Jan Ibbott

Business Development Consultant

Biography

I am a Business Adviser and Strategist.

I work with women in business, to develop and grow their businesses. Good planning can ensure that their business will survive and thrive. 85% of my clients are new start up businesses (under 3 years old) but I also advise and mentor established businesses with their ongoing strategy for growth and business development.

I work on an individual basis with the business owner, to understand their current challenges and advise the best way to push their business forward.

I can advise from the pre-start up phase when the business is just an idea or dream or when it has already been set up. At this stage I can assess if there have been any steps that have been missed in the 'set up' process or help refine the business model. I can advise how best to create a strategy for growth.

I offer practical business advice and solutions to my clients. If needed, I can 'sign post' them to other businesses, who can also support and help them, such as a branding specialists, brand identity and development, marketing strategist, digital marketing, PR, Accountants, Lawyers and much more. I have a very good tried and trusted network of businesses, ready to refer to.

Successful business owners understand the importance of working closely with a business adviser or business mentor. It is an important investment needed to move a business forward and to stay on track, on brand and within strategy. A ‘sounding board’ helps to consolidate or clarify any new ideas or aspirations.

I offer two services, a Hot Seat session or a half day Business Strategy session. A Hot Seat is a one hour session, that can deal with a specific business challenge.

If a more intensive session is needed then a half day Business Strategy session is best. It can be used for a growing business, a way to re-ignite any lost passion for the business or a overall business health check particularly for more established businesses who may be stuck in a rut. It is also a great way to maintain focus and direction and keep the business growth on track.

During the strategy session we discuss the business vision, the exit strategy, business model and much more. The session results in a bespoke business strategy and plan of action. I do not work in a prescriptive way and one size, definitely, does not fit all!

I love working with women of all ages, all levels of business experience but above all, women who love business! Some business owners do not have the knowledge, skills or experience to go it alone.

For more information please contact me.

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