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?

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. Trade shows are a fantastic way to meet potential 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 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.

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.

How Do You Feel About Sloppy Supplier Messages?

Business Writing

A reader named Deborah shared a short email she recently received: Dear Sirs, pls let me have by return the supp docs about yr a.m. invoice because we cannot find our shpm. Thks and rgds How would you feel if. Email Etiquette Proofreading

Why The Construction Industry Needs Superior Suppliers

Small Business CEO

… Economy & Environment construction business suppliers

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

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?

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 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.

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. 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. E-Mail me or follow me.

2007 181

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.

2018 183

Top Supply Chain Trends for 2018

On The Job

Retailers are transforming their supply chains in two ways: building stronger and more integrated relationships with suppliers; and changing their distribution network to be closer to their customers,” he says.

2018 130

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.

2010 58

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…

2011 159

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?

2012 220

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.

2014 218

Bleisure Travel Continues to Increase

Small Business Labs

Also not surprising is Airbnb is a growing supplier of bleisure travel accommodations.  We first reported on bleisure travel , which is the the blending of business and leisure travel, back in 2015. 

2018 190

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.

2017 80

Have you missed this month’s content?

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We don’t want you to miss out on the great Practically Perfect PA content… Here is a round up of this month’s posts and newsletters. March Blog Posts.

2017 173

Have you missed this month’s content?

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We don’t want you to miss out on the great Practically Perfect PA content… Here is a round up of this month’s posts and newsletters. March Blog Posts. March 30, 2017 Have you missed this month's content?

2017 173

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 190

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.

2013 204

The devil is in the detail: The importance of creating a thorough event brief

Practically Perfect PA

A unique and increasingly popular feature of the Eventopedia site has been the reviews, allowing the community of registered users to share their expertise and rate their event supplier experiences.

2015 227

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

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.”

2014 162

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.

2013 188

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

Green Focus: 4 Tips to Make Your Business Eco-Friendly

Small Business CEO

Consumers are increasingly conscious of a supplier’s green credentials, and will be more likely to choose a company that has policies of protecting natural resources. Corporate social responsibility is a big deal, and not just for the large multinationals.

2018 70

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.

Travel 201

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

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.

2011 161

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

Your invitation to a very special event this September

Practically Perfect PA

Venues + Events Live is the award-winning exhibition from SquareMeal, and helps PAs, EAs and event organisers find venues, suppliers and inspiration for their next 12 months’ worth of events.

2017 176

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.

2013 172

Online Platforms Enabling the Rise of Global Micro Outsourcing Firms

Small Business Labs

Individualization , which the paper describes as "the puzzling elimination of returns to scale, resulting in a supplier base that consists of one-person micro-providers."

2018 174

5 Reasons Small Businesses Need to Keep Checking Accounts Separate

Small Business CEO

As an aside, customers, suppliers and clients can write checks to the business itself, adding more professionalism to the small business. Small business checking accounts let business owners (you) manage their taxes, legality and money issues in a practical manner.

2018 83

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.

2013 196

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.

2014 235

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!

2017 226