How to negotiate the best deal for your favourite venue

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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. So with that in mind, we asked William Thomson from Gallus Events to share his 15 tips on how to negotiate the best deal at a venue at […]. Core Skills Events Management Featured admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Key Skills Office manager PA Personal Assistant Tasks

How to Reduce Expenses When You Live In An Expensive City

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Of course, those ideas don’t apply to everyone and not all people can live well in an expensive city. Whether you’re looking to pinch pennies or you’re struggling to make ends meet, here are some tips on how to reduce expenses when you live in a high-cost area. When residing in an expensive city, the amount you pay out of pocket can increase every 6 to 8 months depending on the size of your vehicle and the length of your commute.

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Information Is Cheap, Action Is Expensive

Brilliantly Better

Get on a bus and negotiate your arrival later. Information, on the other side, was very expensive. Yet, we almost never get on a bus, ready to negotiate our arrival later on. Information is extremely accessible, while action seems to became the most expensive merchandise in the world. Tweet Remember how understandable it was to be late 20 years ago? It wasn’t like the world will collapse if you’re late 5 minutes. There were no cell phones.

Dealing with a Job Loss: Cutting Back Expenses

Simple Productivity Blog

--> Home Get Updates Ebooks Free Stuff Donate About Contact Me Get Free Updates: Via RSS | Via Email | Productivity Simplification Balance Life Design Organization Clutter Dealing with a Job Loss: Cutting Back Expenses Posted on August 25, 2010 by LJ Earnest Welcome to Simple Productivity Blog! Daycare might fall into this category, but at the same time, it might be possible to negotiate an absence with no penalties. His video expenses have been slashed.

How Personal Injury Attorneys Fight for Rights of Injury Victims

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Damages you may be able to receive compensation for in a personal injury case include: Past and future medical expenses; Loss of income and future earning capacity; Property damages; Pain and suffering; Emotional distress; and. Negotiating with Opposing Parties and Insurers. One of the most common ways a personal injury attorney fights for the rights of injured victims is through negotiations.

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8 Methods to Eliminate Credit Card Debt

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Negotiate with Providers. While the word “negotiate” makes most people automatically cringe, this vital skill can save those in extreme credit card debt. Your angle for negotiation is promising that they can at least get some of the money back if they are willing to offer you more favorable terms or a balance reduction. If your card has an extremely high-interest rate, start with negotiating that down, as this can often prevent the need for a balance transfer.

Best DUI Tips to Keep You Out Of Trouble

Dumb Little Man

Lawyers are good negotiators. If you have a lawyer to represent you, your lawyer will know exactly how to negotiate with the authorities. He/she will negotiate on your behalf and can increase your chances of the judge ruling in your favor. Not hiring a lawyer is expensive. Before going to court without a lawyer, make sure you’ve considered and reconsidered your options as going without a lawyer might prove even more expensive in the long run. •

2017 152

The ABC’s of Debt Consolidation – What It Is And How To Do It Properly

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You’ll work with credit counseling services and debt settlement companies to try and negotiate your debts with the original lenders. Get a good grasp of your expenses and income. List down your total monthly income alongside your total monthly expenses.

2020 184

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. For instance, items like furniture, expensive college books, hardware tools, musical instruments, etc. Ideally, an emergency fund should be enough to cover your expenses for at least 3-6 months. Using a Mobile App for Tracking Expenses. We have all heard that creating a monthly budget, monitoring the expenses, etc. Reconsider Recurring Expenses.

2018 161

Seven Tips For Buying Cheap Appliances for New Homeowners

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The hard truth is that the functionality between very expensive and cheap appliances is the same. Don’t be Afraid to Negotiate. Cars aren’t the only big-ticket items with negotiable price tags. Many items, including appliances, are negotiable as well. Home ownership is on the upswing for new couples and an important consideration that comes with house ownership is appliances.

2017 166

7 Ways to Live Within Your Means

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It is a struggle to battle out bills, rent, food, social life, and maybe travel expenses too. Bringing a home-cooked lunch and even some snacks to work can help reduce your food expenses, especially if you tend to splurge on overpriced meals. Aside from tracking your usual expenses, at the end of the month, you can see how much you’ve spent in the past week or month. You can also see where you spend too much, allowing you to see where you can cut down your expenses.

2017 172

9 Useful Tips On How To Get Out of Debt Quickly

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The Trim app can help negotiate lower monthly bills, let you see exactly where your money goes and search for any subscriptions. However, you have access to thousands of digital coupons and coupon-specific apps that could help trim down your grocery or household expenses. However, being debt-free is well worth cutting back on your expenses for a few years. Are you or someone in your household in debt? If so, you’re not alone.

2018 196

Never Accept a Job Offer Without Doing These Things

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So, they end up accepting whatever they're offered without even trying to counter (CareerBuilder finds that 56 percent do not negotiate for better pay.) It makes much more sense to negotiate your salary when you're made the offer. Remember this: CareerBuilder finds that 53 percent of employers say they are willing to negotiate salaries on initial job offers and 52 percent say they typically offer a lower salary and are willing to negotiate. Congratulations!

2020 40

Why Everyone Wants Small Businesses as Customers

Small Business Labs

Enterprises have gotten so good at contract analysis and negotiation that it's very hard to wring profits out of this segment.  He/she said "enterprises are a pain in the ass to deal with - they aren't worth it"   The common view is small businesses have neither the expertise nor the leverage to negotiate margins away or demand high levels of expensive service.

2012 181

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

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Start Negotiations. 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. The inspection will cost you about $100, but that’s a negligible cost when you consider how expensive car repairs can get. There are options for every budget, including uncovered options to save money and covered options for more expensive vehicles.

2017 168

How to Encourage Good Money Habits in Children

Dumb Little Man

If your child really desperately, insanely needs that amazing and expensive (and probably annoying and forgotten about in a week) toy, let them wait for their birthday. If they wish to earn money, more chores and pocket money can be negotiated on top of that. Your children are like sponges. Even when you think they aren’t watching, they’re taking in everything that you say and do.

2019 144

The Benefits of Renting Office Space

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If the amount they are paying becomes cost-prohibitive, they can also decide to move to a less expensive property without having to worry about selling the property. The business loan they receive will accommodate these expenses, but the business owners may not have enough for a 20 to 25 percent down payment on a mortgage. Those who will rent their office space may have the ability to negotiate with their landlords for a lower price.

2011 219

Why you should use a trusted ground transportation company for your Executive’s travel

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Larger companies are using this statistic to drive prices down, at the expense of the driver themselves. What’s better, all services will be combined into one manageable invoice and billed back to you in GBP making the job of expenses simple. Can you negotiate on price with App based booking systems? If you have a large volume of transportation or a small spend, it is easier to negotiate a fixed cost for services through a company who you can trust.

2017 125

How To Ace Your Apartment Hunt

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Take note that a broker’s fee can be quite expensive. 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. Finding an apartment to move into is an exciting experience. Well, that’s if you’re fully prepared.

2018 166

What is a Meeting Planner Exactly?

Office Dynamics

They add value to an organization by drawing upon their knowledge of the hospitality industry to manage expenses and minimize risk by negotiating the best all-around rates and paying attention to contract terms.

2019 175

Personal Injury Claims After A Car Accident

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For this reason, it is important to hire an attorney who has extensive experience in calculating medical bills, lost wages and expenses in these types of cases so you are awarded a fair settlement. Expenses And Damages. You may be awarded a monetary settlement for certain types of expenses and damages after a car accident. Some examples of these damages and expenses include: 1. Negotiate With The At-Fault Driver’s Insurance Company.

2017 121

University Cuts $1 Million Off Electricity Bill With Wind Power

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This tends to hold true not only on a financial level, with state schools receiving a chunk of change for their operating expenses from the state in which they reside, but it also pertains to various other types of support from the communities that harbor them. The school has negotiated a 20-year deal that entitles them to an incredible 50 megawatts of energy produced by more than 100 wind turbines spread across two counties.

2013 160

8 Smart Tips for an Amazing Short-Term Rental Experience

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If you’re on a tight budget, consider less expensive cities for housing options. For example, some owners may require you to shoulder cleaning expenses or settle all payments before you get back your deposit. Although the property should be cleaned before your arrival, you can also be asked to cover cleaning expenses for more than a week’s stay. This will give you ample time to negotiate the short-term rules and conditions.

2016 124

Why you should use a trusted ground transportation company for your Executive’s travel

Practically Perfect PA

Larger companies are using this statistic to drive prices down, at the expense of the driver themselves. What’s better, all services will be combined into one manageable invoice and billed back to you in GBP making the job of expenses simple. Can you negotiate on price with App based booking systems? If you have a large volume of transportation or a small spend, it is easier to negotiate a fixed cost for services through a company who you can trust.

2017 100

Serviced Apartments – pros and cons

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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. As a team we looked at the department’s out goings and realised we were spending a fortune paying the expenses associated with the consultants staying in London, such as accommodation and meals. It is easy to negotiate on the price per night with a serviced apartment as they do tend to discount on block bookings.

2011 120

10 Tips for Better Work-Life Balance

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Negotiate flextime. You can also get a better picture of your expenses and learn where you can cut back. Work, hobbies, family, alone time, fitness, romance, personal growth — people need time and mental energy to incorporate all of these things into our lives. The problem is that most of us don’t. We spend too much time on one or two of these at the sacrifice of everything else. Because of that, things get thrown out of whack. We feel deprived and frustrated.

2018 205

30 Easy Ways to Save Money You Probably Aren’t Doing Yet

Dumb Little Man

Price check before buying anything expensive. For other items that are expensive, do a price check before buying the item. Regardless of the purchase, learn to negotiate with car dealers. . But instead of paying $10 a pop for the ticket, we usually go before 6:00 pm when the tickets are a little less expensive. Let’s keep this one simple and clean – just a bunch of relatively easy ways to save money.

2019 171

4 Smart Ways to Travel The World For Free

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If you are a traveler, you certainly know that traveling can be far too expensive. After getting or increasing your income, count your monthly earnings and cut down your expenses. These are some expenses you could limit: • Accommodation: – Find a roommate. Fewer expenses and more fun! Transportation: – Use public transportation to avoid expensive taxis and gas for your car or motorcycle. Additionally, make sure to negotiate deals.

2016 159

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

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Events can be expensive especially if they are for team building or internal training. How to negotiate when planning an event. How often do you organise events? Considering this task is not the staple part of our profession I can still imagine your answer to be ‘quite often’. We are asked to arrange all sorts of events including anything from a team training day through to the company Christmas party and other large scale conferences, exhibitions and dinners.

2013 201

Pros and Cons of virtual meetings

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It is also not ideal for sales pitches or negotiations. This is an additional cost to the equipment itself which is also expensive. It can be expensive if you host lots of WebEx meetings. For multiple participants Skype will charge a fee, although not very expensive it does mean that most conferencing calling will have to be paid for. Pin It. Long gone are the days our executive managers fly all over the world attending an hour’s meeting here or there.

2012 177

Pros and Cons of virtual meetings

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It is also not ideal for sales pitches or negotiations. This is an additional cost to the equipment itself which is also expensive. It can be expensive if you host lots of WebEx meetings. For multiple participants Skype will charge a fee, although not very expensive it does mean that most conferencing calling will have to be paid for. Pin It. Long gone are the days our executive managers fly all over the world attending an hour’s meeting here or there.

2012 169

Eight reasons why assistants should use a travel management company

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From a price point of view the agent should be able to negotiate a good deal for you because they will have access to a variety of flight prices over a larger period of time and they will know when that particular price expires. I always find this slightly worrying if they travel extensively and don’t get their expenses reimbursed straight away. I don’t know about you but I have spent hours arranging and then rearranging travel for my Executives.

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Handling Ethical Issues in the Workplace

Office Dynamics

The negotiator is someone who usually tries to make up the rules as she/he goes along. For example, if a negotiator sees a co-worker drinking at lunch, they might wait to see if the behavior affects her/his job in any way, to see if it happens again or if anyone else notices. If a co-worker asks you to fudge some numbers on a travel expense report, you can give yourself the space to react with a few responses like the following: “I need to think on that. Author: Lisa Olsen.

2016 126

5 Reasons Being Self Employed Sucks

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This is especially true when it comes to finances, as many of the benefits that we take for granted were collectively bargained for through years of protest and negotiation. A self-employed individual, on the other hand, must take time off at the risk and expense of their business. T here is a temptation at times to lionize the self-employed for taking control of their occupational future. The self-employed make their own hours and have the freedom to work hard or hardly work.

2011 197

What Are The Advantages Of Business Consolidation Loans?

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You can easily save more cash and cover regular expenses without cutting corners. When dealing with consolidation loans, you will have to know how to negotiate for the best deals and better benefits. There are quite a few myths that revolve around debt consolidation loans. However, if your small business is struggling, debt consolidation loan is your only option to keep yourself afloat. It is also the only option that will not dampen your credit score.

2017 121

Time to Break Up?

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This is the client who wants to cherry pick your services, or negotiate you down from your hourly rate, minimum monthly hours or package pricing. This client will make your life very difficult, nit-picking, disputing invoices and expenses, or asking for you to do extra, all the while taking extra time to pay your bill! by Donna Toothaker. The phone rings. It is who you think it is, calling AGAIN. How many times has it been today? Three?

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The 6 Item Checklist for Effective Freelancing This Year

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When it comes to negotiations and pricing, it can be difficult to decide how much to charge as this is linked to how much you think you are worth. Learn about taxes, income and expense planning and become comfortable with handling these. Freelancing is an excellent way to build your income or your confidence if you are just getting started. If you are willing to put in the extra work, becoming a freelancer can be extremely lucrative.

2017 152

So do assistants think the role has diversified?

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This role included updating my Executive’s CV, keeping licenses current for my exec, helping with the immigration process (my exec wasn’t a citizen at the time), and my absolute favourite, figuring out how to get a lot of expensive furniture imported from Asia! 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.

2014 164

Advice on Working in the Gig Economy From a Successful Gig Worker

Small Business Labs

What I earn directly correlates to what I eat so I spend some time negotiating terms of employment by asking for terms such as retainers instead of trailing billing, negotiating net terms to as close to zero, etc.  I love Obamacare, but it's become expensive where I live as insurers have left the market.

2016 43

Flexibility is Key to Running a (Nearly) Stress-Less Virtual Assisting Business

Step It Up VA Coaching

Make sure your business has a financial cushion in the event that you find yourself stuck waiting for client fees, or you have unexpected expenses. Being willing to accept and work with change, while having the resources, time and tools built in to support your business, will ensure that you will not only be successful in negotiating change, but that those glitches actually offer opportunities to bring your business to a whole new level. by Donna Toothaker.

2011 116

The Most Important Trait To Boost Your Productivity

Productivityist

I like to use Excel to analyze purchases, plan expenses and analyze different investments. Negotiation Skills. Whether you are driven to make deals or simply reach your own goals faster, negotiation skills make a difference. The best way to learn negotiation skills to learn in person, so look for a course or seminar in your area. Bruce Harpham writes about productivity, leadership and career advancement at ProjectManagementHacks.com.

2015 82

Time to Break Up?

Step It Up VA Coaching

This is the client who wants to cherry pick your services, or negotiate you down from your hourly rate or minimum monthly hours. This client will make your life very difficult, nit-picking, disputing invoices and expenses, or asking for you to do extra, all the while taking extra time to pay your bill! by Donna Toothaker. The phone rings. It is who you think it is, calling AGAIN. How many times has it been today? Three? You know you should answer, but you dread the conversation.

2011 109

7 Reasons Why Life Is Overwhelming You (And How To Fix Them)

Dumb Little Man

Set aside money to pay your bills and living expenses. Get yourself a calendar and block in your most important and non-negotiable activities, such as work or medical appointments. You may be feeling overwhelmed with life, burnt out, and losing energy. You have work commitments. Your friends want you to come out for drinks after your busy schedule. Your personal space, that you intended to tidy when you got back from work, is still cluttered. Simply put, your plate is full.

2017 149