Sourcing the right suppliers for your business

Practically Perfect PA

Sourcing reliable, well-priced suppliers who offer excellent service is something that Assistants are frequently tasked with. Finding the right supplier for your business can be tricky; you have to look at costs, what they offer and that they meet your specific needs.

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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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.

Supplier of the week is Tripmate

Practically Perfect PA

The Practically Perfect PA supplier of the week is Tripmate. What’s the catch and how much will it cost me? There is absolutely no catch whatsoever and as for the cost, we have made it as simple as possible. There are no other hidden costs or charges.

Save on Energy Costs with These 4 Simple Tips

Small Business CEO

With gas and electricity costs on the rise, companies now need to find ways to reduce energy expenditure. However, there are ways you can reduce these costs by following these 4 simple tips. Switch energy supplier. Economy & Environment cut costs save energy

2020 62

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. Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. E-Mail me or follow me. Small Business Bootstrapping How to start your own small business with no or little money.

2007 198

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. Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. E-Mail me or follow me. Benefits of Online Software for Small Business.

2007 182

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. Energy costs are soaring so check that you are on the best tariff deal for your area.

2011 148

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.

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. Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. In this first part, I would like to talk about fixed costs in small business. E-Mail me or follow me.

2007 195

Q & A: What are successful cost-cutting solutions in small.

The Small Business Blog

Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. Q & A: What are successful cost-cutting solutions in small business? E-Mail me or follow me.

2007 202

How policy and cost savings are helping to drive the uptake of low-energy, retrofit LED Lamps

Eco-Office Gals

” Well it may not be quite dead but legislation, environmental issues and cost-saving are forcing businesses’ to re-evaluate the real costs of lighting. than 5 years this can offer a large saving on energy costs alone. “The traditional GLS lamp is dead!”

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.

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. Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. Q & A: What does “Fixed Costs&# mean and why should they be as low as possible in a Small Business?

2007 203

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. Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. WinWeb’s Free Online Accounting Software Now With Cost Centre Functionality. do cost cutting.

2007 130

Cash Flow Management Tips to Improve Your Business

Dumb Little Man

Poor management of cash flow can result in a company’s inability to pay its suppliers or finance urgent needs. Accounts payable – This is the amount of money you owe to suppliers. Both approaches involve fixed costs.

2020 236

10 Questions To Find The Perfect Venue

Office Dynamics

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. So, you’re doing an event? Great! Where? That is the first and most important question. All event planning starts with the venue.

2016 142

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. Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. E-Mail me or follow me. What is Small Business Infrastructure?

2010 240

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

How To Stay Competitive By Importing Your Goods From Abroad

The Small Business Blog

Overseas suppliers can cut costs by a huge margin, in some cases by as much as 60%. As the recession continues, being able to stay competitive is an absolute necessity in the current economic climate. If you’re in the retail industry one such way of staying competitive is through importing goods from abroad. This means…

2012 191

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

The Small Business Blog

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. Outsourcing Options For Small Business Focus on your business, timeshare professionals.

2009 164

How to Get your Project Back on Track

Ian's Messy Desk

This option increases the cost so it requires weighing the cost increase against the importance of the deadline. Look for other sources : When a supplier you are depending upon cannot deliver, within your time frame , look for other suppliers who can.

2013 201

The Economic Impact of Craft Brewing

Small Business Labs

These occur in suppliers to the plant as well as places where auto workers spend their money.    Technology is lowering the costs of serving niche markets and making artisans able to compete with even the largest of firms.  

2019 172

Good Practices for A Successful Dropshipping Business In 2019

Dumb Little Man

Newcomers usually start with manual order assignment moving to automated process at later stages with supplier apps like Yakkyofy. The high return shipping costs makes returning the product to the shipper unviable. The return shipping costs are high.

2019 159

How To Stay Competitive By Importing Your Goods From Abroad

The Small Business Blog

Overseas suppliers can cut costs by a huge margin, in some cases by as much as 60%. As the recession continues, being able to stay competitive is an absolute necessity in the current economic climate. If you’re in the retail industry one such way of staying competitive is through importing goods from abroad. This means…

2012 171

Service Untitled» Blog Archive » Employee engagement is a force.

Service Untitled

Top companies recognize how this tremendous force can bring customer satisfaction, able suppliers to productively be in involved in the company’s best interest, and consequently mean profitability as all the cogs operate in a synchronized manner.

2010 58

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 197

Can AI Streamline Your Supply Chain And Save Your Business?

Dumb Little Man

It’s more costly than ever to compete. Every instance of inefficiency throughout the supply chain translates to higher cost. This eventually renders the entire supply chain too costly to last. And those additional costs get passed down the line.

2019 270

Online Platforms Enabling the Rise of Global Micro Outsourcing Firms

Small Business Labs

Glocalization  refers to the integration of local differences in the cost and availability of skills to a standardized global structure that enables their use. This is also referred to as geoarbitrage, which is tapping into lower cost labor from lower cost countries.

2018 178

Top tip guide to managing global ground transport

Practically Perfect PA

Organising the most appropriate ground transportation supplier for your company can be straightforward, but to get the best value and the best travel experience from your service provider, you need to find out a bit more information. Choose the best supplier for your needs.

2014 227

20 questions to ask before you book a venue

Practically Perfect PA

Does the venue have a list of required suppliers? Do we have to use the venue’s suppliers? If so, what are the costs? Does this come with an additional cost?

2014 236

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

Do you have a business card?

Practically Perfect PA

Well most of the time my organisation didn’t feel it was necessary to pay the small printing cost. I felt better equipped with them in my pocket, especially at networking events where I would meet other assistants, new suppliers and potential clients for the business.

The Paradox of Increasing Business Travel; Skift's 2020 Travel Trends

Small Business Labs

Today,  employees can easily collaborate with co-workers around the world, offering a huge boost to productivity and what would seem to be growing opportunities to reduce travel costs. Skift is one of our favorite publications.

2020 130

6 Tips to Adopt Eco-friendly Printing Practices at Home or the Office

Eco-Office Gals

But printing can also pose significant environmental costs, from the paper itself to the ink and energy. Find a Green Ink Supplier. Implementing this standard company-wide will have a substantial effect on both financial and environmental costs.

2018 130

How to ensure your admin improvement projects stick!

Practically Perfect PA

During my hotel accommodation project I used the define phase to focus solely on hotel accommodation and not travel costs or any other types of costs related to my department. To reduce the costs of our hotel expenditure I asked everyone to book accommodation through one supplier.

2013 231

Uber and Lyft Lawsuits & the On-Demand Economy

Small Business Labs

They will also have to comply with a raft of labor laws and related costs (social security, workingman's comp, overtime pay, etc.) Additionally, they will have to reimburse the drivers’ expenses like they would for employees, likely including money for outlays like gas, insurance and vehicle maintenance costs. Uber and Lyft were both dealt legal setbacks in two different lawsuits last week.

2015 156

Punctuating Complex Sentences

Daily Writing Tips

Writers often overpunctuate long, involved sentences by fortifying them with the “supercomma” variety of semicolons in place of commas.

2017 63

Terminology - Sharing vs. Access vs. On-Demand Economy

Small Business Labs

The article goes on to say the big advantage of these firms is they provide "consumers with convenient and cost efficient access to resources without the financial, emotional, or social burdens of ownership." We agree with this point of view and we referred to this sector as the "rental economy" back in 2012 for the same reasons (we've also referred to it as the variable cost economy ). 

2015 150

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

Why India Is a Rising Star Among Exporting Nations

The Small Business Blog

Soaring labor and materials costs are eroding China’s edge , opening the door for other emerging economies to challenge China’s manufacturing preeminence. are beginning to recognize the potential cost savings involved in sourcing inventory globally.

2013 214

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. Installing lighting which turns off after no movement for a certain period of time would help drive down energy costs and usage.

2013 242

Go Green And Minimize Business Waste

Eco-Office Gals

Ask your waste disposal suppliers about recycling options as you may be able to recycle anything from paper and exhibition display materials such as banner stands to broken computer equipment and hazardous waste.

2011 211