Last Minute Details for Your Event

Last Minute Details for Your Event

Question
Tackling event management can be a daunting task especially for busy individuals. It requires a lot of attention to detail and coordination work. How did a busy professional get help with setting up an in-office baby shower for a colleague while not spending any time on it herself?

 

Answer
This busy professional woman turned to Please.Do to make the baby shower happen. She had Please.Do order an online gift certificate, complete with a gift card, compare pricing from three bakeries for a customized cake, order the cake with the colors and words desired and have it delivered, send invites to colleagues and track RSVPs, and order balloons to arrive on the day of the shower as a surprise. She paid only .25 cents per minute for these services, which came to about two hours of time. The entire shower preparation came to only $30 which her company paid for since it was a work colleague that everyone wanted to honor.

 

Please.Do can help you on your next event planning project with a side variety of tasks – anything from finding suppliers, managing RSVPs, sending response follow-ups, and more. Turn to Please.Do for just the items you need assistance with, like finding an ice sculpture supplier nearby, or someone who can customize your cake and deliver it to your event. Please.Do charges only for the minutes that were spent working on the task. You only pay for the assistance that you need.

Question
Salespeople live fast paced lives and spend most of their time traveling between prospects and clients. There is generally a lack of time and resources available to achieve all administrative duties and maintain their sales activity. How did a busy sales rep multitask, given that his work involves being on the road all the time?

 

Answer
This busy sales rep was responsible for seven meetings per day. This meant he had to move quickly from location to location to be sure he made all of his appointments on time. His challenge was to remember everything he had agreed to do as follow up after each meeting. He turned to Please.Do for assistance. After each meeting, he used the Please.Do app to take pictures of each business card, then dictate notes into the app about what his follow up plan was for each. He sent all of this to Please.Do after each meeting before moving onto the next and potentially forgetting or mixing up the details of what had just occurred.

 

When he arrived at home at the end of the day and opened his email, all the cards and notes were sorted by visit along with his transcribed comments, ready for him to start his follow up plans. All this Please.Do activity took about 30 minutes per appointment. At a rate of .25 cents per minute, this cost a total of $55 per day. After realizing how Please.Do had helped him personally to be more efficient and successful, he shared it with his manager, who decided to implement it as a business service for her entire sales team.

 

Please.Do offers a great solution for road warriors. The mobile app allows you to record meeting notes and have them sent to your email with further instructions. In addition, you can also take photos of clients’ business cards and have the Please.Doers convert them to email or mobile contacts. The Please.Doers are a team of real people who can also assist you in setting up appointments and reminders.
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Business Owner's Assistant

Business Owner's Assistant

Question
Having your own business is challenging to manage at times. There are days when work has to be done outside of office hours. How does someone running a small business maintain a healthy work/life balance efficiently without sacrificing the quality of their work?

 

Answer
This busy entrepreneur assigned Please.Do the task of monitoring website orders, processing them, then setting up the shipping. The busy entrepreneur also set up Please.Do with a phone line so the Please.Doer could take orders over the phone and fulfill them. By keeping track of daily orders placed and getting them sent to the buyer, the busy entrepreneur was able to focus on improving the website, making important phone calls to potential new accounts, managing financials, and generally keeping the business running without having to continuously look back at the order queue which was a time consuming but critical activity.  

 

Order management took about 3 hours a day, and the entrepreneur budgeted an additional hour for general administrative activities. For example, this busy entrepreneur also had Please.Do reschedule a network installation, as it was originally set for game day of the soccer match for the team coached by this fledging businessperson.  This enabled all needed activities to get completed in a timely manner. At .25 cents per hour, this entrepreneur was able to spend only $60 a day, or $300 per week on a half time assistant, before having enough cash flow to hire a more expensive full time person.

 

Please.Do can be your personal assistant and take some of the workload off your shoulders. Count on Please.Doers to help with administrative tasks like creating spreadsheets, handling routine tasks, scheduling meetings and more. Please.Do accepts tasks 24/7. At a reasonable cost that is a fraction of the price to hiring a full-time assistant, with Please.Do you can effectively manage your business and spend more time with the people you love, doing the things you like to do.