What’s Next For Your Business?

fp russellHave you have successfully started your own company, proven to your friends, family and the bank that it is a viable business, won some loyal and happy customers or clients and maybe even started to make a small profit. Congratulations! (It is said that most new businesses fail within the first few years, so yours is already a success story.)

What’s next? Do you want to stay small with a lifestyle business or keep growing your business, expanding into new markets and territories, increasing sales and profits and building a business that you can sell in the future?

If you want to keep growing your business to £10m and beyond, then you will need to move on from the startup phase - where most major business functions are performed by you, or small team around you - into Scale Up mode, exploiting all of the growth opportunities within your business, plus implementing new systems to make your operations more efficient and reliable.

And yes: scaling up your business will require you to change your mind set and transition from being a hands-on entrepreneur to CEO, providing strategic leadership and empowering your teams to achieve success.

Here are some of the results my clients have achieved:

  • Sales growth of 41% year on year, with minimal extra marketing costs

  • Increased confidence in business and financial matters

  • Broke the record for monthly sales in month 5…and then broke it again in month 7

  • Took two weeks off for the first time since setting up the business

  • Increased prices by nearly 20%, with no complaints

  • Introduced new services that were profitable within months

  • Development of their brand within local markets

  • Improved cash flow and less reliance on overdrafts

  • Staff more involved in the success of the business

  • Take more time off to enjoy with their family

To find out how you can achieve this type of success in your business download my free business growth manual below, or book and “Business Breakthrough” strategy session here.


Scale Up Your Business With The Seven Keys Formula

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“Russell breathes fresh air and ideas into business development. He talks in plain language that everyone can understand and doesn’t over complicate the issue. He has a great ability at seeing the problems and has inspired me to try new methods and they are definitely paying off. His influence has helped us achieve 30% growth during our last year and I would highly recommended him.”

Ian Skinner, MD, The Diverse Cleaning Company South Ltd.


“I cannot recommend Russell highly enough. I realised that I wanted to grow and expand but did not really know how to go about it. Russell helped me to understand and identify my target market and to set up guidelines for marketing in social media and is still giving me continued support. With his help and support I am now much less intimidated by the idea of expanding my business.”

Elfrieda Dickinson, Owner, The Studio


“Over the last year, Russell has helped us with business development strategies, including joint ventures and franchising. Russell is like the third partner in our business. While my co-director and I concentrate on the areas of the business that we are good at, Russell provides us with expert, timely advice on various aspects of running the business. I would highly recommend his services.”

Trevor Millar, Founder,


“Russell is an inspiring business mentor with an aptitude for understanding clients which makes him stand out from other mentors. He draws on topical examples to highlight key points making things come to life. His matter of fact approach encourages you to think things through and develop new strategies. My business has benefited immensely from our time together.”

Robert Briggs, Director,Crimson Crab


“Russell has guided me in creating a Marketing Plan for my business and his methodical and organised approach has helped to focus my strategy. Russell delivers calmly and with patience, and practises what he preaches.”

Catherine Roberts, Lucreative Business Services


“Russell provides valuable business advice and keeps me focussed. Revenue has increased 36% since we started working together and I always leave our meetings energised and confident about the future of my practice.”

Grace Haine, Grace Haine Eyecare