Support For Small Businesses In The Black Country

Support for small businesses in the Black Country has had a boost in the last year or so with funding being made available from the European Social Fund. But although the funding is there, lots of small business owners are unaware of its existence.

 

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How To Find People Who Want To Buy From You

How to find people who want to buy from you
How to find people who want to buy from you

If your are wondering how to find people who want to buy from you then you are not alone. It is probably the most common thing for business people to wonder about. How can you find people who actually WANT to buy what you are selling?

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How To Become Successful At Everything

How to be successful at everything was the title of a course that I took about 20 years ago. I wanted to be successful, I wanted to achieve my dreams and ambitions and I wanted to stop feeling like a failure.

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How to Improve your Chances of Success in Business

How to Improve your chances of success in businessMost people would admit to wanting an “easy button” when it comes to building a business… Those new to business like to think there’s a “trick” or “secret” to success, which is why I’m constantly asked…

“How did you do it Lynne? What’s the secret?”

I know for a fact that I asked that same question years ago when I was starting out…

So here it is… I’ll give you the “secret”… and once you understand this, everything changes!

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Help With Attracting New Customers

Customers imageAll businesses have the same basic need – to be able to attract new customers. Unfortunately, this is one of the most difficult things for new businesses to do. There are problems like lack of advertising budget, knowing who exactly your customer is and where to find them, knowing how to go about advertising on Google or social media sites and not having the technical know how to figure it all out yourself.

I have spent the last 2 years marketing goods and services online. I have learned the basics of Bing and Google, Linkedin and Pinterest and I have mastered Facebook. I am now learning how to sell products on Amazon as a Professional Seller and getting my own brand out there. I will let you know how that goes…

The first thing you need to do when trying to attract new customers is to learn who they actually are. This might sound stupid but hear me out. You need to know how old they are, where they live, how much they typically spend, how much they typically earn and what other related goods and services are they already buying.

You might be thinking that finding all this information out will take days or weeks of research. Not true. I can work with you to find all this information out in just a few hours. It is just a question of knowing where to look.

By knowing your customer well, you will have a better idea of how to target them in your website content and advertising copy. If you try and please everyone then you will end up pleasing no-one and this is why most businesses struggle to get new customers.

If you are struggling to find customers and would like some help then please contact me by any of the methods below.

 

Lynne Thomas.
Business and Life Coach

07736 396519.

info@lynne-thomas.com

skype lynne.thomas33

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Business Management

Busienss managementSometimes it is hard to see the wood for the trees. When you are immersed in your business it is often the case that you spend your time re-actively rather than pro-actively. You react to whatever comes at you at that particular time or day and this leaves little or no time for planning and strategising.

 

The old adage says that if you fail to plan then you plan to fail and this is absolutely true. Without a plan you lack direction, motivation and consistency. You will become easily distracted and this will lead to a loss of productivity and efficiency.

There are so many management models and strategies out there that you can adopt that will greatly improve your effectiveness as a business owner but do you know what any of them are? Do you have the time to research them, understand them and apply them to your business? Probably not, and that’s not surprising given  everything else you are trying to manage.

I can help you to become more streamlined, productive, pro-active and profitable in your business by making you aware of certain strategies that could help you. I can help you to motivate your staff by teaching you about how motivation works and how it applies to different people in different ways. I can also help you with your leadership style so that you can become a better leader and get more out of your team than you ever thought possible – and it’s not that hard to do.

I can help with processes and procedures to make your admin more streamlined and less time consuming for you. I can identify redundant processes and can help you to create more appropriate and streamlined ones.

I can teach you problem solving techniques that you can apply to everyday scenarios. This is a skill that once learned you have for life, no matter what you go on to become. It is good in your personal life as well as your business life.

If you think I could help you streamline your business and motivate your staff so that they become more productive and you become more profitable as a business then please feel free to contact me for a no obligation chat by any of the methods below.

Lynne Thomas.
Business and Life Coach

07736 396519.

info@lynne-thomas.com

skype lynne.thomas33

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Help With Your Admin

Paperwork-overloadAre you struggling to get all your admin done? Would you like some processes or systems in place to help you? Would it be good to have templates for letters, quotes and invoices?

No matter the business you are running, there will be admin to do. This can be as complicated or as easy as you choose. I choose to make it easy for myself by creating simple templates that I can use over and over again. I have created simple spreadsheets for keeping track of my accounts, my customers and my income. I can help you set up similar ones which will dramatically cut down on the amount of time you need to be spending on your admin.

Although admin is necessary, it does eat iAre you struggling to get all your admin done? Would you like some processes or systems in place to help you? Would it be good to have templates for letters, quotes and invoices?

No matter the business you arento the time that you should be spending on income generating activities. Don’t let your admin get out of hand, get in touch and let me help you sort it out once and for all.

Please feel free to contact me for a no obligation chat about how I can help you to become more productive using any of the methods below.

Lynne Thomas.
Business and Life Coach

07736 396519.

info@lynne-thomas.com

skype lynne.thomas33

 

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Websites

Websites imageIf you would like to create a website for your business then I can help. WordPress is simple to use and I can help you to get one (like this one you are looking at or similar) created, designed, pages added and blog up and running in just a few hours. We do have to wait for your domain to be set up on the host’s server which can take up to 12 hours but all in all it takes about 8 hours to get it done.

Websites are the shop windows of your business. In the old days we had bricks and mortar shops or offices for people to come to and look around and it was these premises that gave the overall impression of your business. Now we have virtual businesses that are based online but the idea is still the same.

If you want to look professional and credible as a business then you need a decent website. Don’t be put off by people telling you it will cost thousands because it won’t. Don’t be put off by thinking you need to able to write code because you don’t. Don’t be put off by thinking you have to be a technical genius because you don’t. If you can use Microsoft Word then you can use WordPress to build, edit and shape your website so that it accurately reflects you and your business.

If you would like to know more then please contact me by any of the methods below for  a no obligation chat.

Lynne Thomas.
Business and Life Coach

07736 396519.

info@lynne-thomas.com

skype lynne.thomas33

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Prices

I like to keep things as simple as possible – for myself and for everyone else so my pricing conforms to this too:

 

 

I charge:

£30 per hour – then increments of 15 minutes (this is one to one time, I do not charge for travel time or expenses)

£100 for half a day or 4 hours (saving £20)

£200 for a whole day or 8 hours (saving £40)

If you want to hire me for the week then this can be arranged too for a charge of £1,000 (saving £200)

Workshops are charged at £30 per person and run from 9.30 am  – 3.30 pm

That’s it! Nothing complicated, and it doesn’t matter what you need help with. I won’t charge you more for advertising campaigns, websites or complicated spreadsheets (although these will obviously take longer to do). I will, wherever possible, show you how to do things yourself using your own computers and equipment so that you gain skills and save money in the long term as you won’t need to keep hiring us “experts”.

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