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Chris Dowling Business Management
Business Consultant & Mentor
United Kingdom
20+ Years experience
Price Tier - £

Hi, I'm Chris

Hello, I'm Chris Dowling - professional business consultant and mentor, working with both establised and start-up businesses.

Owning and running a family business/SME is part of my DNA; I have more than 35 years hands on business experience. It’s difficult to think of a business challenge or problem that I haven’t faced and resolved for my own business or for the business owners I work for and support. Yes, 'I have been there and done it!'

My business background is in the highly comeptitive print and graphics industry, where I ran a busines with my brother for many years. At its peak, the business had sales close to £1 million per annum and employed 15 people. It was hard work, but I learnt a lot about busuiness and the demands of being your own boss. The market for print changed and the technology changed: times were changing. It was time for me to change, so I took my extensive business experience into the busines support and mentoring sector.

As a business consultant and mentor, I have cross-sector experience working with family businesses, start-ups, SMEs and established businesses.

I am a director of the Association of Business Mentors (ABM) – the professional association working to improve and professionalise business mentoring in the UK.

As your business mentor, I will support you and your business whatever stage you are at in your journey. I will be your 'sounding board' and critical friend', giving you accountability and a different perspective. Most importantly, I will help you achieve the success you deserve.

For start-up businesses, I will help you -
Define your business goals
Write your business plan and develop your strategy
Identify areas to be developed and improved
Formulate a sales and marketing plan
Provide access and information about business finance
Develop cash flow and financial planning strategies

For established and trading businesses which want to achieve growth, I help you move forward by -
Developing your knowledge and skills

Provide support with the opportunities and challenges you have
Improve your customer service
Expand your business network
Formulate a sales and marketing plan
Provide you with accountability
Identify areas for business development

Let's make a date for a virtual coffee to talk about your plans and ideas and for me to tell you I can help and support you.
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Specialisms

Website Development
Sales
Operations
Strategy
Goal Setting
Commercial Strategy
Customer Experience
Starting A Business
Startups
Business Development
Business Plan
Increase Clients
Investment

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During the Development Journey, you and your chosen expert will work together to grow your business, whilst combating any problems and exploiting any potential opportunities.

This journey is for anyone who wants to:

  • Identify the strengths of their business and develop them
  • Identify key goals/KPIs for their business
  • Increase their confidence
  • Improve business performance and growth
  • Improve decision making and avoid crucial mistakes
  • Improve networking opportunities
  • Increase profits
  • Achieve personal development alongside their business
  • Focus

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