diversifying workplace

8 tips for diversifying your workplace

At PA Business Support we’re committed to diversity and tackling the issue of diversity in the workplace. It’s tough – the UK still has a long way to go to reach a level playing field, and some of our practices that challenge this (like blind screening – see tip 5, below) are too progressive and…

new virtual world

Sticking together in a brave new (virtual) world

With businesses of all sizes staggered by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, ideas and resources on how to keep afloat are not thin on the ground. In Seattle, one PR firm has started a “Corona: Business Owners Fight Back!’’ Facebook group where small business owners are offering each other support in the form of free services…

eco friendlier

5 steps to becoming an ‘eco-friendlier’ business

Sustainability. Most people assume it’s just for big multi-national companies. However, with SMEs now responsible for nearly half of the UK’s private business, prioritising ethics over profits should be a fundamental foundation for good commercial strategy. Not only will it make your clients and customers happy, but do it right and it’ll make the accountants…

grow your business

5 Essential Hires To Grow Your Small Business

Almost all businesses start as one-man or one-woman bands. Then, one day you’re taking care of the finance, cold-calling for sales, managing your schedule, checking your orders, going through your brand social media… and suddenly you realise you’re spread too thin. You’ve hit a ceiling – and if you don’t start hiring people soon, you’ll…

female entrepreneurs

Our Top 3 female entrepreneurs for 2019

A ton of businesswomen have been making headlines recently, especially in Tech: Hadley Beeman is now leading the NHS’ attempt to modernise its internal systems; Ofcom CEO Sharon White has taken BT to task over improving the UK’s high-speed broadband network; LinkedIn’s new national News Editor and tech journalist Emily Spaven is on a mission…

2019 Risks

2019 for SMEs: What risks lie ahead?

For those of us who just finished weathering the tide of the new GDPR regulations, and are still neck deep in Brexit, this year is shaping up to seem a very daunting year indeed. As we at PA Business Support strive to provide the best virtual assistants to companies in the UK and abroad, we’ve…