Summary
SmartPA are the leading providers of outsourced administrative, secretarial and PA support to businesses around the world.

SmartPA

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

Who are SmartPA?

SmartPA is a business support and administration franchise transforming the way professionals work.

With more than 10 years’ experience offering remote administrative support to over 5,000 business clients globally, demand for our services has grown almost 30% in the past year – now is the perfect time to launch your franchise business under our SmartPA brand. We offer lifetime business support from the minute you sign up with us.

Our business equips you with all the tools you need to succeed, including a six-week accredited training course to get you started and ongoing support from a dedicated team. When you join SmartPA as a franchisee, you become part of a supportive community of over 300 SmartPA Partners and can tap into a wealth of expertise and business knowledge. You’ll reap the rewards of flexible working and being your own boss, with all of the support and guidance you would gain from working in-house.

Why now?

On average our Franchisees earn £48,000 per year, working full time, with many earning upwards of £80,000.

We don’t restrict you by geographic territory and our recurring revenue model means that you can secure repeat business, ensuring a stable source of income and limitless earning opportunities. SmartPA have worked with brands such as Krispy Kreme, BBC and Total Oil. Launching your business with us gives you the opportunity to tap into our trusted brand and achieve instant recognition.

Key Features

  • COVID-resistant business
  • UK funding available
  • Work virtually from home
  • Enjoy flexible working hours
  • No restrictions on geographical territory
  • Recurring revenue model
  • Six-week accredited training programme and lifetime business support
  • We secure your first client on your behalf for free, worth £6,000 per year
  • Access to our global peer support network of over 300 SmartPA Partners
  • Work under our trusted brand and achieve instant recognition

To take the next step towards owning your own SmartPA franchise, request your free consultation by registering your interest below:

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  • Judith Anderson, SmartPA Partner Cumbria

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  • Zoe Thomson on How SmartPA’s Diversity Has Helped Her Succeed

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    SmartPA Partner Michelle Redpath

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  • Interview: Jennifer Thackray

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  • SmartPA Partner Spotlight – Tracey Jones

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  • SmartPA Partner Feature – Mandy Busuttil

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  • What are the most hated office tasks?

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    Global Pitch-side Advertising!

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    Another Limelight Moment!

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    The Gender Pay Gap Movement Gains Another Powerful Voice!

    31st January 2018

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  • SmartPA at the British Franchise Awards

    SmartPA at the British Franchise Awards

    19th December 2017

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  • Be Part of the Solution!

    Be Part of the Solution!

    19th December 2017

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  • This Week Saw the Launch of Another 3 SmartPA Businesses!

    This Week Saw the Launch of Another 3 SmartPA Businesses!

    4th December 2017

    Three new franchisees have joined the SmartPA team. Kieron Deether Kieron will be operating in the Sussex area. In his career, Kieron has supported a range of clients, from small businesses to large organisations. While managing a window-cleaning business, he ...

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  • Our First Regional Ambassador Meetings!

    Our First Regional Ambassador Meetings!

    23rd November 2017

    Wednesday saw the launch of our very first regional ambassador meetings across the UK.   From SmartPA’s conception, our goal has been to empower and support individuals on their pathway to long term success.  The introduction of our ambassador programme an...

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  • Candice Mileham on the SmartPA Accreditation Programme

    Candice Mileham on the SmartPA Accreditation Programme

    23rd November 2017

    Having successfully launched her SmartPA business earlier this year, Candice Mileham reflects on her experience of the SmartPA Accreditation journey and post launch support. “The SmartPA accreditation programme was extremely informative, well put togethe...

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  • Meet Harriet Richardson, SmartPA’s New Partner Based in London

    Meet Harriet Richardson, SmartPA’s New Partner Based in London

    17th November 2017

    Harriet, who launched her business this month, joined Microsoft at the age of 17. She has accumulated extensive experience in the IT Services industry and worked in a number of departments, among them HR, Marketing and Operations. Responsibilities she was ...

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  • Ann Crane Launches in Merseyside

    Ann Crane Launches in Merseyside

    1st November 2017

    Ann launched her business in early October 2017. She has extensive experience supporting senior executives across a variety of industries, such as retail, supply chain, utilities and financial services. Ann is a Chartered Management Accountant and has held sen...

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  • Back by popular demand, SmartPA is getting ready to hold their next webinar.

    Back by popular demand, SmartPA is getting ready to hold their next webinar.

    24th October 2017

    SmartPA, the leaders in providing expert PA, secretarial and administrative support on a remote basis, recently held their first webinar for prospective partners. By creating an open and transparent environment, the audience got the chance to ask lots of quest...

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  • A Day in the Life Of…

    A Day in the Life Of…

    5th October 2017

    SmartPA’s co-founder Sarra Bejaoui recently caught up with IDG connect where she discussed what a typical working day looked like. Discover more below:     IDG Connect is looking to speak to IT, business and marketing professionals across the spectrum to d...

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  • Be a Boss with the SmartPA Webinar!

    Be a Boss with the SmartPA Webinar!

    29th September 2017

    This 45-minute live webinar will be presented by Sarra Bejaoui, co-founder and Managing Director of SmartPA, who will provide you with an insight on what it takes to become part of the SmartPA Talent Pool as well providing you with a range of information regar...

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  • SmartPA Welcomes Michelle to the Team!

    SmartPA Welcomes Michelle to the Team!

    25th September 2017

    Michelle holds a number of qualifications in investment management, securities and stockbroking and has extensive knowledge in international trade, foreign exchange risk management and cash and liquidity management. Her key skills lie in finance, research and ...

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  • SmartPA Advertise on a Global Scale!

    SmartPA Advertise on a Global Scale!

    14th September 2017

    We are excited to announce SmartPA’s latest advertising campaign in association with Manchester United. Did you see our global ads being broadcast to millions of viewers worldwide during the match on Saturday, 9th September? Own part of a globally recogn...

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  • Patricia Hastings – Edinburgh and the Lothians

    Patricia Hastings – Edinburgh and the Lothians

    14th August 2017

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  • Gordon Hesketh – Edinburgh and the Lothians

    Gordon Hesketh – Edinburgh and the Lothians

    14th August 2017

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  • Charlotte Frank – Brighton and South-East England

    Charlotte Frank – Brighton and South-East England

    14th August 2017

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  • The SmartPA investment fee is increasing!

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    11th July 2017

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  • SmartPA Partner, Louise launches in Norfolk

    SmartPA Partner, Louise launches in Norfolk

    11th July 2017

    June saw the launch of SmartPA in Norfolk, led by Louise Brown. Louise has extensive experience in the financial services industry, where she supported large corporate businesses in administrative and managerial roles, which included staff and performance mana...

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  • SmartPA Partner, Gemma launches in Jersey

    SmartPA Partner, Gemma launches in Jersey

    11th July 2017

    Gemma Reed launched SmartPA on Jersey in June 2017. She has a wealth of experience in business management and client support, which she acquired during her work for companies in real estate and financial services. Gemma holds an NVQ in childcare and completed ...

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  • SmartPA Partner, Claire launches in London and Kent

    SmartPA Partner, Claire launches in London and Kent

    11th July 2017

    Dedicated support specialist Claire Still launched SmartPA in early June. She started her working life as a professional dancer, living and performing in over 20 countries around the world, before injury led to her seeking a less strenuous career. After traini...

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  • How could the rise of the robots affect business administration jobs?

    How could the rise of the robots affect business administration jobs?

    18th April 2017

    There’s been much in the news recently about robots encroaching on business administration jobs in the next decade or two. What does this mean for hard-pressed business owners and outsourced admin support services like SmartPA? Let’s take a look at what’...

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  • Kerry Wilson (SmartPA)

    Kerry Wilson (SmartPA)

    My SmartPA journey from discovery to accreditation was possibly rockier than most, as we moved house 3 times, renovated one of them and began a new life in Hong Kong, all in the space of 9 months! The training team was unfailingly supportive and gave me all th...

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  • Christine Cuthbertson, SmartPA Partner

    Christine Cuthbertson, SmartPA Partner

    “Having researched various startup options offering business support, I chose SmartPA for their professional approach from the outset. At no point did I feel under pressure to purchase the franchise and I subsequently received excellent advice and support th...

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  • Emma Jane Kerr

    Emma Jane Kerr

    I needed a flexible role that would fit around my childcare arrangement and save on the daily commute. I really believe in the SmartPA model. It was not only an improved cost-effective service for businesses but it is also an opportunity for potential partners...

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  • Jane Charteris

    Jane Charteris

    “I had been toying with the idea of starting my own business for a couple of years. In all the industries I’d worked in there was always the same issue that senior management didn’t really understand the importance of good administration or what was real...

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  • Sally Harris, SmartPA Partner

    Sally Harris, SmartPA Partner

    Being a new business owner can be a lonely and isolating experience, however with SmartPA they have been with me every step of the way, checking how I am feeling, do I have any questions and offering advice whenever I need it. The Group Sales Calls are fantast...

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Full Legal Company Name
SmartPA
BFA Membership
None
Investment Currency
GBP £
Business Type
Franchise
Home Based
Yes
Locations
UK-England
Training Provided
Yes
Min Investment
15000
Part Time
Yes
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