There’s no denying that running a business is hard work. One of the keys to small business success is feeling supported – having a core team of stakeholders; people who you trust, who will give you an honest appraisal of every situation, and who are invested in ensuring ongoing success.
When you’re running a small business it’s often the case that YOU are the ‘core team’, responsible for everything from recruitment to financial management, marketing to service delivery, and it’s easy to end up feeling like you’re stuck on the hamster wheel and you’re losing focus.
Support Services for Small Business Success
I offer bespoke options for small businesses. These range from a single half or full day consultation with a follow-up report and recommendations, to ongoing, retained services. For an obligation-free chat or quote, get in touch now and I’ll get back to you asap.
As well as standard services like social media support, content creation and website design and build, I can also offer support in less tangible (but no less important) areas. Here’s a flavour of the kinds of services I provide using descriptions provided by people like you, and here’s a flavour of what people like you say about me.
One of the most appreciated services – never underestimate the importance of fresh eyes. Making observations and converting them into business development opportunities for you. I love meeting people who are passionate about what they do, and it means a lot to me when I’m able to help solve the problems that are holding you back.
‘The Sounding Board’
As a small business owner you know that you’ve got a ton of ideas, but when you’re facing internal pressure or resistance to implementing those ideas it’s easy to start questioning yourself and becoming increasingly risk averse. Sometimes I can be the voice of reason, other times I’ll be the extra push you need to be convinced that something’s worth giving a go. I’m here to listen, to assess and, when necessary, to go out and do some of the research and ground-work associated with getting those ideas off the ground.
Okay, I don’t actually have a crystal ball, but having worked with a lot of different business I’m experienced in predicting trends and managing change. Taking note of what’s happening in the economy at large, I’m adept at collaborating with clients to strategise for the shape of the future that they want for their business. Whilst realistic, I’m also a firm believer in the fact that anything’s possible, provided you’re prepared to put in the work, and I’m always prepared to go the extra mile to make that happen….
In an ideal world we’d all have oodles of budget to assign to every task. In reality we’re well aware that in a small business there’s generally a lot of crossover and a high expectation that people will multi-task. So I do the same. Bringing creative problem-solving skills to every scenario and working hard to make things happen. I’ll consult with you on your business goals, create a strategy, devise a communications plan and then work to create the content to populate that plan. I’m an experienced copywriter and content creator and I’ve spent years building successful and engaged, authentic communities.
‘The Safe Pair of Hands’
If I had to distill it all down to one statement, this would be it. I’m never going to attempt to persuade you that I’m the only person doing what I do. I’m not. There are lots of fabulous agencies and individuals out there, and lots of them will be taking a similar approach. When you make your decision about who you want to work with it’s likely that it’s going to come down to a few different things – budget, confidence, and, most importantly in my opinion, trust. You can trust me to do the things I say I’m going to do; to care about your business; and to operate with the utmost integrity and loyalty. In short, you can rely on me.
And, by the way, that trust is a two-way process – I need to know that I can trust you too; that you’re giving me the information I need to do the best job for you; that you’re doing the things we agree will make the difference; and that you’re paying your bills. If we’ve got all of that, then we’re all winning.