blog

However, if like me, you don’t have a cool £18,000 plus VAT lying around for this particular purpose, you can still source quality support for your business – without blowing your budget and quite likely, closer home than you think! Where possible, make use of Central Government and Enterprise Agencies. If they are unable to provide free support, they will usually have links to local Enterprise Agencies who can provide it at an affordable rate.

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9 Stats About Small Business Digital Marketing in 2017

Dumb Little Man

In order to help small business digital marketing agencies and SEO professionals effectively forecast this year’s online marketing trends, white label SEO company HubShout conducted a survey which collected data on the digital marketing investments of small- to mid-size agencies. Before exploring the findings, however, it is important to note the range in size and revenue of the agencies represented in the survey: Size. Digital Marketing Budget Allocation.

2017 209

Is High-Quality Video Production a Critical Factor in Advertising?

Small Business CEO

So, we decided to perform an experiment: We commissioned an ad agency to create three ads, for the same product, with budgets of $1,000, $10,000 and $100,000. Do companies really need to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on production to create quality videos for advertising ?

2019 82

Women-Owned Small Business Opportunities in Federal Contracting

The Solopreneur Life

In addition, each Federal agency negotiates annual small-business goals with the SBA that presents, for that agency, the maximum practicable opportunity for small businesses. However an individual agency may have a higher or lower objective, based on their mission.

2012 251

Practically Perfect PA Giveaway: £150 John Lewis voucher

Practically Perfect PA

We are an independent venue finding agency and do not represent any one venue. We work with all budgets in all locations in the UK. In conjunction with Function Fixers , we are running a prize draw and one lucky person will win £150 worth of John Lewis vouchers.

2014 217

13-Point Website Migration Checklist for SEO

Dumb Little Man

Here is a simple checklist of things to remember: Ensure your SEO agency knows about it. One of the first things you should do for SEO is to notify your agency. If you use an agency, give them access to the staging site at least a few weeks before it is complete. If you have the budget, you can choose to have an automated tool that will continually crawl the site and check for any errors. Migrating any site should never be taken lightly.

2017 210

7 Ways To Save Money When Traveling In South Africa

Dumb Little Man

If you aren’t careful when making your plans, you can end up spending way beyond your budget. Although it may require additional cost, having a tourist guide can help you plan out your travel within your budget. When talking to your tourist operator, lay out your expectations, wants and budget limitations. Before traveling, make sure you do your research and check out deals or packages that fit your budget first.

2017 154

5 Steps to Increasing Your Cash Flow

Office Organization Success

On the expenses side , I can easily budget for expenses. Are you willing to go as far as handing things over to a collections agency? But do be fully aware of any costs and pitfalls involved so that you can plan and budget accordingly. You’ve done it!

2015 225

The art of finding the perfect venue for your corporate event

Practically Perfect PA

You need to juggle the demands for location, capacity, budget, amenities and environmental factors to get the right result for your event. Function Fixers are a long established venue finding agency based in London.

2017 181

5 Top Jobs to Pursue Under Trump-onomics

Dumb Little Man

If you’re in the arts or the Environmental Protection Agency, you might be feeling apprehensive about your future. Donald Trump’s recent Federal Budget had some bad news for you. The Department of Veterans Affairs had their budget increased by 6%. The estimated cost ranges from $15 to $25 billion and Trump’s Federal Budget contains $2.6B But if one door closes, you should expect another one to open.

2017 160

So you’ve been asked to organise an event… now what?

Practically Perfect PA

Do you need additional resources such as a venue finding agency to help? What is the budget? The budget doesn’t need to be finalised at this stage but a ballpark figure does. How do you know which venue is suitable unless you have an approximate budget?

2013 266

The wonderful world of events – roundup

Practically Perfect PA

Sometimes it is worth looking outside of London (or any major city) for venues, even if some people have to travel it could save lots on the overall budget. Using a venue finding agency can be a real time saver and really does allow you to get on with other aspects of the project.

2013 234

8 Top Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

Dumb Little Man

If you have the budget, then hiring an SEO agency or expert can do the trick. You’ve launched your business and now you need to tell people about it. Although that sounds fairly easy, the truth is that it really isn’t.

2016 285

5 Strategies For Paying Off Student Loans Fast

Dumb Little Man

Figure out your budget. You need to figure out what your budget is every month while repaying. If you have multiple student loans running at various places, getting it to one single agency might be a wise decision. No one can deny the fact that education nowadays has become very expensive. It is not always possible to fund the whole investment personally and sometimes, you’ll need assistance in the form of student loans.

2018 138

8 Ways to Avoid Job Scams

On The Job

These offers also may include names of official-sounding government agencies, such as the Office of Budget Advancement, which doesn't exist. Sometime during your career, you may try working from home and take on independent gigs even if you have a stable job.

2018 130

How Small Businesses can ease their Carbon Footprint (and Exceed in their Industry)

Eco-Office Gals

Sure, you see many large corporations taking the initiative because they’re publicly traded companies so they can’t afford to anger the consumer market (plus they have the budget) but small businesses generally don’t have that luxury to suddenly flip a switch and become green within a few months. …

Solution for Major Travel Planning Pain Points

Office Dynamics

60% use a corporate travel agency like Concur, 20% use an online travel agency like Expedia, and 17% book directly through the airlines and hotels. Currently, admins are searching for flights on each individual carrier’s website as well as on online travel agencies. You can now send your traveler a list of flight options: those that fit their budget and those that fit their preferences.

Travel 159

How Eco-Friendly is your Furniture?

Eco-Office Gals

Organic mattresses are pricey though, so look into organic futons instead if you have a limited budget. This probably isn’t a question that you ask yourself often, but: just how eco-friendly is your furniture? As a matter of fact, what is eco-friendly furniture anyway?

2016 141

Great venues for your 2015 events

Practically Perfect PA

We are an independent venue finding agency and do not represent any one venue. We work with all budgets in all locations in the UK.

2015 229

8 Smart Tips for an Amazing Short-Term Rental Experience

Dumb Little Man

If you’re on a tight budget, consider less expensive cities for housing options. Short-term rental is about having the most comfortable place that fits your budget. You can make your initial assessment by paying a visit to or calling the agency or the owner.

2016 173

How to negotiate when planning an event

Practically Perfect PA

Try and get a fixed percentage off of the overall cost and remember you should be working with the catering team to design a menu that works well for your budget. Pin It. As we all know being an assistant means that our super organised skills are second to none.

10 Questions To Find The Perfect Venue

Office Dynamics

That’s why not a day goes by at our agency where we aren’t scouting and searching for incredible venue space, somewhere in the world. What is your budget? Usually a venue takes about 40% of your overall budget, if not more. So, you’re doing an event? Great! Where?

2016 164

How to Green Your Office Washrooms & Save Money

Eco-Office Gals

Utilising a flow restrictor is often a great idea for a company that must budget green changes in the future yet wants to start saving the planet without delay.

2013 130

Cut Back Your Cost Of Living

Productivity Bits

In a period when every penny counts, there are a number of simple ways to stretch the household budget and make your money work harder for you. Well, why pay designer label prices when using a dress agency can deliver the same results but at a fraction of the cost? But the most important thing you can do is to prepare a budget and be aware of how much and where cash goes. Copyright © 2011 Productivity Bits. Visit the original article at [link]. Guest Post.

2011 148

SEO Tips for Small Business

The Small Business Blog

Stretching your budgets into the realms of SEO and online marketing can often be tricky. Even with an incredibly tight budget there are a number of tools available to you, such as exploring social. A guest post by 9xb , a digital agency based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, offering web development, SEO, mobile and ecommerce solutions.

2013 161

Eco-Friendly Business Promotion Techniques for 2013

Eco-Office Gals

The end of 2012 is looming on the horizon, which means it’s once again time to buy new calendars, reset the budget, and start thinking about your business strategy for the coming year.

2013 169

5 Steps to Increasing Your Cash Flow

Office Organization Success

On the expenses side, I can easily budget for expenses. Are you willing to go as far as handing things over to a collections agency? But do be fully aware of any costs and pitfalls involved so that you can plan and budget accordingly. (c) One critical element of running a successful business is that you need consistent and regular cash flow coming into our business so that you can pay your bills and, more importantly, pay yourself!

2011 157

How to negotiate when planning an event?

Practically Perfect PA

Try and get a fixed percentage off of the overall cost and remember you should be working with the catering team to design a menu that works well for your budget. Pin It. As we all know being an assistant means that our super organised skills are second to none.

Tips for the Traveling Administrative Professional

Office Dynamics

By taking these steps, you will be able to find the best options within your budget so you can travel in style. Know Your Budget: Before you start creating your itinerary, check to see what your budget is. Book Hotels Direct: Most hotels don’t allow you to collect points through online travel agencies and websites. Administrative professionals are the superheroes of travel planning.

It’s Time to Get Competitive! Facebook Contests May Lead to More Customers

Small Business CEO

Aside from the big guys, I have seen many small business owners and agencies use the right techniques in order to bring contest success. For example, Partee Insurance, an independent insurance agency located in California, runs a weekly game of Hangman on their Facebook page.

Nice Website, Has Anyone Seen It?

The Small Business Blog

Expert advice is still very much worthwhile however and the increasingly competitive nature of the SEO business means agency fees are coming more into the reach of the smaller business budget.

2013 213

Blog Action Day 2008

Loosely Speaking

meetings and can access coaching in the areas of job acquisition and retention, medical, housing, nutrition, clothing, childcare, budgeting and finance and automobile acquisition, maintenance and insurance.

2008 130

Initialisms and Acronyms

Daily Writing Tips

Because acronyms like NASA are pronounced as words (“na-suh,” in this case), there’s no need to precede them with the definite article: You wouldn’t write “Budget cutbacks hit the NASA hard.” Though the is essential if NASA is used as an adjective, as in “Budget cutbacks hit the NASA project hard.”). Most people know what an acronym is. But few are as familiar with term initialism , or of an important distinction between the two.

2011 87

Are You Consultant-Phobic? Check Out These 6 Mind Blowing Benefits to External Advice

Small Business CEO

Great for the SMEs with limited budgets. External hiring agencies can help in executive hiring for your organization. Ever think about hiring a consultant? Think your business is too small to benefit from a consultant? You’re wrong! Check out these 6 benefits before you say “No Way”.

2012 94

Getting Things Done in Tough Places

Productivityist

In the same way as budgeting doesn’t give you more money but does let you know exactly where you are financially, an effective productivity system lets you know better where your lines in the sand are. Rediscovering a sense of personal agency is the reward.

2013 89

The importance of customer service in city government

Service Untitled

Just this last month Detroit discontinued their 3-1-1 non emergency call centers claiming the current economic situation has forced budget cuts. photo by: Highways Agency.

Small Business World News Round-up – 209/11/24

The Small Business Blog

Rewriting bank regulations will hurt small businesses : In the typical fashion, Congress is now attempting to solve a “crisis&# by creating a new government agency with an unlimited budget and almost unlimited regulatory powers. E-Mail me or follow me. Build your own network!

2009 158

Take Assumptions Out of Customer Listening

Service Untitled

The new manager of the Chicago Marriott was going over year-end budget requests and came across a $20,000 line item to upgrade the black-and-white television sets to color in the bathrooms of the rooms on the concierge level.

2011 58

Getting Things Done in Tough Places

Productivityist

In the same way as budgeting doesn’t give you more money but does let you know exactly where you are financially, an effective productivity system lets you know better where your lines in the sand are. Rediscovering a sense of personal agency is the reward.

2013 52

Cloud Computing and Your Small Business

Small Business CEO

This of course is beneficial to those who have limited budget and limited knowledge of technology infrastructures such as small business owners. In a constantly changing technological world, small businesses try to keep up with the hype by getting on the innovation band wagon.

2010 77

Small Business World News Round-up – 2009/12/15

The Small Business Blog

Darling pledges help for SMEs : The Chancellor announced proposals to help small businesses in his pre-Budget report.Alistair Darling committed £500 million for a capital growth fund to support small businesses and an extension to the Enterprise Finance Guarantee scheme.

2009 146

On the Outside Looking In

Laughing all the Way to Work

Working for a temp agency can either land you a full-time job or help to keep you employed while you are looking. A smaller company with a tight budget might hire younger and cheaper, although most specialized areas such as medical or financial would probably want to hire someone with experience. In 1985 I left the office to be a stay-at-home mom. By 1995 when I tried to get back into the administrative field the landscape had changed.

2008 100