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. Follow me on twitter @PracticalPA.

2012 27

How do YOU handle being slammed at work?

ProAssisting Blog

We got big news as an ad agency recently: We’re merging with another shop. Our North American agency of under 1000 employees is merging with a world wide agency with over 8000 employees. Home Blog About Us Who we are About the Program Program Specifics Execs, HR Depts.

2009 12

Trending Sources

How to Turn Your Sales Copy From a Frog Into a Prince

The Solopreneur Life

O ne of the most respected copywriters of the past 40 years, Gary Bencivenga, was part-owner of a New York advertising agency in the 1970s. Why would a fledgling agency risk everything on its first throw of the dice?

2014 40

A guide to online job searching

Practically Perfect PA

If you know specific companies you’d like to work for, follow them on Twitter too – you’ll get a more in-depth impression of the business. Recruitment agencies will offer a range of jobs usually around a more specific area of expertise. Where to search.

2014 94

Local SEO: Four Tips for Ranking High in Your City

Andrea Kalli

Complete the New Client Questionnaire Subscribe to the Blog by Email Subscribe to the Blog by RSS 10 Most Popular Posts More silly little alt code symbols for Twitter - 35 comments Time to Jazz Up Your Website Social Buttons? -

Using Social Media to Build Relationships

Customers Rock!

And Mayor Booker and his team were listening via Twitter and went into action. When one constituent bad-mouthed Mayor Booker on Twitter, Cory showed up at his door and helped him shovel out.

The Best Inbound-Marketing Resources: HubSpot and Impact

The Solopreneur Life

HubSpot’s target customers are marketing and ad agencies. Impact is one of those marketing agencies. (In On Twitter, I follow HubSpot Section Editor Ginny Soskey @gsosk , and Impact Content Marketing Manager Carly Stec @CarlyStec.

2015 23

So you want to find a new assistant job?

Practically Perfect PA

Working with recruitment agencies. Dealing with agencies – hum, this is tricky. In my experience there are some terrible agencies out there that will treat you really badly and will put you forward for jobs that are totally unsuitable for you.

How to Use Social Media and Stay Productive


You can g et in touch with her on Twitter @rachel5bartee. . When I realized I was spending over 3 hours of my working time on Reddit, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, this was the clear wakeup call I needed. Do you want to see how your friends are spending their vacation or get the daily news from news agencies on social media ? Think about it: isn’t using Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest, and Tumblr too much?

Measuring the Impact of Social Media

Customers Rock!

Other metrics tie directly back to the bottom line (ex: value of sales coming directly from Twitter). Dell is one of the most commonly cited examples of this from their Twitter Dell Outlet account.

The wonderful world of events – roundup

Practically Perfect PA

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. On Twitter follow the #Eventprofs hastag and a good group on LinkedIn is Making Good Organisers Great.

2013 58

Book Review: The Obstacle is The Way


You can connect with him on Twitter at @MikeDariano. If action is what we do when we still have some agency over our situation, the will is what we depend on when agency has all but disappeared.”. The following review is written by Mike Dariano.

6 Pro Tips for Breezing Through Airport Security

Dumb Little Man

Some airports have gotten so frustrated with the agency that they’re actually threatening to terminate their contracts and return their security procedures to private contractors. Airport Twitter feeds and crowdsourced sites like WhatsBusy are a godsend when it comes to dodging lines.

2016 27

SEO Tips for Small Business

The Small Business Blog

Is there an audience for you on Twitter? A guest post by 9xb , a digital agency based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, offering web development, SEO, mobile and ecommerce solutions. Stretching your budgets into the realms of SEO and online marketing can often be tricky.

The job of looking for a job

Laughing all the Way to Work

1) Do try the temp agencies. What are you saying in chat rooms, on FaceBook, Twitter etc. I have been involved in conducting a few interviews for admin jobs and here are two of the main things I have noticed about those who are unsuccessful: resumes are out of date and not relevant to the job applied for and the person was not prepared for the interview.

Independent Contractor Agreements (and Why Solopreneurs Need to Use Them)

The Solopreneur Life

Similarly, regarding brand developers and advertising agencies, the commissioning party will, among other things, want adequate assurances that the commissioned works will not infringe upon any third parties’ intellectual property rights or violate false advertising laws. You can also follow Jeff on Twitter @jsfabian. W ithin the solopreneur community, independent contractor relationships are a way of life.

2011 30

Bioteams develops unique Social Media Impact Forecasting Simulator


The Business Social Media Impact Forecasting Simulator is fully web-based and supports the development and deployment of multiple content/media over multiple channels (such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIN , Web and email) to a defined schedule.

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

Small Business CEO

As a business owner, you may be updating your Facebook, Twitter, and even LinkedIn pages on a daily basis. Aside from the big guys, I have seen many small business owners and agencies use the right techniques in order to bring contest success.

How going digital can make business events more valuable

Practically Perfect PA

Using an interactive screen to display live social media feeds such as a Twitter Wall is a great way of merging the offline and online worlds. Networking events are vital to the visibility of a business and present valuable opportunities to build strategic relationships.

2019 18

Getting Things Done in Tough Places


You can learn more about Euan at his website and follow him on Twitter. Rediscovering a sense of personal agency is the reward. This is a guest post by Euan Semple.

2013 37

5 Steps To Fixing Negative Reviews In Google Places aka Google Plus Local

Small Business CEO

About The Guest Author: Jacob Puhl is Co-founder of Firegang Digital Marketing , a local SEO, web design and digital marketing agency for small businesses. To contact Jacob, email jacobpuhl at or follow him on twitter @jacobpuhl.

Boost Your Online PR: Public Relations as Part of Online Marketing Strategy

Small Business CEO

Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Pinterest are some of the top sites that any successful online marketing plan includes. There are several boutique agencies that specialize in pay per click management, who can manage this whole process for you.

2001 22

Book Review: How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big


You can connect with him on Twitter at @MikeDariano. One break was that a representative for the syndication agency was married to an engineer who found the jokes hilarious and pushed her to push the comic more. The following review is written by Mike Dariano.

2014 33

UK Census an Invasion of Privacy!

Catch Friday

Catch Friday Media is an online marketing agency, which writes press releases for you. Do follow us on twitter @catchfriday and do look at our website. The whole of the UK population is being asked to fill in the census.

Client Refusing To Pay Invoice? 5 Ways To Deal With Non-Paying Clients

Dumb Little Man

You can also try contacting them via social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.). Hire a Collection Agency. A professional collection agency could contact the client and attempt to get your payment. This type of agency deals exclusively with business debts. As long as your debt is business-related, then this type of agency can be your next best option. One downside of being an entrepreneur is clients who pay late or not at all.

How To Conquer The Four Horsemen of Productivity Apocalypse

Dumb Little Man

Cara DeLevigne, Oprah Winfrey, Jessica Alba, Alicia Keys, and Lady Gaga are some of the most followed stars on Instagram and Twitter. “We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.” Arianna Huffington.

2016 53

How not to act when customer service fails miserably

Service Untitled

Keep good records of everyone you speak with, and be persistent; again without being rude, and when all else fails, never be afraid to turn to government agencies, Better Business Bureau, or social media. The fast paced world of Twitter, Facebook, and Yelp combined.

A practical approach to dealing with customer service frustrations

Service Untitled

Internal Revenue Service acting agency head, Steven T. Post on Twitter or the company’s Facebook page that the action taken has been less than what should have happened, or that no one has ever returned your call. No doubt, it has been a tough week for customer service.

How Beneficial Is Outsourcing on an Accounting Task?

Catch Friday

Catch Friday Media is an online marketing agency, which writes press. Do follow us on twitter @catchfriday and do look at. The world of business today is rapidly evolving. There is indeed a greater, tougher and bigger demand on the part of business owner as the population increases and as the technology continuously progresses.

Are your work communications professional? Are you sure?

ProAssisting Blog

I see this all the time at the advertising agency when either as an intern or new hire just out of college, no matter if you’re out on the town for a couple drinks with your college crew versus communicating with a client/partner/sr.

2009 12

How To Export Internationally As a Solo Entrepreneur, Using the Foreign-Language Internet

The Solopreneur Life

Christian Arno is the founder of Lingo24, one of the world’s fastest-growing translation agencies, Lingo24. Follow Lingo24 on Twitter: @Lingo24. T he advent of the Internet has revolutionized the way in which businesses both large and small operate and has opened up a host of opportunities for the solo entrepreneur. The world remains as wide as ever when it comes to physically shipping goods, but contacts and customers around the globe are now never more than a mouse-click away.

Keywords in Résumé Lead to Interviews

Job Advice Blog

Alex can be reached at: 609-333-8866 Follow me on Twitter.

Virtual Assistant Vs Employee – Is There A Difference?

Catch Friday

Catch Friday Media is an online marketing agency, which writes press. Do follow us on twitter @catchfriday and do look at. You might think that there is no difference between hiring a regular employee and a virtual assistant but the fact is that there is. There are times when you think you need to hire a virtual assistant but actually you need to hire a regular employee. On the other hand, you may end up hiring a regular employee when all that you need is a virtual assistant.

Customer service continues to center on good client communication

Service Untitled

The old-fashioned customer service agents spent most of their time on the phones trying to resolve problems, but now such quick social media outlets as Twitter can quickly lead to a firestorm of criticism if not handled immediately.

3 Podcast Production Styles – Which is Right For You?

Andrea Kalli

This is usually your most expensive option as it requires hiring a full-fledged advertising agency, outside consultants and/or actors and actresses to get it just right. This post was mentioned on Twitter by AudioFile Solutions.

The Structural Shift to a Contingent Workforce

Small Business Labs

Follow us on Twitter Emergent Research EMERGENT RESEARCH is focused on better understanding the small business sector of the US and global economy.

2020 11

Free Blog Posts | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

I was having a conversation with Deb Ng of Freelance Writing Gigs on Twitter , and I smirked at her comment. People even imply and suggest (or at least the Twitter gang did) that bloggers should be ashamed of asking for money, for any kind of payment for that solid advice and knowledge.

A Smorgasbord of Food Terms Meaning “Mixture”

Daily Writing Tips

The term has become popular thanks to its widespread use in tweets, or messages sent using the social-networking service Twitter; the symbol, due to its use as a marker in tweets, is also called a hashtag.

Finding a real person when contacting customer service

Service Untitled

Its database of phone numbers and codes for more than 1000 major companies can cut down the frustration factor, however there were no suggested shortcuts suggested for governmental agencies or mortgage companies! Use Facebook and Twitter to fight back.

LinkedIn Profile Is More Important Than Résumé

Job Advice Blog

The Twitter feature should be used frequently and appropriately. Alex can be reached at: 609-333-8866 Follow me on Twitter.