Uckfield based business consultant and mentor Chris Dowling is offering local businesses a free health check to review their situation and plan for the future.
Confidential discussions can include current strategy, development plans and marketing. For example, what is being done through a website, social media, and off-line marketing?
The financial position of the business can also be included, checking on prices, costs, and purchasing – is the business profitable and financially ok? What are the challenges, opportunities, and the owner’s ambitions?
Chris is an experienced businessman who has run his own business all his working life. He says: “We all know these are difficult times for businesses and more uncertain times lie ahead. As a sounding board and critical friend, I can give a different perspective to issues being faced by a business and its owner – I can help them plan for success.”
He works with a range of people at different stages with their businesses – people thinking about starting up; young businesses in their first or second year where owners need support and reassurance as they progress and those which are already established and trading and scaling up, wanting to grow and expand.
Chris’s clients are small and medium enterprises, family businesses, micro businesses, and one man bands, all typical of those on business parks in Uckfield and others working from small offices and farm conversions in the area.
Some are home based as they start up and look to grow and expand.
Chris works with businesses in different sectors: construction, education, engineering, professionals, therapists and trades – all with similar challenges, opportunities, and worries.
And it’s not just local businesses Chris works with. He uses Zoom to hold online meetings with clients around the UK – places such Norwich, Basingstoke, Birmingham, Winchester and London.
Chris adds: “All the businesses I work with want to review how they are doing and plan for the future by seeking support to make the important changes which enable them to move forward and be successful.”
To book a free-of-charge HEALTHCHECK for your business, please contact Chris Dowling on 01825 701332 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Chris is a director of the Association of Business Mentors (ABM), the trade body for professional business mentors in the UK. It sets the standard for professional business mentoring in the UK; all its members are current or former business owners with many years of business experience.