Timing is key!

 

Timing is key.

 

Use timing to your advantage, for both buying and selling.

 

For example, you don’t want to wait until the last delivery dates, Sun 18 – Tue 22 Dec to order something online for Christmas.

 

However in business, if you are wondering how to promote yourself in December?

 

Try giving your customers a call, rather than send them a Christmas Card.

 

Some businesses aren’t busy in December and they might be up for a chat – a great way to promote yourself.

Or call someone new?

 

All the best, Jenny

 

 


Budget from a Self-Employed Perspective

Welcome to a short POSITIVE round up of the main Budget of the year, from a Self-Employed perspective.

The short answer is there is not a lot of change that is going to happen today, in terms of business.

The very exciting news, is the Chancellor talked about innovation and technology and how he wants to support the businesses of this country. Which is always good to hear.

He was aiming at high growth, as he is trying to improve the productivity of UK, which is a bit flat-lining at the moment.

If you’re planning to grow your business, now is a fantastic time to do it.

A couple of technicalities! If you pay business rates or capital gains, then it is worth checking out the small print next week, when the journalists and accountants have had a chance to go through it.

For the rest of us, if you have a van your fine. If you have a diesel car, then they are increasing the duty slightly. Fuel duty overall is staying the same.

So it is quite an exciting time for the future.

There is nothing detrimental in the budget for the self-employed, which is really great news.

To increase productivity, I am going to sign up for fibre-optic broadband, which is now available in my local area.

If you liked this explanation and would like more explanations of money.

Please go to iexplainmoney.co.uk

All the best, Jenny

 

 


Intuition versus Logic in Business?

Intuition versus Logic in Business?

If you want to be wildly successful, in the business of your dreams, you do actually need both.

 

Intuition is creativity, inspiration, passion.  It all sounds very exciting.

 

Logic is work-ability and day to day practicality.  It ensures you make money.

 

Not so exciting for many people!

 

In fact, we tend to go one way of the other.

 

If you do want to be wildly successful,

then focus your time and money on both intuition and logic.

 

For support, contact me, Jenny@jennybracelin.co.uk

 

Thank you, Jenny

 

 


Why Isn’t My Business Working? This Time It Is Personal!

Why isn’t my business working?  This time it is personal!

 

For the last few years, I have been testing ideas.  Nothing has quite taken off.

 

Which is incredibly embarrassing as a business adviser.

Even more so, as I knew what wasn’t working, just couldn’t seem to fix it.

I set myself a deadline.  When that passed, I knew I had to take drastic action.

 

I re-did my money coaching on myself, with the help of a friend.

 

It has been more than 20 years since I created it and a lot has changed in my life.

 

The biggest change, is I am now happily married.

 

What I discovered, is I thought I couldn’t be happily married AND very successful in business.  Which obviously isn’t true.

 

Does explain why I kept sabotaging my business – I didn’t want my relationship to end.

So I created a new belief.

I was hoping to be one of those people, where everything spontaneously starts working and the money rolls in.

 

What actually happened.  With my new attitude, I did things differently and found solutions to long standing problems with my business.

 

I also got my confidence back and lots more clients.

 

I am sharing this video, as I think it is important to share the lows as well as the highs in business.

 

And to thank all the people who have supported me on this journey.

Thank You, Jenny

 

 

 


4. How to Be Your Own Business Adviser – Key Info

 

4. How to Be Your Own Business Adviser – Key Info

 

Every business has key pieces of information that are really useful to know.

Yes, monitoring your money in and money out is useful.

 

But today I am talking about something that is not money orientated!

 

It is usually comes under promotion.

 

For example, how many times you have engaged with people?

Giving talks, posted in social media or invited them to buy?

 

Whatever it is, to get out there and engage with people, to keep the customers coming in.

 

Monitoring and making sure you keep doing it, ensures that the customers keep flowing to your business.

 

What is your most reliable method of finding customers?
It could be as simple as handing out a number of business cards!

 

Thank you very much for watching.

My name is Jenny Bracelin and I am a business adviser and money coach.

 

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1. How to Be Your Own Business Adviser – About You

1. How to Be Your Own Business Adviser – About You.

 

Business Advisers tend to look at the whole of your business.

They look at what solutions they can find to improve.

Personally, I tend to focus on you, your customers and the money. I find those make the most difference.

 

Today, I am looking at YOU.

Specifically, what is working in your business.

 

So that fact your are in business, that’s great.

You have set up in business, you have a price, got some customers.

Maybe you have a website, been doing social media or perhaps  got yourself organised?

All the things you have had to learn, in order to run your business.

 

Make a list and acknowledge yourself.

Celebrate how far you have come in business.

 

I always think starting with the positive is the way to go.

 

My name is Jenny Bracelin and I am a business adviser and money coach.

 

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Thank you for watching.

Jenny

 

 

 


What Do I Need to Do at the End of the Month?

 

What to do at the end of the month?

 

People spend hours worrying about money. It really isn’t necessary.

The first thing to do is to get reality.

 

To find out what is actually happening and that is what we are talking about today.

 

The first thing:

Add up all the money that has come into your business.  All the money in.

The second thing:

Add up all the money out from your business. All the costs.

Yes the third thing:

Take away the money out from the money in, so you are left with the difference.

Hopefully it is profit.

If it is not, don’t panic, at least you know the figures and you are out of denial.

 

Otherwise you are just loitering in denial and suffering!

 

Working out your figures, is the first step.

 

Then if you want to be a bit more sophisticated.

 

  1. Ask yourself what worked this month? What brought the money in?
  2. Or what didn’t work, what did I spend money on, that was more costly than I thought?
  3. You can then decide what you are going to do differently next month.

 

Also the perfect time to make sure everyone has paid you and you have paid all your bills.

 

Plus can you cover your bills for next month?

 

So it is quite simple and usually takes less than an hour.

 

It doesn’t matter whether you are doing it on a calculator and the back of an envelope or you have a sophisticated accounts system.

 

I don’t really mind as long as you know those 3 figures.

 

Your money in, your money out and the difference.

 

That’s it for this month, at the end of the month, enjoy.

For help with simple bookkeeping

 

All the best, Jenny

 

 


Money Goals that Motivate

 

Money goals that motivate and bring clarity to your situation.

So in our house, if we achieve our money goals plus a little bit extra, then we get a take-away, otherwise we have to cook.

Take-aways might not be your reward but actually giving yourself free or low cost rewards on a regular basis is extremely motivating.

 

If you work for yourself and don’t have a boss, then no one else is going to give them to you.

You need to do them for yourself.

So today we are talking about goal setting and whether you call it dreams, promises, targets, whatever, it doesn’t really matter.

What we are talking about today, is setting a simple weekly goal.

 

A simple weekly goal that is achievable, possible but just a little bit of stretch.

Just a little bit of stretch so you can achieve it.

 

For example

  • If you are just starting up setting the amount of a client, the monetary amount of one client a week is probably enough.
  • Or if you sell products and you are selling 10 a week, make it 12.
  • Often it is about consistency and achieving that money target, week in week out.  When you do you get that little reward.

 

So why do it that way?

 

I know that you might think, I can set that target but that’s not enough.  Actually you need to start somewhere.

Starting now with a weekly target builds that money goal achieving muscle.

Plus it puts you in a really positive frame of mind and when you are feeling positive about money, that makes a huge difference.

You can change it in the future if you want, well you hopefully you will once you go through those targets.

 

Think about it on a Friday night, or Friday you are thinking, oh I haven’t quite reached my goal.

 

It can be quite fun thinking how am I going to reach my goal?  Then the satisfaction of achieving it or looking at why not?

 

Or if you have had a really good week, having the afternoon off and enjoying yourself.

 

So if you would like to talk about setting your money goal, you can book an appointment with me for a 121 consultation either via Facebook or my website

Thank you for watching.

 


Connecting with your Customers

 

A bit of a scrabble today!

As you can probably hear, I am not at home, I am at the WiRE Conference in Newport, Shropshire.

 

I have my lovely stand here and you can probably see people behind me on their way out.

I have balanced my phone on a water cooler (and a lady just grabbed a drink and the whole thing wobbled!)

 

I just wanted to say, that today is about getting out and meeting people.

Because when you explain what you do to 130 people, you get it much clearer.

Also you are just amazed who you meet, I met someone and we are going to meet up and have a coffee to talk about collaborating, plus I learnt such a lot too, the speakers were excellent at always.

 

Don’t get stuck behind your computer. Get out and meet people, just every now and then.

 

Try and make it something that;

  1. You enjoy
  2. Your potential customers are here, because then you might get business too.

 

Thanks very much, see you next week.


Are You Missing the Obvious?

Are you missing the obvious?

 

It can be hard to see ourselves.

Sometimes we struggle on, doing what we think we ‘should’ do, rather than actually what we want to do.

This is often obvious to everyone else but ourselves.

 

I had a client,

let’s call him Dave, he was a massage therapist.

He was kind caring and compassionate, wonderful strengths in a massage therapist.

 

He also had a lot of tattoos on his head, face, neck and forearms, not necessarily a problem, except for they were very, very scary and dark.

He felt that was a weakness, when he had gone round the local beauty salons trying to get work.

There was nothing he could do about it because he had so many and also because he felt they were part of him and part of his journey through life.

 

So I said to him

“Why did you start your business?”

He said

“Because I had a massage in prison, which really helped me overcome my addictions.  What I really want to do is work in prisons.”

 

I thought, yes actually, that is obvious, you would work very well in prisons.

Your scary tattoos would actually be a strength, as opposed to a weakness.

Yet he hadn’t done so because he just felt he needed some experience in beauty salons first!

 

Once I said no, just go for the prisons.

He did and got work in the local prisons and I am sure he made a huge difference to the inmates there.

 

So what are you missing that is obvious, perhaps to everyone else, but not yet to yourself?

 

Thank you for watching.