Category Archives: Creative Business


productivity from My Special PA

4 Great Project Management & Productivity Tools

4 Great Project Management & Productivity Tools Projects, project management (PM) and productivity have been key themes at MSPA over this last quarter. We are also delighted to be launching our new My Project service this month, to provide on-demand project assistance for our customers - when that's needed as an...

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project management from My Special PA

*New* ‘My Project’ – Creative Project Support On Demand

Project Assistance and Management - Just When You Need It   Is this for me? Do you sell or market your products and/or services at events (e.g. fairs, shows and exhibitions)? Do you find that when you carry the full-workload pre, during and post event or project, you feel totally burned out on completion? Do...

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My Special PA, creative agency, communications

MSPA Client Spotlight: Creative Agency – Jones & Bone

Creative Agency Jones & Bone find themselves under the MSPA client spotlight My Special PA is delighted to be working with London-based creative boutique - Jones & Bone. J&B specialise in branding, digital design and content creation and is founded and run by creative partnership Sarah Norford-Jones and Keith Nigel Bone. Turning...

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business development by phone at My Special PA

Pick Up The Phone (and make something happen)

The key theme that’s being going around my head in the last few months is - pick up the phone As the platforms with which we can communicate via text and image only increase, forget F.O.M.O, we seem to be experiencing F.O.P.C (fear of phone calls) Don't we always find a quick...

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social media managers at my special pa

What does a Social Media Manager do all day?

What does a Social Media Manager do all day? ‘A job like mine’ – Social Media Manager - by Jay Curtis Well, managing social media accounts and platforms for businesses is the short answer, but it’s not just about posting status updates and shouting bursts of company content into the ether. The...

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creative businesses always need a pit crew

Creative Business: building your ‘pit-crew’

Creative Business: building your 'pit-crew' Creative professionals and companies will always need a 'go-to pit crew'. At MSPA, we’ve made it our business to build a network of trusted associates we can confidently recommend to our clients and prospective clients. I’m talking about brand designers, web developers, SEO consultants, printers, manufacturers, photographers, business coaches and other professional services. I’ve recently made...

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Never lose a great idea again

Special Saving 7 – #1: Never lose a great idea again – With Evernote

Never lose a great idea again… with Evernote The Evernote app is the bees-knees of note-taking. Never again will you lose a post-it note or forget which scrap of paper you scrawled down that game-changing business idea you had. Evernote is the one-stop-shop for all your notes, both business and personal. Just...

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creative business advice

Brexit: sane insights and practical advice for small creative businesses

Brexit: sane insights and practical advice for small creative businesses Early in the morning on 24th June 2016, I walked into my living room to find my partner staring at his laptop in total disbelief...he then almost inaudibly uttered 'Brexit won'. The shock immediately sent us both outside, with Eddie my...

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email marketing brighton

The ONE killer marketing tool every small business needs

Want to know the ONE killer marketing tool every small business needs? I’ve got two words for you: ‘Mailing’ and ‘List’. One of the most common regrets I hear from entrepreneurs and small business owners, is this: “I wish I’d started building my email list sooner”. I know. It seems funny, right? In this day and age, it’s...

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virtual assistants and consultants at My Special PA

Asking for help

Asking for help Critical mass: an amount or level needed for a specific result or new action to occur So I hit a critical mass this summer. As a freelancer, you’re always juggling - but this was different. Too many plates spinning = total overwhelm. In our last blog post, I shared my story...

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