Stepping Stones To Better Business -
'practical answers for enthusiastic owners'

Customers spending more
Suppliers helping you more
Staff getting more productive
Competitors fading out...

Boost Your Business To Be All It Can Be!

These real-life examples show what's possible:

  • prices raised by 37.5% (without worrying customers) - Lisle Combe, St Lawrence
     
  • advertising costs cut by 87% (but not scaring suppliers) - Bate Brand, Ryde
     
  • more sales: 10 times more (with a fixed marketing budget) - Biffa, Newport

As a result, they employed more staff, put out more marketing, built more products, moved upmarket... and enjoyed being in business more!

 

Few Business Owners get training in how to run a business before they start.

Most people get into business and aim to learn on the job.
(Even Richard Branson did it that way!)

But all too soon they are totally immersed in running the business.
So taking time to research methods of improving it can seem too far out of reach.

What do you want to achieve?

Higher prices, sooner price rises, better acceptance...
Less complaints, less 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 ideas, more fun, more likes, more profits...

Accelerate with unique-to-you support

Imagine boosting your business: 

with a big pile of easy-to-use strategies, each making small steps,
aimed at Reducing Costs, Raising Prices and/or Selling More,
to work on at your own pace, which are all: 

  • aimed at your priorities
  • under your control
  • easy to work with
  • quick to implement
  • very cheap to use
  • low-risk to use
  • all guaranteed five different ways

Discuss progress in regular, convenient reviews to plan how these strategies can best build on each other to amplify your results and accelerate your growth.

Guaranteed Five Ways
.....1. Professional Guarantee
.....2. Unique-to-You Guarantee
.....3. Direct Debit Guarantee
.....4. Easy Stop Guarantee
.....5. Money-Back Guarantee

My aim is always to do as much as I can to boost your business.
More details here.

Previous clients - all local:

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”
“would recommend Dave 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

Is this service right for me?

I've found that it is business owner-managers who are:

  • expert in their product or service
  • determined to improve their business and
  • enthusiastic about learning new ways to do that

that benefit most from this sort of training and advice.

The size of your business does not matter.
I work with founders and sole traders through to companies with 20+ employees.

Your situation need not bring any problems.
I am really flexible - I can help for 2 to 3 hours, 2 to 3 months or 2 to 3 years...

We Can Boost Your Profits

"Learning is essential for survival; learning faster is vital for success."

Accelerate your business with unique-to-you support:

coaching sessions, tailored to your chosen priorities, provided in the best format for you:  easier than DIY reading, more relevant than classroom training.

Unlike 'do it for you' outsource services, our selection and discussion of these business-boosting tools is 'done with you'.
This keeps you in control and helps you use these methods again later.

  • Develop more services
  • Move upmarket
  • Open more branches
  • Make more money
  • Keep more money
  • Win awards!

Helping almost any Isle of Wight business find low-cost easy-to-use answers to make useful and long-lasting changes that boost profits.

 

A first DIY reading list:
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 Quotes:
"All These Famous Entrepreneurs Said Good Things About Mentoring Advice and Support"

 

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, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills)