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So you have your sights set on your goal, you’ve planned out your actions for the year and you know how you’re going to achieve them. But can you grow your business further in the meantime? The key here is to keep momentum up, keep......

Working in a team can create some fantastic benefits – both for us as humans and for the benefit of the projects that we work on. Which is great news for your business. Everyone works differently and it’s important to play to our strengths; as......

Compounding your efforts is truly an art form. In order to compound your efforts to see a noticeable change, you must first be consistent in your efforts. The determination to carry on when things get tough can carry us through. Like a toddler learning to......

Do you constantly challenge the status quo, or is it nice and familiar in your comfort zone? When was the last time that you stepped out of your comfort zone and pushed yourself to feel uncomfortable? I find that, when running your own business, you......

The essence of PA Today is supporting business owners to achieve their ambitions and fulfil their objectives. Often, an outsourced skill is a much better fit for a business, (especially when trialling a new initiative or focus), than employing a member of staff directly. Using......

When running your own business it is one thing to be doing ‘a good job’; providing customers with what they want, increasing your earning potential and developing opportunities for future growth, but are you visible enough? Do people think of you when they are looking......

So we’re motoring through to March. How is 2019 treating you so far? Are you reaching your goals, are you optimistic about the future months and do you feel in control? If the answer is yes to all of the above, then well done –......

How do you know where to spend your time? You may have been in business for many years, or perhaps you’re just starting out. How are things going? Do you have your workload under control, are your staff engaged and happy?  How about your cash......

As a Business Services Support Agency, we specialise in supporting businesses where they need it most. We work with a wide range of businesses, but sometimes it can be difficult for potential clients to see how a VA could help them. To give you an......

Healthy living – how is it going? So, you’ve been committed to a better life in January. Salad every day packed for lunch, gym membership maxed out, mindfulness on your mind, leading the team at work to greater things, making great strides in your business.......

Have you got a project on your mind that you’d like to get underway? Perhaps you have a new product that you want to launch to your target audience, or an exhibition that you’d like your company to take advantage of. Do you have the......

Do you engage with your audience? By this, we mean do you speak to them…like really speak to them? Here at PA Today we work with a wide range of wonderful businesses, and in my time I have also become familiar with a vast array......

Do you network? Does the word fill you with fear? Are you a refreshments table lurker or are you the life and soul of the ‘party’? For some, networking is something to be avoided at all costs; bringing as much enjoyment as a trip to......

Do you believe in mindset? For some people it sounds like a ‘fluffy’ concept. Something to chat about when discussing corporate jargon. For others, mindset impacts all major decisions in life and can be a key consideration when making a choice to focus on something;......

A new year in business can provide a whole host of opportunity for growth, but knowing yourself well, your business style and your strengths can go a long way to helping you maximise that opportunity. Are you leading the way? Are you leading by example?......

What are we helping you with? Did you know that a VA can offer a whole range of business support services? Have you given your VA a task or group of tasks? Have you found outsourcing this useful? Do they provide you with office-based help......

Are you aware of your surroundings? By that, I mean are you aware of who is around you? What are your competitors doing and what is their focus? Does this even matter to you? Some may argue that there is room in the market for......

You’ve dusted off your 2018 diary, you’ve packed away the wrapping paper, gift tags and ribbons from Christmas. 2019 is the year that you will be organised – you’re determined this year! But what will make your life easier? Your Calendar Do you know what......

How has your year been so far? Do you feel like you’re winning, or are you dragging your heels? Is 2018 all that you hoped for? Christmas holidays are just around the corner; time for one last push before the festivities begin, so that you......

When running your own business, it’s important to have your own rules to adhere to. These rules can make life simpler, save you time and create a clearer message to your customers or clients. Have you thought about your boundaries in business? Do you feel......

Are you lacking consistency? Do you know where you want to get to, but not sure how to get there? Are you running at half speed or frustrated with yourself for not reaching a higher gear? Business can be challenging, it can be hugely fulfilling,......

This time last Friday saw the grand celebration of the South Cheshire Chamber Business Awards at Crewe Hall. I was honoured to attend this fantastic event with two of my Associates, after being nominated for the Business Of The Year Award (Under 25 employees). In......

Having a successful business and creating future opportunities, can often link back to the clarity you have in knowing your strengths. Are you clear about what you bring to the table? Concentrate on this and you won’t go far wrong. In short, be good at......

When we think of the term ‘Spring Clean’ we are often conjuring images of feather dusters and throwing our washing outside on the line for the first time in the season. But Spring Cleaning for your business can take on many more facets, and can......

We’re here to help you make this year your best in Business yet. With the opportunity for increased sales, new customers and most importantly time for rest, reflection and great food, what’s not to love about Bank Holidays! As a prominent feature of Spring and......

By now, you might just have heard about GDPR. As the deadline is drawing ever-closer, small businesses are becoming more aware of it. And yes, it seems to be all over the internet at the moment; in blogs, videos, tweets, etc. But although it’s a......

Have we finally lost the plot? Pancakes and business don’t appear to be a likely combination on first glance?! But trust us on this one – your approach to the pancakes you may be dishing up this evening could go a long way to helping......

Have you heard of GDPR? You may or may not be aware of the upcoming GDPR rules governing the handling of personal data, due to come into force in May 2018. The ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ (GDPR) was introduced by the European Union and will......

You and your business projects are more than compatible. This month, we’re looking into the four stages of the relationship… not with your other half, but between you and your business ventures! Let’s take a look… Step One: The Initial Attraction. You’ve developed these brand......