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. Trade shows are a fantastic way to meet potential suppliers.

How to negotiate when planning an event

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Well to be honest there is a slight chink in my event armour; I’m not the best at negotiating. 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. Don’t let the supplier rush you into making any decisions.

How to negotiate when planning an event?

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Well to be honest there is a slight chink in my event armour; I’m not the best at negotiating. 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. Don’t let the supplier rush you into making any decisions.

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

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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. E-Mail me or follow me.

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

The Small Business Blog

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. E-Mail me or follow me.

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Get the best corporate hotel rates

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It can be quite a daunting task asking assistants to negotiate corporate rates with hotels. But assistants can save their organisations a lot of money if they negotiate a special rate with local hotels, particularly if many of their colleagues or clients stay overnight.

2014 215

The devil is in the detail: The importance of creating a thorough event brief

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A unique and increasingly popular feature of the Eventopedia site has been the reviews, allowing the community of registered users to share their expertise and rate their event supplier experiences.

2015 227

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. If you are responsible for booking flights or hotels or appointing a travel supplier then this is the one event you will not want to miss!

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Getting buy in from the boss

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Be prepared to negotiate if necessary. Like everything in business, it’s about negotiation for both funds and time. “Succeeding in business is all about making connections. Business is all about personal contact.

2017 213

Serviced Apartments – pros and cons

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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. It is easy to negotiate on the price per night with a serviced apartment as they do tend to discount on block bookings.

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

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If the supplier knows you are ready to buy for the right price they will cut you a deal. Get better payment terms by negotiation. Promise to buy from one supplier for better payment terms, like 60 or 90 days. I agree you can get on the wrong side of suppliers – so what?

2009 192

Personal And Professional Development With PRINCE2 Training

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Developing your skills in leading virtual teams, whether that’s project teams based across a range of locations, or a team made up of clients, suppliers and colleagues, will give you a real strength as a project manager, ensuring that everyone is involved and engaged.

Job descriptions for Personal Assistants – Merited or inherited?

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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). Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others.

2015 191

Planning the Perfect Holiday Party: Guest Blog

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While you're negotiating the per-person fee, consider the average salary of the office employees. 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. The big holiday party gives coworkers a chance to see another side of their office mates, it's a great bonding experience, and you get to meet everyone's significant other.

Reducing Overheads Can Save A Business | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

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Shop around : Make sure you are getting the best deals from all you suppliers- right down to your electricity, broadband and gas bills. If your business has an inventory make sure you source the best suppliers at the right price, and don’t be afraid to haggle ! E-Mail me or follow me.

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

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Another good way to extend your cash flow is to negotiate with suppliers or vendors. Startups are known to have specific needs that bigger companies won’t understand. Those needs inevitably become challenges to business owners. Problems such as inexperience, business size, and the lack of resources can get in the way of an entrepreneur’s success. If you are going through any of those problems, here’s a good news.

2017 158

The Importance Of Building Global Relationships To The Small Business Owner

Small Business CEO

In this venture, your greatest ally is an independent Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) with auditing experience, product knowledge and experience with relevant manufacturing processes. The Internet has opened more doors for growth than business owners may realize.

2013 90

How To Buy An Online Business You’ll Be Successful With

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Once you’ve found the business you want and have negotiated the terms of sale, it’s time to get started on making the website your own. Reach out to suppliers and make sure you know exactly what role you have to play in ensuring that the business runs smoothly. As the world of online trade and digital media continues to boom, the prospect of making a living over the internet has become an attractive one. However, despite how encouraging it is, not all people have the guts to start.

2017 160

10 Questions To Find The Perfect Venue

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Often there are required suppliers and service providers such as audio/visual vendors, or caterers who you must use when working with a specific venue. This limits your negotiating power to compare pricing and use your own vendors. So, you’re doing an event? Great! Where?

2016 134

75 Names of Unusual or Obsolete Occupations

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chandler : a candlemaker, or a retail supplier of specific equipment. higgler : a peddler of dairy products and small game (also, a haggler, or someone who negotiates for lower prices).

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Top 5 Basic Advertising Tips

The Small Business Blog

Frank Said on March 21st, 2010 at 9:58 pm Another tip is to align your advertising activity with your public relations activity and if you can, negotiate a review of your product or editorial alongside your advertise campaign. E-Mail me or follow me. What is Small Business Infrastructure?

2010 164

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

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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! The business mostly needs language, negotiation skill, and some knowledge about your country and other countries.

2007 199

Small Business Checklist: Business Process Outsourcing | THE SMALL.

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This will allow you to stay in close touch with your supplier, and get real time up-dates and feed-back – there are other benefits too. If it becomes a distraction, deal with it immediately, if need be change supplier. E-Mail me or follow me. What is Small Business Infrastructure?

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