How to negotiate when planning an event

Practically Perfect PA

Like most assistants I’ve organised quite a few in my time and have felt quite comfortable managing all aspects of the event, for example I know how to arrange a conference room, I know which AV equipment to book, I know which food to order and I know which venue to hire… And I know how to do all of this while still maintaining my normal nine to five executive assistant job! Don’t let the supplier rush you into making any decisions. You should be looking at other suppliers!

How to negotiate when planning an event?

Practically Perfect PA

Like most assistants I’ve organised quite a few in my time and have felt quite comfortable managing all aspects of the event, for example I know how to arrange a conference room, I know which AV equipment to book, I know which food to order and I know which venue to hire… And I know how to do all of this while still maintaining my normal nine to five executive assistant job! Don’t let the supplier rush you into making any decisions. You should be looking at other suppliers!

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Top 5 Tips for Training Employees on a Budget

The Small Business Blog

Many equipment manufacturers offer free training to companies that purchase their products. E-Mail me or follow me. Small Business Bootstrapping How to start your own small business with no or little money. You ask a question, I answer! Ask me your small business questions, I will answer them ASAP. Benefits of Online Software for Small Business. Concentrate on your business, not your office. How to be successful and eco-friendly. Making your small business carbon neutral.

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How to Get your Project Back on Track

Ian's Messy Desk

Add resources : You may need to put more people or equipment on the project. Look for other sources : When a supplier you are depending upon cannot deliver, within your time frame , look for other suppliers who can. Accept partial delivery : Sometimes a supplier cannot deliver an entire order on time, but can deliver enough to keep the project moving forward. The post How to Get your Project Back on Track appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk.

2013 155

10 Steps to Survive a Business Disaster

The Small Business Blog

b) Advise all suppliers, customers, and your utility providers of new arrangements and any changes. a) Order any replacement machinery and equipment needed in your new facility. b) Install new machinery, equipment, utilities, communications, furniture, electrical layouts. f) Arrange for installation of equipment and machinery from your temporary location into the permanent facility. In business, it sometimes pays to take a risk.

2016 155

Do you have a business card?

Practically Perfect PA

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. Do you have a a business card? A question I was often asked during my career as an assistant. The answer was generally no and then I would feel a bit stupid. I always felt I should have a business card.

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

Office Dynamics

I knew enough about AV equipment and computers to know that I needed both an AV and computer tech on MY team. The last thing you want during a meeting is equipment malfunction. I found them to be valuable assets not only because of their knowledge and well-established relationships with suppliers but their buying power as well. I would maybe work with suppliers in any given city once or twice, while a DMC worked with these same suppliers many times over.

2019 173

Going Green and Staying Green – How to Maintain an Eco-Friendly Business

Eco-Office Gals

From keeping track on your rate of recycling to being responsible for ensuring all electrical equipment is turned off at the end of each working day, this team should drive your green credentials forward and help to develop an environmentally aware culture within your company. Invest in the Right Equipment. Environmental performance; energy efficiency; eco-friendly; green- these are real buzz words and phrases within the business world at present.

2013 160

How to Start Developing A Fitness Brand

Dumb Little Man

In fact, over $10 billion is spent every year in the United States on fitness equipment alone. This is where you act as a middleman between the consumer and supplier. Shipping is all handled by the supplier or manufacturer. The fitness industry is evolving. In the old days, people would get a gym membership, go a couple of times per week, and that was that. Now, being fit is no longer just about the state of your body. It’s a lifestyle.

2018 143

Ultimate travel itinerary

Practically Perfect PA

Additionally if you have equipped your manager with all of the information they need to deal with any emergencies, they will be able to cope without you being there to help, particularly if they are in a different time zone. Choosing a supplier for your office is not easy, particuarly 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.

Travel 144

The 2019 Top Tech Events to Attend for Your Business

Dumb Little Man

The expo features the computing media, service providers for data centre facilities as well as technology suppliers. At least two-thirds of attendees do so because they’re interested in increasing their investment in data center equipment and software. Technology plays an important role in business, regardless of the size of your enterprise. Therefore, it is important for business owners to make sure their IT department is running smoothly and efficiently at all times.

2019 171

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. Consider changing to suppliers that are dedicated to reducing their carbon foot-print, as there are many companies offering environmentally friendly products and services ensuring that your supplies do not contribute to damage caused by other businesses.

2011 162

Proactive steps for developing a business that won’t affect the environment

Eco-Office Gals

Partner with ethical suppliers. Invest in energy efficient electrical equipment. One of the quickest wins that you can implement is investing in energy-efficient equipment. Saving energy by turning off electrical equipment when it isn’t in use. 200 years ago, there was the rise of the industrial revolution and since then, the environment has suffered as a result of improved innovation and commercialisation.

2017 100

3 Loan Alternatives for Small Businesses

Small Business CEO

Examples include: Supplier discounts for bulk purchases. Increase productivity with upgrades to personnel and equipment. Financial capital is an essential but often elusive aspect of running a business. Capital is beneficial on several levels. The obvious is to meet overhead, such as lease payments, utilities and payroll expenses. However, cash is also leverage to grow your company in ways not otherwise possible.

2014 77

Picking up skills along the EA career path

Practically Perfect PA

Learning how to use and fix a variety of office equipment. Arranging catering and dealing with external suppliers. I’ve been an EA for quite some time now, in fact I started working in 2003 so it has been a decade. Most of that time has been spent figuring out how to look as youthful as I did at 21, making terrible decisions with fashion, money and well men but also making my way along the career path that has led me to being an EA in Barcelona.

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Which tasks should assistants manage?

Practically Perfect PA

Such tasks include: maintaining office equipment, placing stationery orders, managing office furniture, booking and maintaing meetings rooms etc. Suppliers. Including researching new suppliers, maintaining contracts, communications and invoices. As I’ve always said our main role as assistants is to free up time in our executive’s day so that they can focus on the big stuff.

2014 180

Can AI Streamline Your Supply Chain And Save Your Business?

Dumb Little Man

When suppliers and shippers address inefficiencies throughout the supply chain, retailers and customers win. First, AI can predict when equipment such as delivery trucks may break down. It’s crucial to both cut costs throughout your supply chain by working with suppliers and shippers that pinpoint and optimize inefficiencies while also targeting your own inefficiencies. eCommerce is becoming more difficult to manage as a small business.

2019 211

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

Dumb Little Man

If you require a bigger area for your equipment or inventory, the lack of space in this setup will be a serious problem for you. This exudes professionalism, credibility and stability to clients, employees, suppliers and all stakeholders. Instead of asking where you will work, the more important thing to consider is how to make your space work for you.

2016 210

31 Ways to Be Less Wasteful In the Office

Eco-Office Gals

Buy from eco-friendly stationery suppliers. Take out warranties when purchasing machinery and equipment. Need to replace your office equipment? Businesses across the UK are being wasteful. They are wasting energy and they are not being money-savvy, despite being in such tough economic times. Squandering valuable cash and energy is bad for the environment and your wallet. Besides, more and more consumers are choosing businesses based on their green credentials.

2013 116

Why effective lead management can help small businesses grow

The Small Business Blog

For example, using dedicated lead management software might give you more time to negotiate with suppliers, or focus on landing a lucrative contract or sale. This can then be put towards things such as new equipment or additional staff, for example. Growth and expansion is important in any business, but it is especially true for small business who might only just be starting out in their industry.

2018 129

How Cloud Technology Can Help Your Business Grow

Dumb Little Man

You are not restricted by the need for hardware and equipment. Without all of this equipment, you also don’t need a huge space to house it all. Services like GoToMeeting and even Skype can assist you in putting you in touch with collaborators, suppliers and customers who are further away more easily.

2016 215

10 Tips for More Effective Office Meetings

Productivity Bits

Tip #4 : Have all of the materials and equipment already set up before the start of the meeting. In addition, make sure that the materials are functioning and that someone at the meeting, preferably the chair, knows how to work all of the equipment. James works at Office Kitten, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of business equipment. Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Admin's Note: Here's another guest-post from James Adams.

2010 149

How to Prepare for An Office Move: Top Tips You Should Know

Dumb Little Man

Will your new office have space to accommodate new hires/products/equipment? An office move is a really good time to review and audit your business in terms of supplies, furniture, and equipment. You can also use this time to think about your suppliers in terms of equipment and your utilities. From your staff to clients to suppliers, let everyone that needs to know what your plans are.

2019 124

10 Tips to Get Your Office Organized

Productivity Bits

John Brook reviews the latest office equipment for Office Kitten, one of the top business suppliers in the UK. Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Note: This is a Guest Post from James Adams. James is from a company called Cartridge Save , a leading online ink supplies specialist. ]. Unfortunately, it is far too easy for a desk to become cluttered with all sorts of items such as coffee mugs, photos, nicknacks, and hundreds of papers.

2010 190

Earth Talk: Greening the office

Eco-Office Gals

Green Screen Your Suppliers: Ask your vendors how they are greening their operations. Eco-Renovate: If you need to renovate or upgrade anything, greenest options abound, including non-toxic paints, natural fiber carpeting, energy efficient windows and Energy Star-rated office equipment. EarthTalk®. From the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine. Dear EarthTalk: What are some simple things I could do to green the office I work in? – James Raskin, Framingham, MA.

2010 143

How To Become A Self-Employed Permanent Makeup Artist

The Small Business Blog

Last but not least make sure you use professional permanent makeup equipment. Choose your supplier by testing their products in small quantities and the best ones will always have a wide range of products to choose from. Ever contemplated permanent makeup artist as a career choice? Congratulations! You have just begun the journey towards being a specialist in the permanent cosmetics industry-an exciting and rewarding profession.

2018 103

All your customers are crazy (aka psychological customer retention)

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

Every supplier is competing in an over-crowded market, racing their competitors to the bottom of their profit margins through aggressive discounts. Gym memberships (or equipment) and never use it because they feels healthier the moment they pay. Because offices do need water, but the supplier decisions are made by people who love dogs. It’s a wonder you’ve managed to sell as much as you have. Your customers have got issues. They’re illogical, impulsive weirdos.

2010 71

75 Names of Unusual or Obsolete Occupations

Daily Writing Tips

chandler : a candlemaker, or a retail supplier of specific equipment. The English language abounds with word describing occupations and professions that are rare or obsolete or are otherwise unusual and hence obscure. Here is an incomplete but extensive list of such terms, along with brief definitions. ackerman : a plowman or oxherder. alewife : a proprietor of a tavern. alnager : a wool inspector. arkwright : a carpenter specializing in wooden chests. bowyer : a bowmaker.

2016 63

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. Note that if there isn’t a fully equipped kitchen you might be building one from scratch in a tent in the adjacent parking lot? So, you’re doing an event? Great! Where? That is the first and most important question. All event planning starts with the venue.

2016 106

How to grow your business despite the holidays

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

While you’re, as CEO, sitting in your office noticing how all your suppliers seem to be on vacation. And it’s definitely the best way I can think to equip you with the tools you need to thrive and survive during the holidays. Uh oh. Another obligatory holiday post. Or is it? As resident Shrink for Entrepreneurs, I’m here to serve up some piping hot insight on how to thrive during this chaotic time of year… while still finding time to do what’s important: Be with loved ones.

2011 62

Ten Small Business Startup Ideas – 2009/09/20 | THE SMALL BUSINESS.

The Small Business Blog

A company which takes your dead electronic equipment and smashes it until it becomes modern art! E-Mail me or follow me. Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. How to be successful and eco-friendly. Making your small business carbon neutral. Starting a Small Business? On-Demand Small Business Infrastructure™ allows you to run your business online. Benefits of Online Software for Small Business. Concentrate on your business, not your office.

2009 126

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

The Small Business Blog

Even if you need the service or product from your supplier, check others all the time, insurance, telephone, utilities, etc. And I totally agree on not buying brand-new equipment. E-Mail me or follow me. You ask a question, I answer! Ask me your small business questions, I will answer them ASAP. Benefits of Online Software for Small Business. Concentrate on your business, not your office. What is Small Business Infrastructure? How to be successful by focusing on your core business.

2007 155

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

The Small Business Blog

The set-up costs for this business are mainly related to computer equipment (including a printer, scanner and digital camera) and software, along with the cost of paying a professional to develop your website. E-Mail me or follow me. You ask a question, I answer! Ask me your small business questions, I will answer them ASAP. What is Small Business Infrastructure? How to be successful by focusing on your core business. Build your own network!

2008 148

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

The Small Business Blog

This is a very low cost business to set up if you own computer equipment already as you will only need to pay to have your website developed and hosted. E-Mail me or follow me. You ask a question, I answer! Ask me your small business questions, I will answer them ASAP. Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. Small Business Bootstrapping How to start your own small business with no or little money.

2008 143

Why Your Small Business Needs A SWOT

The Small Business Blog

By recognising these opportunities and threats you will be better equipped to deal with them: forewarned is forearmed! E-Mail me or follow me. You ask a question, I answer! Ask me your small business questions, I will answer them ASAP. Outsourcing Options For Small Business Focus on your business, timeshare professionals. Small Business Bootstrapping How to start your own small business with no or little money.

2010 136

Small Business Start-Up Idea – C.V. Writing Service | THE SMALL.

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If you already own all the necessary computer equipment, scanner and printer then your only start-up cost will be the design and hosting of your website. E-Mail me or follow me. Benefits of Online Software for Small Business. Concentrate on your business, not your office. How to be successful and eco-friendly. Making your small business carbon neutral. Outsourcing Options For Small Business Focus on your business, timeshare professionals. Build your own network!

2008 150

Small Business Start-Up Idea – T-Shirt Design | THE SMALL BUSINESS.

The Small Business Blog

The set-up cost for this business is one of the more expensive ones due to all the equipment that will be required. E-Mail me or follow me. Benefits of Online Software for Small Business. Concentrate on your business, not your office. How to be successful and eco-friendly. Making your small business carbon neutral. What is Small Business Infrastructure? How to be successful by focusing on your core business.

2008 153

Small Business World News Round-up - 2009/11/10

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2009 122

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

The Small Business Blog

Rental equipment, software (via cloud computing), along with outsourcing of services are all good ways to spend less and make more. E-Mail me or follow me. Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. Outsourcing Options For Small Business Focus on your business, timeshare professionals. Enhance Your Work-Life Balance Have it all your way – family, friends, work and most of all a life! Starting a Small Business?

2007 156

Outsourcing Options For Small Business | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

– to a professional person, well equipped to perform these tasks for you in a cost-effective manner and I do not mean cheap, I mean cost-effective. VA’s use their own equipment so there is no wear and tear on your office equipment or a need for special equipment. E-Mail me or follow me. What is Small Business Infrastructure? How to be successful by focusing on your core business. Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control.

2007 158

Small Business Bootstrapping Techniques | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

John Tasher Don Said on July 29th, 2008 at 4:43 am I totally agree that bootstraping is a must, but I can also see how small business would require additional funding for equipment, supplies, ect., E-Mail me or follow me. You ask a question, I answer! Ask me your small business questions, I will answer them ASAP. Starting a Small Business? On-Demand Small Business Infrastructure™ allows you to run your business online.

2007 160

Free Press Release Distribution for Small Business. | THE SMALL.

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Serviced apartments usually come equipped with amenities that can be found in a regular home, such as a refrigerator,microwave, cutlery, washer/dryer, TV, and internet access. Advtmedia has been a trusted and proven supplier of media to the online advertising and online marketing sector since 2005. E-Mail me or follow me. Starting a Small Business? On-Demand Small Business Infrastructure™ allows you to run your business online.

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