Friday Tip – 8th June
Where can you meet lots of interesting, ambitious businesses on your door step, gain access to funding and attend workshops and speed networking? Here…is where… Have a great weekend, Clare
Friday Tip – 1st June
Always behind with business development, snatching an hour here, half an hour there if lucky? Here’s how to get it done every month. Happy weekend, Clare
Breakthrough to Financial Freedom in your Small Business
Efficiency drives business growth This statement is so true for all sized businesses and especially pertinent for the small business owner. When, if working alone, your time is literally money. Unless you have a passive income, when you are not working with clients or directly on client related work you are not earning. So, how
Friday Tip – 18th May
Want to get everybody talking about you and your business? (in a good way!). Here’s how… Happy weekend, Clare
Exposed; the real way to build a successful team
Choosing the right people to work with “Employees want to feel inspired by their leaders…hire individuals who will lead by example.” Jody Kohner, VP of Employee Marketing & Engagement, Salesforce When it comes to growing your successful small business many business owners can be terrified (OK, maybe too strong a word!) of employing. Being responsible
Step Outside your Comfort Zone with Confidence
Some may think this is an oxymoron. In a recent interview with Kookie Muhretti, a fashion stylist based in London, I shared how to do this with more ease. So what has a stylist and a business coach got in common? A lot more than you think. As fellow business owners, we both spend time
Utopia – A place to create your business?
Whilst perfection is something I stopped seeking a long time ago (it serves no purpose other than to create stress and failure – after all what is perfect?). I did, however, love the idea of creating a coaching environment in Utopia. “an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect.’ A place
Work-Life Balance: The Truth about Having it All
Work-life balance has long since become a catch phrase of the naughties and tens, with most people either striving to achieve the elusive feeling, and the rest being highly aware of it being something they should have. What does work-life balance mean? Work-life balance is: ‘the division of one’s time and focus between working and
Market right and small business can be easy
In January, to celebrate 10 years in business and a brand refresh, I offered free one hour business strategy sessions. These were taken up in their droves by ambitious business owners determined to get 2018 off to a best start. Speaking to business owners across many industries, it was easy to start seeing patterns in
Your first steps to starting (and running a successful) small business
The Rise of Business Startups The rise of the second job, prominence of successful online businesses through social media feeds and the need for flexibility at home and work is creating a growing desire for wannabe entrepreneurs to set up their own small businesses. The UK is experiencing it’s higher ever figures of people setting
How to rebrand and refresh your small business
Why it’s important for small businesses to keep your branding fresh A few small business owners fail to think about their business as a brand, and that brand being a reflection of their and their business personality, core values and customer experiences. My knowledge and experience has developed massively since the start of my business
What all business owners should know about Atelophobia
What is Atelophobia? Atelophobia is the fear of imperfection, fear of not being good enough. Also known as impostor syndrome. This comes up a lot in my line of work as a business coach and it manifests itself in lots of different ways *ahem, sometimes excuses* with my business owner clients; ‘It’s not the right
Do you have the fear of goal setting?
It’s an actual thing, so you’re completely normal! You are suffering from the fear of setting goals. Why? Fear of failure is more than likely sitting at the top of the list – failure sitting there defiantly and yet quietly. You have been holding back from sharing this big fear with other people, so in
Who’s in your small business team?
Every small business owner needs a team around them. However small you believe your business to be; ‘Nothing ever great was accomplished alone’, so said Reinhold Niebuhr. Becoming an ‘expert’ at skim reading? It may be you are experiencing little time to focus on developing your small business and if you did you wouldn’t be
Immediate Increase and Easy Growth to the Next Level
September being a month of new beginnings and the need to make fresh starts, for business owners a summer of both busyness and / or quiet, mean that by the time October arrives we can often be in a state of overwhelm, frustration and even an intense dislike towards what our business has become. Continuing
When is a Business Coach right for you and your business?
How do you know when coaching is right for you, will it work, how will I get a return on my investment? All valid questions, and ones I asked myself when I was selecting the right business coach to work with. Do your due diligence, background research, speak to clients they’ve worked with and so
Reasons for not starting your business and how to combat them
Developing your business from ideas through to the taking action and implementation stages can be daunting for most. Fear of failure, effort, stepping outside of your comfort zone are all common reasons for not going ahead with the steps that will encourage the positive changes you really want to see. As a business coach I
Celebrating 10 years in business! Share the success
Looking back to the beginning, I know I wasn’t able to plan for 10 years into the future of my business, who can? All I did know, back in February 2007 when I resigned from my corporate job, was that I wanted to run my own business and I would make it work, come what
Need help in your business but find it ‘easier’ to do it yourself?
Where’s your head at? You have been in business for a number of years now, running it successfully and your clients love what you do. You’re now in the lovely position that you have a solid customer base who are returning to you time and time again. You spend your week delivering a service you
How will you achieve business success?
My ‘Make it Happen!’ Business Coaching program is delivered across 12 months. This is how long it takes for you to develop personally and hone your business skills and achieve the startup business growth results you want. All coaching programs include: Business Builder – a comprehensive book containing all resources and sheets for rapid implementation Private