Where Can Entrepreneurs Get Affordable Small Business Advice?

Club 100 is nearly full up and I am closing the doors and creating a waiting list. So, how can I help small business owners, solopreneurs and start-ups in other ways? I am creating a new group called Small Business Big Magic where everything is done within a group. This allows me more time to serve more people at a price you can easily afford – £50 per month. Small Biz Big Magic will include: 1. Several Live VOIP conference calls each week where you can join the conversation and talk about your business, pick my brains and learn from listening to me working with other […]

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Small Business Owner or Real Human Being?

You cannot separate the small business owner from the real human being, nor should you try. You are both, and more. Yesterday I was asked to collect a young man who lives near me and drive him to a lunch to which we were both invited. In the car we were swapping tales of our lives and when it came to my work I was trying to explain to him that although I ostensibly coach small business owners and entrepreneurs about how to make their businesses more successful and profitable, in reality it is just as much about how to […]

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Kevin: Business Building and Pricing Advice

Hi Judith, Thanks very much for the consultation we had. I’ve been looking around for a business advisor and having done quite a bit of research thought that you would be a good match. I needed some advice about a client who was causing me quite a bit of stress around the way he was behaving. He had a lot of unreasonable expectations and his way of pressuring me was not helping the quality of the work. Your advice was very down to earth and I felt much better for talking things through. I found it particularly helpful to talk about my minimum requirements […]

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Today’s Newsletter: How Big Is Your But?

I’ve been spending some time getting to know small business owners, some new ones, people I didn’t know before. Facebook has helped enormously with this.  Thank you to everyone who so far has participated in my Entrepreneur of the Day experiment: Karen, Beryl, Mel, Graham, Wendy, Pauline, Sam, Sarah, Jenny and Jennifer. I’m looking forward to catching up soon with many more including Julia, Sophie, Emma and Osmaan. Find out below how you can add your name to that list. My intention in offering lots of diary space to talk to new people was to find out the state of […]

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In Business, When Is The Right Time To Ask For Help?

I’m looking back at my diary for this week just gone and pondering on the lessons I’ve learned for myself and for my clients. Generically, they fall into the category of when is the right time to ask for help and how to best use your business coach/mentor. Getting in touch before you start up in business can seem premature. We are discussing ifs and maybes, possibles and intangibles. But we are able to do some useful planning, brainstorming and visioning. We can get clear on what you want for your business and discuss such things as targets, pricing and […]

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The Three Elements of Motivation

The three parts to motivation are direction, effort and persistence.  We might have one or even two, but without all three we aren’t going very far;  it’s just exhausting. Here’s how this works in my life. I am often a tad worried about stepping up to the plate so a challenge isn’t the best thing for me, in fact it can be terrifyingly disabling.   But stretch is always good. I frequently know I should do something, but we don’t trade in shoulds in coaching, only desires, and we always know what we want deep down. When I come across someone who has […]

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