Seven tips: What to look for in an event supplier

Practically Perfect PA

Instead, we are going to share what we learned over the next few OpenMeet blogs, so stay tuned! 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….

Seven tips: What to look for in an event supplier

Practically Perfect PA

Instead, we are going to share what we learned over the next few OpenMeet blogs, so stay tuned! 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….

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When learning is bad for business

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

“There’s no such thing as failure, there’s only learning experiences”. What did you learn ?” Learning is always good, right? Expect when learning is killing your ability to succeed as an entrepreneur. . Because we love learning.

2011 85

Top 5 Tips for Learning More About Your Customers

The Small Business Blog

Top 5 Tips for Learning More About Your Customers by Stefan Töpfer on Mar 22, 2010 The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. E-Mail me or follow me. Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control.

2010 156

Bioteams: Learning from Nature to improve Project Management

BioTeams

The audio visual resources along with the learning and diagnostic tools made available by the Bioteams are very practical and relatively easy to use.

Launching Assist Travel

Practically Perfect PA

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 197

Good Practices for A Successful Dropshipping Business In 2019

Dumb Little Man

The pixel learns and, in time, finding the same niche customer became easier. Newcomers usually start with manual order assignment moving to automated process at later stages with supplier apps like Yakkyofy.

2019 159

Top 5 Tips for Using Technology for Marketing

The Small Business Blog

Learn how to use publishing software and create eye-catching promotional material. E-Mail me or follow me. Outsourcing Options For Small Business Focus on your business, timeshare professionals. Starting a Small Business?

2010 184

Top 5 Biz-to-Biz Sales Tips

The Small Business Blog

Try to learn a bit about the industry that your prospective business customer works in so you don’t look out of your depth. If only more people would learn the value in such information. E-Mail me or follow me. Build your own network!

2010 164

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

Office Dynamics

BUT, I learned and I learned quickly by making some mistakes early on. What I also learned was that I liked what I was doing and that I was good at it – or had the potential to be.

2019 233

Invest in yourself

Practically Perfect PA

They may or may not have a qualification in what they do but they all want to learn and are here to find out about new and innovative ways of working. Think about how you can achieve these objectives on your own, through the company or with an external supplier.

2013 265

Launching Assist Travel 2016

Practically Perfect PA

In last year’s Practically Perfect PA reader’s survey I asked you lovely lot “What area of your role do you think you need to learn more about? ”. Choosing a supplier for your office is not easy, particularly when it comes to business travel.

2016 165

How can Assistants achieve greater recognition at work?

Practically Perfect PA

If you haven’t already, read our first blog on what to look for in an event supplier , and our second, on common issues PAs face with career development. What can PAs do to make sure they are getting the recognition at work that they deserve?

2017 219

The benefits of working abroad for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

When I decided to move to Barcelona and start working for a small and young events company I thought the new stuff I would learn and the experiences I would have would look great on my CV. Extending your network and working with global suppliers . Learning a new language.

2017 208

Ultimate travel itinerary

Practically Perfect PA

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 179

Picking up skills along the EA career path

Practically Perfect PA

Sometimes it is easy to forget what we learn over the years so lets have a little reminder of the skills we have picked up at various stages of our careers: Administrator: Improving computer skills from intermediary to advanced . Learning how to use and fix a variety of office equipment.

Skills 248

The 2019 Top Tech Events to Attend for Your Business

Dumb Little Man

However, the opportunity to network with other business people, which may lead to possible joint ventures in the future, and learning about the latest technology developments, are important reasons to go to at least one event.

2019 203

Digital Printing for your Paprless Needs: Holiday Gift Guide

Eco-Office Gals

It was a great opportunity to flex my photoshop skills and learn about the world of publishing – or shall we say digital print. Membership offers networking with other members in your line of business, coaching, insurance, events, twitter chats, and suppliers.

Gifts 202

How to ensure your admin improvement projects stick!

Practically Perfect PA

I was able to learn some of the tools they used which have been really invaluable. To reduce the costs of our hotel expenditure I asked everyone to book accommodation through one supplier. The supplier I chose gave us a preferred rate based on the number of rooms we used each week.

2013 231

Using social media to empower Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

If you are nervous of engaging on social media – my advice is to simply look, listen and learn. You can follow and connect with other Assistants, clients, colleagues, suppliers, brand ambassadors and influencers. You can learn more about my feelings on hashtags via this link: [link].

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. Learn more about AI and the supply chain from the infographic below! eCommerce is becoming more difficult to manage as a small business.

2019 270

A day in the life: Matthew Want, PA, Marcham Publishing

Practically Perfect PA

Meeting and greeting visitors, liaising with clients, suppliers and other staff in a professional manner. Including using interacting with customers, and suppliers. Matthew is the PA to Lucy Brazier, the CEO of Marcham Publishing which produces the amazing Executive Secretary Magazine.

2016 205

Feeling like a fraud at work

Practically Perfect PA

For example, so many of us are asked to organise events, manage projects, procure services and suppliers, manage budgets and recruit for new staff. A few years ago I was working as a PA within a large team of highly qualified, talented and very very confident project management consultants.

2017 217

Career development for Assistants: 5 common problems and how to solve them

Practically Perfect PA

Read the first one, on what to look for in an event supplier , and watch out for the third and final blog, on how to ensure organisations value PA work! The PA learning curve can be very steep, and the role can be demanding.

2017 194

How to Start Developing A Fitness Brand

Dumb Little Man

This is where you act as a middleman between the consumer and supplier. Shipping is all handled by the supplier or manufacturer. Learning how to start your fitness brand is much easier with the steps above. 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 133

Networking with ACE Connects

Practically Perfect PA

As assistants we don’t need to reinvent the wheel – if we have a great network of other assistants we can ask others how they have done things, if they can suggest the right supplier or put you in contact with a great hotel.

How can Assistants achieve greater recognition at work?

Practically Perfect PA

If you haven’t already, read our first blog on what to look for in an event supplier , and our second, on common issues PAs face with career development. What can PAs do to make sure they are getting the recognition at work that they deserve?

2017 130

News from Assist 2016

Practically Perfect PA

This is a great opportunity to learn from our collection of social media experts. With just over a month to go until the Assist Conference we are hard at work making sure that we put together the best conference for our amazing readers. I’m so happy to share the following updates with you!

2016 151

Assistants! Get the most out of attending an event

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve said in the past training, networking and meeting suppliers should be an integral part of our career. Well you have to learn something!

2013 221

Day in the life: Torsten Maerz, PA at Deutsche Bank

Practically Perfect PA

Since my boss travels a lot, I take care of his travel expenses and supplier invoices. I can recommend learning a foreign language.

2017 198

3 Cases of Using the Wrong Punctuation

Daily Writing Tips

In each of the following sentences, the wrong punctuation has been employed to aid in organization of a sentence. Discussion after each example explains the problem, and a revision demonstrates the solution.

2018 70

SMART objectives for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Work with other parts of the business (Marketing, Facilities, IT and HR) to create a more effective and detailed monthly monitoring system for supplier spending.

2013 265

A review of Assist Travel 2015

Practically Perfect PA

Throughout the day our delegates had meetings with our exhibitors who represented a variety of suppliers within the travel industry. We held our first Assist Travel conference and exhibition on Friday 25th September at the Hilton Bankside and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed the day.

2015 187

How to Increase Shopify Sales with The 5 Best Tools for Beginners

Dumb Little Man

Learning how to increase Shopify sales will give you a great advantage over more than 500,000 Shopify users across 175 countries. The products will be delivered by the supplier or manufacturer. Learning how to increase Shopify sales can help improve your strategy and put you ahead of your competitors. Opening your shop in Shopify doesn’t automatically mean you’ll succeed.

2018 147

How to Use Video to Drive Business – to – Business Sales

Andrea Kalli

Business-to-business, or B2B buyers today do not contact a supplier directly until 57 percent of the purchase process is complete, research shows. Read on to learn more about B2B videos and how you can use them to drive sales.

2017 130

Getting buy in from the boss

Practically Perfect PA

Will you share your learning with other Assistants thus increasing the ROI? “Succeeding in business is all about making connections. Business is all about personal contact. No matter how heavy your workload is… Everyone can and should be a Networker.” Richard Branson.

2017 213

SEO Tips for Small Business

The Small Business Blog

Suppliers are a great one for this as they want to link out to all the great companies they supply to, so it’s a win, win. Other than a link and a mention, in the eyes of your customers this is great social proof and will likely make you much more credible, especially if it is a well-known supplier. Whatever you decide to do, don’t just follow the crowd; learn from your competitors but don’t just follow them and copy what they are doing.

2013 161

Job descriptions for Personal Assistants – Merited or inherited?

Practically Perfect PA

The Skill-set of the modern PA is a far cry from tea and typing: Exceptional Communication – with colleagues, clients, suppliers, peers and the public (includes Active Listening). CPD – Active learning in relation to both hard and soft skills.

2015 191

How Would I Feel Meeting You?

The Small Business Blog

What we learn from this is, as humans, we may forget the details but we never forget how a person makes you feel! How would I feel meeting you, as a customer, supplier … Hat Tip to @adrianswinscoe – he made me aware of this first! You see this face in the crowd (I’m terrible at remembering names) you know this face and then you remember you met this person during a networking event, a trade show or a business meeting of some sort. You say, “Hello&# !

2010 150

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. There are a lot of different resources available to assistants.

2014 181

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

The Small Business Blog

If the supplier knows you are ready to buy for the right price they will cut you a deal. Promise to buy from one supplier for better payment terms, like 60 or 90 days. One false move can completely destroy your business — imagine if you get sued, or you lose a crucial supplier.

2009 192

How To Become A Self-Employed Permanent Makeup Artist

The Small Business Blog

Yes, you can learn the trade and employ yourself! You can use these meet-ups to learn about new trends in the industry. 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.

2018 134

Going green at work? Good practices start at home!

Practically Perfect PA

Well I finally think I’ve found a great supplier, in Global Office Supplies , and on top of that they are also environmentally aware.

2013 216