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Why I created ‘Business in a Box’

Meta4 Business Coaching

Running a successful business is much like being a proud homeowner; you will always be titivating, investing and tweaking to make it the best it can be.

The difference is when it’s your home you are catering to your own tastes and requirements and it only impacts you if you slap on the wrong colour paint.

Whereas when you start up a business you are starting with the added pressure of catering to others needs whilst keeping your head above water.

Welcome to the great unknown…

Starting a business will probably be one of the hardest things you will ever do, this was certainly true for me.

I set up in 2007, having been married to a business owner for over 10 years so, I thought I knew what to expect.

In retrospect, I had no idea…

Yes, it’s scary, but running your own business can also be the most rewarding move you’ll ever make and - get it right - and you’ll feel happier, more fulfilled and freer than you ever would in a J.O.B.

The answer is all about finding the right formula (YES, business is a science!) which will give you this priceless balance. Setting up my business in a recession and an old-fashioned view on a ‘nice-to-have’ service like coaching, was challenging to say the least.

I had very little money to invest coupled with an attitude of ‘I must do it all on my own’ mindset, which ultimately set me up for a very few tough first years. Enter ….’Business in a Box’…. which I WISH had existed when I started out on my own.

‘Business in a Box’ is perfect for anyone who has a business idea, but doesn’t know where to start. You maybe know where to start but HOW does it all come together?

This programme has been created to provide a ‘Holding Hand’ through your business start-up journey. Working alongside an experienced business coach and her team, you will turn your ideas into a profitable business.

You will have your very own dedicated team of experienced business professionals who will act as your business partners offering; support, advice and a sounding board who are equally committed to seeing your business flourish!

This not only includes your business coach but also a; Graphic Designer, Web Developer and Online Business Manager who will work with you to develop all aspects of your business, enabling you to focus on the business elements you love – your clients and the service/product you deliver.

Even though I’m super proud to have developed this programme, I do wish something like this had been around when I first started my business.

This would have helped me achieve my financial goals more quickly, avoiding pitfalls and reach my business objectives much quicker.

The problem with Franchises…

Many franchise businesses promise the ‘formula’ for finding customers with the promise of delivering business direct to your door.

Whilst some deliver on this, in the main they leave you flying solo and desperately seeking new business under a business umbrella you no longer believe in.

Business in a Box will be YOUR business, your ideas, your own brand and identity – your pride and joy. If you want to access a team of experienced professionals and avoid the many headaches, stresses and without the salaried cost to match then this might be the right solution for you.

Book in for a business kickstart session today, which is a one hour call where you can decide if this is for you - no obligation.

Business in a Box. It’s what every start-up needs…

Clare Whalley celebrated 10 years in business in 2017. A great milestone to achieve. She graduated with an International degree in English and Education and went into corporate life to pursue a career outside of teaching. Successfully passing a rigorous graduate scheme into a blue-chip company; working in several positions across team management, customer service and sales roles. A working trip to India helped her decide to resign, retrain and set up her own coaching and training business. Clare now lives in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham with her two young children, Isabelle and James and her husband Rob. Clare works with fellow business owners to help them create a business they love too. She uses strategies and tools which will help business owners get to the clients they love to work with, with more consistency and ease. To find out more about my small business coaching programmes or to have a chat with Clare to find out more about how coaching can help you and your business book in for a free 1-hr business kickstart session