New Business Doctor Programme Boosts the Health & Success of Small Businesses

If you’re starting a business or struggling to achieve success with a small business, it could be worth a visit with a business doctor!

My Business Doctor Programme helps people achieve success with a small business that supports their business vision. I launched the programme last year and have been so happy to see small businesses getting on a healthy route from start ups to gaining momentum and high growth.

The Business Doctor programme is designed to help service based business owners who are starting or struggling in business to get the solutions they need, whether it’s kicking off ideas, gaining traction in the market, attracting the perfect clients/customers, growing or scaling the business operation.

Over the years, building and running my own successful businesses and supporting hundreds of small business owner/managers, I have a canny knack for identifying the deal breakers and success makers in terms of tangible and feasible solutions to common problems in starting, growing or scaling a business.

Now my “signature” programme for executive clients, the Business Doctor approach is to provide both guidance and practical small business solutions – vitamins or treatments, if you like!

By integrating business mentoring & professional coaching with project planning & implementation support, a small business owner/manager can get real help on the ground that they desperately lack in most other business mentoring relationships.

This mastermind programme is a diagnostic and transformative experience, tackling mindset, marketing and money matters. You benefit from working closely with me in a mentoring and development capacity.

“The Business Doctor programme is not for the faint-hearted! It’s bootcamp for strategic entrepreneurs, designed for you to step up to the next level – your business is really taken through its paces!”

“Analysis of your business vision, goals, processes, challenges is done using Jay’s insightful consulting and wheel of success where you can almost SEE where your problem areas are.”

My proprietary ‘Business Impact Wheel’ comprises 7 levers for success, prompted by a series of probing questions, will help identify the root causes of poor health or challenges of your business and show you tactics you can implement that will have most impact on you growing a purposeful, profitable & scalable business.

From this vantage point, with the benefit of an objective ‘critical friend’ alongside you, you can identify the priority areas for getting you back on track and create a manageable business health plan we work on together.

The next Business Doctor programme is taking early bird registrations.

If you want to boost the health and success of your small business, get on the alert list today or submit an application below.

 

As an established business mentor, I was recently asked for my views on how SMEs find a good business mentor and what can be done to make the range of mentoring services available to UK businesses more transparent. The contention may well be the swell of business advisers and mentors in the industry (who like me may also go by the title business consultants and success coaches).

The colleague who is researching this issue has had numerous conversations with business owners frustrated when searching for a suitable mentor. There is also a swell on discussion on the professional network, LinkedIn, that also shows that mentors are frustrated too. Many are dismayed with the expectation that their service is being promoted as free and that the government’s Growth Voucher scheme is only benefiting a handful of business advisers.

Associations to go to to Find A Good Business Mentor

In my experience, there are three ‘recognised’ routes to direct businesses to mentors who are accredited & experienced:

1. Institute of Enterprise & Entrepreneurship (IOEE) and their MentorMe accredited association.
2. Association for Business Mentors (ABM)
3. SFEDI Start Up Loans allocate new businesses a mentor for the first two years (usually the business adviser who brings the client to the scheme, but you can only work with SFEDI if you are vetted).

There are also schemes within organisations, such as GrowthAccelerator’s High Growth Coaches, Prince’s Trust who train mentors to serve their specific clients, and local schemes (e.g. I’m a community coach with ThinkLeicestershire who provide training to help businesses solve problems and accelerate change).

find a good business mentor via the association of business mentors

If you’re trying to find a business mentor, the Association of Business Mentors (of which I’m a member) exists for the sole purpose of helping you understand why you need one, how to find accredited business mentors and how to choose one that’s right for you & your business.

 

Following the Bread Trail to Find a Good Business Mentor

The key message here is to select one who is close to your sector, proven experience, accredited/recognised in the profession (not just a business adviser or consultant, but has actual coaching/mentoring training/skills). This is exactly the ABM mission. The other side of the solution lies in better marketing.

In my view, finding a mentor is like shopping for bread (to use a metaphor as all good mentors do!) Here you decide you need bread, and probably know you want brown or white or if it’s a loaf or rolls you’re after, maybe even if it’s sliced. If you’ re already sold on the idea you like & want bread, you will buy a brand you know, like or trust (e.g. Warburton’s or Waitrose – cf. the verified, accredited/recognised quality stamp that a long-standing organisation provides).

But if you’ve never had bread before, you may first need educating as to the benefits, what & where to look, try it out, and how to choose. Going back to mentoring, this is best done through various means: websites, events, info leaflets, radio etc.

Businesses need to understand that to find a good business mentor, they may need to talk to a few different mentors as an initial ‘free’ session to determine if (paid) mentoring can help, how much for how long, and if a particular mentor is a good fit for you (as a business and as a person).

Find a good business mentor with a free ‘strategy’ session with myself and review if our courses & mentoring plans are right for you.

– mentor for professional development for small business owners

Dr Jay Allyson Dempster – business mentor

In terms of professional development for small business owners, learning is an essential activity for growth and success long term.

Standing still or working in a vacuum is not a good strategy for any business. Professional development for small business owners helps avoid complacency and stagnation and is critical to long term business success.

Whether you’re in start up or growth, low tech or high tech innovation, professional development for small business owners means finding good opportunities for learning and committing to engagement in a community of practice.

And you don’t have to be Apple or Virgin to tap into the flood of ideas and inspiration that’s out there all around you.

With a little structure and discipline for managing information overload, it’s yours for the taking.

In a world where time is money, it’s easy to sacrifice your own professional development to other ‘pressing’ matters. But here’s a classic example of (re) prioritising things to do that are not urgent but highly important.

Below are 5 practical ways to take control by putting aside a small amount of time per day, per week and per month to professional development for small business owners. The results can make all the difference to your next big leap.

#1 -  Immerse yourself in ideas Twitter, LinkedIn and  online networks offer sources of inspiration right on your doorstep (or rather your smart phone or tablet!). Using a simple filter, just 15 minutes a day reading thought provoking reflections via tweets, posts or articles can highlight opportunities to learn something new to catching sight of practical development strategies you can apply to your business.

#2 -  Mastermind with experts Business networks and social media are great ways to follow your passion and exchange ideas with like-minded people. This in turn will help you to differentiate yourself and your business in an increasingly busy and competitive market. Rather than ending up as a bunch of notes and papers that ‘might be useful’ but are easily lost or forgotten, successful business owners are working with an experienced business mentor who can assist you to apply what you learn in a structured and results-driven manner

#3 -  Get involved Attending events and getting involved in locally organised gatherings of people can be truly inspirational and an opportunity to cultivate relationships and find solutions to common challenges. Events require a commitment so here you’ll find people who seriously want to share what they are doing and learn about what makes a difference to them in business and education.

#4 -  Take a course While there are masses of ways to develop knowledge and skills online and in day-to-day networking, going on a workshop or attending a conference can help cement other informal learning. Again, working with a business trainer can also help structure your learning and even gain you a qualification (if desired).

#5 -  Give a talk Presenting and teaching others is a great way to develop your own learning, build your reputation as a leader and expert, and gain valuable feedback from your communities of practice.

For more information about professional development for small business owners, contact Jay at Belanda Consulting.

 

Consulting Coaching Business ModelConsultancy coaching business models are the way to go

If you are struggling in a network marketing or affiliate marketing business, how about stepping back and reverse engineering to drive product sales through a consultancy coaching business model based on your own unique value to the market place.

Today I’m putting together the next mini-book in my Business Impact Booster series available on Amazon, based around my personal branding training.

One of the reasons I’m successful in my consulting coaching business model is because people trust me. I’m an expert in what I do, and I’ve worked hard to know my stuff and develop a gift for helping others be more effective in their business.

The book is the 4th in this series and I’ll probably need to reorder the volumes when I put together my first ‘real’ book next year … so excited about that!

Even though this is a mini-book and you’ll read it in 30 minutes max, the reason this will help you and really have an impact on your business success is because the market is changing and it’s very different to when I started back in 2004 and online since 2010.

There are more than ever now major challenges today in differentiating yourself from the masses of ‘gurus’ in any given niche, in getting people’s attention, reaching the right people and leveraging your time and energy.

The market place is getting saturated with info products!

If you don’t have your one-to-one expert business nailed, it’s nigh on impossible to have a one-to-many strategy that doesn’t require huge amounts of time, money and effort with more to manage.

This is why I teach the consultancy coaching business model to my own clients – success coaching works!

You build right, you build fast and you get all the pieces in place you need to leverage and sustain a business long term.

What would you REALLY like to be able to ask someone that ….

– already has a successful one-to-one consulting and coaching business that delivers results to her clients

– understands really well how to align your inner core purpose, existing values & expertise with helping others

– understands that people are tired of yet another info product, tool, course or membership programmes (and some don’t even open, start or finish these!)

– that they crave quality, authenticity, integrity you get from a personal connection & results-driven coaching service;

– knows how to market your business *magnetically* (including online & offline) regardless of having a ‘big list’

– is making a tonne of money doing it herself and willing to share her inside edge strategies with you for more profits in your business.

Working with a mentor is so important.

I’ve personally been working with Kristin at KSM International to streamline my own consultancy coaching business model.

Whether your relatively new in business, have struggled for years or are already have some success and want more, leave me a comment, I’d LOVE to share what I know in my book rather than have you all try to figure this all out on your own.

What do you currently need to help you establish a strong consulting coaching business model?

 

Visalus income opportunity ukHere’s some REAL revenue data about the Visalus Income Opportunity UK that you won’t find in any press release.

The massive growth of Visalus and Body By Vi Challenge business model to date has been due entirely to focusing aggressively on getting results for the customer – I love that!

The number of customers per promoter is UP 22%, which means every active promoters gets 22% growth in their customer acquisition – surely that tells you about demand and market responsiveness. (Hint: yes, it sure does!)

Here’s the DATA about the Visalus’s business growth, showing the power of the Visalus business opportunity UK and how to sky rocket your Body By Vi revenue per active promoter.

The business growth measurements show the new business model is set to repeat the previous massive growth!

With success coaching and marketing support for all my team members in Visalus income opportunity UK  you can ride the wave as part of this historical moment in the company.

If you want to know when is the time to strike, to learn about business growth curves, here’s what happens next, here comes the second run … let’s kick this out of the ball park whilst helping people here.

Watch this short video as Visalus co-founder Nick Sarnicola explains this business cycles phenomenon – you’re either going to watch us, doubt us, or join us for explosive  UK growth:-)

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Being a professional development coach, I have such an appetite for success habits!

success habits stephen covey 8th habitI’ve recently been reading Stephen Covey’s 8th Habit of Highly Successful People and I found it to be a great paradigm to help people to focus on their main emotional-driven goals.I’ve blogged about this before as part of cool prospecting techniques, in terms  of connecting with the emotional end benefits of your target market.

Covey divides up the nature of human beings into four dimensions: BODY, MIND, HEART & SPIRIT

Put another way, there are four Ls you can develop goals and success habits around, whether it’s for your business or your life.

  • to live (survive/thrive in the world)

  • to learn (grow, develop ourselves)

  • to love (connect & nurture through relationships with others)

  • to leave a legacy (meaning & contribution)

If you are struggling to earn what you are worth, you may find it useful to build up a personal profile of these emotional end benefits, to identify and release your true nature and special gifts, then put these success habits to work to manifest your wildest dreams.

If you want to take developing success habits to a professional level, I highly recommend taking a personal challenge, a self-awareness adventure, a fitness and health check. I’ve been using personal development with my coaching students for over a year now, but it starts with getting your body in shape, then your mindset shifts up a few gears!

Click below for more details and to order.

Elevate Yourself through The Challenge

Foundation to Developing Success Habits

 

best company to succeed with a home businessTo  succeed with a home business, you need to go beyond what everyone else is doing.

There is a movement happening in North America and it’s coming to the UK. A record breaking successful US-based company is launching in the UK and it’s going to be huge.

This is a great business opportunity for people who don’t do business opportunities (or have become jaded with the whole network marketing industry and I hear you on that!)

This one is for the masses, and is a model that allows anyone to succeed with a home business. It’s driven by common sense – it provides the challenge we need, the drive we miss and the results we desire.

I’m fired up about this, because it’s going to help so many people in so many ways. Being invited to create the leadership foundations for this company in Europe, I just returned from an incredible UK influencer summit.

This is big – I was excited to say the least. But what’s interesting about this opportunity is not that I get in early, and have a few months ahead of the herd, but that I get in and get going.

In traditional network marketing (MLM),

it’s only about 3% who are ever going to get involved.

The other 97% think the 3% are all mad!

But when I meet a person who is fed up with their life, because they hate their job, hate their pay check, hate their boss, hate the commute (add your own) – well, you do have to ask yourself a serious question:

What will it take for me to change it?

And the answer is that it takes a single decision. To do it.

You’re either serious or you’re not. You’re either in or you’re out. You have to show up. You have to go for it.

To succeed with a home business, it will take focus and energy, probably all you’ve got, not 50% not 90%.

You don’t have incredible success with anything by not giving it 100%. As all great mentors of mine have reminded me on occasion, you’re either playing full on or you’re making excuses.

If you want to succeed in a home business, you need to go beyond what everyone else is doing. You also need to make a decision and go for it full on. Learn more by filling out the form below.

If you want to succeed with a home business – it’s simple – start, show up, commit, work hard, enjoy the fruits of your labour.

 

boost your business with positive body image marketingDid you know you can boost your business using a more positive body image?

Positive body image marketing is a growing trend among advertisers and marketers alike, because the successful ones know the importance to boost your business brand and turnover.

People prefer to buy from positive people who look like they are fit, healthy and enjoying life.

It’s less about how ‘beautiful’ you are and more about how you present the emotional benefits your target audience is looking for.

This is something I’ve blogged about in the past, talking about Cool Prospecting Techniques to boost your business.

If you can align how you project your image with your business products or services, it is likely to have big impact on your bottom line.

Attracting marketing has always been the mainstay of my business strategy, particularly in network marketing side of what I do.

But I also teach that same personal branding to local businesses, because body image is very important in most industries for customer acquisition and customer retention.

You have to invest a little time to re-frame your overall image, and body image is a big part of that if you want to boost your business.

I suggest you give yourself a challenge – take a look at what you are sending out to your clients both face to face, walk-through customers and online in your pictures, banners and narratives.

Click here to boost your business with my free Business Health Check & THRIVE Survey

 

best personal development courses

What if working with the best personal development courses makes ALL the difference in your home business?

Would you invest in yourzself that way?

Are you a home business owner aspiring for massive success, just starting out or struggling to get into gear? Well, either way, I totally recommend you experience the power of personal development – I blogged about this several months ago.

My top recommended course is the Elevate program, now part of my primary business – REWW – and one of the best personal development courses I’ve ever had the fortune to buy and implement.

I’ve been working with Elevate for over a year now and seen big results with so many individuals. It’s an easy to follow, interactive, self-improvement product (audio & work book) promoting activities for reflection and practice.

In my experience, it is one of the best personal development courses, because I know of no other single program that has had such TANGIBLE results for people.

Shifting your thinking and mindset can be one of the greatest life changers, because with the personal awareness you gain, you will go on to achieve incredible success and take opportunities with confidence and commitment.

But you need to commit to it, work through it and implement the techniques. I remember a little joke where there’s a guy walking round with his cello a bit lost and asks for directions – “Do you know how to get to Carnegie Hall?” and the old man smiles and answers “Practice, practice, practice!

If you would like to learn more about Elevate, click here.

Best Personal Development Courses

REWW start making money online live webinar

Marketing lies at the heart of any successful business, especially making money online. Do you want to succeed and thrive?

Marketing does the job of pumping the lifeblood of the business around! As the saying goes “show me a business that isn’t marketing, and I’ll show you a business that is dying”.

Likewise, show me a business that doesn’t have a web presence and I’ll show you a business that is missing out making money online.

Our live webinar will show you the know-how to making money online and an opportunity to implement the process straight away.

In essence, there are three mutually-reinforcing ways you can get your marketing pumping to make money online:

  1. advertising
  2. networking
  3. publishing

And the big cohering idea, in my experience, has always been your ‘BRAND‘.

To make money online – serious money, I mean, not just a few hundred a week or even a couple of thousand a month – you need to create an attractive brand or character for you and/or your business then develop a solid online presence. (This can quickly spill over to offline activities as you become “slightly famous”!)

Think Virgin/Richard Branson, or in my case The Merry Marketer/aka Jay Allyson Dempster.

Your brand image sets the tone for your business’s “web presence“.

That image should permeate everything you do, say & write, constantly drawing in the ‘right’ people – your target audience – and building huge numbers of raving fans and customers who love what you stand for, what you do and what you sell.

Once you have this clear and consistent focus for why you’re IN business, making money online becomes a matter of having a “marketing system” to promote it – combining some pump priming with paid advertising backed up with free/low cost marketing via word-of-mouth, social media, content publishing etc.

There are two core learning curves in any marketing system:

(1) learn how to generate leads and

(2) get good at converting those leads into lasting customers.

Nowadays, there are a plethora of online tools to help you not only automate your business and make efficiency savings, but also to integrate these marketing methods to support effective relationship building with your customers and potential customers.

However, what I find is know-how only takes you so far – you need to understand how to sequence and fit these activities together.

My recommendation is to avoid years of trial and error that wastes your time, money and will power in making money online marketing. It’s not as easy as some sales letters will have you believe. But there are some principles and processes that definitely have proven to be effective every time.

Here’s a brand new membership product for making money online called IMPACT from my REWW team of top marketers that covers the latest techniques and strategies and quickly apply them within their business within the same month.

“IMPACT is all about showing you how you can quickly begin marketing yourself and ANY business ONLINE – Join me and start making money online NOW.”

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