Category Archives: Creative Business


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The art of procrastination and what I’ve been afraid of

The art of procrastination and what I've been afraid of At My Special PA our core brand message is... Supporting other creatives to succeed in doing what they love really is a passion for me and my team, but it will always be a lesser love than making and selling my own...

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6 top tips for working with a virtual assistant

Our Guide to Working With a Virtual Assistant

Our Guide to Working With a Virtual Assistant 1. Communication   We are always happy to suggest ways of working together, but the interaction between you and your Virtual Assistant (VA) should reflect how you work best. Verbal and written communication can both be helpful, depending on the nature of the interaction...

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Sara Levy - My Special PA

6 Top Tips on working with a Business Development Specialist

6 Top Tips on working with a Business Development Specialist Ever since I started up My Special PA in 2009, I have found that the service we get the most enquires for is business development. We also know that many SME company founders and directors feel that they are really best placed to do their...

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Gallery owner and artist Lara Bowen in her studio

Gallery owner Lara Bowen on the business of art

Gallery owner Lara Bowen on the business of art Last week, I spent a really enjoyable morning interviewing artist and Four-Walls gallery owner, Lara Bowen in her Brighton home. Italian coffee and homemade banana muffins were served - 'honestly they're just thrown together' Lara protests through giggles. Home baking on a Monday morning - I'm...

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map the strategy plan the action

Map the Strategy, Plan the Action!

The M.S.P.A. Business Package = Map the Strategy, Plan the Action Do any of these statements / questions sound familiar? 1. I’ve spent lots of money on a website – why aren’t I getting lots of new enquiries? 2. I want to move into a different creative area - how do I re-invent and re-launch myself? 3. I’m spinning...

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Behind the scenes with MSPA Client – Alex MacArthur

Behind the scenes with MSPA Client - Alex MacArthur We’re delighted to be working with Alex MacArthur, antique dealer and interior designer based in Brighton. Back in the early ‘80s, Alex worked as a furniture restorer’s assistant on fine museum-quality pieces.  This was before she discovered the concept of decorative antiques and...

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My Special PA – 3 Years In Business and going strong

My Special PA - 3 Years In Business and going strong   Here's hoping you had a lovely Jubilee weekend. I couldn't resist the cupcake picture - No more Union Jacks though I promise. I trust you haven't found yourself too disorientated by landing right in the middle of your working week...

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Why MSPA brought ‘Social Media for Business’ to Brighton

  Why MSPA brought 'Social Media for Business' to Brighton I'm Just Too Busy for Social Media! Yes and that's exactly what we thought.... For a while now it's occurred to me that whilst Brighton is such a vibrant digital business hub, no-one is effectively servicing the online marketing needs of local individual professionals...

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Bella Pieroni works with a virtual assistant at My Special PA

Bella Pieroni at Decorex 2011

Bella Pieroni at Decorex 2011 For MSPA Autumn can be a particularly busy time. London Fashion Week, London Design Festival and the Affordable Art fair. We have clients who need our support and assistance to book, plan and help deliver their stands, displays and exhibitions at these shows. Decorex 2011 has been...

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helping working mums - My Special PA

‘I don’t know how she does it’ – Working Mums

WORKING MUMS: - 2 x full-time jobs, 1 x mortal and how MSPA can help. I have just been reading about the new SJP film 'I don't know how she does it' - based on the novel by Allison Pearson, which is due for imminent release this month. Whilst the movie...

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