Are you tired of doing the same thing and getting the same results but don’t know what to do next to get different results?

Realise that owning a business means running a business?

There are many consultants out there who are great for getting people started on the entrepreneurial and business trail. I do this through my ‘food business start-up boot camp’.  Mentoring is aimed people who have already started to help them to keep doing it and to do it better.

Entrepreneurs generally are conquerors not empire builders! The skills, mindsets and resources you need to play this game are different from the ones you need to get and idea off the ground. And the support you need at this stage of development is different than the support you need when you’re just getting started.
You need someone who understands business holistically and can share that vision with you.

Rather than being a business helper who just talks the talk, I’m down in the trenches of running a small business myself. While writing a book, articles and consulting.

I’d love to show you how and guide you in doing it, too. The strategy, plans, and assessments we co-create for you will be different, but my clients consistently get results.

Mentoring programmes are tailored to provide you with advice, support and training.

Charlotte Townsend, Founder of Windmill Bakes said: “Monique’s guidance has been really invaluable in getting my artisan baking business off the ground. Monique has helped me to keep focused on my long term plans, and how they can be achieved, as well as giving me great insight into the food industry. Having her support has really helped me to move forward.”

Whom is it for?

Typically clients are smaller, independent food service businesses or retailers or suppliers to retail. Many clients are very honest about the fact that the reason they chose to work with me is because they either simply don’t have the time, expertise or confidence as an owner to make the decisions to really drive their businesses forward on their own.

So I fill the gaps by

• Keeping you on track, focusing your time on the value-added activities that achieve your business aims and objectives

• Sharing expertise and helping you to develop strategies to increase profit, customer base, revenue streams & channels to market

• Acting as a sounding board for your ideas, providing feedback and validation from an expert 3rd party to give you the confidence that you are making the right choices!

Mentoring programmes are offered to a maximum of only 5 businesses (at any point in time), so you will benefit directly from working hand in hand with me.

The content of the programme is uniquely tailored to your needs and once the initial kick-off meeting has taken place your programme is based on regular (remote) contact – so that your business can benefit from working with a business development expert without breaking the bank!

Tony Dicks, Commercial Manager at Breeze Yoga said: “I’m naturally easy going, but Monique made me realise that food “retail is detail” with small profit margins and that I needed to be tougher and clearer in my demands when dealing with staff and suppliers. Since working with Monique, I’m more business-minded, sales have increased and our premises were awarded 5* in the last food hygiene inspection”.

Here’s how we can work together

One to one coaching will deliver an agreed ‘scope of support’ over  a period of several months – typically between 6-12 months – to enable you to implement significant changes within your business.

We’ll determine the right pace for you in our first call, but the most common pattern is that we’ll talk or meet every other week.

If you’d just like a one-off consultation, you can choose a 90 minute session for £250. Remember that this is just an hour and a half session which means we can’t cover everything you and your business might need, but we can hone in on your most pressing issues and how I can help you to overcome them.

You’ll come away with actions, better plans and better insights and perspectives about your business from each and every encounter, no matter the format.

Once you have decided what the best option is for you, you’ll be sent a questionnaire to tell me about your business and the challenges you’d like to discuss.



7 Responses to Mentoring

  1. Kay Summers says:

    Hi Monique
    I would like to book a one-off 70 min consultation with you, could you please contact me at the above email address or call 01626 864709. Thanks, Kay

    • Monique says:

      Hello Kay, thanks for your note and interest in a one-off consultation. I have sent you and email andf look forward to speaking with you. Best, Monique

  2. Pedram safari says:

    Dear monique
    I would like to book a consultation with you. Can you please contact me on my email address.

  3. Nadia Anderson says:

    I have not yet set up a business, I only have a business idea and need some advice on how to turn it into a plan. I currently work part time from 3.30-7.30pm everyday, as a private tutor, and i have lots of free time in the week.

    I have become very passionate about healthy food over the past few years, as I became unwell whilst starting university and antibiotics that were given to me by doctors, only made it worse. I have spent a lot of time trying to make myself better through a healthy diet, and I am proud to say it has worked.

    One thing I get frustrated with is the lack of healthy takeaway services in London, I live in South Kensington. I thought I could start a healthy food company that could deliver to homes, as well as prepare and deliver meals for corporate businesses. As well as meals, I want to deliver healthy smoothies and natural treats and snacks.

    I have no experience with how business works, and I definitely need some help discussing funds, how much I would need to save before starting the business, marketing ideas etc. If this is something you can help with please let me know! Thanks, Nadia

    • Li Yin says:

      Hi Monique,

      I was wondering if I could ask for some advice about setting up a food business in London? Also, my concept/idea is very similar to Nadia Anderson’s above. How strange!

      Li Yin

  4. Matt bowring says:

    Hi Monique
    We would love your help. We are at a very crucial point in our business but are very time poor. Things are starting to build up. We have branding underway and a copycat business had just started in our area and is sung to the stress and almost making us lose sight of our vision. Would you be able to send a cost breakdown for mentoring if you have space or time.

    Best regards

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