When I was first creating my website Tips for Assistants, I initially vetoed the idea of having a blog. I only wanted to have a list of top websites and apps because of how essential they are for assistants to succeed at their jobs. My design changed, however, keeping lists of websites and apps is something that will always remain on my site because it is crucial for assistants to keep up with new technology.
Staying up-to-date with new technology is imperative for assistants if they want to excel in their role. As Arthur C. Clarke stated, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is equivalent to magic.” Technology is always evolving and assistants can use these advances to their advantage. There have been several tools that have been complete game changers in my functionality as an assistant and I have heard many others discuss similar experiences. Here are some key reasons why it is essential for assistants to keep up with new technology. Continue reading The Importance of Keeping up with New Technology
Business travel is a necessary evil for every company. Face-to-face interaction is irreplaceable and traveling allows you to provide that personal touch and expand your business through networking. However, business travel comes at an expense (literally). Not only are you spending time away from friends and family, but it can personally cost you a lot of money if you don’t properly report your business travel expenses. In order to help you navigate your next business travel expense report, we have created a list of business trip expenses as well as some tips to help you stay organized. Continue reading Tips for Reporting Business Travel Expenses
Many young professionals just entering the workforce look forward to business travel. Not only is it a great opportunity to see the world, but your flights and meals are typically paid for. However, as they continue to grow older, settle down, start families, and become seasoned road warriors, business trips can become irritating disruptions in your personal life. Business trips force you to spend time away from your loved ones and you are often left feeling out of the loop. However, as technology continues to improve, staying in touch with your family will get easier and easier. Using a combination of new technologies, and old methods of communication, your family will feel your presence even if you’re thousands of miles away. Here are our top tips for staying in touch with your family for your next business trip. Continue reading Staying in Touch on Business Trips
Road warriors ask a lot from a prospective travel laptop. They want one that is fast with a long battery life that can manage all basic work functions, as well as streaming, all while being as light as possible. Finding the best travel laptop for business travel can be extremely elusive and can seem like such a daunting task, that many give up or pick a less than optimal choice because they get frustrated with all the options out there. Here are our top tips on how to choose a laptop for business travel and make sure you can stay productive on trip. Continue reading Best Travel Laptops for Business Travel
Traveling for business can be a conflicting mix of excitement and stress for most travelers. While you are given the opportunity to explore new areas of the world, you are also tasked with representing your company to others. As the face of your company, you must be presentable, but this can be extremely difficult when you’re living out of your suitcase. Here is a simple plan of attack to plan your next business trip wardrobe and how to go about packing to keep your clothes wrinkle-free. No matter how prepared you are for your meetings, showing up with a wrinkled suit or dress shirt can ruin your first impression. Follow these tips for packing business clothes to avoid wrinkles and represent your company with your best face forward. Continue reading Tips for Packing Business Clothes
Every administrative professional has been faced with the same dilemma, “How do I find a hotel that keep my manager comfortable, without breaking the bank?” Booking hotels is a very difficult balancing act: on the one hand, you have to adhere to a strict budget, on the other your hand you have to find a hotel that has all the basic amenities and enough comfort that your manager will be well rested and productive in. And as we all know, comfort comes at a cost. However, there are ways to score hotel rooms on a budget. Here are our top 17 tips to impress your manager and maximize your given budget and make sure your executive travels in style and comfort. Continue reading Tips for Scoring the Best Hotel
Not all airlines are created equal, especially when it comes to business travel. It is no longer sufficient for airlines to simply provide an A-to-B travel service. With today’s focus on connectivity and electronic devices, airlines are forced to keep up with technology and improve the basic amenities they provide their passengers. This is only growing in importance for the ever moving business traveller who needs to be able to count on his airline to not only help them get to work, but also help them get work done. Below are ten of the most popular airlines in the United States. Every airline is evaluated on customer satisfaction, electronic access, in-air entertainment, legroom, on board dining, price, baggage, and punctuality.
While we have not ranked them, we have separated them into tiers to help evaluate which airlines are best suited for business travel. Continue reading Best Airlines for Business Travel
Picking an offsite can be extremely stressful. Not only do you need to find a hotel that is within budget, but you also need to make sure the hotel is a proper representation of your company and manager. However, it isn’t always clear-cut what makes an appropriate hotel choice. Here are the top 6 things to look for when conducting a hotel offsite inspection. Continue reading 6 Steps for Offsite Hotel Site Inspections