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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?

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?

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

Procuring a great supplier

Practically Perfect PA

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. 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. 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. Pin It.

How can assistants add value in the workplace?

Practically Perfect PA

Assistant’s work with suppliers on a regular basis and can easily research and suggest new suppliers which might save the organisation money. Every year it is well worth reviewing all of the suppliers that you use and renegotiating your contracts. Firstly, happy New Year!

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10 Steps to Survive a Business Disaster

The Small Business Blog

b) Advise all suppliers, customers, and your utility providers of new arrangements and any changes. h) Inform customers, suppliers, utilities, your financial team and solicitors of your move. In business, it sometimes pays to take a risk.

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Practically Perfect PA giveaway: The Brother winners are…

Practically Perfect PA

You can find the P-touch range from all good office suppliers or online at [link]. Last month, we teamed up with technology specialist Brother to give you the chance to win one of five state-of-the-art office labelling machines, the PT-D600VP.

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Launching Assist Travel

Practically Perfect PA

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.

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…

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. 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. Pin It.

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. Let’s be honest, sometimes life as an entrepreneur can seem fairly bleak.

Infographic: Contracts

The Small Business Blog

Whether you’re forming employment contracts when you hire somebody new or making a big deal with your supplier, it is likely that at some point you will have to deal with making them. Contracts are an important part of life for many business owners.

Punctuating Complex Sentences

Daily Writing Tips

Writers often overpunctuate long, involved sentences by fortifying them with the “supercomma” variety of semicolons in place of commas.

The Industry Snapshot: The influence of Personal Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

It’s no wonder then that assistants decide which suppliers to use and often purchase their services without having to get approval from Executives or Procurement.

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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.

20 questions to ask before you book a venue

Practically Perfect PA

Does the venue have a list of required suppliers? Do we have to use the venue’s suppliers? It goes without saying that the venue is a crucial part of any event that you organise, there are a lot of factors that need to be considered before you book the venue.

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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. 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.

Launching Assist Travel 2016

Practically Perfect PA

Choosing a supplier for your office is not easy, particularly 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.

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The Launch of PA Insiders – for PA to PA Recommendations

Practically Perfect PA

Insiders.com – a website where PAs from anywhere can search the database to find a supplier suggested by another PA, with their reason for recommending and relevant contact info etc. Hi, I’m Merryl Futerman and I am one of the founders of PA Insiders.

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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. Accept partial delivery : Sometimes a supplier cannot deliver an entire order on time, but can deliver enough to keep the project moving forward.

Win an award-winning Brother office labeller

Practically Perfect PA

And you can find the P-touch range from all good office suppliers or online at [link]. ( *GfK 2014 study conducted amongst 1,501 businesses with labelling devices across UK, France and Germany).

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Top tip guide to managing global ground transport

Practically Perfect PA

Organising the most appropriate ground transportation supplier for your company can be straightforward, but to get the best value and the best travel experience from your service provider, you need to find out a bit more information. Choose the best supplier for your needs.

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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! Here is a little taste of what you can expect… Meet with our fabulous suppliers: Reed and Mackay.

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.

Career development for Assistants: 5 common problems and how to solve them

Practically Perfect PA

Read the first one, on what to look for in an event supplier , and watch out for the third and final blog, on how to ensure organisations value PA work!

2017 68

Technology of the week: Canned Emails

Practically Perfect PA

Canned Emails is a simple website that has a load of pre-written emails for a variety of circumstances from emailing in sick, letting down a supplier to breaking up with someone…(I promise I haven’t used it for this one. What is Canned Emails?

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Using Repetition to Produce Parallel Structure

Daily Writing Tips

This action can affect companies that rely on suppliers in that country to make their products as well as the country’s consumers to buy those products.

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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.

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.”

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. If you are responsible for booking flights or hotels or appointing a travel supplier then this is the one event you will not want to miss!

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. Including using interacting with customers, and suppliers. Matthew is the PA to Lucy Brazier, the CEO of Marcham Publishing which produces the amazing Executive Secretary Magazine.

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. years ago as vice president of product development, he says the company was in “shock and crisis,” reeling from the aftershocks of Albert J. Dunlap’s CEO reign. Dunlap has been called “Chainsaw Al” and “Rambo in Pinstripes” for his methods of streamlining failing companies.)

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Communicating With Small Businesses Using Facebook

Small Business Labs

The blog post I found most interesting shows that Facebook is the preferred social media network small businesses want their suppliers to use to communicate with them.    On which of the following social media networks would you want suppliers to actively participate in (e.g.,

Pic of the Day: Meetings

The Small Business Blog

Then the only meetings you have will either be with clients or suppliers. If you have ever worked in a large company you might be familiar with the scenario in today’s picture.

Do you have a business card?

Practically Perfect PA

I felt better equipped with them in my pocket, especially at networking events where I would meet other assistants, new suppliers and potential clients for the business. Do you have a a business card? A question I was often asked during my career as an assistant.

8 Easy Contract Changes to Make for More Sustainable Events

Practically Perfect PA

Wherever you are planning your event ask your venue to ensure they buy local food and drink product and wherever possible use local suppliers. Chances are your venue and suppliers are willing to make all these changes, they just need to be asked the right questions!

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The Stunning Growth of Small Business Globalization

Small Business Labs

Key quote: Small businesses worldwide are becoming “micro-multinationals” by using digital platforms such as eBay, Amazon, Facebook, and Alibaba to connect with customers and suppliers in other countries. Every so often a report comes across our desk that makes us go "wow!"

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