Sourcing the right suppliers for your business

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Sourcing reliable, well-priced suppliers who offer excellent service is something that Assistants are frequently tasked with. Finding the right supplier for your business can be tricky; you have to look at costs, what they offer and that they meet your specific needs. Core Skills Featured admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Key Skills Office manager PA Personal Assistant Suppliers Virtual Assistant

Seven tips: What to look for in an event supplier

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We used a combination of iPads and Post-it notes to ask our workshop attendees questions about what makes an event supplier great, and what makes them not-so-great…. What does a good event supplier do? What is frustrating from an event supplier? Event supplier ‘Red Lines’ – things to avoid! The supplier can’t prove previous successful services. The supplier won’t accept feedback.

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Seven tips: What to look for in an event supplier

Practically Perfect PA

We used a combination of iPads and Post-it notes to ask our workshop attendees questions about what makes an event supplier great, and what makes them not-so-great…. What does a good event supplier do? What is frustrating from an event supplier? Event supplier ‘Red Lines’ – things to avoid! The supplier can’t prove previous successful services. The supplier won’t accept feedback.

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. It is essential that we know how to procure great suppliers and build effective relationship which benefit our organisation. Whatever it happens to be if you understand your buying power it will enable you to negotiate and it will help you attract high quality suppliers.

Supplier of the week is Tripmate

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The Practically Perfect PA supplier of the week is Tripmate. The post Supplier of the week is Tripmate appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. Here is everything you need to know about this new corporate travel booking platform. What is Tripmate?

Supplier of the week: Gilded Globe

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The post Supplier of the week: Gilded Globe appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. Gilded Globe provide the most exclusive premium airport services the world has to offer, expediting passengers through over 200 airports worldwide. Born out of a desire to bring the airport Meet & Assist industry into the 21 st Century, our attitudes, processes and systems exemplify a modern company with a true understanding of high-end quality, with our sole focus on our clients’ experience.

Supplier of the Month: Travel Counsellors

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Travel Counsellors is an award-winning independent travel company that’s seeing increasing growth in its corporate travel division due to clients recognising the benefits of having their own personal travel manager available to them 24/7 when required. The company’s Global Sales Director Jim Eastwood responds to emerging trends in corporate travel and explores what matters to […].

Planning for the Future: Top Suggestions for Building a Meaningful Supplier Relationship

Small Business CEO

For those working in the hospitality industry, reliable supplier relationships are everything. Finding the right supplier is just the first step, though. Read on to find some suggestions for building a meaningful supplier relationship with the right caterer.

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. … CEO Leadership business relationship relationship building suppliers As with any business deal, the relationship you have with your manufacturing plant needs to be nurtured to ensure it’s both long-lasting and beneficial for both parties.

Why The Construction Industry Needs Superior Suppliers

Small Business CEO

… Economy & Environment construction business suppliersMultiple sectors of the Canadian construction industry are seeing incredible growth in a difficult economy — the estimated statistics are positive, the number of job openings is rising, and the list of future projects is getting longer. This means that the construction industry has to be prepared for the increasing demands, especially when it comes to their chemical supplies. The growing construction industry in Canada.

Participating in a Trade Exhibition Overseas? You Need a Local Exhibition Stand Supplier

Small Business CEO

There are actually a thousand reasons why you should seek the services of exhibition stand suppliers. … Management exhibition stand exhibition stand suppliersAre you planning to participate in a trade exhibition soon? Here are some tips for you. For you to come up with the most effective marketing strategies, you need to rely on a number of resource, both in and outside the organization.

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. I have picked up so many tips from her on how to negotiate and get your way with suppliers that I wanted to share them with you. Complimentary items from the supplier are great but if they don’t fit in with your priorities then don’t let the venue use this as a bargaining tool. Don’t let the supplier rush you into making any decisions. Pin It.

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. I have picked up so many tips from her on how to negotiate and get your way with suppliers that I wanted to share them with you. Complimentary items from the supplier are great but if they don’t fit in with your priorities then don’t let the venue use this as a bargaining tool. Don’t let the supplier rush you into making any decisions. Pin It.

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. Firstly there is the extended payment term, of 60, 90 and 180 days – see if your supplier will allow any of those terms. 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. Firstly there is the extended payment term, of 60, 90 and 180 days – see if your supplier will allow any of those terms. E-Mail me or follow me. Benefits of Online Software for Small Business.

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Managing your Executive’s one to one meetings

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Their time is always in demand, be it from clients, suppliers, colleagues around the business and of course from members of their team. It kinda goes without saying that organising your Executive’s schedule is a never-ending task. As an Assistant, it is your role to make sure your Executive sees the right people at the […].

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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…

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Cash Flow Management Tips to Improve Your Business

Dumb Little Man

Poor management of cash flow can result in a company’s inability to pay its suppliers or finance urgent needs. Accounts payable – This is the amount of money you owe to suppliers. Another reason for having cash reserves is your ability to pay suppliers.

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5 Tips for Buying Jewelry Wholesale for Resale

Small Business CEO

If you are setting up a jewelry retail business, you’ll have to partner with suppliers and vendors that support you in delivering the right product to your buyers. Nevertheless, wholesale jewelry suppliers are not created equal. Apply the following tips if you are keen on having your wholesale supplier help your business succeed.

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Service Untitled» Blog Archive » Employee engagement is a force.

Service Untitled

Top companies recognize how this tremendous force can bring customer satisfaction, able suppliers to productively be in involved in the company’s best interest, and consequently mean profitability as all the cogs operate in a synchronized manner. Service Untitled The blog about customer service and the customer service experience.

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How To Stay Competitive By Importing Your Goods From Abroad

The Small Business Blog

Overseas suppliers can cut costs by a huge margin, in some cases by as much as 60%. As the recession continues, being able to stay competitive is an absolute necessity in the current economic climate. If you’re in the retail industry one such way of staying competitive is through importing goods from abroad. This means…

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Have you missed this month’s content?

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Featured / Roundup March 29, 2017 How to solve those hotel booking ‘facepalm’ moments Assist Travel / Sponsored post / Travel March 27, 2017 Managing your boss's schedule like a mega star Core Competencies / Featured / Time Management March 24, 2017 Branching out - moving on from being an EA Career Development / Featured / PA Perspective March 22, 2017 Seven tips: What to look for in an event supplier Core Skills / Events / Featured / Working with suppliers March 20, 2017 Are you wasting time?

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Have you missed this month’s content?

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Featured / Roundup March 29, 2017 How to solve those hotel booking ‘facepalm’ moments Assist Travel / Sponsored post / Travel March 27, 2017 Managing your boss's schedule like a mega star Core Competencies / Featured / Time Management March 24, 2017 Branching out - moving on from being an EA Career Development / Featured / PA Perspective March 22, 2017 Seven tips: What to look for in an event supplier Core Skills / Events / Featured / Working with suppliers March 20, 2017 Are you wasting time?

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Top 5 Tips for Surviving the Next 12 Months

The Small Business Blog

Take a close look at your current relationship with suppliers. Top 5 Tips posts from the SME Blog are always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. Is there anything that can be done to sweeten the deal for both of you? Perhaps entering some kind of agreement with…

2012 168

6 Highly Effective Steps To Building A 6-Figure Dropshipping Store

Dumb Little Man

Each dropshipping store purchases the product from a third-party supplier who then fulfills the order to their customer’s address. Finding A Reliable Supplier. Luckily, with nearly every dropshipping product, there are multiple suppliers to choose from.

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How To Stay Competitive By Importing Your Goods From Abroad

The Small Business Blog

Overseas suppliers can cut costs by a huge margin, in some cases by as much as 60%. As the recession continues, being able to stay competitive is an absolute necessity in the current economic climate. If you’re in the retail industry one such way of staying competitive is through importing goods from abroad. This means…

2012 169

How to Get your Project Back on Track

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Look for other sources : When a supplier you are depending upon cannot deliver, within your time frame , look for other suppliers who can. Accept partial delivery : Sometimes a supplier cannot deliver an entire order on time, but can deliver enough to keep the project moving forward. Offer incentives : This calls for going beyond the terms of an agreement to get extra effort from a supplier or sub-contractor.

2013 155

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.… “Managing a business requires a great deal of frankness and openness and you actually lead by being very honest with people.”

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International Criminal Lawyers and Small Business

Small Business CEO

So you might have an issue with a supplier in a country different to your own and need to bring a prosecution against them.

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Here Are Three Pieces of Software Small businesses should consider!

The Small Business Blog

The business has to be launched, new customers found, and many suppliers dealt with, and such a large amount of work in the business’s early days can often be overwhelming. Starting a new business can be a very exciting time, and also a very busy one. It is all too easy to become tied up…

2012 158

How to Choose a Business Phone System

Small Business CEO

Your business phone system is your company’s lifeline to suppliers, customers, and the world. It also remains as one of the simplest ways to communicate within a workplace and beyond the company’s walls.

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Business Opportunities

The Small Business Blog

Often life happens and you think it is going to be a problem, but if have a closer look all these following circumstances hide business opportunities: a business contact accepts a new job with a new company an employee starts his/her own business a supplier discontinues a product line a competitor launches a new product…

2012 152

Launching Assist Travel

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Choosing a supplier for your office is not easy, particuarly when it comes to business travel. Assistants have to navigate their corporate travel policy while ensuring their Executives have a smooth business trip while relying on suppliers to make that happen. At Assist Travel you will meet with travel suppliers who anticipate your needs, network with like-minded assistants and learn from travel professionals who understand the industry inside and out.

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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.

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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…

2011 159

Save on Energy Costs with These 4 Simple Tips

Small Business CEO

Switch energy supplier. The first thing to do when looking to save on costs is to check if you have a good deal with your energy supplier. For any business owner, finding ways to save money is important.

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Choosing The Right Chemical Supply Company

Small Business CEO

Finding a reliable supplier is important to ensure that you receive high-quality chemicals for your needs. It is equally important to find a supplier that will provide high-quality services like chemical blending, safe transportation, and bulk storage. Ideally your chemical supplier should have a level of service that matches the high quality of their supplies.

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Christmas for Entrepreneurs

The Small Business Blog

If your business primarily serves as a supplier to other businesses that shut down during the holidays, you’ll not have much choice but to also close your business too. Depending on their line of work, the festive period can either be the quietest or the busiest time of year for an entrepreneur. That’s not usually… Read the full article here: Christmas for Entrepreneurs on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Business Events business event business events winweb hub xmas

2013 157

How To Overcome Gaps In Diversity In Business

Dumb Little Man

According to Avinandan Mukherjee , Dean of the Lewis College of Business at Marshall University, “small companies are at the mercy of larger retail buyers and suppliers sometimes, they do get less focus and attention, especially when production is lower at the other end.

2021 168

On Using Excellent Customer Service To Reduce Churn

Dumb Little Man

Over 90% of consumers say that they would stay loyal to their supplier after a good call center experience. Most people don’t plan on switching their suppliers while many of them feel compelled to do so at some point. 44% of customers say they have no plans to change any of their suppliers in the next 12 months. 82% of customers have changed at least one supplier in the past five years.

2018 168

A Guide to Decorating a Corporate Workplace

Small Business CEO

It serves as a professional place where you can meet with clients and suppliers alike. With some businesses you are always going to need an office. Now, with such spaces, you do have to pay attention to the décor. photo credit: Uneebo Office Design / Unsplash.

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Good Practices for A Successful Dropshipping Business In 2019

Dumb Little Man

Newcomers usually start with manual order assignment moving to automated process at later stages with supplier apps like Yakkyofy. The majority of dropshippers face quality issues as products come from remote suppliers and customer complaints claiming product not meeting descriptions are not uncommon. Thanks to mail subsidies, Chinese suppliers manage to ship the product to the customer at a fraction of the return shipping cost.

2019 133

Get people to do what you want

The Small Business Blog

Much of the day-to-day process of business is actually based around persuasion, whether it be persuading someone to buy from you, persuading a supplier to give you a better deal on materials or persuading someone to complete a task. The power of persuasion is a unique skill that entrepreneurs need to practice.

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