Sourcing the right suppliers for your business

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Sourcing reliable, well-priced suppliers who offer excellent service is something that Assistants are frequently tasked with. Finding the right supplier for your business can be tricky; you have to look at costs, what they offer and that they meet your specific needs. Core Skills Featured admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Key Skills Office manager PA Personal Assistant Suppliers Virtual Assistant

Seven tips: What to look for in an event supplier

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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? Issues with deadline management, e.g. Meeting deadlines or having unclear invoice deadlines. Event supplier ‘Red Lines’ – things to avoid! The supplier can’t prove previous successful services.

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Seven tips: What to look for in an event supplier

Practically Perfect PA

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? Issues with deadline management, e.g. Meeting deadlines or having unclear invoice deadlines. Event supplier ‘Red Lines’ – things to avoid! The supplier can’t prove previous successful services.

Procuring a great supplier

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You might not think so but assistants deal with suppliers on a a regular basis. From hotels to stationery manufacturers, car hire companies and venues for events we are constantly procuring suppliers. It is essential that we know how to procure great suppliers and build effective relationship which benefit our organisation. Whatever it happens to be if you understand your buying power it will enable you to negotiate and it will help you attract high quality suppliers.

Supplier of the week is Tripmate

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The Practically Perfect PA supplier of the week is Tripmate. The post Supplier of the week is Tripmate appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. Core Skills Sponsored posts Travel admin assistants business travel EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantHere is everything you need to know about this new corporate travel booking platform. What is Tripmate?

Supplier of the week: Gilded Globe

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The post Supplier of the week: Gilded Globe appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. Core Skills Featured Sponsored posts Travel admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantGilded Globe provide the most exclusive premium airport services the world has to offer, expediting passengers through over 200 airports worldwide.

Supplier of the Month: Travel Counsellors

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Travel Counsellors is an award-winning independent travel company that’s seeing increasing growth in its corporate travel division due to clients recognising the benefits of having their own personal travel manager available to them 24/7 when required. Core Skills Featured Sponsored posts Travel admin administrators assistants Business business travel EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

Managing Your Working Relationship With a Supplier

Small Business CEO

Business owners who take suppliers for granted can quickly find themselves last on the list when it comes to inventory arrivals. … CEO Leadership business relationship relationship building suppliers As with any business deal, the relationship you have with your manufacturing plant needs to be nurtured to ensure it’s both long-lasting and beneficial for both parties.

Planning for the Future: Top Suggestions for Building a Meaningful Supplier Relationship

Small Business CEO

For those working in the hospitality industry, reliable supplier relationships are everything. Finding the right supplier is just the first step, though. Read on to find some suggestions for building a meaningful supplier relationship with the right caterer. … The post Planning for the Future: Top Suggestions for Building a Meaningful Supplier Relationship appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO. Management business relationship supplier relationship

Why The Construction Industry Needs Superior Suppliers

Small Business CEO

Construction is a powerful industry that manages to stay steady and even grow when other industries are going through economic troubles. … Economy & Environment construction business suppliersMultiple sectors of the Canadian construction industry are seeing incredible growth in a difficult economy — the estimated statistics are positive, the number of job openings is rising, and the list of future projects is getting longer.

Managing your Executive’s one to one meetings

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Their time is always in demand, be it from clients, suppliers, colleagues around the business and of course from members of their team. Core Skills Diary Management Featured Working with Executives admin administrators assistants diary management EA Executive Assistant Meeting Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantIt kinda goes without saying that organising your Executive’s schedule is a never-ending task.

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Participating in a Trade Exhibition Overseas? You Need a Local Exhibition Stand Supplier

Small Business CEO

There are actually a thousand reasons why you should seek the services of exhibition stand suppliers. … Management exhibition stand exhibition stand suppliersAre you planning to participate in a trade exhibition soon? Here are some tips for you. For you to come up with the most effective marketing strategies, you need to rely on a number of resource, both in and outside the organization.

Cash Flow Management Tips to Improve Your Business

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Cash flow management is simply a process of tracking the amount of money coming in and the amount of money going out. There is no business that can survive without proper cash flow management. Cash flow management is especially important for startups. If the company is not able to manage its cash flow during the first year of operations, it will probably not survive during the second year. Accounts payable – This is the amount of money you owe to suppliers.

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Which tasks should assistants manage?

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There are so many ways we can help them with this from managing their calendar effectively, minimising interruptions and generally keeping them on track. Another way we can ensure our managers stay focused is to take control of certain tasks that they should really have no involvement with (or should just been informed as and when they need to be). Assistants should conduct research on behalf of their manager. Email and diary management. Suppliers.

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Top tip guide to managing global ground transport

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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

How to negotiate when planning an event

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We are the most organised profession there is available to the working world and our skills can be transferable to many different tasks, including managing an event from start to finish. Well I didn’t, I hired a fantastic events co-ordinator to do all of the negotiating with the venue and suppliers on my behalf. I have picked up so many tips from her on how to negotiate and get your way with suppliers that I wanted to share them with you. Pin It.

Eight reasons why assistants should use a travel management company

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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. The travel agency will have a profile on each of your managers and colleagues so they automatically know their preferences when it comes to travel which will mean you don’t have to repeat the same details to the airline, the hotel, the car hire company etc. CTI are one of the 15 top travel management companies in the UK.

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How to negotiate when planning an event?

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We are the most organised profession there is available to the working world and our skills can be transferable to many different tasks, including managing an event from start to finish. Well I didn’t, I hired a fantastic events co-ordinator to do all of the negotiating with the venue and suppliers on my behalf. I have picked up so many tips from her on how to negotiate and get your way with suppliers that I wanted to share them with you. Pin It.

Why effective lead management can help small businesses grow

The Small Business Blog

Effective lead management can be a great way to increase efficiency in your business, manage leads more effectively , and help guide your business to further growth, in many ways. For example, using dedicated lead management software might give you more time to negotiate with suppliers, or focus on landing a lucrative contract or sale. Essentially, the money spent on lead management software in turn frees up time that can lead to greater overall cashflow in a business.

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Top 5 Tips for Small Business Project Management

The Small Business Blog

This includes staff members, suppliers and customers. Good project management will involve re-prioritisation. Delegation is key for any project manager. The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. No project will ever get far at all unless it has been planned very carefully beforehand. Make sure that everybody affected by the project is kept completely in the loop about what is happening.

Don't Underestimate The Importance Of Time Management

The Small Business Blog

WinWeb – Your Office Online Simply the best way to manage your small business! Don’t Underestimate The Importance Of Time Management by Stefan Töpfer on Mar 31, 2010 I’m sure everyone has had days, weeks, months or even years of feeling snowed under with work, stressed and like they have little time for family or friends. Planning how to manage your time is not a waste of time! When you are finished, you can manage the rest of your time any way you want!

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How to Get your Project Back on Track

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Look for other sources : When a supplier you are depending upon cannot deliver, within your time frame , look for other suppliers who can. Accept partial delivery : Sometimes a supplier cannot deliver an entire order on time, but can deliver enough to keep the project moving forward. Offer incentives : This calls for going beyond the terms of an agreement to get extra effort from a supplier or sub-contractor. IT project management 101: get the basics right.

2013 155

5 Tips for Buying Jewelry Wholesale for Resale

Small Business CEO

If you are setting up a jewelry retail business, you’ll have to partner with suppliers and vendors that support you in delivering the right product to your buyers. Nevertheless, wholesale jewelry suppliers are not created equal. Apply the following tips if you are keen on having your wholesale supplier help your business succeed. Entrepreneurs Management jewelry business wholesaling

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Cost Cutting for Small Business – Payment Terms | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

WinWeb – Your Office Online Simply the best way to manage your small business! Cost Cutting for Small Business – Payment Terms by Stefan Töpfer on Aug 24, 2007 There are two ways to get better payment terms from your suppliers – make sure you know what the pricing is and negotiate the payment terms last, without warning. Firstly there is the extended payment term, of 60, 90 and 180 days – see if your supplier will allow any of those terms.

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Small Business Failure – Reason: Management Control | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

WinWeb – Your Office Online Simply the best way to manage your small business! Small Business Failure – Reason: Management Control by Stefan Töpfer on Aug 28, 2007 The typical scenario is you work hard all week , have no live and at the end of it all little money to show for it. The central message here is to be involved in ALL areas of your business ALL of the time – in a management capacity. E-Mail me or follow me.

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Have you missed this month’s content?

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Featured / Roundup March 29, 2017 How to solve those hotel booking ‘facepalm’ moments Assist Travel / Sponsored post / Travel March 27, 2017 Managing your boss's schedule like a mega star Core Competencies / Featured / Time Management March 24, 2017 Branching out - moving on from being an EA Career Development / Featured / PA Perspective March 22, 2017 Seven tips: What to look for in an event supplier Core Skills / Events / Featured / Working with suppliers March 20, 2017 Are you wasting time?

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Have you missed this month’s content?

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Featured / Roundup March 29, 2017 How to solve those hotel booking ‘facepalm’ moments Assist Travel / Sponsored post / Travel March 27, 2017 Managing your boss's schedule like a mega star Core Competencies / Featured / Time Management March 24, 2017 Branching out - moving on from being an EA Career Development / Featured / PA Perspective March 22, 2017 Seven tips: What to look for in an event supplier Core Skills / Events / Featured / Working with suppliers March 20, 2017 Are you wasting time?

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Cost Cutting for Small Business – Payment Terms | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

WinWeb – Your Office Online Simply the best way to manage your small business! Cost Cutting for Small Business – Payment Terms by Stefan Töpfer on Aug 24, 2007 There are two ways to get better payment terms from your suppliers – make sure you know what the pricing is and negotiate the payment terms last, without warning. Firstly there is the extended payment term, of 60, 90 and 180 days – see if your supplier will allow any of those terms.

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Bioteams: Learning from Nature to improve Project Management

BioTeams

When studying this topic, new ideas and solutions are introduced and explained, applied to one of the main projects management areas, which is the human resources management, with a structure, teamwork and leadership scheme that may represent the success factor in a given project. Keywords: Biomimicry, Bioteams, Management, Organizational change, work teams, Virtual enterprise networks.

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.

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Managing A Small Business In A Recession | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

WinWeb – Your Office Online Simply the best way to manage your small business! Managing A Small Business In A Recession by Stefan Töpfer on Oct 10, 2007 Here in the UK we had the “ Pre Budget Report &# yesterday. do cost cutting do credit control do customer service export find funding grow your business handle problems keep data safe lower overheads manage your time market and sell motivate your staff not to do it! E-Mail me or follow me.

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Launching Assist Travel

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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.

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Your invitation to a very special event this September

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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. Visitors can meet over 250 amazing venues, restaurants and event suppliers, take part in interactive workshops and masterclasses, and listen to speakers including Raymond Blanc OBE and celebrity party-planner Fran Cutler.

2017 127

5 Potential Business Threats About Which You Should Know

Small Business CEO

IT suppliers. Management business threatsIf you’re running a business, you know that it’s seldom easy. Virtually every day, you have to deal with various challenges, and there seem to be more of them than ever this year.

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Using networks to get stuff done

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If you have a great supplier that you can share with your network or any advice, training suggestions or something that you have implemented that works sharing this knowledge don’t hold back from sharing the information. For example, I always found the post room staff to be incredibly helpful when I needed details for a new supplier – they see parcels, packages and couriers bringing new products in and out of the office all day long.

Win an award-winning Brother office labeller

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The labeller can help with everything from organising office filing to tracking property through specialist bar code and asset management labels. And you can find the P-touch range from all good office suppliers or online at [link]. ( *GfK 2014 study conducted amongst 1,501 businesses with labelling devices across UK, France and Germany). Competition admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Giveaway Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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Choosing The Right Chemical Supply Company

Small Business CEO

Finding a reliable supplier is important to ensure that you receive high-quality chemicals for your needs. It is equally important to find a supplier that will provide high-quality services like chemical blending, safe transportation, and bulk storage. Ideally your chemical supplier should have a level of service that matches the high quality of their supplies. … Management chemical supply industrial supply

20 questions to ask before you book a venue

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Does the venue have a list of required suppliers? Do we have to use the venue’s suppliers? If so, how will the venue manage these different groups? Events Featured Sponsored post admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant It goes without saying that the venue is a crucial part of any event that you organise, there are a lot of factors that need to be considered before you book the venue.

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How can you be more accountable at work?

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For me, being accountable means taking control of your own success, managing your workload, your career and your relationship with your Executive and your colleagues. They may be minor things like picking up the post every morning, through to larger tasks like managing your Exec’s schedule. A task that springs to mind is working with suppliers. This week I have been working on the programme for the Future Assistant conference taking place next February.

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Practically Perfect PA giveaway: The Brother winners are…

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You can find the P-touch range from all good office suppliers or online at [link]. Competition Featured Sponsored post admin administrators EA Executive Assistant Giveaway Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantLast month, we teamed up with technology specialist Brother to give you the chance to win one of five state-of-the-art office labelling machines, the PT-D600VP.

2016 114

Top tips for business travel to Barcelona

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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. Assist Travel Core Skills Travel admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantSo as most of you know, I’ve lived in Barcelona on and off for a few years now.

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Launching Assist Travel 2016

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We want this to be measurable, easy to manage, more enjoyable and relaxing for you and your Executive. 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. How do you know which airline to fly with, which hotel to book and which travel management company to rely on?

2016 124

Feeling like a fraud at work

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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. It means taking on new challenges, but having a support system in place to help manage your development. For example, so many of us are asked to organise events, manage projects, procure services and suppliers, manage budgets and recruit for new staff.

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