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.

2015 272

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. Management business proposal client proposal

2018 75

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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).

2017 173

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. Be meticulous in writing, editing, and design of the proposal.

2012 114

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.

2017 60

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 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.

2010 85

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

Productivityist

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. The proposed revisions apply to businesses in 36 industries and one industry in professional, scientific and technical services, and one industry in other service sectors.

2011 77

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.

2018 141

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?

2018 179

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.

2013 285

What is Universal Basic Income?

Small Business Labs

 Under a universal basic income system citizens (in some proposals, residents) of a country would regularly receive an unconditional sum of money from the government. The amount given varies quite a bit depending on the proposal, but tend to range between $2500 and $20,000. 

2016 141

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.

2015 285

Did Someone at Work Just Steal Your Idea?

On The Job

What's important is that you don't stew in your own juices and a)pout about it like a 2-year-old denied a cookie b) cry or whine to your co-workers c) get angry and vow never to propose anything ever again. Or at least you're the first to propose it in your company or department.)

2015 217

How to Get Credit for Your Ideas

On The Job

What's important is that you don't stew in your own juices and a)pout about it like a 2-year-old denied a cookie b) cry or whine to your co-workers c) get angry and vow never to propose anything ever again. Or at least you're the first to propose it in your company or department.)

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 153

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.

2016 205

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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.

2014 217

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.

Travel 194

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.

2013 163

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?

2018 202

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.

2016 229

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 149

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

The New Tax Law: Freelancers Win on Taxes, Lose on Healthcare

Small Business Labs

That proposed bill tightly limited who could take advantage of the pass-through provision. The new tax law contains a major benefit for many freelancers. It allows them to deduct 20% of their revenue from their taxable income. This is the "pass-through" provision.

2018 219

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.

2019 249

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 166

The Rise of the Independent Professional Working for Businesses

Small Business Labs

A recent Brooking report,  A Proposal for Modernizing Labor Laws for Twenty-First-Century Work: The “Independent Worker , suggests there are only about 600,000 Americans doing this type of work. 

2016 176

5 Ways to Sharpen Your Persuasive Skills

On The Job

How soon could your proposal make things better for this person? If the person goes along with you, when will you be up and running on your proposal? Once you have this outline put together, then you can better write a formal proposal or deliver it in person.

Skills 205

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.

Ask Questions Before Approving a Marketing Campaign Plan

Dumb Little Man

The goal is not to discourage the chosen platform, but to know the reason behind the proposed use. Before you sign off on a marketing campaign plan, it’s crucial that you understand what the plan is about and if the budget is reasonable.

2019 210

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. Discourages considerations of more innovative proposals.

2018 247

Finding my Niche by Mary Jo Wiseman

Office Dynamics

It also includes handy templates including a Meeting TimeLine, an Overall (Meeting Action) Plan, and a Request for Proposal (RFP) as well as descriptions and diagrams of possible room setups.

2020 146

How Trumpcare Will Impact Self-Employment

Small Business Labs

The quick summary is self-employed who are younger or have higher incomes will likely be better off under the Republican proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA, a.k.a.

2017 173

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.…

2018 63

January unfolding

Loosely Speaking

It’s a contemplative month for me.

2011 141

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 41

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

Look at Your Written Messages Through an Editor’s Lens

Office Dynamics

Whenever you write something—a report, proposal, or sensitive email—you naturally don a writer’s hat. But don’t stop there. You’re not finished! It’s time to scrutinize and then fine-tune what you’ve crafted.

2018 224