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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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Fact Checking to the Rescue

Business Writing

But in this guest post, marketing expert Marcia Yudkin shares why and how business writers should check the facts in their proposals, marketing pieces, and. During election seasons, we often hear about fact checkers working overtime to check candidates' assertions. Proofreading Teaching Business Writing

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How I Left Out Negative Feelings

Business Writing

It was from a professional organization telling me that my proposal to present a program had been rejected. This week I received a frustrating email. Usually such messages carry no emotion for me. As part of doing business, they are. Courteous Writing Email Etiquette

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Don't Work so Hard on Your Writing

Business Writing

Recently I spent several hours on a proposal, when a brief conversation would have told me. As a careful writer and professional, I have sometimes spent too much time fussing with a piece of writing when I didn't need to. Writing Tips

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Low Wage Workers Not Who You Think They Are

Small Business Labs

The EPI and the National Employment Law Project have teamed up to produce a fact sheet on their proposal to increase the national minimum wage to $12 by 2020. 

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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.)

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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. 

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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 57

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.

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How to Structure a Message or Document

Business Writing

Whether it is an email, a letter, a report, a proposal, or another business. Lately when I ask participants in my business writing courses for their reasons for attending, many of them tell me they struggle with structuring their writing. Teaching Business Writing Writing Tips

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I Right Email and Reports

Business Writing

They were writing email, reports, and proposals. I got two messages this week from professional women who told me what they right. It wasn't that they were righting wrongs. They simply typed right when they meant write. And they did. Proofreading

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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 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.

2016 207

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.

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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.

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How to Turn Down Ideas Without Bruising Egos

On The Job

Managers often are told their teams need to be more innovative, but sometimes the ideas a team proposes just, well, stink. There’s nothing more fun or energizing than when a team is bouncing ideas back and forth, each proposal more creative or “out there” than the last.

2016 158

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.

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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.

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What are The Responsibilities of Company Directors?

Small Business CEO

These include promoting the company, exercising independent judgement in the operation of that company, using reasonable care and skill when performing company duties, avoiding any conflicts of interest within the company, and declaring any interests in proposed transactions.…

2018 57

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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.

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7 Personality Traits of Highly Successful Business Owners

Small Business CEO

James R Bailey, a professor at George Washington University’s School of Business, proposed in the Harvard Business Review that one recipe for “ vital ” leadership consists of providing both direction and force.…

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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.

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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 154

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 158

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.

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Few Small Businesses and Freelancers Will Benefit from the Pass-Through Provision of the Tax Plan

Small Business Labs

  So it's both interesting and informative that the NFIB has come out against the proposed Republican tax cuts and jobs act. The proposed 25% pass-through rate is substantially lower than the 39.6%

2017 158

January unfolding

Loosely Speaking

It’s a contemplative month for me.

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