Seven tips: What to look for in an event supplier

Practically Perfect PA

We used a combination of iPads and Post-it notes to ask our workshop attendees questions about what makes an event supplier great, and what makes them not-so-great…. What does a good event supplier do? Upfront about service costs, no hidden fees.

Seven tips: What to look for in an event supplier

Practically Perfect PA

We used a combination of iPads and Post-it notes to ask our workshop attendees questions about what makes an event supplier great, and what makes them not-so-great…. What does a good event supplier do? Upfront about service costs, no hidden fees.

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Cost Cutting for Small Business – Payment Terms | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. E-Mail me or follow me.

2007 198

Is Your Networking Fishy Enough?

The Small Business Blog

Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. Is Your Networking Fishy Enough? E-Mail me or follow me.

Cost Cutting for Small Business – Payment Terms | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. E-Mail me or follow me. Benefits of Online Software for Small Business.

2007 182

Small Business Checklist: Business Costing | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. Keep up to date – update your cost sheet on a regular basis.

2007 212

Small Business Failure – Reason: Fixed Cost | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. In this first part, I would like to talk about fixed costs in small business.

2007 195

Q & A: What does “Fixed Costs” mean and why should they be as low.

The Small Business Blog

Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. What are “Fixed Costs&# ? Answer: Keep your “Fixed Costs&# down.

2007 202

WinWeb's Free Online Accounting Software Now With Cost Centre.

The Small Business Blog

Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. WinWeb’s Free Online Accounting Software Now With Cost Centre Functionality.

2007 130

Ten critical foundations for successful collaborative networks

BioTeams

A Virtual Enterprise Network (VEN) is a voluntary and dynamic community of SMEs that commit to working together for a period of at least six months (ideally, twelve months) to collectively seek opportunities to participate in collaborative projects of mutual business advantage.

Assistants! Get the most out of attending an event

Practically Perfect PA

Conferences, training and networking events can be equally as daunting especially when you are attending on your own and have to join in group activities and network with strangers.As Some people I’ve met over the years are fabulous at networking and find it very easy and normal.

2013 221

The Networked Enterprise and Bioteams in China

BioTeams

Alex Lin (CEO of ChinaValue Business New Media) has just conducted a major interview with me ( Ken Thompson) where we explore in detail the concept of The Networked Enterprise for Chinavalue.net. Link to the book - The Networked Enterprise - on Amazon.com.

2009 52

Top Supply Chain Trends for 2018

On The Job

Retailers are transforming their supply chains in two ways: building stronger and more integrated relationships with suppliers; and changing their distribution network to be closer to their customers,” he says.

2018 130

Women In The Workplace

The Small Business Blog

Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. E-Mail me or follow me. What is Small Business Infrastructure?

2010 238

Small Business World News Round-up - 2009/11/03

The Small Business Blog

Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. E-Mail me or follow me.

2009 164

The Bribery Act – what do assistants need to know?

Practically Perfect PA

A commercial organisation can be found guilty of this offence if the bribery is carried out by an employee or a third person, this could include a contractor, a supplier, an agent or a subsidiary. Due diligence procedures should be in place for all new third-party suppliers.

2012 130

Serviced Apartments – pros and cons

Practically Perfect PA

At first the consultants picked their own hotels and put the cost through their expenses and as you can imagine their choice of hotels varied wildly and so did the price. Once the recession really hit home my Director’s budget was cut quite drastically and she asked all of us to think of ways to cut back on costs. I spent a long time managing the relationship with the serviced apartment supplier and also dealt with all of the positive and negative feedback from the consultants.

2011 122

Do you have a business card?

Practically Perfect PA

I would go so far as to say I felt a bit resentful when colleagues were pulling out business cards in meetings or during networking events and I wouldn’t have anything to hand over to my new contact. Do you have a a business card?

On Using Excellent Customer Service To Reduce Churn

Dumb Little Man

Over 90% of consumers say that they would stay loyal to their supplier after a good call center experience. According to the consumers themselves: 78% prefer low and reasonable costs. 44% of customers say they have no plans to change any of their suppliers in the next 12 months.

2018 193

Launching Assist Travel 2016

Practically Perfect PA

Choosing a supplier for your office is not easy, particularly when it comes to business travel. Assistants have to navigate their corporate travel policy while ensuring their Executives have a smooth business trip while relying on suppliers to make that happen.

2016 165

9-5 or 5-9? Does It Really Matter? | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. E-Mail me or follow me. What is Small Business Infrastructure?

2010 205

Small Business Start-Up Idea – Sign-Making Service | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. The overall set-up cost could be from five to ten thousand pounds.

2008 198

Small Business Start-Up Idea – Party Planner | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. E-Mail me or follow me. You ask a question, I answer!

2008 192

Skype + 3 = 3 Skypephone, but is it for small business? | THE.

The Small Business Blog

Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. applications over the mobile network at fixed prices or even for free.

2007 130

Small Business Start-Up Idea – Weight Loss Consultation | THE.

The Small Business Blog

Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. The overall cost will vary from £3,000 to £9,000. E-Mail me or follow me.

2008 186

Free Home Business Startup Video: Genealogy Research | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. E-Mail me or follow me. How to be successful and eco-friendly.

2009 141

The Importance Of Building Global Relationships To The Small Business Owner

Small Business CEO

While a prospective market may offer attractive rates, tariffs and low labor costs, consider how easy it will actually be to get your goods to and from destinations. Global Network of People Photo via Shutterstock. Entrepreneurs Marketing global business networking

2013 92

Top 5 Tips for Hands-On Leadership | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. Keep stakeholders (customers, staff, suppliers etc.) E-Mail me or follow me.

2010 141

Ultimate travel itinerary

Practically Perfect PA

A lot of the apps are free or only cost a few pounds. Choosing a supplier for your office is not easy, particuarly when it comes to business travel.

Travel 179

One Size Doesn’t Fit All: How Office Space Caters To Each Stage Of A Business Journey

Dumb Little Man

You can also build a strong network or even forge partnerships in this community. This exudes professionalism, credibility and stability to clients, employees, suppliers and all stakeholders.

2016 266

Australia/ New Zealand Small Business News Round-up – 02/07/2008.

The Small Business Blog

Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. E-Mail me or follow me.

2008 130

Spotlight on assistant resources: PA Life

Practically Perfect PA

PA Life magazine is published six times a year and includes a mixture of lifestyle features, updates on suppliers, industry news and articles on how to improve professional skills. The cost per year is just £79+vat. There are a lot of different resources available to assistants.

2014 181

Some training suggestions for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

I was the only EA on the course but it was so helpful and didn’t cost my company a penny. You can meet with potential suppliers but also attend free training sessions. Networking Groups.

Reducing Overheads Can Save A Business | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. « Top 5 Serious Start-Up Mistakes Is Your Networking Fishy Enough?

2010 223

How To Make This Recession Work For Your Small Home Business.

The Small Business Blog

Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. Promise to buy from one supplier for better payment terms, like 60 or 90 days.

2009 192

How To Build Your Brand Through Your Blog

Productivity Bits

What can be said in blogs can also be said on social networks like Facebook and Twitter as well. Social networking sites spread news, information and reviews even faster than blogs. Besides these mega networks, communities can also be built through message boards, user groups and by suing platforms like KickApps, Ning and CrowdVine which have been designed specifically for this purpose. Cost effective ways of brand building. Copyright © 2011 Guest Author.

2011 139

5 Biggest Problems Faced By Small Businesses And How To Overcome Them

Dumb Little Man

Another good way to extend your cash flow is to negotiate with suppliers or vendors. For such cases, recruiting people within your network can be your best bet. Because of the lack of time and money, some businesses fall into the trap of making hiring decisions propelled by cost-effectiveness and time pressure. Startups are known to have specific needs that bigger companies won’t understand. Those needs inevitably become challenges to business owners.

2017 158

Bioteams: Learning from Nature to improve Project Management

BioTeams

Keywords: Biomimicry, Bioteams, Management, Organizational change, work teams, Virtual enterprise networks. The study of the Virtual Enterprise Networks is a challenge to take advantage of technology and communications and to effectively implement them in a business area or project.

WinWeb Launches WinWeb TV – Free Small & Home Business Videos

The Small Business Blog

Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. E-Mail me or follow me. How to be successful and eco-friendly.

2009 208

Convert excel spreadsheets into online simulations and dashboards

BioTeams

Simulate Basic costs $479 per year and allows you private and bigger models (up to 2000 equations) but only 1 simulation. Note that both Simulate and Crystal currently generate flash (SWF files) which means they won't run on ipads although I believe the suppliers both have plans for HTML5.

2012 69

Turbocharge Your Sales

The Small Business Blog

Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. E-Mail me or follow me.

2010 176

Pitch of the Week – Waste Notes

The Small Business Blog

Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. E-Mail me or follow me. What is Small Business Infrastructure?

2010 179

WinWeb Pitch of the Week – Uni Baggage

The Small Business Blog

Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. E-Mail me or follow me. Starting a Small Business?

2010 169