“I just want…
… to have more time…
… to pay myself more…
… to clear the overdraft…
… to make a profit…
… to go on holiday…
… to feel proud of my business and all that I do.”
If you’re like most of the clients I work with, this will sound all too familiar.
You’ll be offering a professional service using a time-for-money model. That means your clients pay you by the hour, or by the day, or by the project, and it’s down to you personally to deliver what they’re paying for.
And it’s this that creates the vicious circle that has you asking all those ‘I just want…’ questions. It goes like this…
You line up some work for a client.
You deliver — brilliantly, I have no doubt.
But while you’re doing that, you have no time for any marketing (or, indeed, anything else) — and that’s just about OK while you’re getting paid.
Then you finish the work and realise you have nothing in the pipeline but the bills are still rolling in.
So you switch all your energy to marketing and generate a few leads. You convert just enough to keep the wolf from the door, and then the stressful cycle starts all over again.
It really doesn’t have to be like this
Relax. You’re not alone.
Far too many other owners end up feeling trapped in their micro-business.
But here’s the thing.
There is no need for it to be like this and change is much simpler than you may believe.
Work with me and I’ll help you develop the skills, mindset, and self-belief to start building a real business. A business that doesn’t rely on you to do everything and allows you to start living, not existing.
It may be that you’re already running a successful business but it’s stagnated. Or, perhaps you’re feeling isolated and want someone to bounce ideas off, share successes with and work through challenges together.
Together we’ll create a plan that kicks out procrastination and panic. We’ll banish ‘rabbit in the headlights’ syndrome and restore your self-belief.
And we’ll make it easier to get things done.
I’ll provide the tools, but — for the avoidance of doubt! — you’ll have to do the work!
When you work with me, you’ll get a safe environment in which to grow. Somewhere you can be honest without fear of judgement and a space where you can set realistic goals you’re comfortable with.
But I will hold you fully accountable and you’ll get honest, constructive feedback at every step. It’s fair to say that if you just want your ego stroked, I’m probably not the coach for you!
Why not book a call with me now and let’s see if we’re a good fit…
Let’s be honest . No-one likes to think they need a business coach but in what would you do if you wanted to improve a skill in another part of your life? If you wanted to be a better golfer you’d find a golf coach. If you wanted to learn a dance for your wedding you’d find a dance coach. If you wanted to learn how to drive you’d find a driving instructor.
Who says business has to be any different? If someone can provide you with shortcuts to where you want to get to, share experience, show you where you’re going wrong (and right) – why would you not use that?
It’s not about failing. The best athletes, performers and artists all have coaches. And so do the best business owners.
Some examples of how we could work together:
Going for the £10k month
It’s not every micro-business owner’s goal, but it certainly resonates with most I’ve started working with!
You’re ticking over at between £2k to £5k in monthly revenue. So even reaching the VAT threshold of £85k a year looks unattainable, never mind generating another £15k on top of that.
But you’d be surprised.
And you’d be surprised how quickly what once seemed like a dream becomes reality.
If getting to your first £10k month sounds like a goal you’d like to set, book a free 30-minute call and let’s explore how best we can make it happen – together…
“Poking the Bear”
This is how a client recently described our work together. You can read more here
You have an established business but it’s stagnated. You want somebody to challenge the way things are run, see things from a different perspective and get to your definition of success that seems to have been left by the wayside.
You know there are things that you should be focusing on but the day to day running of the business gets in the way.
We’ll have regular, monthly or quarterly meetings to set out plans, get clarity and keep on on track to achieve your personal and business goals.
If achieving your definition of success interests you book a free 30-minute call and we’ll chat about how to make it happen.
“Holding up the mirror”
It’s tough at the top. There’s demands from staff, customers and suppliers. You’re managing cash, fighting staff resistance, creating new product lines that never see the light.
You’re struggling to let go and you’re getting bogged down in the details, acting like an employee rather than the boss.
You want support in decision making, perhaps someone to vent frustration to and to be pushed out of your comfort zone so you can make the difficult decisions and take action on them.
Is this you? Are you like Ellen and want to be the boss rather than the owner of your own job? – book a free 30-minute call and we can discuss how to make a start on changing those patterns of behaviour that got you here.