Small Business Support Packages

Every business, and every business owner is different.  That's why I always tailor the support I give to my clients based on their needs.  That said, if you're reading this it's because you want a better understanding of how I could perhaps help you and your business....and of what I charge for my services too of course.

Below you'll find details of some 'standard' packages.  Although I have listed the main elements of what I offer, this is the minimum that a client will recieve.  As much as possible I help my clients in any way I can. 

In addition to the support packages below, I have also provided lots of advice articles and features and tips in my advice blog.  I also regularly put additional advice and tips on my Facebook page.

If you'd like to hear what some of my previous clients have thought of working with me, don't hesitate to check out my testimonials page.

The Free Consultation

I start all new client relationships with a free, no strings consultation.  These take about 45 minutes to an hour and are an opportunity for me to get to know you, and your business.  We'll go through your background and that of the business, where you've got to, where you want it to go to and any issues you've been facing.

I'll give you some initial advice and things you could be doing.  These consults are also a way for me to establish if your business idea is solid and if you have a genuine need for my help - or some simple advice will be enough.

I don't ever use these consults to sell my services to you (I generally have a waiting list of clients so fortunately don't need to).  After the consult I will email you a report that summarises our discussion, gives you some additional advice and an action plan.  If I feel I could potentially help you further then at the bottom I will also include a brief proposal.  After that it's entirely up to you whether you'd like to speak to me again.

 

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The 6 Month Business Start-up Package

This package is ideal if you haven't yet started your business, or if your business is less than 6 months old or hasn't really got started yet.

Included in this package:

  • Detailed consultation to get to know you and your plans in more detail, and to discuss the various options on where we could take the business in the short and long term.  We will establish a plan for what needs to be done and when. We’ll agree some immediate tasks to be getting on with.
  • I will put together your profit and loss document and we’ll look at all the options for the  direction of the business to ensure the maximum amount of profit can be realised from the business.
  • I will help you to put a structure in place for your week to ensure you keep a work/life balance.
  • I will put together a thorough business strategy and action plan for the coming months and will then help you to carry it out.  
  • If you decide you want to apply for finance or a grant I will help you through the process.  I will redo the business plan to be suitable for submission for a finance application and help you with all applications and documents.
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  • I will put together a marketing strategy for your business and teach you how to carry it out, review it and keep it going.
  • If you haven't got a logo for your business, I'll design one for you.
  • If you decide you want to advertise your business in a local publication or get any leaflets or posters printed I will design them for you as well as design any business cards or other marketing collateral you may need. (any printing costs will be in addition)
  • I’ll set up a Facebook page for your business - or do a full review/overhaul of the one you have.  I will then teach you how to get the best out of using FB for your type of business and support you in using Facebook ongoingly. I will supply suitable photos and artwork from a stock photos website that I have a membership to.
  • I will help you to get set up on Instagram and will teach you how to get the best from it for your business.
  • If you decide you want to run a Facebook or Google Adwords campaign going forwards I will help you to set it up and run it in a way most appropriate for your business.
  • If you haven't already got a website, I will help you work out what you need for your website and help you to communicate that to any designer you decide to use.  If you have one then I'll review it and advise on any recommended changes.
  • There are certain administrative processes that you need in place for any business including email, email signatures, potentially booking forms and contracts, invoice templates, terms and conditions etc.  I will help you work out what you already have, what could be improved and what you need and support you in getting these in place.
  • I’ll help you to set up your accounts, banking and credit control processes if they’re not already in place.  This will include invoice templates, accounts spreadsheets, potentially merchant banking and credit card facilities.  I’ll help you figure out what you need or what could be improved upon and assist you to get it all set up.  I’ll also teach you how to deal with credit control.  

Most importantly I will be available to you via email, WhatsApp, video conferencing and phone to help with any issues that arise, to review documents, to discuss anything you need, to share good days (and bad!) and to answer any questions you have throughout the 6 month period.  If you are local then we’ll also meet face to face at least once a month (more often if needed).  I’ll help you keep on track…or get you back on track from an organisational & planning point of view.  We’ll set up weekly progress reviews depending on what you need and speak on the phone whenever you need.

Cost of package: £675 (there is the option to pay this in installments with a £300 deposit and 2 monthly payments of £187.50)

 

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The 'Business in a Box' Toolkit

This diy business toolkit is ideal if you're looking to get your business started in the best possible way - but don't feel that you need close support. 

Your 'business in a box' toolkit will be delivered direct to your door and will take you step by step through everything you need to do to get your business off the ground successfully.  It even includes a logo, business cards & stationary all designed just for you.

Cost of toolkit: from £185

 

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The 6 Month Business Re-Launch Package

This package is ideal if you have an existing business and either it isn't doing as well as you'd like it to or you would like to expand but aren't sure how to take the business forward.

Included in this package:

  • Detailed consultation to get to know you and your plans in more detail, and to discuss the various options on where we could take the business in the short and long term.  I'll do a complete review on the history  of the business.  We will establish a plan for what needs to be done and when. We’ll agree some immediate tasks to be getting on with.
  • I will look at the profit and loss over the recent history and put together your profit and loss document and we’ll look at all the options for the  direction of the business to ensure the maximum amount of profit can be realised from the business.
  • We'll review how well you've been balancing your work/life balance and if needed will help you to put a structure in place for your week to ensure you keep a healthy work/life balance in place.
  • I will put together a thorough business strategy and action plan based on the agreed forward plan for the coming months and will then help you to carry it out.  
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  • If you decide you want to apply for finance or a grant I will help you through the process.  I will redo the business plan to be suitable for submission for a finance application and help you with all applications and documents.
  • We will review whatever marketing activity you have undertaken so far, what you feel has worked - or not.  I will advise what type of marketing is likely to work best for your type of business and  will put together a new marketing strategy and teach you how to carry it out, review it and keep it going.
  • If you haven't got a logo for your business,  or you're not happy with the one you've got, I'll design one for you.
  • If you decide you want to advertise your business in a local publication or get any leaflets or posters printed I will design them for you as well as design any business cards or other marketing collateral you may need. (any printing costs will be in addition)
  • I’ll set up a Facebook page for your business - or do a full review/overhaul of the one you have.  I will then teach you how to get the best out of using FB for your type of business and support you in using Facebook ongoingly. I will supply suitable photos and artwork from a stock photos website that I have a membership to.
  • I will help you to get set up on Instagram if you aren't already and it's appropriate for your business type and will teach you how to get the best from it for your business.
  • If you decide you want to run a Facebook or Google Adwords campaign going forwards, and it's appropriate for the business, I will help you to set it up and run it in a way most appropriate for your business.
  • If you haven't already got a website, I will help you work out what you need for your website and help you to communicate that to any designer you decide to use.  If you have one then I'll review it and advise on any recommended changes and help you to get them in place.
  • There are certain administrative processes that you need in place for any business including email, email signatures, potentially booking forms and contracts, invoice templates, terms and conditions etc.  I will help you work out what you already have, what could be improved and what you need and support you in getting these in place.
  • I’ll help you to set up your accounts, banking and credit control processes if they’re not already in place.  This will include invoice templates, accounts spreadsheets, potentially merchant banking and credit card facilities.  I’ll help you figure out what you need or what could be improved upon and assist you to get it all set up.  I’ll also teach you how to deal with credit control.  

Most importantly I will be available to you via email, WhatsApp, video conferencing and phone to help with any issues that arise, to review documents, to discuss anything you need, to share good days (and bad!) and to answer any questions you have throughout the 6 month period.  If you are local then we’ll also meet face to face at least once a month (more often if needed).  I’ll help you keep on track…or get you back on track from an organisational & planning point of view.  We’ll set up weekly progress reviews depending on what you need and speak on the phone whenever you need.

Cost of package: £675 (there is the option to pay this in installments with a £300 deposit and 2 monthly payments of £187.50)

 

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Social Media Management

This service is ideal if you don't have the knowledge and/or time to manage your social media to market your business.

Included:

  • Detailed consultation with me to understand the goals for your business.
  • Set up or overhaul of your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and/or LinkedIn pages.
  • Provision of licenced images for use on your social media as needed.
  • Posts to your social media at least 3 times each week per site including sharing of posts to relevant other sites and groups.
  • Management of messages to your social media.  I will check your messages on your behalf at least twice each day answering messages as I can and updating you on the messages daily.

Cost of package: £75-£120 per month depending on your requirements (minimum 3 months).  Please contact me for a quote.

 

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