Making Magic with Small Business Owners

Sorry to keep banging on about this right now, but I am really in love with my own business! It’s the clients you see, the small business owners. They are lovely in every way, laughter, tears, learning, stalled… still lovely. Together we make magic each week. Today I am going to talk to you about Small Business Big Magic which is my group programme for beginners – solopreneurs, start-ups and the self-employed. I believe it is THE most affordable way for anyone to work with a business coach and mentor because it costs just £50 a month, less if you […]

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The Beauty of Self-Employment: Every Day is Unique

The beauty of self-employment, for me, is that no two days are the same. Today, a Tuesday, always my least favourite day of the week at school, looks like this: First thing I will blog. This is it. Blogging is something I love to do, it is also a central plank of my marketing. I have also challenged myself to blog every day throughout 2014 and today is Day 77. Don’t they mount up quickly? Next, there is a call-in between 11 and 12.30 for the members of my Small Business Big Magic group. This group is now entering the 7th […]

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One Woman One Website

Now look, Ladies (and Gentlemen), you are doing something to sabotage yourselves and stop you from making any real money, and exhausting yourselves into the bargain. I am as guilty as the rest of you, or at least I used to be. You are trying to run more than one website. Stop it immediately. Running one website well is a full-time job. If you have a beautiful website which does the business, and a great opt-in gift which you refresh regularly, and you write a wonderful and regular newsletter to your subscribers and you blog three times a week to […]

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Making a Business Out of Who You Are…Ready or Not

I am drawing to my coaching business a lot of clients who, whether they realise it or not, want to make a business out of who they are. OK, a lot of them are Stars. But not exclusively so. Entrepreneurs and small business owners are fed up with the division between their personal life and their professional life, they want to merge the two. Two clients alone (out of three so far today) have talked about this and they are not alone. This is a conversation I am having all the time. Not to worry, I enjoy it and it […]

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Getting Unstuck: Focus, Clarity and Accountability for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

As I scan down a list of clients, past and present, I know what they come for; it’s largely focus, clarity and accountability.   Some come every month, some fortnightly, some few and far between and some every now and again for an MoT.   We clear away the dead wood, we measure progress, we advance ideas, we check-in, we co-create, they pick my brains. They want to learn what I know how how to run their business more profitably and have it be easier on them. Here’s what one client wrote to me after our first session together: “My sincere thanks […]

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