About Julia Chanteray and the Joy of Business

Business advisor

All about business advisor Julia Chanteray

I began my business career when I was 24, setting up social enterprises in a deprived area of Edinburgh where I first learnt how to run businesses and juggle lots of different projects all at the same time. I learnt the business theory stuff in an MBA.

Since then, I have ran a number of successful businesses, including a housing association and a management development company. As Operations Director for a technology company, I took it from seven members of staff crammed into a tiny office to 50 people and an AIM floatation in 18 months.

After this, I moved to Brighton and started my own company, Joy of Business, to be a business advisor. It has been pretty busy since then.

I am very active in the Brighton business community and used to be President of the Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce.

I regularly talk about business issues for TV and radio and was the resident business expert on Channel 4’s Risking It All programme.  I’m currently writing a book about pricing for small businesses. See my LinkedIn profile for more about me and my career.

In 2016, I launched New Business Ideas Collection as part of Joy of Business, to help people who wanted to run a business but weren’t sure the type of business they should get into.

About being a business advisor at the Joy of Business

After moving to Brighton in 2002, I started Joy of Business because so many people were asking me for my advice and support with their businesses. Since then I have helped (literally) hundreds of companies in Brighton, London and across the UK.

I’ve got a great mixture of my own business experience, business and management theory from the MBA and my obsessive reading of the latest business books, plus all the incredible learning I’ve gained from fourteen years of working in depth with all sorts of businesses. I specialise in supporting smaller businesses because they are the ones I am passionate about.

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Find out more about business advice with Julia Chanteray

Are you interested in getting some help to grow your business? Get in touch to find out more about us working together. I am always happy to have a coffee and a chat about your business and offer some initial advice, plus an honest assessment of whether you will make more money and have more fun if we work together.

Stay in touch

Maybe you are thinking about working with me as your business advisor, but you’re not sure yet.  Or, you like what you read in the blog, and you would like to get some more good stuff.  Either way, let’s stay in touch.

Every week, I email out some great tips, ideas and things I’ve learnt that I want to share.  Just pop your email address in here, and you will get some good stuff straight away.

And, you can follow me on Twitter, and keep in touch on Facebook.