How Can I Boost My Business?

Support for qualified professionals and quality-conscious service providers.

Achieve your ambitions: build your business, create a better future.


88 in every 100 UK small businesses agree they could make more profits than they do.

I believe you can give your business a big boost in performance and profits without huge costs, in short bursts of development work.”

Business Support - brings you:

Higher prices, easier price rises, quicker price rises, better acceptance...

Fewer complaints, reduced returns, less stress, less expense, less tax...

More customers, more enquiries, more sales, more word-of-mouth, more spend, more referrals, more recommendations, more re-orders, more fans, more loyalty, more productivity, more revenue, more time, more fun, more likes, more profit at the end of the day.

Full-Path Planning:
First-Enquiry To Loyal-Client

A systematic review of messaging in your customer engagement pathway to help you sell more, more profitably.
• Website Relevance
• Early Explanations
• First Response
• Product Offerings
• Explaining Prices
• Offer to Meet
• Ambience
• Buying Assistance
• Engagement Process
• Welcoming Process
• Payment Process
• Customer Satisfaction

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Problem-Solving Priorities:
Three-month Intensive Booster

Aiming for quick wins, new answers help you work to cut your costs, raise your prices and sell more.

Low-cost, easy-to-use, action-packed.
Starts from your choice of:

Cut Your Costs (But Not Scaring Staff Or Suppliers), or

Raise Your Prices (Without Worrying Your Customers), or

Sell More (Within The Same Marketing Budget)

Double Your Profits Course:
All-round Assistance Year

An integrated approach that aims to double your profits by combining small, cheap and low-risk steps.

Unique-to-you suggestions on saving, pricing & selling over a longer time to:

• Merchandise More Temptingly
• Explore Your Pricing Potential
• Push Your Promotion Harder
• Build Brand For Market Share
• Excite Productivity Performance
• Lead & Inspire More Confidently
• Build Up Your Resilience
• Discover Your Hidden Assets

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Accelerate with dedicated support


Imagine your own business-booster: 

1. plenty of easy-to-use new answers, each making small steps,

2. aimed at Cutting Costs, Raising Prices and/or Selling More,

3. to work on at your own pace, which are all: 

  • aimed at your priorities - which we will explore when we meet

  • under your control - you choose which plans to use when

  • quick to start - we could be working within days

  • easy to work with - written explanations and verbal discussions

  • very cheap to use - the emphasis is on cost-effective progress

  • low-risk to try - implementations all use common-sense and care

  • guaranteed five different ways - to give you as much safety as possible

...and discussing progress in regular, convenient mentoring reviews to plan how these strategies can best build on each other to amplify your results and speed up your improvements - growth in staff, increase in revenue and/or better profits.

Previous clients:

ifpl - Island Waste - Strainstall - Coastline Windows - Biffa - Spinlock - Wightlink - Performance In People - BAe - Southern Vectis - Sandham Office Supplies - Beardsall Stationery Supplies - Wight Digital Solutions - Wight Fire & Security - Javelin Express - Lisle Combe B&B - WightFibre - Bebeccino - Bate Brand Communications - Adaptive Engineering Solutions - Arc Consulting - Big Barn Media - Hillbans Pest Control


“It was really exciting”
“Dave is truly amazing at this”
“extremely valuable coaching”

“has definitely helped us focus”
“recommend to any business owner!”

“I now know exactly what we need to do”
“invaluable to our growing business”
“Can’t thank him enough!”
“Great value for money!”

“reliable, enthusiastic, easy to get hold of”


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Is this service right me?

I usually work with qualified professionals and quality-conscious service providers.
I've found that owner-managers who benefit most are:

  • expert in their product or service

  • determined to improve their business and

  • enthusiastic about learning new ways to do that

Business size does not matter:
I can work with founders in micro-businesses through to companies with 20+ employees.

Your busy diary need not bring any problems.
I am really flexible - we can work round your commitments.

Your ambition probably matters most:
Qualified professionals often find their original training didn't include much on marketing and strategic business planning.

They're unsure how much difference it could make.

They want to feel they are doing well and giving their best.

However they often have a dilemma. They want their business to do even better but they are wary of being ripped off. And they often feel that what they're doing already seems to be good enough, so they are doubtful about exploring...

All the same, in their profession they know continued learning is essential. And when I say "Learning is essential for survival; learning faster is vital for success" they can accept that this also applies to the business.

So the best way to move things on is to research to find a match for your own business growth priorities, and to meet the provider to weigh them up in person.

A simple no-risk step forward is to start with the Free Offer Audit Report:
'Hidden Opportunities To Raise Your Prices' (without worrying your customers)’.


Fascinating Facts:

Government research found: 

"78% of SMEs that have used a mentor say it benefited them",

"33% achieved good outcomes faster", and

"43% achieved better outcomes than they would have otherwise" - usually within a year, and most often within six months.

('Demand for Mentoring Among SMEs', Dept for Business, Innovation and Skills)

Fascinating Quotes:

"All These Famous Entrepreneurs Said Good Things
About Mentoring Advice and Support"

Fascinating Books:
Could You Double Your Profits In A Year?: Dave Simon, 2016.

How To Double Your Profits In Six Months Or Less: Brian Kaskavalciyan, 2012.

Double Your Profits: Jay Arthur, 2008.

How To Double Your Profits Within A Year: John Fenton, 1999.

Double Your Profits: In Six Months or Less: Bob Fifer, 1995.

1000 Ways To Increase Your Sales: Alfred Tack, 1954

Fascinating People:

Owner-managers of local businesses talk to Dave Simon about their experience: