My professional background
I have actually been in business for over 30 years, on and off, but worked in my own company for the last 25.
My background is primarily IT consulting, (primarily support) but later ventured into real estate and working with huge developments.
I gained a few years experience owning a hair salon (as an investment, not hairdresser) and have gained a lot of insight in the hairdressing business as well.
I have a lot of experience with employing staff, including managing over 25 employees, dealing with HR and employment law issues as well as Health & Safety regulations.
Currently I have business coaching/advice service, using a holistic approach in order to give the entrepreneur the best opportunity to succeed, especially when starting out.
Business success is about the right mindset, primarily, followed by perseverance and the ability to continue under adverse conditions. Of course all this is possible by being surrounded with the correct advisers as it's impossible to do it all alone.
While the "mechanics" of starting/running a business are pretty much standard and easily found with little research, it is the mindset training that I focus on (as well as the mechanics) that I excel in.
Aside all the above, I also focus on business strategies and the many "outside the box" solutions most people don't think of (or even teach), to achieve the most out of your business, spending the least amount, especially if you've got financial constraints.
Always happy to be of service, so please feel free to ask me anything, no matter how simple or complicated a problem.
How to work with me
What I can offer
The start of 2021 has given rise to many more entrepreneurs asking for help, and as you can imagine, I cannot give help to everyone as I need to focus primarily on my private clients first.
To this extent, please know that I will not be able to answer everyone, therefore will limit my availability to as and when I can dedicate some spare time.
Please keep in mind that startups require a lot of time and as a consequence I will focus on established businesses (ie: those that are already making money or have been trading and making money recently)and ask for 1 (one) specific question about a particular challenge.
Be sure to include what you have done so far to resolve it and what you think the solution is, but can't implement it. Please include all reasons why you have tried, but are now stuck.
If you can't do that or don't read this notice, don't be surprised if I don't answer.
Thank you for your understanding.
My expectations for a successful mentoring relationship
As long as you've read the above and qualify for my help, you'll then need to implement the recommendations and commit to make changes for improvement.
How entrepreneurs can prepare before we start
Be clear about what you want to achieve and realistic about your expectations. Believe that as long as you're committed to your dream, the solutions will follow, even if you don't know the next step to take.