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Will It Make The Boat Go Faster?

Karen Griffin - Wednesday, June 19, 2013

You Bet It Did!

What am I talking about?  Business coaching - or mentoring -  is vital, even for businesses celebrating their 8th birthday this year, as we are.

There are so many different coaching companies around, but we decided to join The Entrepreneurs Circle.  Yes, it's Americanised, fills your inbox, blows your brains, and provides that all important kick up the backside, but by doing just one thing differently, we have completely changed our numbers for 2013.

Despite very poor weather, a complete nightmare for us when 40% of our business comes from mobile sign writing, the first 5 months of this year show an increase.  Just because we came up with a simple but very effective marketing seed - planted at a local Entrepreneurs Circle meeting, after a discussion with Steve at Wilson Design Associates. The mini van was born, and we are the Success Story of the month in the June issue of The Entrepreneurs Circle.  All of the June Success Stories - 22 in all - were motivating tales of business innovation and we were humbled to have been chosen as the featured story.

Our target market for mobile sign writing is the local tradesman - and most of our business grows by word of mouth.  We usually ping from one job to another as we tend to attract a small audience in the couple of hours it takes to brighten up a van.  The cold, wet winter had dried this business right up and our normal advertising routes of Google were not proving terribly successful either.

Yet these small vans, placed under the wipers of real 'plain clothes' vans in and around our locality are currently running at a 60% success rate (down from the initial 80% - but still amazing none-the-less).

If you are local to Chichester, Worthing or Brighton, and fancy trying an Entrepreneurs Circle meeting, give me a shout and come along as my guest to a local meeting.  Or join me in Worthing on 23 July at 11.30 am for a high octane presentation on the 18 ways to make your business more successful.  I have a limited number of free tickets so please come as my guest (this event is normally £29.50 plus VAT).

So now we are busy - but busy doing things that make a difference - and it feels good.

I got the vinyls on time and they were great! 
Thank you for your quick work, that was really appreciated!

LC, on receipt of her bespoke vinyl stickers

Thanks Karen, and thanks for organising this for me – I don’t know what I would do without you!

Fontwell Park Racecourse, EN
I have received my print thank you so much for such fast delivery.


AB, on receipt of car decal

Just to let u know that I received the vinyls this morning ok, and they all look really good many thanks.

DE, Perth on his vinyl lettering for a Burger van
Two words :
Banner = fabulous.
Again, thanks for the quick turnaround - very much appreciated.

JT from
Brill thank you so much i love it and thanks for taking the time to get it right for me so cant wait for it to arrive =]  thanks so much Karen
KC, on her new car decal
Thanks so much for the banners - the team were very impressed today!

MA, Whyke United Under 11s
 just wanted to write to say thank you very much for my wheel cover and lettering.  It looks fab!  I am hoping that people will see it around and that I’ll get lots of new customers.
SL, Cambridge Weight Plan
I have it!

That was extremely fast!!  I'm very impressed.

Thank you very much!

TS, Marwicks Brasserie, Bosham on receipt of banner

My dad has put the decal on and it looks great!  Too dark to take a picture now but will send one on soon. Thanks for your great customer service.

WF, on receipt of Hypnoslimmer Car Decal
Goodness knows what your workshop smells like, because these banners have rather an orange-y whiff to them now!
Wilderness Development, on receipt of re-stripped banners
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