The “true” cost of not hiring a PA

Posted March 25, 2018 - Emma Mills in Uncategorized

Let’s talk about cost. From the entrepreneurs and business owners I speak with, cost is one of obstacles around hiring a PA or an admin person. Despite understanding they need someone to whom they can delegate many of their less important tasks, the issue of expense is still a barrier for most people. I find […]

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5 things every entrepreneur needs to get done to ensure 2018 is the best year yet!

Posted March 11, 2018 - Emma Mills in Uncategorized

Can you believe it? We’re almost a quarter of the way through 2018 already. If you’re anything like me, you’ve a list of goals for your business this year. After the excitement of setting resolutions for ourselves and our businesses after the New Year, if you’re like the rest of us life has most probably […]

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Top tips: What to outsource to an assistant

Posted January 9, 2018 - Emma Mills in Uncategorized

There are few entrepreneurs I’ve met who actively enjoy making a list of To-Dos so long it feels impossible you’ll ever achieve just a fraction of your daily tasks. We’re all overwhelmed with work yet, as business owners, we’re expected to be everywhere, all at once. From a work level this could result in slipping […]

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5 ways to use social media to grow your business without the pain!

Posted October 9, 2017 - Emma Mills in Uncategorized

  Social media is either a huge opportunity or a source of constant worry – depending on whether your business is doing it or not.   But there’s no hiding from it. Facebook, twitter, Instagram, Snapchat… it’s where practically ALL of your customers are spending their time online.   Statistics project a probable 2.95 billion […]

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9 things you won’t believe we’ve been asked to do for our clients (and we loved number 6!)

Posted August 21, 2017 - Emma Mills in Uncategorized

  A day in the life of a PA is often filled with surprises.   If you thought being one of our superstar PAs means simply answering phones and organising diaries all day, you’ll be shocked to discover what we really get up to on behalf of our clients.   You see, we love a […]

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The 5 roles every entrepreneur needs to play in their business

Posted August 11, 2017 - Emma Mills in Uncategorized

  There’s a reason some entrepreneurs carry more influence, secure more sales and grow their business more quickly than others. And it’s not because they work harder…   As an entrepreneur, you’re the driving force behind your business. Without you, the business wouldn’t exist – plain and simple.   But you can easily find yourself […]

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7 ways a virtual PA makes your business bigger

Posted May 25, 2017 - Emma Mills in Uncategorized

        They say size isn’t everything… but sometimes when you’re a small business or a one-person operation it helps to look a little bigger than you are. Packing a mighty punch, despite your size, is one way to go shoulder to shoulder with larger competitors. But it’s not just about looks. Imagine being […]

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How a great PA service grows your business – from small to large (or back again)

Posted May 16, 2017 - Emma Mills in Uncategorized

Everybody knows that, as a business owner, your time is the most valuable.   Whether you’re building your business, making sales or leading a team, how you spend your time in your business is the biggest indicator of how successfully you grow.   The mantra has always been to focus on growing your business, not wasting time […]

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9 business lessons from 9 years of Mi-PA

Posted April 6, 2017 - Emma Mills in Uncategorized

  Well, I can’t believe it’s been nine years already. It seemed like only yesterday when I set up Mi-PA as a limited company and made my first steps into the world of business. What a journey it’s been. There have been highs and lows, like any business owner would expect. But along the way, […]

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5 life-changing strategies to help you leave work an hour earlier!

Posted March 16, 2017 - Emma Mills in Uncategorized

I don’t know about you, but I didn’t start my own business to work even longer hours. As much as I love my fab team here at Mi-PA (and I really do love them), spending every hour in the office is not part of the plan. There are books to be read, family and friends […]

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