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Dare to dream, says Hilary Stoddart, Designated PA’s client development manager and former office-based senior PA…   If you’re considering taking the leap from office-based employment to the world of flexible, home based, virtual work and feel (understandably) daunted, Hilary’s story is sure to reassure and motivate you! It was…(Read More)

In celebration of International Women’s Day today, we wanted to pay tribute to the phenomenal women who inspire us here at The Designated Group. Read on for some fantastic, and moving, personal stories! Jane Braithwaite – Managing Director “This year International Women’s Day feels like more of a celebration than ever before as more…(Read More)

Organise A Remote Meeting

The internet and cloud-based applications mean more business are moving towards a flexible way of working. From remote workers to flexible hours, it is not uncommon to have part ( or all ) of the team working offsite from the business. This has many benefits, but how do you wrangle everyone together for a meeting?…(Read More)

How-To-Create-A-Simple-Media-Pack

A media pack is used as a direct sales tool to target your chosen market and also for PR purposes. It will include all aspects of your business and should be seen like a resume for your site. Unlike the traditional email, media packs create a more enjoyable viewing experience with sleek, sophisticated design. Simply…(Read More)

The-Most-Cost-Effective-Way-To-Staff-Your-Small-Business-

Simply the most cost-effective way to staff your small business, with a high levels of experience and pay per hour rates, online PA’s are rapidly growing in numbers AND skill sets. For the first time in the UK, qualified mothers raising children are more likely to find jobs over women without young families…(Read More)

5-Business-Travel-Hacks-For-The-Frequent-Flyer

Having an all expenses paid business trip to another country is always a buzz for the new executive. However, delays, exhaustion, hours on a congested train for a conference that will only last a morning at best and issues claiming back your expenses tended to make me groan when I was reminded of my looming…(Read More)

How-To-Grow-Your-Business-Using-Pinterest

Pinterest is widely recognised for its ability to drive a tremendous amount of traffic to your website and as the rising star of social media platforms in 2016, it would reckless to miss out. Hubspot have recently jumped on the Pinterest bang-wagon and already have shown transparency by admitting Pinterest drives the most referral…(Read More)

5-Things-Your-Customer-Wished-You-Knew-About-Them

As far as marketing trends go for 2016, the number one priority as always is trying to improve the customer experience. Did you know that 70% of buying experiences comes down to how the customer feels they are being treated? And 78% have bailed on a transaction at the last minute due to poor service…(Read More)

The value of honesty in business has obvious and subtle implications. Asking who benefits from business honesty can explain why virtue is also important. Examining the negative effects of dishonest business practices provides insight into the importance of honesty. In fact, it is as helpful as looking at the benefits of business honesty. Doing what…(Read More)

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