I provide ongoing business advice, support and mentoring for small businesses who want to grow into bigger businesses. I help business owners to get their marketing right, to negotiate the best deals, to create great teams and to handle their finances, all the things you need to develop a successful company.
I’ve spent years running different sorts of businesses so I know what works, and I can keep you away from some of the mistakes I’ve seen over the years. Working as a business advisor in Brighton and London for the past eleven year, I’ve seen hundreds of businesses at all sorts of different stages, so I’ve gained some excellent learning about what to do, and what not to do.
How does business support work?
Every business is different, and there’s no set recipe for success. Different companies have different issues and I have worked with a wide variety of businesses from local cafes to IT companies.
Usually, I meet with clients every two weeks, typically face to face but sometimes over the phone. During our meetings we develop a strategic plan for growth and then, most importantly, I’d help you stick to that plan. You can also email and phone me between meetings, for example, if you have a marketing campaign or a website going live or even if you just need to chat through an issue.
My job is to keep you on track with the important things that are going to make a real difference to your business.
How long does business mentoring last?
Mentoring can lasts for as long as you need my help. Some of my clients just need advice with a small part of their business, such as branding and marketing. Other clients have been with me for two years plus as their business grows and develops. It’s flexible, there’s no minimum time you have to sign up for.
How much does it cost?
It depends on the size of your business and where you’re based. There’s a monthly rate from £500 per month for Brighton-based businesses and £650 for London-based (for extra travel time). Prices vary according to the number of owners/directors in the business, and how much more money I think you’ll make with our help.
For example, a one person business based in Brighton that is going to make an extra 50k a year would pay the basic £500, whereas a business with two Directors that is going to expand turnover by a few million would pay £750-£1000 per month.
What if I’m not in Brighton or London?
If you’re not in Brighton, Sussex or London, we can either work together by phone, or some people like to come to Brighton for a one off strategy session.
How do I know if it’s right for me?
The best thing for us to do is meet up for a coffee and talk about your business and your goals. Then, once I’ve asked you lots of questions and you’ve met me, we can say whether we’d be a good fit for each other. I’m very honest about this, and I do tell people if I don’t think paying my fees is going to be a good investment for them.
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