Call me on 01273 685 363

I'm "Julia Chanteray" on Skype 

​Email me on julia @ thejoyofbusiness.co.uk

Indigo IconBusiness advice and support – try it out

If you’re interested in some business advice in Brighton, London, or beyond, I always suggest getting together for a coffee and chat first, so we can work out if this would be a good thing for your business. My initial advice sessions can be bought for the price of one Americano coffee in a Brighton coffee shop of your choice.

Cake is optional, but has been known to get my mind working even faster than usual. Drop me an email to set up a coffee and chat session if you’re in Brighton, or to tell me a good time for a Skype call if you’re not in Brighton/Sussex

What we need to talk about?

Pink IconI’ll ask you lots of questions about your business, so I can understand what’s going on and how you want to take things forward. We’ll start to look at some ideas, and you’ll be able to see if I’m the right person to help you.

Is it confidential? Of course. Absolutely.

Do I have to become a client after this?

No. In fact, meeting for a coffee and a chat is the perfect way for both of us to work out if we want to work together. I’m completely honest with people as to whether working with me will be a good investment of their time and money, and I tell about 20% of people I meet this way that they don’t need me.

And although I always like to talk business, and I love to find out what people are doing, I do ask that if you’re not serious about getting help with your business, please don’t tell me that you are, just to pick my brains. Have a look at how business support/mentoring works (and what it costs) before getting in touch.

If you have a particular business issue you want to work through, have a look at how my one off sessions on business decision making work as well – you might well want one of these. Here’s what Lisa Holdcroft said about our coffee and cake session

“I really enjoyed meeting you the other day – well, who wouldn’t relish rattling on about their dreams and ideas for an hour and a half?
But seriously, I had a laugh and I can’t tell you how much your time and good advice was appreciated!
I have already increased the prices on my website, and do hope that we meet again some day.”
Lisa didn’t end up being a client, as she didn’t need my ongoing advice, and I told her so.  But she did make some changes to her pricing, and went away feeling that she had a plan for the future.  I bumped into her a few months later, and her entire life had dramatically changed for the better, when she acted on some of my advice.

Book a meet up

If you’d like to get together for a chat about your business, and how I might be able to help, you can book a time to get together.    You can choose a Skype or phone session if you’re not in Brighton, or we can get together at a coffee shop (I’m enjoying the Verano Lounge opposite Waitrose at the moment) for a face to face meeting.

Or come to my lovely office in Palmeira Square. Or just pick up the phone – 01273 685363, 07780688165, or email me on julia AT thejoyofbusiness.co.uk

I’m interested, but I’m not sure yet

That’s fine, lots of people think about it for a while. Why don’t you stay in touch and get to know me better? Here are some suggestions:

You can get my regular business stories by email, where I send you a little story each week about something I’ve learnt in business.  You can follow me on twitter, or you can make sure that you don’t miss out on any of the blogs by getting them by RSS.

Business advice in Brighton, London and beyoIsnd

I’m based in Intergen House in Western Road, but I work with lots of clients beyond Brighton.  Two thirds of my work, including business advice clients in Brighton, Shoreham, Worthing but also in London, Manchester and Paris is now done through Skype.  It’s very time efficient wherever you are, as you don’t have to factor in any travel time, but I come to you – or to your computer anyway.  And it means that we can share computer screens if we need to look at a document together.

If you’ve not used Skype much for business before, give it a try. Clients who were initially sceptical have now come to love our Skype sessions as it’s almost the same as being in the same room, but you don’t have to pay for petrol or parking.

Want to get together for coffee?

Here’s how to book a coffee and chat session, get some initial business advice, and talk about how we might work together to give your business a boost. Choose a time and date here