How to negotiate when planning an event

Practically Perfect PA

Well I didn’t, I hired a fantastic events co-ordinator to do all of the negotiating with the venue and suppliers on my behalf. I have picked up so many tips from her on how to negotiate and get your way with suppliers that I wanted to share them with you. Pin It.

How to negotiate when planning an event?

Practically Perfect PA

Well I didn’t, I hired a fantastic events co-ordinator to do all of the negotiating with the venue and suppliers on my behalf. I have picked up so many tips from her on how to negotiate and get your way with suppliers that I wanted to share them with you. Pin It.

The Bribery Act – what do assistants need to know?

Practically Perfect PA

According to the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) there are three types of bribery, they are: Active Bribery – whereby you offer, promise, give or reward someone for doing their day-to-day job improperly. Due diligence procedures should be in place for all new third-party suppliers.

2012 130

5 tips for Sourcing Employee Training for Small Businesses

The Small Business Blog

Contact local development agencies – some may offer training programs Hire local teachers or consultants to run short training schedules. Julie Hodges Said on November 12th, 2009 at 9:38 pm Ask your local government agency if they conduct seminars or trainings for small businesses.

2009 130

Top 5 Tips for Finding Great Employees (cheaply!)

The Small Business Blog

Temp agencies are useful – look at them as being a trial period for potential employees. E-Mail me or follow me. Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. Benefits of Online Software for Small Business.

2010 132

Small Office Administration 101 | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

E-Mail me or follow me. Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. Starting a Small Business? On-Demand Small Business Infrastructure™ allows you to run your business online. You ask a question, I answer!

2007 130

A Guide to Marketing a New Hospitality Business

Small Business CEO

Whether you’re hiring staff, changing suppliers or kitting out your kitchen, the on-going success of your business hinges on good marketing. Advertising agencies, television and radio are all effective methods, but can be costly.

2019 56

Practically Perfect PA: Featured

Practically Perfect PA

I recently wrote an article for Olé Magazine entitled Travel: Do it yourself or use an agency? It is quite common now to have help with travel arrangements as most companies do employ an outside supplier to book flights, hotels and car hire.

2012 182

Setting up an Eco Friendly Online Marketing Business

Eco-Office Gals

As an online marketing company you should be using more online and digital methods of communicating or dealing with clients, suppliers or staff. The workplace can be a wasteful environment if the right steps aren’t taken to limit the amount of waste produced.

2013 242

8 Easy Contract Changes to Make for More Sustainable Events

Practically Perfect PA

Wherever you are planning your event ask your venue to ensure they buy local food and drink product and wherever possible use local suppliers. The University of Greenwich run a great placement programme for corporates and agencies looking for interns and event students.

2016 176

Cut Back Your Cost Of Living

Productivity Bits

Well, why pay designer label prices when using a dress agency can deliver the same results but at a fraction of the cost? Suppliers usually give additional discounts for direct bank payments as this saves them money. However, check statements regularly to make sure both the right amount and supplier are involved. Check out your utility suppliers and fix payments if sensible to do so. Copyright © 2011 Productivity Bits. Visit the original article at [link]. Guest Post.

2011 148

SEO Tips for Small Business

The Small Business Blog

Suppliers are a great one for this as they want to link out to all the great companies they supply to, so it’s a win, win. Other than a link and a mention, in the eyes of your customers this is great social proof and will likely make you much more credible, especially if it is a well-known supplier. A guest post by 9xb , a digital agency based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, offering web development, SEO, mobile and ecommerce solutions.

2013 161

The Common Mistakes Futurists Make

Small Business Labs

But changing the way houses are built requires an enormous amount of change by a whole lot of people - from builders to suppliers to government agencies to house buyers.

2014 184

The Biggest Secret of Stellar Copywriting

Men With Pens

But, I was never initiated into the uber-secret-mad-men-esque clique known as “agency copywriters”. Then I met a copywriter who had worked in agencies for his entire career. Post by Derryck Strachan Derryck is Managing Director of UK copywriting agency Big Star Copywriting.

2012 79

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. Often there are required suppliers and service providers such as audio/visual vendors, or caterers who you must use when working with a specific venue.

2016 134

Customer Service Hell

Catch Friday

There's something electrifying about a shocking experience I had today when I decided to pay EDF, an electric utility supplier in the UK - anyone would think that ringing to pay a bill would be so easily - but it's not - not at all! Catch Friday Media is an online marketing agency, which writes press releases for you.

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

Q & A: What is “Staff Turnover” and how large or small would it be.

The Small Business Blog

You can always speak with some other small business owners or get some market segment data from information agencies, maybe they can give you a better idea of where you should be with numbers, comparing yourself to your peers is always a good idea. E-Mail me or follow me.

2007 198

Small Business World News Round-up - 2009/11/17

The Small Business Blog

Proposed City Cut in Small Business Aid Stirs Backlash : Agencies that help small businesses say they need more assistance, not less, in hard times. Restructuring – a word used by BIG Business to lower cost, fire employees and squeeze suppliers. E-Mail me or follow me.

2009 141

Small Business world News Round-up - 2009/10/27

The Small Business Blog

E-Mail me or follow me. You ask a question, I answer! Ask me your small business questions, I will answer them ASAP. Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. Small Business Bootstrapping How to start your own small business with no or little money.

2009 192

Bank of America Announces New Program to Help Spur Small Business Lending Nationwide

Small Business CEO

To access the capital, nonprofit lenders participating in these federal loan programs must set aside loan loss reserves at levels of up to 15 percent of the capital provided by the agencies.

2010 86

Small Business Maxim: Have a Passion. | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

Thanks Stefan for helping me reflect about this point creative agency Said on December 4th, 2008 at 1:43 am There is a saying that if you find work you like doing you won’t work a day in your life. E-Mail me or follow me. How to be successful and eco-friendly.

2007 208

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

The Small Business Blog

Majority of SMEs have bad credit rating : Nearly two-thirds of small businesses have a bad credit score, says credit referencing agency Graydon UK. E-Mail me or follow me. What is Small Business Infrastructure? How to be successful by focusing on your core business.

2009 146

Q&A: What are some social and economic issues small business face.

The Small Business Blog

For example, we need dating agencies and web-sites to find partners, because we are too busy to find a partner in what used to be a “normal way&# , and in this sense we have to be thankful for the service dating agencies and web-sites provide. E-Mail me or follow me.

2007 197

What being a virtual assistant is like – for me

Denise Aday

On behalf of my clients, I work with other VAs, as well as virtual assistance agencies both inside and outside the US. I become an important part of their business team, interacting with clients, colleagues, suppliers and even other family members. If you look around at the experienced, reputable VAs and VA teams or agencies, they all have established processes to follow and forms to fill out if you are serious about working with them.

2009 46

Outsourcing Options For Small Business | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

Virtual workers can be from a “Temp-Agency&# or a from contracting firms. E-Mail me or follow me. What is Small Business Infrastructure? How to be successful by focusing on your core business. Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control.

2007 206