How to make your small businesses thrive
When you started your business what did you want? What were your personal goals (more time, more choice?) What were your business goals (to match your last salaried position, to make enough to be comfortable?)
Very few people start a business because they want to create an empire. Most want to stay small and create a life they can really enjoy.
Choosing to stay small is not synonymous with unambitious or unsuccessful. You decide how much money it will take to live the life you want and I’ll help you make a plan and stay on track to earn it.
“After a number of years working hard but not making much profit we are now steadily growing our business and increasing our profits year on year. Ann has helped us to stay focused. Her input has been invaluable and she not only has great ideas but crucially makes sure we get on with the job. I don’t know where we would be without her.” Ken and Christine Seymour, Directors, KTS Computers Ltd.
Being accountable, doing what’s important not urgent, and not getting distracted are the key things that business owners struggle with and that’s where I come in.
I would like to say a huge thank you for being wonderfully generous with your time, support and advice. I would not still be in business if it wasn’t for you patiently pointing me in the right direction. Rachel Extance – Communications Consultant
- One to one mentoring – this is the most powerful way to define and achieve your goals for a great life as well as a profitable, purposeful business.
- Peer Group Mentoring – join Drive the Network to build an influential, supportive network of business owners. Membership £30pm.
- Browse my blog posts and sign up to my newsletter for regular free advice.
- Read my book New Business Next Steps commissioned and published by Pearson Plc and used as a reference book by thousands of business owners.
The great thing about working with Ann is that she combines the ‘hard’ business aspects of getting the right processes and systems in place in business with the ‘soft’ aspects of how we manage and overcome our internal challenges and listen to what we need personally to help our businesses grow. I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who can facilitate both of these quite so skillfully. Ruth Farenga, Founder, Mindful Pathway
Because I work with people who share my values, want to have fun, and explore possibilities, my clients often become friends with each other and work together or support each other. Being part of a wider network is incredibly valuable and powerful and enhances businesses and lives in many ways.
If we approach everything asking ‘what’s best for me?’ we get division. If we approach it asking ‘what’s best for all of us?’ we get a different outcome.
I’ve made a handful of really important decisions for my business and working with Ann as a business mentor has been one of the best. She’s great to work with, with a refreshing no-nonsense approach and huge integrity. This cuts out any time-wasting faff and helps move things on quickly, which is key when you’re learning so much, quickly. Jo Twiselton, Change Management Consultant