Your invitation to a very special event this September

Practically Perfect PA

Venues + Events Live is the award-winning exhibition from SquareMeal, and helps PAs, EAs and event organisers find venues, suppliers and inspiration for their next 12 months’ worth of events.

2017 174

Squaremeal Venues + Events Live

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For many years I have consulted the guide for restaurant and venue ideas, it has always been my first port of call when managers have asked me to book restaurants for them.

2016 139

Spotlight on assistant resources: Square Meal Venues and Events Live

Practically Perfect PA

For many years I have consulted the guide for restaurant and venue ideas, it has always been my first port of call when managers have asked me to book restaurants for them.

2014 186

Top tips for business travel to Barcelona

Practically Perfect PA

Restaurant. We are offering assistants the chance to come along to the afternoon sessions, network with attendees and meet with suppliers for free! Here is a little taste of what you can expect… Meet with our fabulous suppliers: Reed and Mackay.

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A visit to ExCeL London

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There are plenty of coffee shops, restaurants, hotels and pubs all within the campus so guests are very well looked after. The staff are really focused on providing a quality events management service.

2014 235

Ultimate travel itinerary

Practically Perfect PA

A well organised travel itinerary is an essential service that assistants can provide for their managers. A small list of good restaurants close to the hotel or office. Choosing a supplier for your office is not easy, particuarly when it comes to business travel.

Travel 183

Getting buy in from the boss

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You need to reinforce that your work is under control and manage expectations. Managers ultimately want to hear about bottom lines and how you how you successfully planned and smoothly executed your teams’ success in achieving annual targets.

2017 213

Phone Answering: In-house or Outsource?

Small Business CEO

Much like the greeter at an exclusive condominium complex, or delivery driver from your new favorite restaurant. A good impression makes it much easier to maintain relationships with customers, suppliers, and partners. Management phone answering

Using social media to empower Assistants

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You can follow and connect with other Assistants, clients, colleagues, suppliers, brand ambassadors and influencers. you can use a free social media management tool like Hootsuite which can tie them all together.

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. There are some really cool and funky new hotels, restaurants and bars that can be used to impress clients and colleagues.

2015 189

News from Assist Travel

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The venue has been confirmed and we have some brilliant suppliers attending the exhibition. . Here are just a few programme highlights for 2016… How to get the most out of your travel management company. Restaurant.

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Spotlight on assistant resources: PA Life

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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. Invitations to special ‘limited attendance’ lunches at top restaurants with the Editor of PA Life.

2014 183

Get the best corporate hotel rates

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But if you need a lot of hotel rooms and your preferred supplier is fully booked it is good to know you have a few corporate rates elsewhere. The added benefit of having a kitchen can again save organisations a fair amount of money that might otherwise have been spent in restaurants.

2014 211

Inside the Edinburgh PA Network

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Meeting other assistants who work near by, who share the same suppliers, hotels, restaurants etc. Sherien Ahmed @sherienSA , PA to Senior Management Team, Venture Trust. Sally Lloyd @salidatious Assstant to Managing Director, CodeBase.

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

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Apart from that, I am also responsible for business continuity management and data protection in our department – there is always a task to do! Since my boss travels a lot, I take care of his travel expenses and supplier invoices.

2017 199

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.

2011 211

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. We need to know about the latest advances in technology, we need to know where the best restaurants are and we need to constantly refresh our soft skills.

2013 225

5 Biggest Problems Faced By Small Businesses And How To Overcome Them

Dumb Little Man

Well, it starts with managing your finances. Another good way to extend your cash flow is to negotiate with suppliers or vendors. For example, if you own a small restaurant that caters to tourists in a ski resort, you might want to consider offering catering services during the off-season. For team communication, there are tools that allow chats with task management and collaborative office productivity components.

2017 157

Serviced Apartments – pros and cons

Practically Perfect PA

I also met with all of the Sales Managers at the hotels local to my office and discussed their corporate rates. In addition I met with a number of serviced apartment suppliers and from the outset it was clear that the apartments were considerably cheaper than the best corporate rate I was offered at a hotel. I spent a long time managing the relationship with the serviced apartment supplier and also dealt with all of the positive and negative feedback from the consultants.

2011 124

Planning the Perfect Holiday Party: Guest Blog

Laughing all the Way to Work

If you're throwing your office party at a restaurant, bar, or other facility that provides alcohol, you can normally work out a set open-bar price. Utilize suppliers that your company has used before, or has been recommended to you by a trusted coworker or management. The holiday season is one of the most exciting times of year in the office.

New Small Business Startup Idea: Virtual Import/Export Assistant.

The Small Business Blog

WinWeb – Your Office Online Simply the best way to manage your small business! So now I had my supplier with whom by this stage I had built up a good base for a trustworthy supplier by way of emails. Get your suppliers to advertise in it! E-Mail me or follow me.

2007 199

Competitive Intelligence: Not Just For Big Business | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

WinWeb – Your Office Online Simply the best way to manage your small business! Steve Said on January 26th, 2010 at 3:38 pm I often find that CI is overlooked by small businesses especially regarding restaurants for example. Say you have a competing restaurant a few blocks away.

2010 194

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

The Small Business Blog

WinWeb – Your Office Online Simply the best way to manage your small business! A YouTube channel reviewing local restaurants. 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.

2009 164

Small Business World News Round-up – 2009/12/01

The Small Business Blog

WinWeb – Your Office Online Simply the best way to manage your small business! The Latest Entrepreneurial Fantasy Is Selling Cupcakes : Move over restaurants and bed-and-breakfasts. E-Mail me or follow me. Build your own network!

2009 176

Collaborating With The Enemy: Competitive Advantage? | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

WinWeb – Your Office Online Simply the best way to manage your small business! I’ve got 26 restaurants within a mile of me, and many are on the same three streets! (in E-Mail me or follow me. You ask a question, I answer!

2010 141

The Success Factor: Meat Loaf and Donald Trump

On The Job

People are under a lot of stress because they fear they may lose their jobs, and it can be difficult for managers to keep them engaged and productive. Also there’s this: Tom Kelley of IDEO points out that mandates from the top or from managers are not nearly as effect as “invitations.”

2009 130

Entrepreneurship live and kicking! | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

WinWeb – Your Office Online Simply the best way to manage your small business! During the course of the day I listened to 16 business plans, I was supposed to be a bank manager (!) E-Mail me or follow me. How to be successful and eco-friendly.

2008 158