Are you looking to grow your business in 2019?
Would you like to ensure your business is correctly set up; engage with your ideal clients from day 1 and have a plan so that your business grows just how you’d imagined it would?
When you decided to start your own business to achieve more flexibility, satisfaction and to feel like you're living your purpose, you did so because you had a fabulous business idea that you wanted to show to the world.
But now reality has set in. This is real and sometimes it feels daunting, frustrating and overwhelming. There’s lots to do when you run a business and sometimes it can feel like a pretty scary place to be.
You're struggling to develop and grow the business you’d imagined - you know you spend a lot of time doing things but you’re not sure if they’re actually the right things. And there are business elements that you haven’t got a clue about or are really struggling with.
The pressure to actually bring in money (because there are bills to pay) is increasing.
You’re really not enjoying the business of being in business…
Yes, I know exactly how you feel!
I want to help take you from this confusion and overwhelm to develop a clear direction with easy-to-follow business strategies so that you can confidently run your business and put yourself in front of the people who want and need your services.
Hi, I'm Fay Blakey a business consultant, coach and adviser with over 20 years experience working with many businesses of varying sizes. I have the skills & qualifications AND the practical know-how of running my own business.
I'm all about helping people to:
Feel excited to work on and in your business. It’s your business so your rules
Develop a clear plan in line with your goals so you're doing everything you need to and nothing you don’t
Identify your clients, know exactly where to find them and understand what they need from you
Create the perfect offer so that potential clients can’t resist
Charge what you are worth and feel good about it
Understand the different elements of your business and their importance to business growth
Develop and implement relevant processes so that your business runs like a well-oiled machine
Develop the headspace to do the things you dreamt of when you started this business - whatever they may be -booking lovely holidays, financing a new car, windsurfing, sky-diving… but mainly being a successful business owner!
“When I first started working with Fay, I was at a tricky stage in my business, unsure what direction to take it in, and feeling well and truly stuck. During our sessions, Fay very patiently worked with me to untangle my thought processes and uncover the path I really wanted to take. Thanks to her insight and unique perspective, I was able to identify the underlying problem areas in my business model, and get clarity and practical advice on my next steps. Fay's holistic approach meant that I'm well on the way to building a business that's the perfect fit for my strengths, my values and my lifestyle. I've come away from our sessions with a clear head, feeling so much more confident in my own abilities and excited about what's to come. She is professional, knowledgeable, kind and genuine, with just the right blend of common sense, support, advice and a very gentle push in the right direction when you need it! If you're considering working with her, don't wait - go for it! Thank you Fay.”
Sarah Hanstock | Desk to Done
“Fay and I had a call last week and she has such a friendly approach and way of making you relaxed. From the moment I first spoke to her I really enjoyed discussing my business and where it was going. Since then, I feel like I have got really focussed on what I actually do and stripped out the noise that was holding me from moving forward. She also helped me focus my day in chunks of manageable areas so I am getting more done. If you are thinking about working with Fay, I really wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her - she is really kind, approachable and helpful. Thank you!”
Claire Taylor | Totally Taylored Marketing
“I booked a power hour with Fay to help me identify my ideal client. Fay is so relaxed in her approach that I was able to open up further and also talk about the issues I had around how I felt about my business and what direction I wanted to take. Fay helped me realise that although there was value and profit within my business the joy aspect was missing for me. Fay gave me some helpful suggestions on how to identify the direction I wanted to take my business. She also gave me tips on what to focus on now so I can slowly start to make the transition into a business model that excites me. Fay clearly has a vast amount of business knowledge and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Fay to any business owner looking for business advice and support.”
Yvonne Hemmings | VPA Business Support Ltd.
“I booked one of Fay's power hour sessions, as I needed help with clarifying some of my (many!) business ideas. Fay has helped me get more clarity about what I'm doing and has given me a great roadmap to follow with executing on my ideas. She has also given me a confidence boost with an idea I've had brewing, and I left our session feeling much clearer on how I can put steps in place to start bringing this idea to life. I really enjoyed this initial session of working with Fay, and I will be back for more! Thank you Fay :)”
Cathy Topping | Your Web Toolkit - Web Designer and Course Creator
“I booked Fay's Business Consultancy session to help me move my business forward and I was not disappointed. Fay's session helped me with breaking down what I offer by utilising my skills to develop the know, like and trust factor. She helped me identify the pain points of my ideal clients which has helped me in launching my latest offering. Fay has a lovely relaxed and open manner and I immediately warmed to her. Thank you Fay, I enjoyed our session and would not hesitate to recommend you.”
Carol Plant | Carol Plant Ltd - Confidence & Speaking Coach
“Fay really knows her stuff. I came to her with a massive bag of overwhelm and she very professionally unpicked it and explained to me what is what. She is absolutely amazing and I felt like there was no topic that I couldn't bring up in our conversation. Fay is a fantastic coach!”
Natasha Lancaster | Red Stilettos - Virtual Assistant & Concierge
“I have been working with Fay for several weeks now and am blown away by the support and mentoring she is giving me. My business is moving on in leaps and bounds. Working with Fay in just a few short weeks has been immensely valuable. I have been struggling in my business for so long that I can't believe I left it so long to get a Business Coach. So, pleased that I discovered Fay, and love working with her. I highly recommend working with Fay. If you've been struggling in your business, don't struggle any longer, contact Fay and make the most of her vast knowledge and support and her encouraging and caring nature.”
Ann-Marie Claire | Holistic Energy Therapist
“Had a fabulous consultation with Fay this morning. I wanted help to get clearer about my ideal client and how to reach them on LinkedIn. Fay asked just the right questions to nurture fantastic answers, ideas and inspiration out of me. Truly grateful. Highly recommend working with Fay if you need business help and advice.”
Rebecca Lowrie | Self Alchemy
“Working with Fay was an amazing experience! She is a great listener and she gave me some insightful suggestions on how to take my business forward. She gave me tips on what to focus on NOW and some practical know-hows on improving my client acquisition. Soft-spoken, calm, humble, practical yet detail-oriented are the phrases that come to mind when I think about Fay. She is a great encourager and I walked away feeeling "I GOT THIS"!! I highly recommend her services to growing entrepreneurs like me to get clarity and align our activities to reach our big dream! Thank you Fay.”
Sunu Philip | Internet Marketing Consultant
“I had the immense pleasure of receiving Fay’s guidance when I found myself really blocked and stagnated with my business. I found her to be extremely talented at ‘unpicking’ what my issue actually was and applying solution focused processes to break through it. As a result I made some decisions which quite frankly I should have made weeks before, and thanks to her work I am now focused and moving forward again. I recommend her services unreservedly.”
Annamarie Dack | Empowered Parents
“I’ve been working with Fay over the past number of months and am more than happy to recommend her services. What impressed me first was her integrity, organised approach, attention to detail and business acumen. Fay has proven all these qualities and more. Our coaching/mentoring relationship has developed, whereby our practical discussions hold me accountable for my business plans going forward. As a sole trader, it is essential for me to have a reliable back up team, and I know I can count on Fay as a trusted associate now and going forward. ”
Susan Branigan | Susan Branigan Marketing & Strategy
“Fay has been helping me to become more effective with running my business. She has good business knowledge and I find her a good sounding board as well as coming up with useful ideas. I recommend Fay and her services without hesitation if you are looking for someone reliable, trustworthy and intelligent to help take your business forward.”
John Dashfield | Dashfield Coaching & Development Ltd
“Fay has been providing support services for me and my business for 12 months and in that time has helped me to streamline my business processes. Fay is someone I trust to work alongside me and is an invaluable support to me and my business. She is professional, trustworthy, conscientious and really lovely too!”
Nicola Lowe | Luminate Development Ltd
“Fay is an excellent Business Consultant. In the time that I worked with Fay I found her work to be of an exceptionally high standard. The clients that she worked with were always impressed by the service they received and she handled them with complete professionalism, integrity and always had their best business intentions at the heart of everything she did. If you get the opportunity to work with Fay or employ her then I would advise you to snap her up quickly because if you don’t someone else will, she is an absolute pleasure and privilege to work with!”
Karen Rowe | Business Adviser Manager, Business Link West Midlands