It can be really lonely being a sole trader or leading a small business, and that’s where small business coaching can make a big difference.

The small business coaching I offer, I think, is pretty different to what’s available generally. However, I know that the support and advice I offer my clients, when followed, generates real results. This part of the blog is an extension of this – of the way I operate and the things I feel are valuable to you.

Here you’ll find tips linked to running your small business and helping it thrive, and you’ll also be able to read about small businesses who are completely nailing it out there. Many of whom I coach. And I’m very proud to be associated with.

Small business coaching can make a huge difference, however you’re looking to grow your business. Just because you’re master of your own destiny, it doesn’t mean you have to go it alone.

The Business Barn

Hannah Moule (left), Rosie Hopkins – Business Manager (right)

This week’s ‘a few minutes with…’ is special for a few reasons. Not only are we speaking to Hannah Moule, founder of The Business Barn, but I am also delighted to announce that I am working with the company as their digital marketing partner. This means that I will be providing them with content in this area to help support the users of the service. And I am very excited to be involved. It was a huge honour to be asked and I’m very excited to see The Business Barn grow and develop. So, without further ado, over to Hannah…

Who are you?

Hannah Moule

What’s your business called?

The Business Barn

When did it start?

We launched the concept of The Business Barn at the 2017 Farm Business Innovation Show. However, we have officially launched the business this January (2018)

If you could sum your business up in one sentence, what would it be?

An online resource providing inspiration and business advice for diversifying farmers and rural business owners.

Tell us a bit more about your business – what makes you different and what was the idea behind it?

The Business Barn is a website dedicated to providing inspiration and business advice for those looking to diversify their farming enterprise or start a rural business. My background is in rural surveying and I was frequently being asked  where to find specific resources and advice. There is lots of information out there, but there was not one central place to find rural specific information; hence the reason for The Business Barn.

What is your favourite part of the website?

The opportunities section, which is designed to be a platform for the industry to share business opportunities to the benefit of the agricultural and rural sectors.

Who designed your logo? 

In the initial stages, a freelance graphic designer

One thing we might not know about you?

I used to be an auctioneer and have a pet farm tortoise

Favourite podcast?

Rock ‘n’ Roll Farming Podcast

Best business book?

The John Nix Pocketbook

Best advice you’ve ever been given? 

‘Do the job well and the rewards will come.’

Favourite quote

“It’s nice to be important but important to be nice.”

Business Brands you love 

Innocent branding

Who do you admire? 

Beatrix Potter for her determination to buy land and farms with the wealth she built herself

Richard Branson for genuine entrepreneurship

Quick fire questions…..

Dogs or cats? Dogs

Blogs or vlogs? Blogs

Favourite blog/vlog? Deliciously Ella

Tea of coffee? Tea

Sweet or savoury?  Savoury

Where can we find you online? 

Facebook The Business Barn

Twitter @businessbarn_uk

The Business BarnWebsite www.thebusinessbarn.co.uk

social media and marketing trends for 2018For my last Haynet podcast of 2017, Sam asked me about social media and marketing trends for 2018 for equestrian and rural business. This was a fun one to do as it gave me a very good excuse to dig around the internet, to see if other bloggers and experts agreed with my thoughts. And it was very nice to read that they did. Of course, it’s hardly surprising. My personal thoughts and predictions are based on what I’ve seen over the last 12 months. And really that’s all we can do. We don’t know what amazing update Facebook might have planned. Or what Instagram might be plotting. Of course, we can look at the path the platforms have taken and the trends that we’ve seen and make educated guesses based on this. And is that enough? Well yes, I think it is. You see, we can’t predict the future, all we can do is plan the best we can using the information we have. And I hope the social media and marketing trends podcast will do that. For those who have listened and were keen to have my thoughts in written form, here they are. I would LOVE to hear your thoughts too – what do you think we’re going to see more of in the next 12 months? What marketing, social media and PR developments do you think we’ll see? I’d love to know…

Social media and marketing trends for 2018 for equestrian and rural business

The Haynet podcast is aimed at equestrian and rural businesses, and while all of the points below most definitely apply to equestrian and country businesses, I think they’re more generic in nature. Even though our businesses in this sector are niche, the big platforms aren’t. And that’s fine. Actually, it’s more than fine, it’s exciting. When looking at social media, these global platforms allow us to hook up with our niches in different countries and continents. But anyway, my thoughts on social media and marketing trends for 2018 for equestrian and rural business…

  • Digital is going to continue to grow. This is not really a crazy prediction based on everything we’ve seen over the years!
  • There will always be a place for quality magazines, but due to the online competition, only the best will rise. I think we’ll also see more of the great magazines increasing their digital and online reach.
  • Instagram will continue to grow – especially with innovations like Instagram stories, insights for business accounts, ads linked to Facebook, etc.
  • Facebook will continue to evolve, change, improve, annoy people and dominate.
  • Influencer marketing will continue to grow, but I also believe that influencers will become more professional and take their roles more seriously. And I think that those who don’t will have a much more challenging time working with brands.
  • Live Streaming is going to continue to grow. The platforms that support it love it. It’s great for engagement and connection and brings people from all corners of the globe together in one place.
  • Virtual reality and augmented reality. I think we’re going to see this become bigger too, but I don’t think it’ll be mainstream this year…
  • Video. Yep – video is big and exciting now, and I think it’s going to continue to grow. There are so amazing predictions relating to how much video content we are due to consume in the next few years.
  • Silent videos. With the increase in video, we also need to be aware that a lot of videos are enjoyed in silence, so it needs to wow in this way. And this will be more important than ever as video becomes more present on our social media feeds.
  • Shoppable social media. To make it easier for people to buy what they’re seeing.
  • Messenger platforms are going to become more commercial. 
  • Quality content will continue to win. ‘Engagement bait’ is being clamped down on, so real, quality content is the way forward.

However, let’s be honest, would you have predicted that Twitter would have doubled its character limitto 280? I wouldn’t because, to me, Twitter’s concise nature was in its DNA. So what I’m trying to say is that we’re in for an exciting year one way or another. Are you ready?!

Don’t forget to check out the Haynet Podcast where you can listen to the social media and marketing trends for 2018 podcast and a lot more besides.

royal agricultural universityI was incredibly honoured to be asked to give guest lectures at the Royal Agricultural University in November, not once, but twice. As a country and equestrian PR and marketing consultant and business coach, my skillset fitted the needs of two of the courses running. I have to say that I genuinely love teaching and working with people (hence the sidestep from straight equestrian PR and marketing to a mix of this and business coaching over a year ago). The one to one equestrian and small business coaching I do helps me with this enormously, but there’s something about being face to face with a room full of people and chattering away to them.

What was the lecture about?

Both of the lectures at the Royal Agricultural University were about PR, marketing and social media. The second one focused more around where I do most of my work, so I’ll focus on this. This lecture, which was a mix of a group lecture and then working with the individual groups, was all about PR, marketing and social media. In essence, how you get the world to know about your product or service. So right up my street. It’s amazing to see how much things have moved on since I started doing this job actually, and speaking to the students really does confirm this. It’s also amazing to look at what additional opportunities are available now, because of how digital and social the world is. But that’s another story.

Not only did we look at some of the amazing stats surrounding the world of social media (and when you start talking about BILLIONS of users of anything, I think that’s pretty incredible to be honest!), but also at how some of the business ideas have a more mainstream angle too. I think that’s a really important point. A lot of my clients are predominately equestrian or country or canine, but so many have a mainstream connection too. If you’re making accessories for dogs, looking slightly outside true canine is a very good plan, because of the sheer number of homes that have dogs. A piece of jewellery, even if designed with equestrians in mind, can have a much more mainstream place in the hearts of people too. And all of this while maintaining the brand’s core values. Just because you could promote what you do in another area doesn’t necessarily mean you should. And sometimes you should, but it’s part of the long term plan.

What happened in the individual groups?

Getting under the skin of businesses really makes me tick as I start to see exactly what’s going on, the USPs and what opportunities are there. This might mean exploring the story behind why a brand or product was created and how we can translate that into column/web page inches/social media campaigns. It could be where a product is sourced. Or its design. Or where the profits go. It could be the ‘scratch’ the product is trying to ‘itch’. What problem is it solving? What thinking is it tapping into? And how can we make sure that, as a business, we are letting people know about this information? You really don’t score any points for keeping products secret (well, not if they’re ready for sale and you actually want to sell them!). I LOVE this side of things. And speaking to the groups was SO interesting. There was a real mix of business ideas coming through and some superb marketing and promotional ideas. As with all clients, I never dictate. I listen to ideas and learn a huge amount (hopefully adding information and ideas to refine and improve!) as well as throw new ideas in the mix, so it was a really exciting session. Lots of brainstorming, lots of ideas, lots of note taking.

So what happens now?

The last class of students I had the pleasure of working with are creating business plans and presentations for a ‘Dragons’ Day’ later this month, as part of their final year’s studies. I’ve been part of this event for, gosh, I think the last four years, and I absolutely love it. I work with two or three other experts in their field and the students have their business plans and ideas critiqued. There’s always a numbers wizard (accountant!) last year’s was Ed Jenner, and I have sat next to Phil Duff (Phil’s quite impressive… not that I tell him that!) on each panel too. Phil is best known for the Ariat brand in the UK, but he has many more strings to his bow. I’m honoured and excited to be part of this year’s panel too. And I’ll make sure I let you know how it goes after the event.

To find out about last year’s Dragons’ Day, you can have a catch up here!

 

 

Paula Bryan - Blades ServicesAh- a few minutes with IS BACK, and what a great one to kick off 2018! Today, we are spending a few minutes with the lovely Paula Bryan from Blades Services. Paula is a legend and what she doesn’t know about clipping and trimming (for horses and dogs) probably isn’t worth knowing! She’s an innovator, a real leader in this area of her industry and a thoroughly nice person too. So, without further ado, I give you Paula Bryan from Blades Services…

A few minutes with Paula Bryan from Blades Services Ltd…

Who are you? Paula Bryan

What’s your business called? Blades Services Ltd

When did it start? 2015

If you could sum your business up in one sentence, what would it be? Blades Services specialises in the repair and service of clippers, clipper blades and scissors. We are highly experienced in creating new innovative products for our audience to include professional dog groomers, horse owners and vets.

Tell us a bit more about your business – what makes you different and what was the idea behind it?  I have 35 years’ experience within the canine and equine industries. I know how my customer thinks and what products they require to run their business or interest. We try to meet all their expectations with our fast turnaround service and product offering. We work to educate our clients through educational papers and our increasing YouTube channel. One creation that I devised while sitting on the beach is The Clipit Suit. This all in one garment protects those who come into contact with animal hair, and if you clip your horse you will only know what it’s like to be uncomfortable.

Your favourite product? The Clipit Suit

Paula Bryan - Blades ServicesWho designed your logo? My designer, Brett

Which product launched the business? I purchased the sharpening and servicing side of the business from my parents, who ran it as a hobby business in their shed!

One thing we might not know about you: I have in the past ridden for England at Dressage.

Best business book: Selling the Invisible by Harry Beckwith

Best advice you’ve ever been given: Believe in yourself and take a risk

Favourite quote:  Don’t underestimate me. I know more than I say, think more than I speak and notice more than you realise.

Brands you love: Horse Health

Who do you admire? Richard Branson

 

Quick fire questions…..

Dogs or cats? Cats

Blogs or vlogs? Vlogs

Tea of coffee? Coffee

Sweet or savoury? Sweet

 

Where can we find you online?

Facebook @bladesservicesltd

Twitter @blades_services

Instagram @blades_services

Youtube: Search Blades Services

Website www.blades-services.com

every day is a school dayToday’s Wisdom Wednesday post (well, that’s why it was written but you can read it at any time you fancy!) is all about learning. Hence the ‘Every day is a school day’ title. Because it really, really is.

Every day is a school day

Have you heard this phrase before? There are many like it, but in essence ‘every day is a school day’ means that you learn something new every day. And with the speed that technology is advancing and digital opportunities are opening up, I think this phrase is the most relevant it’s ever been. If you ever hear a true guru/expert speak, or watch how they operate, self development is a huge part of their week. And that can take many forms. It might be working with a coach, attending lectures and seminars or taking part in courses. It might be reading and listening to podcasts. Investing in learning doesn’t need to cost a fortune. Far from it. In the amazing digital world that we live in, we have so much access to good, free knowledge, it can cost zero. But what it can deliver. Well, that can be priceless.

Should you invest in your own learning?

Yes. I could end this paragraph here but that would be a bit of a rubbish one, wouldn’t it? Taking time to learn new things and to try and test them is essential if you want to move your business on. I’m not saying you should throw your life savings at it. In all honestly, you don’t need to. Your investment could be time and zero funds if they’re not available to you. Yes, you do have to look a bit harder and up your ‘crap’ filter settings in your head (I can’t be the only one that has this?!), but you can learn and improve what you do for zero cost. Yes. Zero. There’s a wealth of FREE material out there for whatever business you’re in and whatever skill you’re trying to hone. You will need to put in the legwork and find good sources of information. This can be a bit vexing. Because it’s so easy to get yourself a platform online, it means anyone can. And while there are many (many, many) sources of great information online, there are some people I wouldn’t trust to sit on the toilet the right way around. You need to look out for those. But just keep your spider senses on and listen to what they’re telling you and you should be fine.

I’m not saying you shouldn’t pay to learn either – far from it. As someone who takes part in paid for courses, works with a coach and reads a lot of purchased books, I believe in paying to ‘play’ or at least supplementing your free learning with paid for. I also believe that paid for advice and knowledge (when it is from the right person) is usually better because it’s been pre-filtered, tried and tested… but that’s a whole different blog!

How do you learn?

Well, this depends on you. Some people are visual learners, some learn best through listening to things, it’s completely up to you. You need to find the style that suits you and how you learn. And also, make it fit with your life. A friend of mine embraced podcasts and audiobooks in a big way as the time she spent on the road increased, so she could make the best use of this ‘dead’ time. Personally, I often have a podcast on in the background when I’m working on something a little less creative, and I went through a phase of listening to audiobooks when I walked the dog (something I need to start again!). I also LOVE reading, and proper books at that, so I indulge in a little Amazon based retail therapy more than I would like to admit. And video is a big one too, depending on the skill you’re trying to learn. Have a play around and see what works for you.

 

New Year's Resolutions for your equestrian businessDo you set New Year’s Resolutions for yourself? Do you set New Year’s Resolutions for your equestrian business? See, I’m not 100% sold on New Year’s Resolutions. The idea is good. You’re looking to improve yourself in one way or another, leaving the bad bits in the previous year. And I get that. But if you slip up, you can quickly feel deflated. And then you throw in the towel. And then you realise it’s the 2nd January. And you reach for the chocolate and the Prosecco. Am I right? Now, let’s reframe this. What if you switched your New Year’s Resolutions into goals. Would that help? Let me explain my thinking on this…

What’s a New Year’s Resolution and can you set New Year’s Resolutions for your equestrian business?

A New Year’s Resolution is something that usually says you’ll stop or do more of something. Maybe you want to stop eating so much chocolate? Go on a diet? Stop drinking? A lot of people’s New Year’s Resolutions can feel a little negative and a little lacking. So no more chocolate. Less food. No fizz. Yay. All the fun of Christmas and now nothing. Now, I’m not saying you should continue to eat your body weight in chocolate each day, but reframing might help. And one way to reframe would be to goal set. And this could work very well for your equestrian business too…

What’s goal setting?

I recently wrote an article about goal setting for rural and equestrian businesses for NFU’s Countryside Magazine… because as the year draws to a close, it’s a subject that keeps coming up. In truth, we should be regularly goal setting to help keep us on track. A mixture of long term and short term goals, and a plan to help us achieve them, makes it a lot more likely that we will get there (there have been various studies that prove this, have a Google). Another thing I personally like about goal setting is that you’re often looking to add and improve rather than take away. So, thinking of people, maybe a goal would be to get fitter. Thinking of an equestrian business, maybe it’s to launch a new website. But this is not where goal setting ends. Oh no.

So how do you goal set?

People have a lot of different ways of setting goals. Some have whiteboards, some planners, some notebooks… what is a universally acknowledged ‘thing’ is that writing your goals down matters. A lot. But there’s more to it than that. Again, there are a few ways to goal set but I’m going to talk about the SMART way… because it’s simple and makes a whole lot of sense. And it applies to businesses and individuals, as I hope to show in the examples below. So… ready to get SMART?

S stands for Specific. 

So if you say you want to get fitter, be specific. You want to be able to jog 5km or you want to swim a mile, for example. With your equestrian business, if you’re looking to create a new website, that’s quite specific, but if you want to increase turnover, put in a number.

M is for Measurable. 

I think this links well to being specific. If you say you want to increase your turnover by X, you will be able to measure your success against this specific number. Equally, if you want to be able to jog 5km, you’ll know how close you are and can measure your progress because you have that number in mind.

A is for Achievable

Setting goals that are not achievable this round will just leave you feeling really deflated. If you want to increase your turnover by 600%, but you usually increase by 10%, this is going to be one hell of an ask. If you decide you’d like to start jogging, aiming at a marathon is a big ask on the first round… it could be a longer term goal, but short term it could leave you feeling pretty ‘meh’ about things.

R is for Realistic

This can be realistic in many ways. Everyone has pressures and must-dos. If you have children or horses, for example, your time is not always your own, so whereas you might like to train for your 5km goal every day, the chances are that that might not be realistic. And this will leave you feeling horribly deflated too. Same as for your equestrian business. Realistic doesn’t mean you’re not reaching for the stars. It means you’re looking at your available resources and setting achievable goals based on these. This will mean there’s a much greater chance of success too, which will spur you on for more success.

T is for Timely

Have an end date in mind… and this is where long and short terms goals can come in. You might want to be able to jog 5km in three months (let’s say), and from here you can work out your training programme in order to do this. You can measure your success against your mini goals inside your big goal and you know what you’re aiming at. And this means you have a proper goal. Saying you want to jog 5km in one go is a great goal, but what will keep you focussed if you don’t say when you want to do this by? The same with your equestrian business. Say you want to get your new website up and running in six months time, then you can plan what you need to do in each of the months leading up to this, which makes the chance of the new project being delivered on deadline much more likely. The same with your turnover. Maybe you want to increase by x in six months? So you can work out how much extra revenue you need to generate a day/week/month in order to achieve this.

*I should add that some of these letters and their meaning differs depending on which SMART goal setting idea you look at. Sometimes you’ll see R standing for relevant, for example. Just pick which works for you!*

So should you abandon New Year’s Resolutions in favour of goals?

I’m going to say yes. I know, controversial. Let’s be honest, you can do EXACTLY WHAT YOU LIKE, it’s your life. If a New Year’s Resolution works for you as a person and your business, then go for it. If not, maybe give goal setting a go? The other great thing about goal setting is it’s never too late or early to start. New Year’s Resolutions seem somewhat tied to the 1st January… and if/when these don’t go well, you have until next January to wait, which feels like a lot of wasted days to me?

Stationery bundleToday I’m giving away a stationery bundle. I LOVE stationery and am always delighted when I have got some new pieces to add to my collection. I have a few vices… and stationery is one. This bundle actually comes from Sainsbury’s, because I LOVE their stationery.

Why am I giving away a Stationery Bundle?

If you follow me on social media, you’ll have seen that many of my flat lays contain notebooks and pens in various colours. But the thing is, I know it’s not just me with this *slight* addiction. And more than that, this is a useful vice. I mean, where are you going to put your to-do lists and your plans for global domination if you don’t have some good stationery? This set is quite vibrant, but all focuses around the fabric coloured notebook with ‘You’ve Got This’ written on it. Because you have.

Why do I like the Stationery Bundle?

This bundle is made up of a lovely fabric covered notebook, a beautiful printed journal, and a rather fun box of sticky notes. All office essentials in my world. I really like all of them and can see a use for them all. While I most definitely love paper and pens and folders and binders in all colours and sizes, everything I buy has to be practical too. Because I really don’t have the space for ornaments. Well, unless they’re meant to be ornaments, that’s fine… but stationery should be used and enjoyed. Because then you can legitimately buy more.

Would you like to win a Stationery Bundle?

Of course you would! It’s really easy to enter, just like all the other advent calendar competition giveaways, just  pop on over to my Rhea Freeman PR Facebook page, watch the video that will be pinned to the top today and enter. That’s it! Of course, I’d love it if you’d tell your friends by sharing the post.

I hope you enjoy my advent calendar competition – best of luck!

Eat That FrogToday I’ve reverted back to products to help you with your business… and this comes in the form of a book called Eat That Frog. Yep – it sounds a bit grim and a bit slimy but it’s BRILLIANT!

Why am I giving away a copy of Eat The Frog?

In short, it’s a really, really good book… and one that I need to re-read and follow the advice that Brian Tracy so brilliantly provides a lot more closely! Eat That Frog is all about productivity and how to get the stuff done you need to. And often this in by ‘eating the frog’ first… as in, doing the biggest, ugliest, slimiest task first.

Overwhelm is a big problem and it’s something that, especially at this time of the year, can basically paralyse our productivity. You know when you have about a million things to do and you don’t know where to start? Yep? I’m talk to you. This is the book you need. Feeling overwhelmed is flipping horrible and something that nearly everyone I know suffers from from time to time. For some, it’s a fleeting moment and for others it can be all consuming and it’s horrible. I genuinely think this book can help. I know it’s helped quite a few people I work with.

Why do I like Eat The Frog?

I like business books. Well, I should rephrase that, I like GOOD business books. I read a lot of books to help me ‘up skill’ and improve what I do, and this was one book I read a while ago and finished it thinking ‘hell yes!’. The ‘Eat That Frog’ method is a simple one… and I like that a lot too. It’s the kind of book you should read and re-read when you get the overwhelm creeps in.

Would you like to win a copy of Eat The Frog??

The competition is only running until midnight on the day this blog is published. If you read this afterwards, you can get the book on Amazon… you might even be able to get it on Kindle or as an audiobook… I’m not sure to be honest! However, if you’re in time, all you need to do it pop on over to my Rhea Freeman PR Facebook page, watch the video that will be pinned to the top today and enter. That’s it! Of course, I’d love it if you’d tell your friends by sharing the post.

I hope you enjoy my advent calendar competition – best of luck!

Hoofprints Personalised OrnamentToday I have the pleasure of giving away one lovely Personalised Photo Heart Ornament from Hoofprints. This prize has been kindly donated by Hoofprints, and rather than have a picture of my mother-in-law’s Labrador, the ornament will feature an animal of your choice!

Why am I giving away a Personalised Photo Heart Ornament from Hoofprints?

Amy and the Hoofprints team are really, really lovely and make a range of gorgeous personalised products. The products are created to feature images provided by the client (that’s you!) and Hoofprints can even remove the background, as per this ornament, if that’s required. The ornament is one great example, but Hoofprints can also personalise bags, cushions, money boxes, lanyards, calendars and more. It’s a great place to go if you’re looking for a personalised gift for any horse lover, and all the products are incredibly well priced too.

Why do I like the Personalised Photo Heart Ornament?

I was sent this to include in my stocking fillers gift guide (which will be revealed very soon!) and I loved it. It’s a great size, the image quality is brilliant and I also felt it was a product that would keep giving. At this time of year, the personalised photo heart ornament is ideal for a Christmas tree, but I don’t see why it should only be limited to Christmas! It would look fab on a bedhead, or a cupboard or drawer handle, on a dressing table… the list is endless. You’re also able to select the background colour you’d like and can ever have words added for an extra special personalised touch… and it’s a bit of a bargain too.

Would you like to win a Personalised Photo Heart Ornament from Hoofprints?

Well, it’s really easy to enter the competition! I have one lovely ornament to giveaway, which will be personalised with your own animal’s picture and will be organised and fulfilled by the Hoofprints team. The competition will run until midnight on the day that this post is released, but you can buy them online way beyond that – just find them on the Hoofprints website. However, if you’re in time, all you need to do it pop on over to my Rhea Freeman PR Facebook page, watch the video that will be pinned to the top today and enter. That’s it! Of course, I’d love it if you’d tell your friends by sharing the post.

I hope you enjoy my advent calendar competition – best of luck!

She Means BusinessToday I’m giving away a copy of She Means Business… and here’s why.

Why am I giving away a copy of She Means Business?

Quite simply, because I think it’s a great book that everyone in business should read. She Means Business is written by Carrie Green, founder of the Female Entrepreneur Association. What Carrie has managed to achieve is nothing short of spectacular. From nothing, literally nothing, Carrie has created an organisation designed to support female entrepreneurs. She has a membership group, had her first ‘vacay’ this year, speaks at events and does a lot more. And she also provides a HUGE amount of free content in terms of podcasts, videos and blogs on her website the Female Entrepreneur Association.

Why do I like She Means Business?

Well, I read a LOT and I listen to a lot of podcasts and videos to help my own development. I pre-ordered Carrie’s book before it launched because I liked her manner and her attitude and was in awe of what she had achieved. I also think that she’s very honest in sharing her experiences and I think that’s important. So many people only show the highlights, which makes us mere mortals think they have everything together, everything is easy and, therefore, we are failing because some days it’s a flipping hard trudge. Carrie’s not like this. And neither is  She Means Business. It’s honest but also incredibly inspiring and motivating with plenty of take away tips that the reader can apply as they go. It’s also a big hit with clients of mine and people within the Small & Supercharged group, so it make perfect sense to have this as one of my giveaways in my first ever advent calendar competition.

Would you like to win She Means Business?

I only have one copy to give away, but all you need to do it pop on over to my Rhea Freeman PR Facebook page, watch the video that will be pinned to the top today and enter. That’s it! Of course, I’d love it if you’d tell your friends by sharing the post… although that is not an entry mechanism… as that would break Facebook Ts and Cs… and I wouldn’t want to do that!

I hope you enjoy my advent calendar competition – best of luck!