How to negotiate the best deal for your favourite venue

Practically Perfect PA

When an Assistant organises an event or a large external meeting, the venue they choose will likely be among the most expensive things on their event budget.

How to negotiate when planning an event

Practically Perfect PA

Well to be honest there is a slight chink in my event armour; I’m not the best at negotiating. 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. Are there any other negotiating tips you can share?

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How to negotiate when planning an event?

Practically Perfect PA

Well to be honest there is a slight chink in my event armour; I’m not the best at negotiating. 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. Are there any other negotiating tips you can share?

Top 10 Tips for Buying Stylish Furniture on a Budget

Dumb Little Man

Of course, the biggest challenge lies in finding stylish and contemporary furniture on a limited budget. Amp up your negotiation skills – Price mark ups on furniture are normally huge, so you may be able to get a better deal if you haggle a little.

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Top 10 Tips for Buying Stylish Furniture on a Budget

Dumb Little Man

Of course, the biggest challenge lies in finding stylish and contemporary furniture on a limited budget. Amp up your negotiation skills – Price mark ups on furniture are normally huge, so you may be able to get a better deal if you haggle a little.

Budget 200

8 Methods to Eliminate Credit Card Debt

Dumb Little Man

Negotiate with Providers. While the word “negotiate” makes most people automatically cringe, this vital skill can save those in extreme credit card debt. Negotiate with the company’s representatives over the phone and try multiple calls if needed. Get On a Budget.

How to Encourage Good Money Habits in Children

Dumb Little Man

Involve them in your budgeting. Giving them something to aim for will help your children understand why budgeting and saving are important. Everybody has a budget that they need to stick to. Your children are like sponges.

2019 189

12 Tips for Finding the Best Apartment You Can Afford

Dumb Little Man

To help you find an apartment within your budget that you’re actually happy with, we’ve put together a list of tips that can help you navigate the stormy waters of local real estate. Set a Budget. Before you even start apartment hunting, sit down and work out a budget.

2018 237

9 Useful Tips On How To Get Out of Debt Quickly

Dumb Little Man

Start the 50/30/20 Budget. This budget is a straightforward technique that can help you pay down your debt. See Also: How to Budget Using the 50/20/30 Rule. Are you or someone in your household in debt? If so, you’re not alone.

2018 259

Sales Tips For Small Business Sales Teams

Small Business CEO

Without the luxury of relying on venture capital and big investments, having an effective sales process is non-negotiable. But even with the smartest salespeople, how can you compete with larger sales teams with bigger budgets? It’s never been easy for small businesses.

2019 87

10 Tips for Planning a Successful Event

Jen Lawrence

The purpose and audience dictate the rest of the planning parameters, including venue, budget, meals, and materials needed. Don’t be afraid to negotiate. The biggest negotiation mistake in event planning is focusing solely on price.

2019 52

How to Survive Black Friday

Dumb Little Man

Black Friday shopping isn’t just the start of the Holiday Shopping season—it’s also the start of the most stressful, anxiety producing, budget draining, injurious time of the season. If you need to negotiate a crowd, stay on the edge.

2018 222

Why Can’t I Get a Raise?

Eat Your Career

If you’ve been declined for a raise, or told it’s just not the right time, or been given some excuse about budgets and pay scales…I’m here to help. Budget constraints and pay scales might sound like a bunch of excuses, but decision-makers have to work within the system.

2018 161

Win a hotel break in Berlin with Roomex

Practically Perfect PA

You don’t need the extra hassle of searching for hotels, comparing and negotiating rates, keeping within budget and policies, chasing receipts and invoices at the end of the month… We understand. This month we have a fantastic competition for you guys!

2016 151

Organising the office Christmas party? Here are some do’s and don’ts

Practically Perfect PA

Don’t forget to set a budget. The budget needs to be finalised before you can organise anything. Negotiate! Do suggest a new year party if your company is on a tight budget.

2013 240

Conference for Administrative Assistants – How to Get Your Executive’s Approval

Office Dynamics

Most of the time assistants tell me they can’t attend our conference for administrative assistants or training because of budget cuts or not getting financial support. Sometimes it really is a budget issue. Negotiate if necessary.

2019 243

Car Searching Tips for Buying a Used Car

Dumb Little Man

If you do not set a maximum price, you might go over your budget. Make a list of used cars that are within your budget. Some brokers will help you negotiate the price. A car is an important purchase. If you need an affordable car, you should purchase a used car.

2016 208

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

Practically Perfect PA

It can be pretty soul destroying contacting loads of hotels and venues only to find out on the site visit that they don’t have availability for the day you need, that don’t have the space or they cost over your budget. Not a confident negotiator? Picture the scene.

15 Questions to Ask When Buying a Used Car

Dumb Little Man

If you show confidence, stick to your budget, and ask your own questions along the way, you will end up with a used car you will love. What is your budget? What is your budget for this vehicle? Once I have determined my budget, how can I decide what vehicle to buy?

2017 222

How To Ace Your Apartment Hunt

Dumb Little Man

Prepare a Budget. In the same manner that you made your previous list, you should now prepare your budget. Then, outside of your budget, you will want to set aside some money for the extra fees. Don’t be afraid to negotiate a better rental price either if you think you can give the landlord something in return, such as a long-term lease. You might even be able to negotiate the security deposit if you can prove that you are a good tenant.

2018 170

A Simple Guide On How To Buy And Ship Your Car Online

Dumb Little Man

To get an idea of what you need, consider your family size, daily commute or vehicle usage and your budget. Start Negotiations. It should be one that fits your budget and the estimated ranges you found for the vehicle online. If you’re unhappy with the thought of having to go through back-and-forth haggling- even through email- there are websites, like Truecar and Vinadvisor , that can negotiate with dealers for you.

2017 170

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. The best venue finders are experienced negotiators able to secure rates that are lower than if you booked direct.

2017 181

How To Get The Best Deal From Your Local Used Cars Dealership

Dumb Little Man

When negotiating, dealers often take the reign. You’ll immediately be asked what kind of car you are looking for, how much your budget is, and when you are likely to seal the deal. The first step in negotiating for a used car is to know how much others are willing to pay for it. Be firm with your budget. To get the best deal, you have to wear them down and be firm with your budget. Do you need tips on how to buy used cars?

2017 158

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

Practically Perfect PA

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? How to negotiate when planning an event. How often do you organise events?

2013 266

7 Ways to Live Within Your Means

Dumb Little Man

Create a budget. One way to control how much you spend is setting a budget and sticking to it, all while putting your savings to the side. See Also: 5 Powerful Hacks To Help You Simplify Your Budget. Check the ones that can be negotiated for better rates. Financial gurus often talk about living within your means. You hear it all the time but do you know what it truly means? Have you figured out how to do this?

2017 175

Practical Project Management

Practically Perfect PA

Ask your client or stakeholder, the person who asked you to take on the project, what are the primary parameters for the project, what are the secondary and what is most negotiable. If you are introducing a training course for colleagues on a shoestring budget, then cost will be the driver.

The wonderful world of events – roundup

Practically Perfect PA

Here are the links to my previous blogs: How to negotiate when planning an event. 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. Here is a great piece on event budgeting.

2013 234

SURROUND yourself with a team of experts to make you and your organization SHINE!

Office Dynamics

A meeting planner by MY definition is the go-to person within an organization – be it corporate, association or otherwise – charged with the responsibility of planning and executing a meeting or special event.

2019 237

University Cuts $1 Million Off Electricity Bill With Wind Power

Eco-Office Gals

Of course, the school has also espoused an interest in responsible spending, considering that a portion of their budget comes from tax-paying citizens. It is reasonable to assume that the majority of states support their local universities.

2013 208

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. This will give you ample time to negotiate the short-term rules and conditions.

2016 173

The Vanishing Executive Assistant—NOT!

Office Dynamics

Executive assistants are running meetings, making hiring decisions, giving presentations, negotiating contracts, managing budgets and are considered co-leaders.

2020 233

Project Derailed: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Commercial Construction

Small Business CEO

Here is a look at how to manage expectations and build a strong team, the importance of budgeting, and why you need to address legal compliance issues as a priority. There is also an overview of negotiating a fair price and bringing all the components of the project together.

2017 60

10 Tips for Better Work-Life Balance

Dumb Little Man

Negotiate flextime. If you are on top of your finances, you can create a budget, make a savings plan, and come up with a strategy to pay down debt.

2018 264

The devil is in the detail: The importance of creating a thorough event brief

Practically Perfect PA

For the uninitiated, this may seem like a straightforward request until you start to ponder the type and style of venues you need to research, whether those venues will fit within the company’s budget, and… well, ‘what is our budget anyway?’

2015 227

On the Selling of Souls: Where Do YOU Draw the Line?

Eat Your Career

I want to demand that who I am is non-negotiable and the world must simply adapt. But my realistic side, the one who keeps a budget and manages deadlines and wants to please her clients, knows that compromise is the name of the game. You must be ruthless in your negotiation.

2010 229

6 Really Important Questions You Should Ask Before Getting Married

Dumb Little Man

These issues can be negotiated but it needs to be done before you make your relationship official. Do you work for the purpose of travel and adventure or are you more interested in building your savings, or just living within a budget? If you are not able to negotiate important differences, know that these are the issues that will inevitably show up in your relationship and cause stress and crisis eventually. Are you ready to get married?

2018 136

11 Reasons Why Health Insurance Is Crucial In India

Dumb Little Man

The percentage of India’s national budget that is spent on the healthcare sector is one of the lowest in the word. The insurance companies are able to negotiate better rates for the hospitals and doctors, and this means lower deductibles and copays. India has a booming tourism market with more than 7.4 million people visiting India in 2016 alone, and a projected growth of 10.26 people in 2017.

2018 149

What Makes a Good Conference Venue?

The Small Business Blog

When choosing a venue for your next conference there is more to consider than just the budget. Looking for a high value and a quality venue within your budget can be difficult, so being adaptable for outlook, services, layout and general feel of the building can help to vary the price.

2013 215

The site visit and other venue considerations

Practically Perfect PA

Firstly I put a little infographic together on various seating arrangements and then I shared some top tips on how to negotiate with a venue. For example the objectives and the budget should be confirmed way before where and when is thought through. Pin It.

2012 236

10 Easy Money Hacks to Improve Your Finances

Dumb Little Man

rather easily, you can also negotiate and get a lower interest rate than the standard. We have all heard that creating a monthly budget, monitoring the expenses, etc. Personal finance doesn’t have to complicated. With the right mindset and commitment towards a better financial life, you can make big improvements effortlessly and quickly. The following are 10 easy money hacks that can take your personal finance management to the next level: Online Shopping.

2018 161

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. Social Security), the 2012 federal discretionary spending budget (e.g. B y: WinBiz Proposals, LLC.

2012 251

So do assistants think the role has diversified?

Practically Perfect PA

Last September I successfully negotiated a change in title and salary, but am still the lowest-paid manager in our company, even though I have more management experience than several other managers. Last month I posted a blog about diversification with the assistant role.

2014 224

Planning the Perfect Holiday Party: Guest Blog

Laughing all the Way to Work

Here are a few tips on how to plan the perfect holiday party to ensure everything runs smoothly, the budget is met, and everyone has a great time. Stick To Your Budget The budget is your starting point, and you shouldn't do anything else before you have a definitive number. You will have to do some revision after obtaining the quotes, but make sure the total cost is under your given budget. The holiday season is one of the most exciting times of year in the office.