Type of business
Professional family historians and intestacy researchers ('heir hunters’), Calne, Wiltshire.
Background

Surrounding yourself with the right people is vital to running a successful business, especially if you’re starting out on your own or with a small team.

Many entrepreneurs and businesspeople don’t like to admit they can’t do everything and can be reluctant to find the right talent t...

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Type of business
Business standards consultants, Stoke-on-Trent.
Background

Almost all small business owners are guilty of prioritising doing what they love – the reason they got into business in the first place – over admin and promotion.

This is not the case for Jo and Wayne Pearce, co-founders of Eaglet Business Systems Ltd, who found that changing ...

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Type of business
HR Consultants, Wolverhampton, Sandwell, Halesowen and Birmingham Central & South.
Background

In recent years, there has been rapid growth in the number of people starting their own business.

In the UK, self-employed workers account for 15% of the working population. With countless online platforms, support and franchise opportunities to help people become their own boss, there has...

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Type of business
Virtual assistant company, Wolverhampton.
Background

Most business owners cannot pinpoint the exact moment things took a turn for the better.

This is not the case for Michele at I’m Your PA; she can recall the precise moment her business (and life) completely changed.

I’m Your PA is a virtual assistant organisation led by ...

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Type of business
IT Company based in Hockley, Jewellery Quarter.
Background

Lack of finance, low monthly turnover and the company about to fold.

When we met with this company in October, their typical monthly income was just £1,600.The business had been operating since January but resources were low, all three directors were desperate about their personal finance...

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Type of business
An English language school in Worcester.
Background

Originally a ‘kitchen table’ business, this language school had operated for 14 years providing English language tutoring to foreign students.

Business had stalled and the owners, a husband and wife partnership, were unable to progress it despite trying numerous ways. Having analysed t...

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Type of business
Book keeper providing bookeeping, PAYE and accounting services to SME’s.
Background

When we started, turnover had dropped to around £800 per month and she was uncertain how to grow beyond her 2 remaining large clients and a string of very small ones.

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Type of business
Young design agency
Background

There were two partners in the business working part-time producing designs of websites, flyers, brochures, etc. One business owner had recently began working full-time in the business while the other retained full-time employment.

We established a goal with the full-time partner to get th...

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Type of business
Leisure and entertainment business
Background

There were two partners in the business working full-time as close up magicians and illusionists as well as specialising in children’s entertainment.

The two partners had recently joined forces having previously worked for themselves and had been operating for six months.

We start...

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Type of business
Well established family retail business
Background

The original business owner retired a number of years ago. A general manager was put in place to run the business. Due to recession the business deteriorated dramatically and the general manager failed to respond effectively. The business owner asked his daughter to take over the running of the b...

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