I am an experienced Business Mentor, Business Advisor, and Chair.
Setting up from scratch and then running a successful SME for 16 years, dealing with SME clients on a daily basis, and growing the team to 20 has led to an instinctive knowledge of the SME world.
I am a persuasive professional business founder, leader and business owner of 16 years standing. Key strengths are long range vision, business development, sales & marketing, cash management, setting KPI's, managing profit and making things happen. I now act as a business advisor and business mentor.
I am known for leading from the front by personal example and as an inspiration to a team with a strong vision. I also get “hands on” when required.
With a background in retail store and area management, logistics, and many outsourced type consultancies has led me to a strong belief that customer service is key to any successful business.
My philosophy to business is “start with the end in mind”.
No clever business mumbo jumbo just plain speaking from me.
Not a coach but a mentor: Mentoring is about giving great answers to your questions and coaching is asking great questions to help you find the answers.
My ideal Business Owner Mentee will own a business that turns over £100k+, will provide B2B services, is ambitious, frustrated at their growth, needs to increase profitability, needs to get more clients, needs to maximise value from existing clients and finds it hard to convert leads into new clients at the right fee.
One of my clients said of me "Since working with Laura we have the plan and structure in place to move the business in the right direction.
Laura is a great sounding board, but equally is great at holding you to account. A bit uncomfortable at times, but frankly if you're not serious about growth, you don't need Laura! "