Business growth wisdom and insights from a 7 figure business owner

Recently I had a wonderful few days in the Algarve meeting up with clients from the UK. It was so brilliant to see them again!

Angela from Chemiteq Ltd visited after one of her most successful yet very stressful few years. Being a business owner is hard and challenging, isn’t it?

I met Angela in 2011, wow 12 years ago, when she attended my Sales Training Workshop and had brilliant results. You may remember me sharing how she built her business to 7 figures incorporating my proven and repeatable sales strategy, and she features in my book!

We have kept in touch over the years, and during the lockdown, there were so many new challenges to deal with, so we worked together again to totally redesign her schedule to give her more time for herself before she burnt out. And I’m pleased to say it worked really well and she’s still using her new way of working two years on!

Angela has been able to restructure her business and lifestyle, spend time with her elderly parents, and have time for herself.

And Anglea is now in the process of handing over her business to her son, so is in a very exciting phase on her entrepreneurial journey.

I asked Angela these 3 Questions to share her business wisdom with you today:

⒈ What advice do you wish you had known when you first started out in business?

“How difficult it would be in the early years and how much knowledge you have to gain very quickly. You need to get clear on your goals and learn to say no! And how surrounding yourself with a good positive network is so important for your sanity and business growth.”

What was the biggest challenge you faced while building your business to seven figures, and how did you overcome it?

“The biggest challenge was “how are we going to meet the customer needs”. We were a small team. We called on several of our contacts to help us which worked very well and helped us to achieve our goals. And we enlisted the services of a legal body to draw up contracts in order to preserve our IP.”

⒊ What advice or lessons have you learned throughout this process that you can share with other business owners who may be considering passing on their business to the next generation?

“Build up a good team with people you can trust. Share your knowledge with the team and invest in their training and well-being, they are your greatest assets. Introduce them to your customers and gradually hand over accounts. And, enjoy some me-time!”

Thank you, Angela, for your words of wisdom, an inspiring and apt story I thought for King Charles’ coronation weekend, as Angela hands over the reins to her son, instead of the Reigns!

With all this exciting news we had a wonderful lunch together in Vilamoura Marina to celebrate!

It was so lovely to see Angela again and show her the beauty of the Algarve.

Are you looking to restructure your schedule to gain time for yourself? Do you need clarity on how to build your business, or redefine your next phase? What would that look like to you?

If you’d like to arrange to come to sunny Portugal to work, rest and play, please get in touch! I’d love to welcome you to this beautiful part of the world while working on your business, setting new and exciting goals, and getting some well-deserved rest and time to reset.

Have a look at my proven coaching program Business Transformation in Portugal, and see how it can work for you.

It’s a beautiful time of the year to visit the Algarve with sunny blue skies, fresh tasty food, award-winning beaches, coastal walks, and clarity awaits you!

Let’s have a chat if you’d like to explore this option to work with me.

What’s on your mind? I’d love to hear from you!

Contact me today and let’s set up a (no obligation) chat or a Zoom meeting to tell me your plans and ideas. And let’s see how we can make it happen. My specialty!

To your success and happiness,

Jo James

P.S. If you have a question about your business growth plans or events please email me or WhatsApp me: +447968 016585

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