Hi, I am Lynne Thomas, founder of Thomas Jones Consultants Ltd and Lynne Thomas Business Coaching. I am, among other things a business coach. I say among other things because I am also an online marketer, a re-seller, an affiliate marketer, a trainer and mentor as well as running workshops for new business owners who need help with building websites and getting their business found on the internet.
It is because I do all these other things that I know what problems people face when they are new to business and especially new to online business. In the real world you could just buy a shop, fill it with stock and put an open for business sign on your door and passers by could pop in and see what you have to offer. The online world is different. How do you get passers by on the internet? How do you get people to find your website and therefore your wonderful goods and services?
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.
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?
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.
Are you about to give up on your business? Do you feel that you are wasting your time and you will never be able to make it work? Is there just too much to learn and too much to do? You need to change your mind, and here’s why….
The 3 best ways to get more customers are also the easiest ways – in my humble opinion. They are things that you can start doing today without having to have lots of training or lots of money. Here they are…
Are you looking for affordable help with your marketing but find that everyone wants to charge hundreds of pounds a month to set up and monitor your advertisements?
I know exactly how you feel. I was that person a few years ago. I was a small business owner who was desperate to make sales but was not yet in a position to be able to pay out huge amounts of money to advertising agencies. So what did I do?
For a few years now I have been helping new entrepreneurs get started in business. I have helped people to overcome their initial fears of becoming a business owner, to sort out their social media headache, to help them build websites and to find lots and lots of free tools that will help them achieve what they are trying to do in their businesses.
I was asked repeatedly if there was a way of getting some continued support once they had completed workshops with me or had completed their one to one coaching course.
I knew that I had only achieved as much as I had in such a short amount of time because of the help and support that I had received from a fantastic community of people that I joined as part of a my mentoring programme. I wanted to be able to do the same now for my students and clients.
And so, with this in mind I have created my brand new “Booming Businesses” mentoring group. Are you thinking about starting a business yourself? Are you looking for some help and guidance along the way? Have you been in business for a while and are finding it hard to break through that self-imposed ceiling? If so then come and join me and other entrepreneurs in my new Facebook group “Booming Businesses“.
It’s completely FREE and gives you lots of tips, tricks, tools and techniques to keep you going and keep you motivated. You can also talk to other members and ask questions and get help. There are weekly tutorials and many other helpful and supportive videos. I look forward to meeting you and will see you in there!
Here are 5 reasons why we put off starting a business and why these reasons are so powerful.
Some of them you might recognise in yourself, others might surprise you…
Fear of failure. Most of us have, at some time or other, thought about trying to achieve something that is a little out of the ordinary for us. It might be a lifestyle change, a diet, a new career or a new business venture. So very few of us actually see this through though, why is that?
Most 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!
As a business coach I don’t usually write about things that aren’t business related, but I’m human too and have human problems and I found a solution to that problem that I thought I could share with others who might be having similar problems…
I love swimming and find it a great way to keep fit and toned but I was having problems with my eyelashes. I have eyelash extensions and found my lashes used to rub against the lenses every time I blinked.