10 Most Inspirational Women

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2020, we’ve made a list of 10 of the most inspirational women from the last century. From first ladies to suffragettes, social media stars to climate change protesters; they have all made an impact to change the perception and place of women in the world.

5 Ways To Show Your Employees They're Valued

In a market where candidates are more likely to change jobs more frequently (the average millennial job-hops three times more than the previous generation), retaining the talent you’ve nurtured and invested in is more important than ever. Can you afford not to build a connected, valued team? Read on to hear our top 5 ways to invest in your team...

51 Essentials for Small Businesses

For any business, using resources wisely is key to lowering costs and increasing profits. For small businesses, it’s essential. Here are our 51 essential tools for small businesses.

7 Diary Management Skills for Busy Entrepreneurs

We have collected 7 of the best diary management skills to help busy entrepreneurs.

3 Challenges Startups Face And How To Overcome Them

We all know the frightening stat; around 90% of start-ups fail in their first year. We, at SmartPA, are experts in supporting businesses to scale and grow. Below are the 3 most common challenges faced by small businesses and our solutions on how to turn a sticky situation into a success!

How To Hire A Virtual Assistant In 3 Steps

Hiring the right virtual assistant for you is crucial. Here are 3 steps to make sure that you find the perfect virtual assistant.

The Changing Landscape For Executive Assistants

The Wall Street Journal recently ran an article called ‘the vanishing executive assistant’, we at SmartPA, humbly disagree. Yes, the workplace is changing, but only for the better.

Creating an unstoppable team

Attracting and nurturing top talent is the most crucial part of any growing, ambitious business. We know from our own experience over the years that the right person in the right role makes such a clear impact on the business as well as the wider team; it is something you can’t afford to get wrong.

Our Managing Director's Top 5 Priorities For Work-Life Balance

If someone tells you they have the secret to achieving work/life harmony, they’re lying (and probably trying to charge you a lot for the privilege!). The fact is, there is no secret sauce for balancing a career, a family, a personal life and some me-time.

What are the most hated office tasks?

A recent survey by Automation Anywhere made the less-than-startling revelation that data entry is the most hated task by office workers. But what are the others?

10 business trends for 2020

As 2020 is now underway, we have identified the top 10 business trends to pay attention to, that have become recent phenomena - or soon will be…