If you would like to find out if The Growing Club is right for you, we have a ‘try before you buy’ opportunity – Jane is speaking about The Growing Club at the Small Business Expo’ in Garstang on September 18th. Come along find out more, network, have lunch and if you sign up to join us you even get you £10 back. You can’t say fairer than that now can you!
Women in business
I have absolutely no idea what the heck is going on with UK politics right now, but recently we had a General Election and Cat Smith our MP significantly increased her majority changing her seat from marginal to solid after just 2 years. I watched her campaign closely and her approach provides some good lessons for women in business.
It’s just all too easy to forget to take care of ourselves , to see what hasn’t been done rather than notice our achievements. So yesterday I took a step back, I noticed all I am juggling and that I have managed to keep my business on track and I reminded myself that I am Good Enough.
I was brought up with a very clear mantra that you never wash your dirty linen in public, then in March I wrote a very personal article for Guardian Small Business about caring for my mum whilst running a business and I started thinking about at what point vulnerability becomes oversharing.
I had been waiting for things to happen so that I can have the things I want. When my daughter is rich, when I marry a millionaire… Seriously! I laugh now but some how I had learnt that to have things I want I have to wait for external things to happen and judging by the number of people who do the lottery I suspect I’m not alone in that. Which probably means there are a huge number of people out there who never get to act on their dreams.
We know that when coaching is good it significantly increases focus and business productivity, but not everyone can afford a coach.
The Growing Club is an alternative option. It not only makes coaching affordable but also we know that many women did not have the best of experiences of traditional coaching.
This post is for each and every one of us who still falls into the trap of looking at others and feeling intimidated by their success. That’s just the bit we see, just the bit they show to the world. We don’t see how they fell on their ass 100 times a year, because it isn’t cool to share those bits – the bits with snot and tears.
In the July Growing Club session we ran a class on marketing, which is still an area that many small business owners feel icky about. This is often because they feel it requires a huge budget, or that they don’t have the skills. But we need to get our heads around our marketing or we will waste […]
I got my beautiful dog from local rescue centre Wolfwood shortly after going self employed and she’s the best business decision I’ve made. Five years on I’ve learnt so much from her that I thought I’d share the top 12 lessons.
This week I’ve been fortunate enough to attend the #SheisSustainable conference at Lancaster University, spend a whole day with my business coach and end the week with a gong bath! So I feel well and truly topped up and grounded around my business. The She is Sustainable event was a very interesting 2 days looking at issues for women in the sustainability […]