We have been in business for over 25 years together and the best of friends for longer than that!
Both of us are sleeves rolled up action taking women. Tough, fair, kind and strong. The flip side to this, is if we think something is daft we will tell you, and we are both very talented at making up our own swear words – a real skill we have found in times of stress. We both trained as lawyers (this helps in getting to the root of any business problem and it helps us offer creative ways to get our clients out of problems) , are very tech minded and geeky, not afraid to talk about the unpalatable and take work seriously, but not ourselves.
We work with action taking business owners, we have helped thousands across the years, whether it’s sorting out a problem, seeing things from another perspective or revolutionizing how services are offered online to make things easier for the end user, we have done it all. More recently we have worked with board level executives who need help in specific areas of leadership to make their mark on the world.
Our own experience of working on boards, interacting at senior level and leading teams helps us to help you achieve the best version of you in the workplace. Showing up as a leader and remaining in touch with your own core essence and ethics is hard for many of us and we show you how it can be done and help you through your challenges. 1:1 work starts from an initial call to make sure we are right for each other and we take it from there – there is no point in us working together on something as important as your career or business if we don’t hit it off!
We have grown businesses on and off line to 7 figures and grown teams from 3-200 people. We have swooped into wounded businesses and turned them around very quickly, we have supported business owners and executives to grow something they are proud of. We understand the pains, challenges and cash flow needs and most of all the importance of vision, planning and execution.
This all means when we look in depth at your business, we can hone in very quickly on the things you need to do to make the changes you need and want. This might be clearer thinking and planning, business growth tactics, making a service into an online product, growing a better performing team or getting funding. What would having someone on your side, with all this expertise and practical knowledge mean to you? If you are facing a challenge and need a mentor/consultant/business pal it’s time for us to chat.
In late 2016 we decided it was time to put things in order, start a movement, get helping thousands of action taking business owners who might need a bit of help to get things moving but are ready to crack on with their businesses once they have got things in motion. We don’t want to be around whingers, excuse makers, ‘it’s too hard’ banner holders who want things in business to be all done for them – if you are running a micro or small business with that attitude there is no hope for you. Seriously, you have to adjust that mind set or you will flop your business in the mud before it has a chance. It is tough but getting your bum in to gear physically and mentally will turn stuff around, if you want a hand up we are here for you, but no whining please.
Actionistas are get up, dust off and try again people. Wherever in the world you are, The Actionistas site is written for the brave business owner who is prepared to take on board what they need to do to build a business. Over the coming months we will be adding eBooks, online courses, Actionista boot camps where we focus on one element of business action and more. We also will be filling the site to the rafters with free snippets of business information and help both here, on the blog and on social media. We will be putting up links to our favourite sites and people who we think have the Actionista attitude. It’s a good thing and carries you through all sorts of health, family, work and business challenges and we love it.
All our eLearning, bootcamps and short programmes are affordable, ranging from £49 to £499 ex VAT with options to pay by instalments if the cost is above £350 ex VAT. We also have a membership programme which is £39 ex VAT per month. We also work with clients one to one but those spaces are limited in 2018 to just 10 places and these are now closed for the remainder of 2018. If you would like more details please complete the form below.
Talking about Money
We have started businesses with no external investment and jumped off in 1995 with our Our Start It, Grow It, Scale It approach. This was born from us (that’s Toni and Sue) creating from nothing but hope and hard work, a business that grew to £685K turnover in under 10 months (1995), another business started in 2000 which turned over £200k in its first year, another business (commenced 2010) which brought in £10K per month by month 3 from a standing start up and grown many others for clients who wanted to turnover £1K – £15K per month in the first 12 months of starting up. If you want to grow a business talk to us. The Actionistas specialise in helping to grow service businesses (and developing and growing products from those services).
These figures are not used to brag or even be an indicator of what you should be aiming for, higher or lower, we want to help. It’s all about us helping you take the easier road to earning that was so hard for us to find in the early years of our business journey.
Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org (its our email address – really – it is) and tell us what you are up to or follow us on social media.
Much love and health for 2018,
Sue and Toni