I talk to too many business owners who are struggling. And it makes me cross because life doesn’t have to be like this.
Do you recognise any of these?
- You’re working too much. You have to catch up at the weekends, you’re answering client emails while watching Netflix with your partner in the evening, and you’re exhausted and overwhelmed. Whenever you get some time off, you just want to sleep or you get ill.
- You’ve maybe been self-employed or freelancing for a while, but you’ve never been able to get your income back to where it was when you had a “proper job”. Not that you want to go back to having a boss or commuting, you love the flexibility of self-employment. But you’d like to get paid a decent amount from the business and feel secure about where the next client is coming from.
- You don’t feel that your clients respect you for what you do. And sometimes, you end up doing work for people you don’t respect, but you feel you have to because you need the cash. But you do great work, work that you’re proud of.
Your business doesn’t have to be like this. You don’t have to settle for your business being just okay.
The people who have done the Remarkable Business programme before have told me about how they worry that they’re not good enough. That they wake up in the middle of the night panicking about letting clients down or losing a client. One person said that they thought they just weren’t cut out to be self-employed and that they’d never make a living out of this.
And I know what they mean. I’ve been there too, worrying about whether there would be enough money to pay the bills, feeling like an imposter at meetings because I didn’t know what words to use.
Which is probably why I feel so strongly about this. Because once you know what you need to do to transform your business, once you’ve got your head around the key components of how to run a successful business, the what, who, how much and, how it all becomes simple. You just need a little expert help, some support along the way and suddenly you’ve got a clear plan. Your business becomes fun. And it creates a good income for you.
Knowledge + support = success
When you get the strategy for your business right and know exactly what you need to do to get your business working for you, you can transform your business. We start with a deep dive into what’s going on, what needs to change and what support you need to make the changes you want to see.
That’s why John Young says doing Remarkable Business gave him confidence that he was doing the right thing. Watch his testimonial on this page.
Advice and Support
Unlike most online programmes, with Remarkable Business, you get one to one sessions with me as your business coach to make sure you’re clear about the next steps. Add this to the learning in the live online workshops, and the support of the rest of the group, and you can see why people quickly make big changes in how they work.
Skills and Knowledge
Remarkable Business gives you all the skills and knowledge you need to develop a successful business. We’ll be covering marketing, pricing, positioning, clever operations, delegating, negotiating…all of that important business knowledge and skills.
But this isn’t a traditional course – you’ll be applying those skills and getting coaching and feedback from me and the rest of the group to support you in becoming a master of small business.
Remarkable Business is for you if...
You could do with making some more money. If you already have all the money you need, the great house, and a fancy yacht…this isn’t the programme for you. But if you could do with some more cash in the bank (even if you’re going to give big chunks of it to charity) you should join us.
You freelance or consult and want to make that next step up. You're ready to go to that next stage.
You're committed to getting better at what you do.
You have at least 2 hours a week to work on this. You’ll need a couple of hours to join in the fortnightly workshops, support other people and take part in the activities which will help you to develop all those business superpowers.
You’re comfortable working online. Remarkable Business is an online course with workshops, 1-1 sessions, and group chats.
How Remarkable Business works in practice
Starting in January 2021, we’ll meet for a live online workshop every fortnight where I share the key components of what a successful business looks like. We cover all the good stuff, like what marketing tactics you should be using, how to set the right price for what you sell (and persuade people to buy at that price.) In each workshop, we also apply them to the unique businesses of the people in the group, so you understand what works in different circumstances. Because everyone’s business is different, right?
You’ll get exercises to start making those changes in your business. You’ll share your “homework” with the group, and we all chip in with helpful thoughts and comments. Once people start making some changes in how they run their business, they share these as well, so we all hold each to account along the way.
This isn’t an online course where you passively watch videos and end up even more overwhelmed so you give up. Remarkable Business isn’t like that. You can book one to one sessions with me, so we can talk specifically about what’s going on for you, how to apply what you’ve been learning to what you’ve got on your plate right now.
Will I make more money if I invest in this programme?
People who have done previous programmes have certainly increased their profits. Some of that is from directly applying what they’ve learned, and some of it comes from using Remarkable Business as a way to step up a gear. Or both.
What do people say about it?
Support from the others
An extra 40%
“I booked in quite a few sessions with Julia. These are included in the price and made all the difference to me. Julia persuaded me to change my business model, which I’d never thought of before. The changes mean I can take on more customers, but without working more hours. And now I take Fridays off, which means the world to me, and is entirely due to Julia and Remarkable Business."
Being accountable = getting stuff done
My guarantee for Remarkable Business
I only want you to do the Remarkable Business programme if it’s right for your business, and it’s going to move you forward to where you want to be faster. And give you a return on your investment of money and time.
Here’s my guarantee to you. If you join Remarkable Business, give it a go, come to the workshops and do the exercises and then you decide that it’s not right for you, just drop me a line and I’ll refund your money. No problem.
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Maybe you shouldn't do it...
You have some major life events happening. If you're starting a family or getting married, that's wonderful. But those are also very stressful and you might find yourself feeling overwhelmed if you try to do Remarkable Business at the same time. I want you to feel empowered, not burnt out.
You're already a big business looking for new ways to grow. I have other options that better suit your needs.
You already have a clear plan for what you want to do and are 100% confident in your strategy.
Will this work for my business?
Several people have asked me about this because they’re selling something pretty unique and different. I had to Google one of these to be honest because I’d never really heard of this.
But that’s okay. I’m used to working with people who sell all kinds of different things. It’s actually why I’ve had the most exciting job in the world for the past 19 years. I don’t need to know all there is to know about being an ethnographer, or a tofu manufacturer – you already know tons about your specialist area.
What I do know about is how to help people make money from whatever it is they sell, no matter how niche it is. In fact, super-niche is good, because you automatically stand out – we need to find how to get you in front of the right people, the ones who want to buy your thing.
I’ve been trying to make this work for ages, and I’m not sure that I can make money from this business
There are two possible answers to this question – an easy one, and a more challenging one.
The easy answer is when someone has the basis of a good business, but they don’t know how to make money from it. They just need a clear plan and some support in getting that plan into action. That’s exactly what Remarkable Business does.
The more challenging answer is where someone is selling something which doesn’t have much of a chance in its current form. This is usually where there’s too much competition, or you’re trying to do something too ambitious with your current resources.
There’s more work involved as we’ll need to unpick the business and change it. If this is you, we’ll need time to dig deep and find some other options and opportunities for you. That’s why I’ve included one to one sessions in Remarkable Business.
If you’re not sure if your business can survive at all, even if you do the Remarkable Business course, we should have a chat anyway. Here’s how to do just that
I’m worried about investing what would be a lot of money for me. How can you guarantee that this will work?
Okay. I can understand that.
I also know from my own experience that it’s only by investing time and money in my own business that I’ve been able to grow it. I’ve spent thousands over the years on marketing, on books, workshops, conferences and courses. And obviously, getting coaching for myself.
I know exactly how hard it is to come up with the money to invest in developing the business. Especially when you don’t have that kind of cash just sitting in the bank.
And I know the return that I’ve got from investment in learning and getting the right kind of advice and support. I’m very glad that I was brave enough to spend the cash.
I also see the effect that the people who did the Remarkable Business course before made. Here’s John Young talking about the effect doing Remarkable Business had on him, and what he advises people who are thinking about doing it.
Plus, you’ve got a solid guarantee that if you put the time and effort in, join in and do the work in Remarkable Business if it doesn’t work for you, I’ll refund your money. Simple.
I don’t have the time to spend on this right now. When are you doing it again?
You do need to have a minimum of two hours a week to work on the programme. And be able to either show up for the workshops or watch the re-runs. If you can’t free up two hours a week, well, maybe there’s something going wrong with your business, which we need to fix. Of course, you might have just had a baby, be recovering from a serious illness or there’s something else going on for you that means you can’t join us this time, which is fair enough.
I don’t exactly know when I’ll re-run Remarkable Business to be honest. I might do it again in January 2021 or much later in the year. Which is a long time to wait, and a lot of missed opportunities.
I see a lot of people who have put off getting serious with their business, because they’ve been worried about the investment required for one to one business coaching, or because they’re not sure if they can ever really be successful.
I’ve kept the price of Remarkable Business as low as possible specifically because I want you to get into action now with your business, and not put this off any longer. You can pay in instalments, so you don’t even need all the cash upfront.
And, if you’re having those secret thoughts about whether you can ever have a successful business, we’ll be doing a lot of work to develop the skills and the growth-oriented mindset you need to make your business work.
Ok, I hear what you’re saying, and I’m interested…but what exactly do I get for my money? I don’t quite get it yet.
You get all of the good stuff you would have got from paying at least £700 per month for one to one coaching for 12 months. That includes:
- Fortnightly online live workshops to develop the essential skills you need to run a business – marketing, pricing, positioning, clever operations, delegating, negotiating…all of that vital business knowledge and skills. And the chance to ask those challenging questions about how to apply these skills in your unique world
- A deep dive with me into your business as it is at the moment, to find out what’s working well…and what needs to change
- Quick wins to implement fast and build up cash and confidence
- One to one sessions with me to talk whatever challenges you’re facing that week
- Setting firm targets and milestones for what you want to achieve
- Tons of resources to help you work on the business and apply those skills you’re developing, so you don’t have to work it out for yourself or spend hours reading business books. I’ve done that learning for you to pass it on to you.
- Tips on the best tools and up to date ways of working – this alone can save you weeks of work
Plus, you’ll get support from the rest of the group. This works in a couple of ways.
Accountability – You’ll have other people to be accountable to, and make sure that you’re working on the business and getting to where you want to go. One of the most successful things I do as a business coach is actually really simple – I ask people when they’re going to do a certain thing, and then I follow up to make sure they’ve done it.
When you’re running your own business, you don’t have anyone asking you if you’ve done that priority thing, and it’s easy for the most essential actions to get put to the back of the queue. I know – I’ve done it so many times myself.
When you’re part of Remarkable Business, you have a group of other business owners who are all rooting for you and will hold you accountable for getting on with the high impact actions which you need to do to move your business forward.
Developing Skills – How many times have you tried to learn a new skill, and just given up before you’ve got really good at it? There are so many things you have to get good at in business, and it’s difficult to know which ones are the important ones to master first.
And these skills are tricky. Social media, how to set sales targets, work out the right gross margin… how to do your elevator pitch right at networking meetings.
You can’t actually master these on your own. That’s where the group also comes in – to help you to practice those skills in a safe space (so it’s okay to mess up the first few times) and to get really good at them.
With my help and the rest of the group, you’ll get to be a master of the most essential skills you need to develop your business. And then there’ll be no stopping you.
Is it really risk-free?
Yes. If you do the work, join in the sessions, talk to the rest of the group, do the diagnostic work and get going with Remarkable Business, and you really don’t think that it’s working for you – I’ll give you all your money back. No problem
I know that this stuff works from the past 19 years of using exactly these methods, so I’m pretty sure it’s going to work for you. That’s why I can be confident enough to offer that kind of guarantee.