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…. What does a good event supplier do? What is frustrating from an event supplier? Event supplier ‘Red Lines’ – things to avoid! The supplier can’t prove previous successful services.

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…. What does a good event supplier do? What is frustrating from an event supplier? Event supplier ‘Red Lines’ – things to avoid! The supplier can’t prove previous successful services.

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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. As a crisis unfolds, doing is more important than learning. . When a supplier drops the ball, your swift action will ensure you (and your customers) are not left in the lurch.

2011 65

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. Benefits of Online Software for Small Business. Concentrate on your business, not your office. Outsourcing Options For Small Business Focus on your business, timeshare professionals.

2010 119

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. Whether with customers, suppliers, the entire supply chain, a prospect strategic partner or even a competitor, there are many ways to create synergies with all of them and also schemes of collaboration within a win-win frame.

How To Prepare Your Data For Industry 4.0

Dumb Little Man

Big Data programs, advanced machine learning, and reliance on IoT (the internet of things) will push manufacturers and distribution warehouses into the next area of development for the business world. data be provided from all suppliers.

2020 219

Self-Development Tips for Every Entrepreneur

Dumb Little Man

You, as an entrepreneur, should be prepared to face some changes along the way and learn how to adapt to them. As you go through self-development, you’ll learn to become a better entrepreneur. Books are the hub for learning – whether in school or real life. Learn or Improve a Skill. Learning doesn’t stop when you graduate from college. Many business owners make it a top priority to brush up their skills or learn new ones relevant to their industry.

2020 203

From Rideshare to Freightshare: A Look into Uber’s Latest Service Offering

Small Business CEO

A new service known as Uber Freight pairs truck drivers and independent fleet managers with suppliers and retailers that need to move large shipments around the country , helping drivers make more efficient use of their cargo space.

2020 63

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. Most people don’t plan on switching their suppliers while many of them feel compelled to do so at some point. 44% of customers say they have no plans to change any of their suppliers in the next 12 months. 82% of customers have changed at least one supplier in the past five years.

2018 161

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. The majority of dropshippers face quality issues as products come from remote suppliers and customer complaints claiming product not meeting descriptions are not uncommon. This kind of sourcing app puts a dropshipper in contact with many different suppliers.

2019 130

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? On-Demand Small Business Infrastructure™ allows you to run your business online. How to be successful and eco-friendly. Making your small business carbon neutral. Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control.

2010 141

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! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. You ask a question, I answer! Ask me your small business questions, I will answer them ASAP. Starting a Small Business?

2010 126

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. Research the suppliers that would assist you achieve these objectives. If it is a specific PA skill, for example minute keeping, find and research the best external supplier for that course.

2013 203

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. 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 124

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. 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 170

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. Actions the industry should take: An industry-wide requirement of training for the PA role could be incredibly useful for things you may not easily learn through experience. What can PAs do to make sure they are getting the recognition at work that they deserve? How can Assistants achieve greater recognition at work?

2017 168

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. So, if you do get a chance to work abroad, I wholeheartedly suggest you throw yourself into learning the language too. You will learn so much that can help you with your career in the future.

2017 159

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. At Assist Travel you will meet with travel suppliers who anticipate your needs, network with like-minded assistants and learn from travel professionals who understand the industry inside and out.

Travel 135

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. Learning as you go. Learning to multi-task. Arranging catering and dealing with external suppliers.

Skills 190

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. The expo features the computing media, service providers for data centre facilities as well as technology suppliers. There, you can exhibit your business while learning from experts on scaling, expanding and everything else that can help your start-up grow.

2019 166

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 138

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. I recently completed a project I had been working on the last few months. I had the pleasure of working with Donna Maria of Indie Business Network on a 32 page Holiday Gift Guide.

Gifts 155

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. The wonderful Jacqui Quigley covered LinkedIn tips on the day and you can learn more about how to rock an all start PA brand via the attached link: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-rock-all-star-pa-brand-jacqui-quigley.

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. you can share the learning with other departments in your company.

2013 175

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. When I first started working with Lucy, I really wanted to be like other aspiring assistants I met, but I soon learnt that they had once been where I was and that only by being patient and learning what the role fully entails would I be able to reach that level.

2016 157

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. If you have been asked to do something that you haven’t done before, don’t say no, but do ask for time to up-skill, attend training and learn what they hell you are supposed to do! 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 168

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

2019 211

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! Consider going into related fields that will use many of the skills you already have, such as Project Management, or a role within your organisation that you have learned about through your PA work. The PA learning curve can be very steep, and the role can be demanding.

2017 146

How to Avoid Black PR: What to Expect and How to Fight?

Dumb Little Man

Also, black PR will negatively affect your cooperation with business partners: suppliers, customers, investors, foreign partners, etc. Learning to Fight Black PR. Good reputation is a very important aspect of a successful business. But sometimes slander and black PR get in the way, damaging your business. Therefore, we will tell you how to act in this situation. Fight with Black PR – Make Your Reputation Perfect Again.

2020 127

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 151

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. Networking at external events will put you into contact with new suppliers, like-minded assistants and even potential customers.

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. Actions the industry should take: An industry-wide requirement of training for the PA role could be incredibly useful for things you may not easily learn through experience. What can PAs do to make sure they are getting the recognition at work that they deserve? How can Assistants achieve greater recognition at work?

2017 100

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 160

3 Cases of Using the Wrong Punctuation

Daily Writing Tips

For example, implement processes that generate sources of new learning; encourage systemic thinking in distilling and acting on the environment feedback received; and facilitate effective listening to customers, suppliers, employees, and other stakeholders with the objective of driving continuous improvement. In each of the following sentences, the wrong punctuation has been employed to aid in organization of a sentence.

2018 57

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! So to ensure you learn something the best approach is to convert what you have heard during the day into a tangible action that you can take away with you and put into practice in your own working life.

2013 167

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

News from Assist 2016

Practically Perfect PA

Join Jonathan Bradshaw as he explores his company’s rich archive of behavioural research and uncovers insights, as well as practical tips, tools and techniques, on how to improve your performance as an Assistant by communicating more effectively with suppliers, customers, colleagues and most importantly your Executive. This is a great opportunity to learn from our collection of social media experts.

2016 113

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. Today’s Day in the life: Torsten Maerz, PA at Deutsche Bank for Dr. Ulrich Stephan, Global Chief Investment Officer of Private & Commercial Clients in Frankfurt, Germany. What are the main aspects of your role?

2017 152

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. To complete a training course on assertiveness so that I can learn to push back on administrative work from my departmental colleagues and focus on project work for the department Director coming up in Q3.

2013 202

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 tried really hard to create an informal environment at Assist Travel so that delegates felt comfortable chatting with the exhibitors and learning about all of the new products and services they had to offer.

2015 143

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. How to Use Video to Drive Business – to – Business Sales . Business-to-Business Video Marketing.

2017 100

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. Multiple Hats i.e. Fire Marshall / First Aider / Learning Champion. Once upon a time you spotted or were presented with a Job Spec which caught your attention.

2015 147

Getting buy in from the boss

Practically Perfect PA

Will you share your learning with other Assistants thus increasing the ROI? Over time I managed to add several hotels to our Globally Approved Travel Program, which enabled all global staff to benefit from discounted rates and also obtained supplier discounts for our intranet company benefits portal. “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.”

2017 163