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Seven tips: What to look for in an event supplier

Practically Perfect PA

What does a good event supplier do? What is frustrating from an event supplier? Event supplier ‘Red Lines’ – things to avoid!

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.

Procuring a great supplier

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You might not think so but assistants deal with suppliers on a a regular basis. Trade shows are a fantastic way to meet potential suppliers.

How to negotiate when planning an event?

Practically Perfect PA

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. Pin It.

How can assistants add value in the workplace?

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Assistant’s work with suppliers on a regular basis and can easily research and suggest new suppliers which might save the organisation money.

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How to negotiate when planning an event

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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. Pin It.

Appreciation Marketing

The Small Business Blog

What would make you into a loyal customer to your suppliers? I’m loyal to suppliers with good service, reliability, honesty, they know my name and care about me as a human being. On the other side I am not loyal to my phone company, my energy provider – they don’t care, I’m just a number…

Life’s a Pitch and then they buy

The Small Business Blog

When speaking with customers, suppliers, investors, competitors, or peers, the way in which you present yourself and your business will have a lasting impact on whether or not they do business with you, or in the case of competitors treat you as a genuine threat… As a small business you know that every communication counts.

Top 5 Tips for Making Your First Sale

The Small Business Blog

Offer your product or service at a lower price if someone tells you that they already have a supplier. The weekly top 5 tips post is always full of helpful hints and advice for small, home and micro business owners. Reduced risk is always an attractive proposition. Be tenacious when it comes to…

Be inspired by success

The Small Business Blog

You don’t always know where your next payment is going to come from or whether you will be able to pay your suppliers on time.

Infographic: Contracts

The Small Business Blog

Contracts are an important part of life for many business owners. Business Infographics contracts Infographic

The Industry Snapshot: The influence of Personal Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Nobody needs to tell you how influential you are in the office – it kinda goes without saying over here at Practically Perfect PA. In the Room.

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So, Assist Travel happened… again!

Practically Perfect PA

I thought the exhibition space worked well with lots of great suppliers who all contributed to the sessions during the day.

Launching Assist Travel 2016

Practically Perfect PA

Choosing a supplier for your office is not easy, particularly when it comes to business travel. Business travel was a pretty clear winner.

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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? What is the cancellation policy?

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Ultimate travel itinerary

Practically Perfect PA

Choosing a supplier for your office is not easy, particuarly when it comes to business travel. Assist Travel. Book your place now.

The Launch of PA Insiders – for PA to PA Recommendations

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Hi, I’m Merryl Futerman and I am one of the founders of PA Insiders. Let me explain. I was now an expert in piano removals.

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Win an award-winning Brother office labeller

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We’ve teamed up with technology specialist Brother to give you the chance to win a state-of-the-art office labeller. Good luck! contact-form].

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Top tips for business travel to Barcelona

Practically Perfect PA

We are offering assistants the chance to come along to the afternoon sessions, network with attendees and meet with suppliers for free! Gate 8.

How to Get your Project Back on Track

Ian's Messy Desk

Look for other sources : When a supplier you are depending upon cannot deliver, within your time frame , look for other suppliers who can.

Top tip guide to managing global ground transport

Practically Perfect PA

Choose the best supplier for your needs. Check your supplier’s health and safety policies. It sounds simple. Will they need transfers?

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Using Repetition to Produce Parallel Structure

Daily Writing Tips

Also, the distance between the phrase beginning with suppliers and the one beginning with “the country’s consumers” obscures their parallel functions.

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Technology of the week: Canned Emails

Practically Perfect PA

What is Canned Emails? However, it is great!). What does it do? Really that is all that it does but it is pretty handy! How does it benefit assistants?

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Christmas for Entrepreneurs

The Small Business Blog

Depending on their line of work, the festive period can either be the quietest or the busiest time of year for an entrepreneur.

Get people to do what you want

The Small Business Blog

The power of persuasion is a unique skill that entrepreneurs need to practice. Business Advice persuasion

Sincerity – Quote of the Week

The Small Business Blog

” – Michael Owen Edwardes, British company executive Anyone who has ever owned a business will know that you can’t get very far without being honest, whether it is to your employees, suppliers or customers.… … Read the full article here: Sincerity – Quote of the Week on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

Eight reasons why assistants should use a travel management company

Practically Perfect PA

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.

A day in the life: Matthew Want, PA, Marcham Publishing

Practically Perfect PA

Meeting and greeting visitors, liaising with clients, suppliers and other staff in a professional manner. Diary management and maintenance.

2016 76

The Key to Being More Innovative

On The Job

Sunbeam partnered with suppliers, inventors and outside companies, moving from launching 10 new products in the first year to more than 150 by the end of the second year. When Michael Docherty joined Sunbeam Corp. Dunlap’s CEO reign. Docherty says things needed to be improved at Sunbeam, and quickly. Docherty says (read more here

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8 Easy Contract Changes to Make for More Sustainable Events

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Wherever you are planning your event ask your venue to ensure they buy local food and drink product and wherever possible use local suppliers.

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Do you have a business card?

Practically Perfect PA

Do you have a a business card? A question I was often asked during my career as an assistant. I always felt I should have a business card. Of course.

Communicating With Small Businesses Using Facebook

Small Business Labs

  On which of the following social media networks would you want suppliers to actively participate in (e.g., social media

Pic of the Day: Meetings

The Small Business Blog

Then the only meetings you have will either be with clients or suppliers.

Invest in yourself

Practically Perfect PA

Think about how you can achieve these objectives on your own, through the company or with an external supplier. Well they are here.

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The Stunning Growth of Small Business Globalization

Small Business Labs

Every so often a report comes across our desk that makes us go "wow!" Companies with fewer than 500 employees accounted for 97.8 percent

2016 76

Practically Perfect PA readers review of the Brother P-touch PT-D600VP

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And you can find the P-touch range from all good office suppliers or online at [link]. Stacy from London : So much more efficient and accurate.

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Using social media to empower Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

You can follow and connect with other Assistants, clients, colleagues, suppliers, brand ambassadors and influencers. The world is your oyster.

3 Loan Alternatives for Small Businesses

Small Business CEO

Examples include: Supplier discounts for bulk purchases. Financial capital is an essential but often elusive aspect of running a business.

Getting buy in from the boss

Practically Perfect PA

“Succeeding in business is all about making connections. Business is all about personal contact. Richard Branson. Internal & External Training.

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A visit to ExCeL London

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This must be hired but ExCeL can help with this and they do have a great preferred supplier called Blitz. Have you been to ExCeL London before?

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