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Inspiration can be a big deal when you are running a business. It can help you drive growth, promote creative thinking and encourage you to take consistent action when times get tricky. But how do you keep yourself and/or your team inspired to continue in......

You may be surprised at the possibilities. Having an additional team member to work alongside means that you will have someone to share ideas with. Sounds good right? We’ve all come to terms with the idea that we can’t possibly be good at everything and......

2020, was a year that will definitely go down in history.Whatever your experiences have been, it has been tough for everybody this last twelve months, for a whole host of reasons.The charity sector have been especially hit by the after-effects of the pandemic. Money that......

There is no getting around the fact that 2020 threw us some curveballs. It was a challenge for us all in many ways, but how do we move forward? How do we take the lessons from then and take them in to now? Read on......

What a topsy turvy year we’ve had! If you’d have asked us a year ago, we couldn’t have written what we have all been through in the last twelve months.But we’re all for taking learnings from experiences, in an attempt to move forward, and so......

Right now, ‘keeping it simple’ could be argued as the most appropriate way to stay ahead whilst the world feels topsy-turvy. It is so easy to feel overwhelmed as work and life has merged into an unfamiliar blend that we are all trying to wrap......

When we speak to potential clients about the possibility of them hiring a VA, they often have many questions that they would like us to answerQuestions such as; ‘What if we don’t hit it off?’‘What if our personalities clash or they simply don’t ‘get’ me......

So let’s just say it; times right now are like nothing we have ever experienced before.There is seemingly ‘Opportunity’ everywhere and a need to have our voices heard, as businesses globally are taking action and pivoting where necessary. The economy feels uncertain and unpredictable. Are......

Running your own business can sometimes be a lonely place. Whether you have been in business for fifteen minutes or fifteen years, the pitfalls are still the same. When you go after your dreams and set yourself goals, the buck stops with you. Depending on......

To celebrate our 10th anniversary we have a fantastic opportunity for ten amazing people to build their own PA Today Business, with our guidance and support. This is your chance to build  a rewarding career on your terms, whilst enjoying great work/life balance. As a......

If you are feeling a little jaded about networking as Valentine’s day approaches, let us help you fall in love again. NetworkedIN was created in response to business owners who told us that they had fallen out of love with formal business networking, and that......

When I launched PA Today in 2012, with an idea, and a laptop, perhaps the best decision I made was to find an experienced business mentor who was my guide on the journey ahead.  As we enter our 8th year of trading, PA Today now......

I have seen the good, the bad, and the ludicrous when it comes to managing business projects. Success or failure rests on several factors, professional experienced advice, guidance, and support is one. That’s why we’ve drawn on our practical experience of working on projects in......

So, the parties are over, and you’ve enjoyed the time with family and friends. Perhaps you have looked back over the past year, reviewing the things that worked and didn’t work for you and your business. Then January arrives and it is straight back in.......

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;......