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What To Do With a Business Concierge

busy mom juggling tasks

Concierge for Small Business

Businesses sometimes need extra support for specific projects or ongoing tasks without the need for hiring an additional employee. If you don’t want to take on the expense of a full or even part-time assistant, you can still get the help you need . . . just when you need it.

CCHC can serve as a business concierge to assist with:

  • Make phone calls
  • Arrange travel or other bookings
  • Packing / unpacking
  • Provide internet research
  • Complete to-do lists
  • Business clerical tasks (filing, clean up emails and calendars, etc.)
  • . . . And so much more

It’s a cost effective solution to a growing trend of outsourcing your business tasks. Business concierges are playing an important role in today’s business environment by providing cost-saving benefits to both the business and individual. The Business Concierge can perform many of the same services as office-based employees, but without the associated costs such as payroll tax, health insurance, workers compensation, sick and other leave, training, office space (we usually bring our own setup), phone, etc.

By providing a Business Concierge, companies are not only providing a valuable tool for employee satisfaction and retention, but are alleviating the time burden that some business tasks place on the company’s resource.

Something to think about – Offer Business Concierge service to your employees, you will give your staff:

  • Reduced stress levels knowing personal tasks are being handled professionally and confidentially
  • Fewer distractions from work related tasks
  • Increased focus on their work during working hours
  • More quality time to spend on their home and family life

Would you like to get more organized at the office? If you’d like to schedule a 30+ minute free consultation with me and learn how a Business Concierge can help you get organized or finish up some projects with dead lines. Call me (860)961.6824 or Email me: cchomeconcierge@gmail.com

Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

 

 

 

 

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Making Meetings Count

business people in a meeting at office

Making Meetings Count . . . If they’re Absolutely Necessary!

At work, meetings are the biggest time wasters of all. There are Monday Morning Meetings, Lunch Meetings, Training Sessions, Banquet Event Order (BEO) Meetings, Event Resume Meetings you are required to attend, but you can’t see why in the world it’s going to help you or you add help to the meeting. I’m feeling heads shaking to yes right now!

Here are The Purpose of a Meeting:

  • To solve problems
  • To reach a decision or to come to a consensus
  • To coordinate activities
  • To boost morale
  • To share information
  • To dispense educational and training information
One either Meets or one either Works - One cannot do both at the same time”

Here’s what really happens at Meetings:

  1. To provide an audience for SOMEONE – some people love to hear themselves talk, some like to have the audience to audition some of their stupid jokes and sayings, how many meetings have you attended where all you did was listen?
  2. To socialize – there are very few people that can work alone for long periods of time, meetings are a great place to catch up on office gossip, what someone had for dinner last night . . . who cares! A meeting is a great disguise for socializing.
  3. To escape from being effective – meetings are an excuse for poor work or no work at all . . . You can avoid unpleasant tasks or turn in assignments late because you were wasting your TIME at a meeting.
  4. Habit – the only reason for having many meeting is that its always been that way – regularly scheduled Monday Morning Meetings for example.
  5. To pass the buck – Very often a decision can, and should be made by an individual but he or she is reluctant to do so – he forms a committee and ask them for a decision or a recommendation. If the decision is not a good one, the committee can be blamed and no one is held responsible.

23 Tips to Making The Most of Meetings:

  1. Schedule fewer meetings
  2. Before you call a meeting, consider the cost of that meeting
  3. Don’t call a meeting unless you need advice from EVERYONE there
  4. Keep the number of participants in the meeting to a minimum
  5. Let participants know in advance if you want particular questions answered or problems solved at the meeting
  6. Distribute a detailed agenda in advance of the meeting
  7. Schedule meetings right before lunch or near end of the day
  8. Always start on time, and don’t go back over material for latecomers
  9. Open the meeting with some “housekeeping” announcements
  10. Be specific
  11. Keep it short
  12. Stay on schedule
  13. No interruptions
  14. When people want to speak during the meeting, ask them to stand
  15. No reading allowed
  16. Use visual aids
  17. Cut the troublemakers off at the pass
  18. Don’t ramble during the meeting
  19. Use a designated writer
  20. Take minutes and vow to reach a decision on each agenda item
  21. Allow people to leave after their point of business has been discussed
  22. Schedule the next meeting – at conclusion of the meeting
  23. Set a time in advance for the meeting to end and stick to that time

When it comes to meetings, always remember to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Don’t ask for, or go to, a meeting unless you have to. And once you’re in one, get to the point, so that everybody can get the heck out of the room as soon as possible and get back to using their time to get some real work done.

 

Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl