Struggle, Struggle, Struggle, BOOM
As you may have read on the home page, my mission is to support young business owners to build successful enterprises. When I say young I mean between the age of 25 and 40.
I know what it feels like to be a young business owner. I searched for support twenty seven years ago and found it. What followed is my story.
When I was 34, that was 27 years ago and the year was 1990. I started my own construction company. This was two months before the BBC told us we were in a recession.
Just my luck.
I had a £30,000 overdraft and £10,000 in cash. The house was the collateral. The cash was gone within the first month on wages and holiday pay. We started the business on the 1st of December, not a good time I must say.
For the next 3 years, we struggled. Cash in, cash out and not much in surplus.
It felt like we were working 14 hours a day 6 days a week to pay the tax man, our suppliers, and employees. With no thanks.
My spirit was on the floor and for my energy levels, what energy levels, they left with the cash.
Then in year 4 BOOM. We made £100,000 profit. Not a lot of money, but it allowed us to invest in the business. We then grew turnover and profit year on year until it made me financially free. For me, this means I can do the things I want to do with my life.
So what happened in year 4?
In year 4 a friend introduced me to another businessman called Frank. Frank had a successful business in the same sector as me. He showed me how to implement business concepts that made the business work. He could see what needed to be done that would make the biggest impact.
As soon as I could see positive results my energy and spirit came back, I felt energised and driven.
I retired from my construction company in 2006. The photo to your right was the handover of my last project.
In 2007 I became a Frank. I have been sharing my experience and knowledge with people just like me.
A few years ago I downloaded everything I know into a businesses coaching framework. It’s over 50 business and marketing lessons, with concepts that you can implement into your business to make it work effectively.
I have been using this with my customers as a business coaching framework. It is very easy to follow and more importantly, it works. You can read some testimonials on the home page.
I have just had a year out. I was thinking one day about the business coaching framework just sitting on a hard drive. What a waste.
So, I decided to build a website and give the program away for no sign-up, and no fee. I just want to give young business owners a kick start.
Because I can, and because I know what it feels like to struggle in business. It’s no fun.
Your investment is your time to learn and implement the lessons.
If you want rapid progress, I have put a page together with my best business friends.
These are ex CEO’s and successful business owners, trainers and business suppliers who I trust. Just take a look and I can introduce you the one you feel a connection with. Afterall this is how I kick-started my business.
The relationship will be between you and the coach, trainer or supplier. I am only going to do the introduction. I am one of the coaches of course, but you don’t have to select me.
You can read my full business history and track record from my LinkedIn profile
Join our Business Owner Group. This is a Facebook group that I created to deliver support. You can post, share, ask questions, learn from reading, video and your peers. It’s a fun environment to learn about business and marketing.
Try a lesson to see if the program is for you.