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I recently wrote an article for Olé Magazine entitled Travel: Do it yourself or use an agency? It is quite common now to have help with travel arrangements as most companies do employ an outside supplier to book flights, hotels and car hire. But at the same time I have found working with some corporate travel suppliers to be a frustrating experience and quite often more time consuming than booking everything myself.

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Earth Talk: Greening the office

Eco-Office Gals

From the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine. Green Screen Your Suppliers: Ask your vendors how they are greening their operations. Magazine, P.O. Share and Enjoy: Tags: Green Business Green Tips business Clean E-Waste environment environmental magazine Green green office lighting Recycled thegreenoffice.com waste EarthTalk®. Dear EarthTalk: What are some simple things I could do to green the office I work in? – James Raskin, Framingham, MA.

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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. Answering all of these questions will help to pin down the best ground transport supplier for your needs. Check your supplier’s health and safety policies. It sounds simple.

2014 171

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

Small Business Labs

  But despite liking the term "access economy", we don't think it's broad enough to cover the rapidly growing number of online platform and marketplace companies that connect customers with suppliers who quickly or immediately deliver goods and services. See Shareable Magazine for true sharing examples. There's a lot of discussion these days around what to call companies like Airbnb, Task Rabbit, Uber, Home Joy and others.

2015 148

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

Practically Perfect PA

Matthew is the PA to Lucy Brazier, the CEO of Marcham Publishing which produces the amazing Executive Secretary Magazine. For any of us that have heard Lucy speak, we will know that Matthew is the person that keeps the wheels rolling at Executive Secretary Magazine while Lucy travels around the world promoting the industry. Involved in the day to day organisation of the magazine and conferences. Including using interacting with customers, and suppliers.

2016 157

Digital Printing for your Paprless Needs: Holiday Gift Guide

Eco-Office Gals

How many times have you seen something in a magazine you LOVE, but by the time you get to a computer, it’s long forgotten? 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. It was a great opportunity to flex my photoshop skills and learn about the world of publishing – or shall we say digital print.

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Remember to visit CTI at the Office* Show next week

Practically Perfect PA

If you haven’t been before, it is a fantastic exhibition for PAs, EAs, VAs, Office Managers and Administrators, which brings together lots of great training and really relevant suppliers for office professionals. CTI will be holding an after show drinks reception on the 7th October in partnership with Qatar Airlines and PA Life Magazine which will be a great opportunity for assistants to networking and enjoy a drink or two!

2014 121

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

Dumb Little Man

Initially, such campaigns were conducted in the media – they ordered defamatory publications in newspapers, magazines, and on television. Also, black PR will negatively affect your cooperation with business partners: suppliers, customers, investors, foreign partners, etc. 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.

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Using social media to empower Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

You can follow and connect with other Assistants, clients, colleagues, suppliers, brand ambassadors and influencers. I can personally recommend the EUMA and Executive Secretary Magazine groups for interactive social networking across the globe. Tweetchats – are you aware of Executive Secretary Magazine’s free weekly tweetchat #adminchat ? You can connect with suppliers, colleagues, peers, influencers and brand ambassadors.

Spotlight on assistant resources: PA Life

Practically Perfect PA

From magazines, blogs, exclusive membership clubs to events and exhibitions. 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. The magazine subscription is entirely free to anyone who works as a PA, EA or senior admin professional. There are a lot of different resources available to assistants.

2014 138

31 Ways to Be Less Wasteful In the Office

Eco-Office Gals

Buy from eco-friendly stationery suppliers. Share newspapers and magazines between staff. 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. Here are 31 ways to be as efficient as possible: 1.

2013 116

How can assistants stay on top of the scene?

Practically Perfect PA

I spent a lot of time researching great venues, restaurants, hotels and suppliers and I really enjoyed it. During my years working in London I subscribed to the magazine so that I could keep up with all of the weekly goings on.

2013 165

Some training suggestions for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

You can meet with potential suppliers but also attend free training sessions. Executive Secretary Magazine has a good up to date list on their website. Professional publications such as Olé Magazine or PA Life. Quite often I am asked which courses I would recommend for assistants that are just starting in the profession and want to undertake some training to increase their skills and help them move up the career ladder.

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. I have been featured in PRNewsonline, Bulldog Reporter, Lioness Magazine and more and have been supporting businesses with marketing since 2005, and in 2014 dedicated my focus to putting video as the forefront of my services. How to Use Video to Drive Business – to – Business Sales . Business-to-Business Video Marketing.

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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). Lucy Brazier – Executive Secretary Magazine April 23, 2105. Once upon a time you spotted or were presented with a Job Spec which caught your attention. You applied for the role and after an interviewing process were offered the coveted position.

2015 147

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The Marq

This could mean not just searching for lowest price suppliers, but seeking reliable ones whom you’d help reduce their costs while maintaining a healthy bottom line, as well as insuring they practice environmentally practices. Then you take it a step further and help your supplierssuppliers and espouse they do the same! magazine article by Leigh Buchanan. Book Recommendations I’m still flying around the country every other week or so.

Inside the Edinburgh PA Network

Practically Perfect PA

Meeting other assistants who work near by, who share the same suppliers, hotels, restaurants etc. Sherien : Being awarded the PA Executive Magazine/Hays Award ‘1 st runner up for the PA Newcomer of the Year’ 2013 Award was an amazing achievement for me. One of the reasons I started Practically Perfect PA back in 2011 was because I wanted to create an online community for assistants.

Small Business Start-Up Idea – Sign-Making Service | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

E-Mail me or follow me. 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. Enhance Your Work-Life Balance Have it all your way – family, friends, work and most of all a life! Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. Starting a Small Business?

2008 152

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

The Small Business Blog

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. Outsourcing Options For Small Business Focus on your business, timeshare professionals. Benefits of Online Software for Small Business.

2008 143

Top 5 Tips for Using Technology for Marketing

The Small Business Blog

For Example – Ads in women’s magazines discuss the weight-loss and calorie burn from cross-country skiing. 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!

2010 141

Are You A Competent Communicator?

The Small Business Blog

I came across this great little test in Canada’s Profit magazine to help you determine whether people understand your message or whether they are just nodding along. E-Mail me or follow me. 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. Benefits of Online Software for Small Business. Concentrate on your business, not your office. Starting a Small Business?

2010 100

SaaS Benefit Number 1: No Software Installation. | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

SaaS is a relatively new software concept that allows you to “consume&# software as a subscription, like for a magazine. E-Mail me or follow me. Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. What is Small Business Infrastructure? How to be successful by focusing on your core business. How to be successful and eco-friendly. Making your small business carbon neutral.

2006 153

Small Business Bootstrapping Techniques | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

Cape verde property Said on September 21st, 2009 at 1:23 pm Yes, along with these techniques Advertising is also important because the largest category in your advertising budget is likely to be your media costs–the dollars you spend for air time on radio or for ad space in newspapers, magazines, and more. 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?

2007 160

Outsourcing Options For Small Business | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

Many Thanks Mizpah Magazine Said on April 10th, 2008 at 4:02 pm Considering doing this myself, tried a while back but I know of one company that went under by outsourcing everything, so be careful! 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

What To Do When You've Been Insulted | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

The only upside in my example is that I was the client, so I haven’t lost business, just a good supplier. The great magazine subscription debacle Reply Stacey Cornelius ( @thestudiosource ) April 28, 2010 at 9:25 am What Melinda said.

2010 58

Clever Marketing by Kitchen Table Business | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

My company has had several magazine reviews and newspaper articles written about my success and personal achievement as a woman in business. E-Mail me or follow me. Small Business Bootstrapping How to start your own small business with no or little money. Starting a Small Business? On-Demand Small Business Infrastructure™ allows you to run your business online. Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. How to be successful and eco-friendly.

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