8 Steps to Having the Perfect Marriage Proposal

Dumb Little Man

Proposing to your partner is the ultimate way to show your love and commitment and with that come many emotions like happiness, excitement, and nervousness. Here are 8 steps to help ensure the perfect marriage proposal: 1) Make sure that you and your partner are on the same page. No one should plan a proposal if there is a possibility of their partner turning them down, so take the necessary steps of talking about marriage before you blindside your partner with a proposal.

2015 208

5 Qualities of a Good Client Proposal Template

Small Business CEO

Whether you’re from an up-and-coming startup or a business that’s been enjoying some prosperous growth, you should know that one of the most effective ways to score big-time clients is to up your client proposal game. To do that, you either need someone who’s absolutely brilliant at writing client proposals, or you can also use a good client proposal template. … The post 5 Qualities of a Good Client Proposal Template appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO.

2018 57

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Covid-19 – A Proposal For Pandemic Proximity Civil Duty

Brilliantly Better

Read more Covid-19 – A Proposal For Pandemic Proximity Civil Duty. The post Covid-19 – A Proposal For Pandemic Proximity Civil Duty appeared first on Dragos Roua. The current Coronavirus crisis will remain in our collective memory not only like the biggest social engineering in recent times, but also like the most interventionist approach towards a crisis in history. By “interventionist” I mean a central intervention, from the top to the bottom.

2020 59

Responding to RFPs – Creating Proposals That Shine Your Best Light

Step It Up VA Coaching

An RFP, or Request for Proposal, is a written request for a particular service or type of individual that is needed to fulfill a specific role within an organization. Before you respond to your first RFP, take some time to put together a template of your basic business information that you will include in every proposal. You want your proposal to stand out from the others, but not because its 10 pages long. by Donna Toothaker.

2013 145

Responding to RFPs – Creating Proposals That Shine Your Best Light

Step It Up VA Coaching

An RFP, or Request for Proposal, is a written request for a particular service or type of individual that is needed to fulfill a specific role within an organization. Before you respond to your first RFP, take some time to put together a template of your basic business information that you will include in every proposal. You want your proposal to stand out from the others, but not because its 10 pages long. by Donna Toothaker.

2014 109

How to Write a Proposal

Daily Writing Tips

Writing a proposal is similar to but not exactly the same as crafting a persuasive essay or producing a report. Here are suggestions for developing a proposal, including some pertinent to its specific purpose. A proposal should define a problem and describe a solution that will persuade busy, thrifty, skeptical readers to support it. Be meticulous in writing, editing, and design of the proposal. Conclusion : Summarize the proposal’s main points.

2012 87

4 Tips for Crafting a Proposal Worthy of a ‘Yes’

Small Business CEO

When you’re in business, there are several times when you may be faced with writing a proposal to get something you want. Or, perhaps you deal a lot with government contracts and have to submit a proposal in order to be considered for the job. Regardless of your circumstance or need, there’s nothing worse than taking the time to put together a lengthy proposal only to hear that it wasn’t accepted or approved.

2017 45

How To Get Your Proposal Accepted

Small Business CEO

Early on, we had a lot of trouble getting our proposals accepted. Then, it was another 1 hour on the computer… typing out a detailed proposal based on their cleaning needs. In our proposals, we would always offer 2 prices: The first price was our regular price. Tags: Marketing business contracts customers proposals The commercial cleaning industry is a tough business to get started in.

2010 64

Proposed Senate Tax Bill Would Change Gig Worker Classification and the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

Senate Republicans are turning to the gig economy for new revenue to offset their proposed tax cuts. They are including a safe harbor provision for gig workers in their tax bill proposal (for those who are so inclined, see the section starting on page 151 of the document). Since it’s just a proposal for now, we won’t go into details on the tests.

2017 52

Admins in the Spotlight: Digital Marriage Proposal

Laughing all the Way to Work

An Executive Administrative Assistant got proposed to in a BIG way using very high tech. Congratulations to Renesha Salim from Trinidad Tobago. Click here to read the article: Tags: Admins in the spotlight professional assistant Administrative Assistant

2008 100

On Satire


Mindfulness a modest proposal arts entertainment Eventualism jonathan swift literature modest proposal productivity satire writingIn order for me to get closer to being like Swift , I need to get further away from being, like, swift. The post On Satire appeared first on Productivityist.

2011 46

Why RFPs Suck

Virtual Moxie

An RFP (Request for Proposal) is a corporate and governmental construct used to get vendors or suppliers to bid on work, vying against unseen others who are also vying for the work. Standards AssistU Request for Proposal Systems Virtual Assistant Virtual Assistant Training Virtual MoxieAt its core, it's set up to favor, or give the upper hand to, the person who has the work and it commodtizes the worker's time and skill.

2011 136

How “Small” Is Your Small Business?

Small Business CEO

According to a recent SBA press release , there is a proposal to revise the definition of small businesses. If your business does not qualify as a small business by definition under this proposed amendment, then you would not be able to take part in those government programs and services such as being eligible for Federal contracts. This proposal proves to be causing disparity between business owners. Your comments regarding this proposal can be submitted online until May 16.

2011 59

Uber's Third Way for Independent Contractors

Small Business Labs

Uber's 18-page report, A First Step Toward A New Model For Independent Platform Work , outlines their proposal for improving the financial security of independent contractors, especially Uber drivers.    The report has a series of nine proposals from Uber. 

2020 67

Technology of the week: PandaDoc

Practically Perfect PA

It allows users to create sales documents online, from proposals through to contracts and collect digital signatures. Today’s Technology of the week: PandaDoc. Here are the details: What is PandaDoc? PandaDoc is an all in one platform that helps you streamline your sales process. What does PandaDoc do? PandaDoc has a whole load of features that help businesses […].

2018 109

Day in the life: Jeremy Burrows, EA at Ai Software and Founder of GoBurrows LLC.

Practically Perfect PA

I manage the CEO’s calendar and email, book his travel, help with sales notes and drafting proposals, and anything else he needs. Today’s Day in the Life: Jeremy Burrows, EA at Ai Software and Founder of GoBurrows LLC. What are the main aspects of your role? In the first year of the company (2017), I wore […].

2018 130

8 Safety Tips For Traveling With Your Engagement Ring

Dumb Little Man

If you’re doing a destination proposal, it’s going to be way harder. Get one before you even make the proposal. Safety Tip #5: Propose early. Instead of waiting for the last day, propose at the beginning of the trip. Safety Tip #6: Pick your proposal location properly. It might be tempting to propose on the beach but it’s not really the best idea as you can easily lose the ring in the sand. Getting down on one knee and popping the big question is hard.

2018 151

Common Grammar Mistakes that Undermine Your Credibility

Office Dynamics

Incorrect: “The person that sent you the proposal is an authority on the subject.”. Correct: “The person who sent you the proposal is an authority on the subject.”. Correct: “That proposal is worth considering. Incorrect: “Myself and Jim will be there at 4:00 pm to discuss the proposal with yourself in person.”. Correct: “Jim and I will be there at 4:00 pm to discuss your proposal.”. Now more than ever, clarity in communication is important.

2020 111

Why It's Hard To Be Yourself (And How To Do It)

Dumb Little Man

Hive Mind” Compels Us To Think Or Act Like Someone Else Imagine you're in a business meeting, and Jane stands up and proposes regular brainstorming meetings. We've all been told to "just be yourself" at some point in life. It's good advice, but deceptively hard to follow. You don't think it's a good idea. But before you open your mouth, you see everyone around the room smiling and nodding their heads. They're all enthusiastic about the idea.

2013 219

The Truth About Why Men Aren’t Romantic Anymore

Dumb Little Man

This is what she said about it… “He got her that ring because he’s too big of a coward to propose to her!” If you’re frustrated with the fact that men aren’t chivalrous and romantic anymore, you’re not alone. As a women’s dating coach, I constantly get emails from women who complain that chivalry is dead… romance is dead. Believe it or not, it’s actually not dead. Men don’t act more romantic because they’re afraid.

2015 219

A Look At The Healthcare Jobs Of The Future

Dumb Little Man

The medical advances of 2020 have certainly proved to advance the standard of medical care up to a certain point, but it is Apploi’s community care proposal that is going to take up all the way.

2021 172

Solving Workplace Problems with a Culture of Creativity – 10 Strategies

Dumb Little Man

Create an environment and a culture in which people feel free to move about and talk, to engage their creative sides, and to propose solution ideas that may be way out of the box but that […]. If you ever have the opportunity to visit Google or Facebook headquarters, you will “smell” it. You will smell it, taste it, hear it and feel it. It is the vibe of creativity all around you.

2016 157

The importance of business travel

The Small Business Blog

On the other hand, discussing proposals in person can in fact prove more efficient and less disruptive. Travelling for business may sound like a waste of time, as digital communication has enabled companies to stay in contact anytime. So for some in the business world, travel can be an important to a certain position. This… Read the full article here: The importance of business travel on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Guest Blog business travel meetings travel costs travelling

Travel 149

Using Digital Data For Economic Analysis

Small Business Labs

They recently held an "Economic Graph Challenge" where researchers submitted research proposals that would use LinkedIn's vast array of data to study various economic issues.  LinkedIn's presentation below provides more information on the winning proposals. One of the biggest shifts going on in economics is the growing use of digital data for research.

2015 148

Despite Redbridge’s Air Quality Grant, The Future’s Bleak for Air Quality Monitoring

Eco-Office Gals

Despite the generous grant to Redbridge Council, London, which proved to be a real effort to reduce pollutants and emissions in the capital’s residential boroughs, outside of the city initiatives to measure and tackle air quality seem to have taken a great step back under proposed government cuts. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) are proposing to cut current levels of local monitoring which have been in place since 1997.

2013 125

Practically Perfect PA Giveaway: £150 John Lewis voucher

Practically Perfect PA

You are under no obligation to book a venue proposed to you by Function Fixers. We can have venue options to you within hours We will provide you with a professional, written venue proposal which will outline the venues available, the costs etc. In conjunction with Function Fixers , we are running a prize draw and one lucky person will win £150 worth of John Lewis vouchers.

2014 160

3 Steps to Getting That BIG Raise at Work

Dumb Little Man

From there, your boss will either accept or reject your proposal. If he/she accepts your proposal, congratulations! If your boss rejects your proposal, ask if you could substitute some of your proposed extra yearly compensation with other forms of compensation, such as year-end bonuses, stock options or more vacation time. If your boss still rejects the proposal, ask them if there is anything else you need to do to be considered for a raise in the future.

2017 176

How to Prospect, Using Social Media

The Solopreneur Life

To see how social media can help you build your freelance business, think of a simple four-step sales process, where you identify a prospect, qualify the prospect, propose a job, and close the sale. Proposing. Now you’ve got a great prospect, they are itching to buy, and they have asked for a proposal. It can help you make the most of your proposal and your pitch. Get inside their head, and write the proposal (and prep your pitch) so it’s in tune with their voice.

Running For Beginners

Brilliantly Better

You wouldn’t believe the amount of feedback, constructive criticism, profitable ideas and partnership proposals I get through that tiny page.… One of the fundamental building blocks of my online business is a short page called Contact, on this very blog. … The post Running For Beginners appeared first on Dragos Roua. Running

2016 45

Don’t Leave Your Readers Guessing

Office Dynamics

Whether you’re writing an email, an article, a report, or a proposal, never leave your readers wondering what you actually want. Review this proposal. Specifically, they shouldn’t have to wonder about these critical components of communicating: Why have you told them this information? What are they are supposed to do with it? It’s easy (and lazy) to say, “Give clear instructions and point readers to their next action.” But here’s a more concrete method.

2018 140

Moxie Tip 84: Saying No to RFPs

Virtual Moxie

RFP (Request for Proposal) is a very corporate way to get a vendor to vie for work through a bidding process. Some organizations have brought it over into the virtual world, and you may find yourself faced with it. We suggest you stay away from it--and from any system that makes you "vie" for clients in the way an RFP does. RFPs commoditize what you do, and you're simply not a commodity. Moxie Tips

2011 130

100 words that will making minute taking a breeze

Practically Perfect PA

Proposed. So as we all know minute taking can sometimes be a little tedious (Friday morning job anyone!!) I used to write hundreds of minutes every year and I really did find some amazing hacks that would make the task easier, quicker and less boring! You can find more of my tips here. I used to find that I repeated the same words over and over to describe the decisions made and actions agreed.

2016 176

Blatant Pronoun Misuses You Want to Learn and Avoid

Office Dynamics

Bob hired Peggy and I to draft the proposal.” Does it sound right to say “Bob hired I to draft the proposal”? by Barbara McNichol. I love watching the TV show “Dancing with the Stars” but even this escape doesn’t give me a break from grammar glitches. In one episode alone, I counted four times when participants and/or hosts misused the pronouns as they spoke.

2018 152

Define The Character Of Your Business For Social Media

Dumb Little Man

But by keeping that in mind, you shouldn’t make a proposal without careful consideration of things. You can achieve this in several ways, like proposing to send a free product to the influencer or offering a free trial for the service. Social media is the primary marketing channel for a majority of marketers – regardless of the size of the business – in recent years.

January unfolding

Loosely Speaking

One child leaving home (for the second time), another well into adulthood and having a birthday, the holidays over, snow on the ground, work AND life to consider… So, enjoying a few dear minutes or so of absolute alone time today, I got a new client’s project proposal sent off and sat down to do a little sewing for two of the sweet granddaughters in my life who have birthdays right around the corner. It’s a contemplative month for me.

2011 109

Why You Shouldn’t Check Email in the Morning And What To Do Instead

Dumb Little Man

The authors propose that you time block that one thing as early in the day as possible to get it done by all means. The third and somewhat overlapping example of how you can spend your morning in a more meaningful way is proposed by Brian Tracy. Did you know that according to Statista , 49% of workers in the US check their work emails at home every few hours? On the flipside, 52% of US workers check personal emails at work every few hours?

2019 190

Women-Owned Small Business Opportunities in Federal Contracting

The Solopreneur Life

B y: WinBiz Proposals, LLC. Author: Jennifer Adeli, Owner and Senior Proposal Manager. When the government is unsure about the ability of the marketplace to meet a set-aside goal, they often release a test solicitation — usually a Request for Information (RFI), Sources Sought notice, or a Draft Request for Proposal (RFP). This is the government’s way of testing the waters to see if they can get at least two proposals and therefore have a fair and open competition.

2012 193

How to Conduct Small-Group Meetings

Ian's Messy Desk

After a short discussion, the chair asks for a show of hands to determine support for proposed idea(s). Propose possible solutions, including the consequences of the proposals. One approach to ensure effective decision making in small, informal meetings is to develop motions and decisions through consensus. Consensus occurs when there is general agreement by the group on the decision being made.

2012 133

How To Modernize Your Business By Ditching The RFP

Dumb Little Man

Whether their project scope is too wide for in-house work, or they just need some extra guidance from creative professionals, it’s easy to turn to Requests for Proposals to scout out the talent. Unfortunately, these talents can go ignored and even outright rejected when forced to participate in requests for proposals. Discourages considerations of more innovative proposals. In our modern, fast paced world, there is hardly any time to spare.

2018 188

The Effect of the Fee Cap For PPI Claims Companies

Small Business CEO

In November 2017, proposals were made that a 20% +VAT fee cap should be introduced for claims companies. Some companies charge well above the proposed fee cap, taking nearly 40% from successful claims.… In the summer budget of 2015, George Osborne first announced that a fee cap for claims management companies (CMCs) would be discussed. This is in addition to other regulations about upfront fees and cancellations.

2019 47

Tips and Tricks for Making Your Business Greener

Eco-Office Gals

You should also take the time to explain your proposed environmental initiatives and reasoning to your employees. Going green seems to be all the rage with businesses recently, with everyone from Coca-Cola to SC Johnson launching widely publicized environmental initiatives. The shift towards this greener way of doing business is occurring because of consumer demand, increased environmental awareness and because it saves money.

2017 146

Be Productive in Your Own Time

Clutter Coach

Susan Sabo proposes having a "watch out" day or evening on her Productivity Blog. by Do you live your life by the clock so you can squeeze everything in? Do you anxiously consult your watch. while working toward a deadline? Most of us have to live by a schedule part of the time, whether it’s work, school or events. But when you don’t, try leaving the watch on the bureau and forgetting about its constant ticking.

2016 100

7 Ways to Make Your Angry Wife Happy

Dumb Little Man

Propose to take her out for shopping and be openly keen on the places your wife wants to explore. If you’ve made your wife angry for some reason, you know how difficult it is to put a smile back on her face. While it’s true that each woman is different, a lot of wives like being showered with kindness and appreciation. You need to do more than just say you’re sorry.

2019 179