Jan Ibbott

Business Development Consultant

Biography

I am a Business Adviser and Strategist.

I work with women in business, to develop and grow their business. 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 too, 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 the business forward.

I can advise from the pre-start up phase (when the business is just an idea) or when it has already been set up. I can assess if there have been any critical steps that have been missed in the set up process and advise how best to create a strategy for growth.

I offer practical business solutions to my clients. Wherever needed, I can 'sign post' them to other businesses, who can help them, such as a branding strategist, brand development and design, marketing strategist, marketing/PR and much more. I have a very good trusted network of businesses ready to refer to.

As an experienced brand creator, I can advise business owners how to create a brand which presents itself as both professional and cohesive.

Successful business owners understand the importance of working closely with a business adviser or business mentor. This is often an important investment needed to move a business forward, working together, to stay on track. Having a respected ‘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 or if more of an overview is needed, a Business Strategy session is best, for growing a business, developing a business or a way to re-ignite any lost passion for the business. It is also a great way to maintain focus and direction and be sure to keep the business growth on track, and minimise any periphial distractions.

The Business Strategy sessions are intensive and focused. We discuss the vision, the exit strategy and find a way to join the dots to achieve it, resulting in a bespoke business strategy plan of action.

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

For more information visit my website www.businessbuddy.me.uk