How to Plan Business Travel & Business Travel Planning Checklists

Office Dynamics

Travel Planning for Executive & Administrative Assistants. But I really didn’t understand the intricacies of travel until I became an executive and traveled often. For 22 years, I have been traveling; mostly within the United States. So, if I think it is tough being a traveler in the United States, just imagine how difficult it is for the executives who travel great distances often—and have to show up for meetings! Unneeded credit cards.

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Dymo's CardScan iPhone App Illustrates Several Key Trends

Small Business Labs

Small Business Labs Tracking and Forecasting the Trends Impacting the Future of Small Business Welcome to Small Business Labs Small Business Labs, from Emergent Research , covers the key social, technology and business trends impacting small business.

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"Excel"ing to Create Subtotal Row Totals

Professional Assistant Blog

They ask you to create subtotals for the latest sales report, but want you to only send them the revised spreadsheet showing the subtotal rows. One of my managers wanted me to use our sales tracking software to create the sales report for a particular product.

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Are You Covering All Expense Bases?

Step It Up VA Coaching

As entrepreneurs/business owners, we take great care in setting rates, creating packages and tracking the hours we and our teams put in; but are our rates really paying for our expenses? Any money you spend to run or grow your business must be paid for somehow, and not necessarily out of your own salary. Consider “leasing” your home office to yourself as your business grows to subsidize your mortgage, and simplify your taxes. by Donna Toothaker.

Need To Create a PDF? Don't Have the Software? Don't Panic!

Professional Assistant Blog

Your manager asks you to create a report of some sort and wants you to send it to a client, but making sure that they cannot manipulate the information. There is a simple way of getting this type of report to anyone without having to use Adobe Acrobat. Also, keep in mind that you don’t want anyone to alter the information in your report. Now you can e-mail the report to the client without any problems. Home About Me Advertise Need To Create a PDF?

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2019 Joan Burge Innovation Award for Assistants

Office Dynamics

Other ideas presented included: An executive’s travel binder. With the reporting function of the survey platform, Heather could easily determine the booth winners. I know assistants are always coming up with great ideas, creating new systems or templates, or taking the lead.

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The ultimate app guide for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Here are some of my favourites: Great Apps: Travel. This app is slightly expensive but worth paying for if your manager travels a lot. You can set it for your current location or receive alerts from places you are planning to travel too.

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Good Ol’ Fashioned Marketing is Still Good For Business!

Step It Up VA Coaching

Most online businesses naturally focus on online marketing and social media to drive their business. They are still some of the most effective ways to growing your business, and should not be overlooked. A good mailing list is the foundation for your business. Having a database of names, mailing addresses, phone numbers and other personal information gives you the tools to connect personally with current and potential clients, business associates and even competitors.

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How To Manage Your Receipts

Brilliantly Better

I already wrote about some of my travel experiences in 44 tips for traveling long distance. In other words, it does the dirty work for you, transcribing your unordered piles of paper into meaningful reports.

2010 82

Overworked? Unload Your Workload to a Freelancer!

Professional Assistant Blog

Whether you need help fixing up that company website, proofreading a report that your boss needs right away or even compiling reports that your boss gave you today and is asking for you to complete it yesterday. Home About Me Advertise Overworked? Unload Your Workload to a Freelancer! By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 Filed Under: Prioritize , Productivity D o you need extra help with your workload ?

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Elevator Etiquette 101: Going Up?

Professional Assistant Blog

By The Professional Assistant on Friday, October 17, 2008 Filed Under: Travel Y ou’re standing in the elevator and everyone is crammed like a can of sardines. No one wants you to report the weather. Home About Me Advertise Elevator Etiquette 101: Going Up? You reminisce about that Seinfeld episode where Elaine gets stuck on the subway and starts talking to herself about how the train isn’t moving and starts to get claustrophobic.

2008 100

How to Write Effective E-mails

Professional Assistant Blog

You want to tell your co-worker that you need to get a report from them within the hour. Yet you go on and on about how you want it to look, going into great detail of the type of report you want. Home About Me Advertise How to Write Effective E-mails By The Professional Assistant on Saturday, August 25, 2007 Filed Under: A re you the type of person that likes to ramble on and on about something? Do you try to get your point across with advertising in between your message?

2007 100

Work From Home? Want to be More Productive?

Professional Assistant Blog

Are you just starting out or already have a thriving business? Finding the right tools to manage your business can be time consuming. You have to understand how a professional administrator operates and also have the technology and software to run your business in a successful manner. You can then print a summary report to Excel of all of your hours for any time period, for any task, or for any client. Home About Me Advertise Work From Home? Want to be More Productive?

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Keys to Effective Networking

Office Dynamics

Such was the case last week when my long-time friend and Las Vegas BNI ( Business Network International ) Director Leslie Taylor presented a speech that outlined a simply brilliant model for building effective relationships. We’ve all been there: We go to a networking function or set up a time to get together for coffee or lunch with someone we’ve met in our travels and then stall in that awkward moment where we really don’t know how to begin.

Keys to Effective Networking

Office Dynamics

Such was the case last week when my long-time friend and Las Vegas BNI ( Business Network International ) Director Leslie Taylor presented a speech that outlined a simply brilliant model for building effective relationships. We’ve all been there: We go to a networking function or set up a time to get together for coffee or lunch with someone we’ve met in our travels and then stall in that awkward moment where we really don’t know how to begin.

5 Unusual Ways To Measure Your Online Reputation

Brilliantly Better

Although I enjoy doing it, my business side (after all, I did have an online business for more than 10 years) keeps popping out every once in a while. For instance, my business side likes to measure stuff. I gave up business cards a while ago.

2010 105

Guest Blog: Networking Like a Pro

Laughing all the Way to Work

Ask for business cards and have a stack of business cards for yourself at hand as well. Building Relationships one Assistant at a Time ► April (2) Keeping focussed in a busy environment When your boss arranges meetings behind your back.

2008 130

Master the Art of Re-purposing Your Work and You'll Save Multiple Hours - 50 Ideas To Get You Started

Productive & Organized

Earlier this week I was talking to a client about content creation for the marking of her business.    If you ask me, repurposing is the art of smart business.  Grow Your Business & Save Time - Recycle Your Content.

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Pass it on.

Laughing all the Way to Work

You can also attach a file from Word, Excel or PowerPoint or a business card from your Contacts if it is someone you need to remember to call and want that information available. Other ways you can learn new things is to: Subscribe to feeds from various admin or business sites.

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The E-tiquette of E-mail

Professional Assistant Blog

With the increasing use of e-mail as the first choice for business correspondence it opens a whole new world of dos and donts for the assistant. Your company may have a policy on how they want you to address people in external business e-mail. Be sure to add your signature to your business e-mail with your coordinates. But it is never a good idea to send an angry e-mail in business correspondence.

2008 100

Free Blog Posts | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

28,759 On-target web design and copywriting to help you hit the bulls-eye of success Home How-to Books Our Services Portfolio FAQs About Us Archives Contact Us Better Blogging Guest Posting Better Books Better Business Better Design Drive-by-Shooting Sundays Better Writing 7 Deadly Fears of Writing Fiction Writing How To Write Website Content The Way of Writing Way Off Topic Announcements Are Bloggers Creating Their Own Sweatshop? We want you to learn, to better your business, to succeed.

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