5 Questions with Sarah Mann, SmartPA Partner

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  Opportunities:
In the UK
  Business Type:
Franchise
  Minimum Investment:
£15,000
  Training Provided:
Yes
  Home-based:
Yes
  Part time:
Yes

A life-changing event led Sarah to the SmartPA partnership, to build on her varied career and create stability for herself and her children. Fast forward a year and Sarah is a successful business owner, enjoying all of the benefits of owning a SmartPA franchise. Read on to find out more about Sarah and her business journey so far.

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What has your career been like so far and what brought you to SmartPA?

I’ve had a really varied and mixed career so far! I’ve worked in recruitment, construction and technology all within different roles. My reason for coming to SmartPA was to get stability for myself and my children following the separation from my husband.

When you started, how did you find the process of securing clients?

I’ve been really lucky in securing my clients and I haven’t really done a lot of marketing as far as social media and email campaigns. I secured clients predominantly through networking, building rapport and all my clients have come to me kind of organically.

How did you use in-sourcing at smart pa for your business?

I use the in-sourcing model for supporting clients who have specialist requirements such as social media. For example, I currently have a partner who supports four of my clients for social media. I also use insourcing to support any big clients who I am unable to support myself solely. I have partners who support me.

What is your work life balance now that you own your own SmartPA business?

Six months down the line there is a better work-life balance and I definitely have days during the week where I don’t need to work, or I’m not missed by my clients – I’ve got that balance which is nice.

What are your growth plans for the next year?

I’ve officially been with SmartPA for a year, but I only launched my business in September, so it’s not quite a full year of trading. I definitely want to grow the business; I’ve reached capacity myself and I’ve got three partners who are currently supporting me so I am looking at bringing someone into my business so that I can grow further and take on more work.

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