Purchasing

Let’s make a deal: 3 tactical tips

October 2, 2008 Categorized in: NegotiatingPurchasing

You probably negotiate every day without even thinking about it. When it’s time to sit down and negotiate a lease contract or office-supply discount, have confidence that you’re a good negotiator. Use these tactical tips …

Green buying, beyond recycled paper

September 5, 2008 Categorized in: Purchasing

Not everyone can buy a Prius, but most admins can make office purchases that have a positive impact on the planet.
Saving your employer time and money is one of the few measurable ways to demonstrate the contribution you make at work. Here’s how Amy Gurren, winner of OfficeTeam’s Administrative Excellence Award, proactively found ways to save her employer some of both.

Help change the world

May 1, 2007 Categorized in: Purchasing

Help change the world—especially the world of business—by visiting DoTheRightThing.com. The site collects stories about the social impact of companies’ behavior, such as Bank of America spending $20 billion to back environmentally sound practices …  

Be eco-friendly

March 1, 2007 Categorized in: Purchasing

Be eco-friendly by buying “green” badges for your next big company event.
Pay attention to small amounts of spending that could add up to huge savings across your organization.

Shopping for a copier?

January 1, 2005 Categorized in: Purchasing

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Check Web-seller’s legitimacy.

January 1, 2005 Categorized in: Purchasing

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To squeeze the greatest value from every penny you spend for your organization, look beyond just purchases to save money.
Even if you’re not in charge of purchasing, each day in the workplace tests your negotiating skills. Do you practice these tactics?

‘Can you hear me now?’

May 1, 2003 Categorized in: PresentationsPurchasing

The next time you’re ready to deliver a presentation, don’t let nitty-gritty audio problems make you even more nervous before stepping up to the mike. You don’t want to start the presentation with “Can you hear me now?” Set the stage to set off on the right note, by answering these questions: