The Grown-Up Business

The Grown-Up Business

by Shirley Mansfield


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Most businesses are run by owners who love what they do, only to find it soon becomes a millstone around their neck. Running their business just isn't fun anymore: a chore, not a pleasure; stressful, instead of fun; standing still treading water, instead of growing income and profit. They're desperate to get out of the rut, increase sales to customers, grow profits, reduce their stress levels and get their life back.

The Grown-Up Business is a step-by-step program for business owners to help them build rhythm, consistency and momentum in their company. It introduces the reader to the Grown-Up Business Model, a route map to prosperous and sustainable growth. The chapters describe what needs to be done at each stage of growth. It details the What and Why, shows through case studies and examples the Why, and concludes with detailed, structured and tested How to's.

Too many business owners are overworked, stressed, lost, confused, lonely or just plain exhausted! The Grown-Up Business sets out a clear pathway for them to rediscover the passion, fun and profit within their business, and how to get their life back.

"If you operate a business, buy this book today. Not tomorrow. Today." - Sam Carpenter, author of 'Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less', September, 2014

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781910125588
Publisher: Filament Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 11/03/2014
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Shirley Mansfield is an author, a high growth business coach, trainer and facilitator, and has a formidable reputation for being a master problem solver for businesses.

Shirley understands fully that owning and running a business can be a lonely place, however supportive your family might be. In the same way that sportsmen and women have coaches to help them to perform to the best of their ability, Shirley believes that every business owner should have access to expert business coaching to help them grow.

Shirley has worked in business, for businesses and with businesses for over 30 years; the last 5 as a high growth business coach. She has been a company director, non-executive director, functional director and holds the IOD Certificate in Company Direction, MCIM and ACII qualifications.

During a 20-year career in the City, Shirley worked in financial and professional services, with a number of FTSE 250s in marketing, change, sales, and re-engineering, as a problem solver and solution finder. Shirley also worked in heavy manufacturing, the charity sector and with several family businesses. Now she trains, coaches and mentors business owners who want to make more money, have more time, less stress, and more business success. Since setting up her own coaching practice CoachSME, she has helped businesses of all sizes achieve their true potential by helping them to overcome the obstacles in their path.

In her new book 'The Grown-Up Business' Shirley helps business owners and their companies truly come of age, build on their initial enthusiasm and put down the firm foundations necessary for sustained growth.

Shirley lives in Kent with her husband Steve, and can be found in the garden or on the golf course, where she is still trying to reduce her 16 handicap, when not helping businesses become a Grown-Up Business.

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