- What your programme has done is provide clarity. It has given me direction and focus and some really useful knowledge and insight gained by the generous sharing of your experience. Your workbook “How to have your best year, every year” is a fabulous tool to work through in a reflective way. I think I am well on the way now to working smart not hard. Thank you!
Sara Collins, Founder, Harnessing Creativity, www.hccoaching.co.uk
Just so you are clear on exactly what it is you are about to sign up for, here’s what is going to happen:
When you join the Work Smart Not Hard programme you’ll get immediate access to Lesson One “Build Your Foundation” and a link to the free bonus lesson “Plan to Change”. Every seven days you’ll receive an email giving you a link to the next lesson. I’ll ask you to send me details of your business so that I can tailor the lessons to your unique situation.
Watch the video for each lesson, use the audio and text version to help you make notes and complete the Worksheets. Send these back to me each week for feedback and use the Extra Resource Sheets to get the information that is most useful to you when you need it. How deep you go into any one topic depends on your unique situation.
Do the work, email me with any questions and get ready for the next lesson. If you get stuck on anything, let me know and I’ll help you to get un-stuck! Repeat this for Lesson Two and decide if you’d like to continue. If you don’t, just let me know right away if you’d like a refund. If you want to continue, just keep sending me your worksheets, completing the actions and building your business into the thriving, profitable enterprise you’ve always dreamed of.
So Ann, I’m interested in Work Smart, but what do I really get for my £799
You get eight lessons, including the bonus lesson, Plan to Change; 23 Worksheets and 30 Extra Resource Sheets, a video for each lesson with an audio and text transcript and a zip file with all the material.
The lessons are delivered weekly in a really clear and easy to use way and there is no time limit on when you can use them – they’re yours for life.
As well as this you get my 25 years worth of knowledge and insight into how to create a profitable, thriving business. Everyone who joins the programme is treated as an individual and I take the time to get to know you and your business. You can email me with queries so that you never get stuck and, most importantly, get support and encouragement to build the business of your dreams. It’s like having me in your pocket any time you need me.
Does this really work?
I know my material works. The programme has been developed and tested over ten years. However, the success of this programme depends on you doing the work. There is no magic wand and while I’ll do my best to make it as easy as possible and support you every step of the way, it won’t guarantee results. However, I’m renowned for keeping people on track and helping my clients to achieve the results they want so, unless you choose to give up, there’s no reason why it won’t work for you.
Does it work for any type of business?
Yes – and here’s why: I take the essential things that every business needs to have plus the essential things that every business owner needs to do and then add the things that help you to apply it your specific business. Things change as the business grows but small businesses all need to tackle the same issues in order to get to that point.
Why should I trust you?
You’re very welcome to join The Inspiring Entrepreneurs Group on LinkedIn and/ or the New Business: Next Steps Group on Facebook and ask people I’ve worked with for years. Most of them think of me as a trusted partner in their business, someone who they can always turn to for help. They know that if I don’t know the answer to a question, I usually know someone they can trust who does!
What do people who’ve taken the course think?
The people who have worked through this programme and put their learning into practice are delighted with the results. The testimonials on this website are real, with links to the delegates websites, so you can check them out for yourself.
- “Having done the ‘Work Smart, Not Hard’ programme, I found it really beneficial. I discovered numerous ways in which I could grow my business and the opportunity to look at different ways of ensuring people understand what we do. I would highly recommend this programme to others. Ann is a positive and inspiring trainer and coach and the programme was incredibly worthwhile.”
Hazel Cottrell, Director of Creative Content Company
How do you see your role?
Think of me as your trainer, mentor and coach; someone who understands what makes you tick as well as what will make your business work. You can ask me questions about any aspect of running your business and I’ll always give you an answer you can rely on.
How do you condense 25 years of knowledge into 7 weeks?
I don’t. I give you the basics that every business needs and then add specific details that apply to your unique situation. The result is a very targeted programme that means you don’t have to wade through masses of information you don’t need.
What makes your course different?
I get to know a lot about you and your business through the worksheets and feedback – you’re never just a number to me. This means that, unlike many other on-line courses, you get individual training and coaching. I’m also renowned (notorious) for holding you accountable and making sure you do actually get things done and make progress to getting the business you really want.
What makes you qualified to help me?
In 25 years of working with small businesses, I combine tried and tested business strategies with the most up-to date thinking to get great results. I qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Personnel Management (now CIPD) in psychology, economics and statistics. I’m an approved and registered coach with the Growth Accelerator Service (UK Govt backed and audited) and I’ve recently been invited to be a mentor with the prestigious Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. Most importantly I’m a superb communicator and understand how to help people to achieve their full potential.
Is there any ongoing cost ?
No. You pay a one-off fee and have access to the learning materials for as long as you like.