A BUSINESS MENTOR Helps you Thrive
(Not just survive)
There’s a problem in business – it’s hard to succeed. Lots of businesses fail. In fact the chances of a business surviving the first 5 years are as low as 20%.
Yet over 70% of businesses that do survive have a business mentor to help the business owners avoid the pitfalls of the business journey.
Businesses with mentors have a much higher survival rate – and even better they thrive!
The next problem is that there are many business coaches and mentors out there. It’s an unregulated industry and there are no qualifications required.
So how do you know you are getting a PROFESSIONAL Business Mentor and not another cowboy?
Business owners are intrepid and think they have to go it alone, yet this leads to feelings of isolation, additional mental pressures and frustration. Running a business is hard enough when you are getting started but then when you add the demand of finding and keeping staff, can leave them feeling even more under pressure.
Going it alone leads to:
- Poor physical and mental health
- Decline in personal relationships (a very high divorce rate)
- Ineffective decision-making (analysis paralysis)
Not only this but:
- The business stops growing (or grows at a slower rate than it could)
- It becomes harder to get and keep great staff – and by extension customers
- Your business is worth less
A professional, qualified Business Mentor uses a simple framework to make sure you and your business keep on track and avoid the pitfalls of failing businesses. You enjoy running your business more and the company has a better chance of thriving – in fact everything becomes easier.
Here’s how it works (3 simple steps):
- Get a professional, qualified business mentor
- Build a strategic plan that gets you and your business where you want to be
- Start implementing more than you thought possible without the fear of making big mistakes as your business mentor supports your journey
Here’s What You Get:
Business Mentoring Programme Overview
Christine’s Business Mentoring Programme is designed for business owners and founders who are working in their businesses and are “all in” to making a difference to their business journey. We find out where you are and where you want to get to – then make a plan for the journey and start immediately on actions.
Benefits of Professional Business Mentoring:
- Create an effective strategic plan that gets you where you want to be ·Start effective implementation of the plan
- Reduced stress
- Increased productivity
- It’s easier to get out of the day to day
For your business:
- Increased capital value
- It’s easier to run
- Alignment for your team and stakeholders ·It’s easier to sell in the future
- It makes more money
- Your less stressed and nicer to work for
- You learn to delegate and get the most out of your team
- They see a pathway to progress for their careers
- They engage in the financial future and success of the business
It will also help you:
- Decrease staff turnover
- Create a common goal and thriving culture
- Increase team collaboration
- Take time off and build positive personal relationships
Getting a Professional Qualified Business Mentor will help you increase your profitability and the value of your business. It will make your business more enjoyable to run and get you thinking more strategically.You become future focused and look at the horizon instead of at your next step. You make more progress in a month than you have made in a year.
Here’s the getting more out of your business with the support of a professional, qualified and multi-award winning business mentor.
Chief Business Mentor
2 Things Every Business Owner is Trying to Do
- Build a successful business (no matter what their definition of success is). A successful business is always worth some sacrifice at the beginning, but how long to do you stay in the sacrifice trap?
- Get Freedom.Everyone starts their business with a dream of freedom – money freedom, time freedom, freedom from stress and the freedom to make choices.
Because of the commitment to sacrifice in the pursuit of freedom, many business owners get stuck in the habit of sacrifice and never quite get the freedom they are seeking.
If you are a business owner, who is stuck in the sacrifice trap then you are in the right place.You need a professional qualified mentor who can give you a strategic plan that enables you to get your business where you want it to be and get the success you dreamed of when you started and avoid joining the 80% of businesses who fail in their first few years. Get thriving and not just surviving. Being in business does not mean a life of struggle.
Who Needs a Business Mentor?
Business owners who are still working in their business and not getting as much time (if any) to work ON the future of the business to make it worth more and easier to run.
The problem is most business owners are the key decision makers in their businesses and are caught in the trap of not delegating authority appropriate to the task they have handed over. This keeps staff coming back to them for small decisions, day in and day out.
When you are the key person in your business it restricts the growth of your business and makes it much harder to find and keep good people, who could give you the freedom you are seeking to think clearly about the future of your business and have time off to spend quality time with your family and friends.
Why Get Christine as Your Professional Qualified Business Mentor?
Christine has been helping business owners just like you for decades. She started, built and exited her own businesses and made all the mistakes and experienced all the pitfalls you are going through. She’s walked in your shoes so she knows how it feels and understands the challenges.
As a professional qualified business mentor she has a framework that allows us to work together to build your bespoke plan for the future of your business – and get it implemented quickly so you can start seeing the benefits sooner rather than later.There’s no fluff here, it’s all about results. And it can start today.
What’s At Risk?
The business world is littered with failures. In the tech world for example 90% do not get through their first year. 65% of restaurants never open let alone trade.Most businesses do not survive 5 years.
Over 70% of businesses with a business mentor don’t just survive – they thrive. And when businesses are successful they are easier to run, more fun to work in and generate more profits – making them worth more in the long run (as well as more likely to be saleable).
The key to a successful business is getting a Professional Qualified Business Mentor giving you a business that is more likely to succeed in supporting your plans and future freedoms.
A Professional Qualified Business Mentor will give you all the support you need while you still keep the control of running your business in the way you want to.
What do You Want?
As a business owner working in the day to day of your business you want:
- To get out of the daily grind, stop firefighting and make more impact
- Your staff to step up and make the right decisions instead of coming to you all the time
- To finally get some of the freedom you thought you’d have running your own business
- An easier life!
We help you get out of the day to day and build a roadmap to being able to hand over some of the decision making to your staff (in a controlled non-scary way). This frees you up to focus on the future of your business rather than staying in the detail of day-to-day trouble shooting.
When you see what it’s like to be able to think clearly and strategically, you’ll really appreciate how much more you can achieve, how much easier it is to delegate tasks and decision making and how much more profitable your business can become.
You’ll have more money.
You’ll have more free time.
You’ll experience less stress, better mental and physical health.
You will start to stop sacrificing everything for your business and see what it looks like to have a more secure financial future.
In short your business will be easier to run, more fun to work with and worth more because it doesn’t need you.
You’ll become an entrepreneur.
What’s Stopping You?
If something happened to you that stopped you being able to work in your business, what would happen?
Would your business grind to a halt in days?
Or would it continue to grow and make money for you and your family?
And what about time off as a matter of course? You know like normal people who have jobs, that take a couple of weeks off in the summer and maybe go skiing in the winter half term? Surely when you’re a business owner you get that freedom?
So many business owners have the worst of both worlds – all the responsibilities of a business to run and none of the actual benefits of employment (i.e. a secure salary and time off).
It shouldn’t be like that – and it doesn’t have to be.
It’s difficult to let go of the control of the business but it can be done, step-by-step, in a way that gives you some more freedom AND ironically makes you more money. After all you employ great people who genuinely want to do a good job. Most of them have the potential to do so much more – and you are mostly likely the only thing holding them back. I know you aren’t doing it deliberately.
And I can help you with this hard part of your entrepreneurial journey.
Getting out of the day-to-day is one of the biggest challenges for most business owners, especially in the earlier days with a small team. But even big businesses struggle with this. The more your business needs you, the less it is worth and the harder it is to grow. That means you’re working way too hard when you don’t need to be.
If you haven’t got the right people, let’s make sure you know how to get better support that allows you to hand over some responsibility and enables your team to thrive. Too many business owners are accepting mediocrity in the business – let’s see what exceptional looks like and go get it.
You can be your own worst enemy but we can help you find a way to get everything you want using a simple framework that works for you and your business, no matter what the challenges are.
Let’s start to work smart, get out of the sacrifice trap and into the freedom you dreamed of when you started!
What Do You Need?
You’ve done the hardest part. You took the leap and set your business up. You’re keeping it going and you should congratulate yourself for the journey so far. What got you here won’t necessarily be what takes you forward and it’s likely you’ve got some big decisions ahead of you. And it’s all on your shoulders – no one else can take the strain.
I know this because I’ve been there myself. I’ve started my own businesses, grown them and ultimately sold them. I’ve failed many times, and thankfully succeeded more than I’ve lost. I’ve also had exceptional mentors along the way. In fact in all my failures, I’ve not had a mentor – in all my successes I have had the support of another experienced business mind.
Over the last 2 decades I’ve spent time honing my business mentoring craft and helped hundreds of business owners get more from their business than stress and struggle. Many of my past clients went on to sell their businesses and enjoy a happy retirement as a result of the work we did together.
All this experience has allowed me to write books about the journey. I’m also honoured to be multi-award winning as a business mentor and business woman.
What do you need to do to get started?
Once we decide to work together, we dig into exactly where you are now in your business. We discover what’s good, what’s working, where your strengths are and where the weaknesses are. This means we can build a bespoke action plan that fits you and your business – not a cookie cutter “process”. Every business owner has a different definition of success, which means you need a plan that fits YOU. You are getting a bespoke hand-made suit, not something off the rail (that doesn’t fit).
Then we get into ACTION by implementing everything you need to make your business thrive. It’s 3 parts:
- ACTION – really getting important stuff done
How to Get started:
Book a no-obligation 15 minute discovery call to see if we are a good fit to work together. If not I can recommend someone else to work with.I don’t take every client and I only work with business owners that are serious about making a change for the better.
Not quite ready for a call?
Want to learn more?
Here’s some simple steps to follow:
- Take the What’s Your Profit Score Quiz (LINK) – discover where you need help in 6 minutes
- Buy my book, it’s a quick 2 hour read on all the elements we will work on in the programme.You can get started today. (LINK)
- Read more by signing up for my monthly newsletter which always has great resources to help you on your journey (LINK)
Every journey to success starts with the first steps to avoid failure. You and your business can benefit from the support of a professional qualified business mentor, like thousands of other successful businesses.Remember 80% of businesses are currently either failing or struggling and this is a tragedy. Change the odds in your favour with the experience and support of someone who knows what you are going through and can help you on your way.
If you are prepared to work smart, make changes happen and want a better life, look no further than a professional qualified business mentor with a track record in making a difference.
There’s nothing sweeter than taking a break from your business and knowing it’s going to be thriving while you are away because of the work you did to release the potential in your team. Then you are truly an entrepreneur and business owner rather than a shareholder with a job. You’ll be protecting your financial future, making more money and having more fun.You’ll be giving your team a great place to work and the chance for true career progression.