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Looking for help growing your gorgeous business? Great! You’re in the right place.
Check out my blog, podcast and Dream Business Academy and you’ll have everything you need to attract more customers, get more sales and make more money.

DREAM BUSINESS ACADEMY

Get ALL my best-selling courses from The Girls Mean Business® in ONE PLACE for ONE easy annual payment of £99. Dream Business Academy includes Crafty Business School, Wellbeing Business School, Coaching Business School, the Big Girl Knickers Business Bootcamp, Supercharge Your Sales and over 70 amazing classes & courses to help you grow your gorgeous business PLUS a monthly group coaching call with Claire. What’s not to love?

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Hello, I’m Claire, marketing & business coach and the founder of The Girls Mean Business®.

I live in the north east of England with my husband, teenage daughter and dog in our dream property with 5 acres of land, a river, lots of beautiful trees, a barn for my husband’s business and a cottage for my mum. 

I help business owners make more sales and more money through smarter marketing.

I also help business owners package up their knowledge and turn it into awesome online training products they can sell.

I love what I do and my customers get AMAZING results. 

FAFFING. 

Cures include looming deadlines, threats of fines and the sudden realisation you need to sell something quickly (or else)!

Feel free to tag someone who may need reminding to stop faffing...

Love, Claire 😉 xx

#womeninbusiness
#smallbusinessmarketing
#thegirlsmeanbusiness 
#marketing
#femalebusinessowner 
#growyourbusiness 
#marketingtips
#successmindset 
#businessowner
#dreambusiness
#clairemitchellcoach 
#smallbusinessowner
#stopfaffing

FAFFING.

Cures include looming deadlines, threats of fines and the sudden realisation you need to sell something quickly (or else)!

Feel free to tag someone who may need reminding to stop faffing...

Love, Claire 😉 xx

#womeninbusiness
#smallbusinessmarketing
#thegirlsmeanbusiness
#marketing
#femalebusinessowner
#growyourbusiness
#marketingtips
#successmindset
#businessowner
#dreambusiness
#clairemitchellcoach
#smallbusinessowner
#stopfaffing
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The more you do scary things
The less scary they become
Before long they are normal
Tackle a scary thing today
WHAT'S YOUR SCARY THING? 😩

Love, Claire xx

#womeninbusiness
#smallbusinessmarketing
#thegirlsmeanbusiness 
#marketing
#femalebusinessowner 
#growyourbusiness 
#marketingtips
#successmindset 
#businessowner
#dreambusiness
#clairemitchellcoach 
#smallbusinessowner

The more you do scary things
The less scary they become
Before long they are normal
Tackle a scary thing today
WHAT`S YOUR SCARY THING? 😩

Love, Claire xx

#womeninbusiness
#smallbusinessmarketing
#thegirlsmeanbusiness
#marketing
#femalebusinessowner
#growyourbusiness
#marketingtips
#successmindset
#businessowner
#dreambusiness
#clairemitchellcoach
#smallbusinessowner
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Me, most days 🤦🏻‍♀️

Love, Claire xx

#womeninbusiness
#smallbusinessmarketing
#thegirlsmeanbusiness 
#marketing
#femalebusinessowner 
#growyourbusiness 
#marketingtips
#successmindset 
#businessowner
#dreambusinessacademy 
#clairemitchellcoach 
#smallbusinessowner 
#thinkoutsidethebox

Me, most days 🤦🏻‍♀️

Love, Claire xx

#womeninbusiness
#smallbusinessmarketing
#thegirlsmeanbusiness
#marketing
#femalebusinessowner
#growyourbusiness
#marketingtips
#successmindset
#businessowner
#dreambusinessacademy
#clairemitchellcoach
#smallbusinessowner
#thinkoutsidethebox
...

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I was talking to a tired business owner the other day and she was feeling overwhelmed and a bit, well…..lost.

She wasn’t sure what marketing to do.
She didn’t know what, if anything, in her business was working.

She was just pootling along, month to month, hoping to sell something. Anything.

She felt like she had no control over what was happening in her business so she just kind of… went with the flow. And it wasn’t working. So, I asked her a question.

I asked her what SUCCESS looks like in her business. In other words, what is she aiming for and she looked at me with a blank expression.

Then she slowly answered, Claire…I have NO idea. I have never even thought about it. I just make stuff and hope I can sell it.

Ahhh, now it made sense. So I explained why it matters.

When you know what SUCCESS looks like for you, you can make a plan and work towards it.

And SUCCESS looks different for everyone.

💰 It might be a financial goal you want to hit, maybe make X amount per month or per year - that might be your version of success.

🏝️ It might be a freedom goal - so you want to give up your day job, or only work 3 days a week, or be off work during every school holiday.

🥰 It might be a feeling goal - you want to prove you can do this, that your business works and you’re a proper business owner.

It might be a mixture of all three. 

The thing is, when you KNOW what success looks like then you can TAKE ACTION and MAKE DECISIONS that will get you there, FASTER.

🎯You can put plans and targets in place.
👀 You can focus your marketing efforts on hitting those targets.
❌ You can stop doing the things that aren’t part of the SUCCESS plan.
✅ You can see when you’ve made progress and keep doing more of what worked.

It makes a heck of a difference. It changes your business. It changes your life!

🎉 You have purpose and direction.
🎉 Your overwhelm disappears.
🎉 You know exactly what you need to do and why, and when.
🎉 You get motivated.
🎉 It’s a RELIEF.
🎉 And so easy.

❓ So, what does SUCCESS look like for you in your business?

✏️ Write it down, stick it somewhere you can see it and work out a plan to get there as soon as possible. 

#dreambusinessacademy

I was talking to a tired business owner the other day and she was feeling overwhelmed and a bit, well…..lost.

She wasn’t sure what marketing to do.
She didn’t know what, if anything, in her business was working.

She was just pootling along, month to month, hoping to sell something. Anything.

She felt like she had no control over what was happening in her business so she just kind of… went with the flow. And it wasn’t working. So, I asked her a question.

I asked her what SUCCESS looks like in her business. In other words, what is she aiming for and she looked at me with a blank expression.

Then she slowly answered, Claire…I have NO idea. I have never even thought about it. I just make stuff and hope I can sell it.

Ahhh, now it made sense. So I explained why it matters.

When you know what SUCCESS looks like for you, you can make a plan and work towards it.

And SUCCESS looks different for everyone.

💰 It might be a financial goal you want to hit, maybe make X amount per month or per year - that might be your version of success.

🏝️ It might be a freedom goal - so you want to give up your day job, or only work 3 days a week, or be off work during every school holiday.

🥰 It might be a feeling goal - you want to prove you can do this, that your business works and you’re a proper business owner.

It might be a mixture of all three.

The thing is, when you KNOW what success looks like then you can TAKE ACTION and MAKE DECISIONS that will get you there, FASTER.

🎯You can put plans and targets in place.
👀 You can focus your marketing efforts on hitting those targets.
❌ You can stop doing the things that aren’t part of the SUCCESS plan.
✅ You can see when you’ve made progress and keep doing more of what worked.

It makes a heck of a difference. It changes your business. It changes your life!

🎉 You have purpose and direction.
🎉 Your overwhelm disappears.
🎉 You know exactly what you need to do and why, and when.
🎉 You get motivated.
🎉 It’s a RELIEF.
🎉 And so easy.

❓ So, what does SUCCESS look like for you in your business?

✏️ Write it down, stick it somewhere you can see it and work out a plan to get there as soon as possible.

#dreambusinessacademy
...

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It's just £99 per YEAR or £12 per month to join the Dream Business Academy and you could get results like this within days!

Link to join in my bio.

Love, Claire xx

#womeninbusiness
#smallbusinessmarketing
#thegirlsmeanbusiness 
#marketing
#femalebusinessowner 
#growyourbusiness 
#marketingtips
#successmindset 
#businessowner
#dreambusiness
#clairemitchellcoach 
#smallbusinessowner

It`s just £99 per YEAR or £12 per month to join the Dream Business Academy and you could get results like this within days!

Link to join in my bio.

Love, Claire xx

#womeninbusiness
#smallbusinessmarketing
#thegirlsmeanbusiness
#marketing
#femalebusinessowner
#growyourbusiness
#marketingtips
#successmindset
#businessowner
#dreambusiness
#clairemitchellcoach
#smallbusinessowner
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𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝘁𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲. You've handled situations you thought would break you but you're still here. Being in business can be really hard but you've coped with worse.

You are a tough cookie and you're amazing.

Love, Claire xx

#womeninbusiness
#smallbusinessmarketing
#thegirlsmeanbusiness 
#marketing
#femalebusinessowner 
#growyourbusiness 
#marketingtips
#successmindset 
#businessowner
#dreambusiness
#clairemitchellcoach 
#smallbusinessowner

𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝘁𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲. You`ve handled situations you thought would break you but you`re still here. Being in business can be really hard but you`ve coped with worse.

You are a tough cookie and you`re amazing.

Love, Claire xx

#womeninbusiness
#smallbusinessmarketing
#thegirlsmeanbusiness
#marketing
#femalebusinessowner
#growyourbusiness
#marketingtips
#successmindset
#businessowner
#dreambusiness
#clairemitchellcoach
#smallbusinessowner
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Be a keepy-goer. The world needs more keepy-goers. 😆

#womeninbusiness
#smallbusinessmarketing
#thegirlsmeanbusiness 
#marketing
#femalebusinessowner 
#growyourbusiness 
#marketingtips
#successmindset 
#businessowner
#dreambusiness
#clairemitchellcoach 
#smallbusinessowner 
#keepygoer

Be a keepy-goer. The world needs more keepy-goers. 😆

#womeninbusiness
#smallbusinessmarketing
#thegirlsmeanbusiness
#marketing
#femalebusinessowner
#growyourbusiness
#marketingtips
#successmindset
#businessowner
#dreambusiness
#clairemitchellcoach
#smallbusinessowner
#keepygoer
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The biggest excuse I hear from business owners about why they’re not sending regular e-newsletters is ‘I don’t know what to write about!’
E-newsletters seem to give us writer’s block and make us feel like we have nothing to say, but actually, you have LOADS to say. There are lots of things your customers and potential customers would love to hear about from you, you just need to tap into your inner writer!

To give you a helping hand I’ve put together 17 ideas for things that you could include in your email newsletters.

Please don’t include them all in one newsletter, otherwise it’ll be the world’s longest newsletter and you’ll run out of steam after one attempt!
Choose maybe 2 or 3 from the list, see how you get on, see whether it works for you, see whether it’s sustainable. It’s not a ‘fixed in stone’ thing. You can try it for a few weeks or months, see whether it works for you and then just change it, it’s your e-newsletter.

The main thing is that it talks to your Super Customer and that you enjoy writing it – this might seem like a mile away from where you are right now but I promise, with the right ideas there will be no stopping you.

Why Are E-Newsletters So Important?
E-newsletters are really important because they are within your control, unlike social media. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, they are all fickle – we have no idea what will change and when and if we rely totally social media, and it changes – we’re scuppered. When you build a subscriber list and use email marketing, YOU control who sees what and when. You need to use your regular e-newsletter to stay top of mind with your readers. Build a relationship with them by sharing GREAT content they will love and find useful. Share your expertise. Go out of your way to be helpful. AND showcase your amazing products and services.

With all that in mind here are 17 things that you could include in your regular email newsletters - READ THE BLOG OVER ON MY WEBSITE! Link in bio.

#smallbusinessmarketing
#thegirlsmeanbusiness 
#successmindset 
#businessowner
#dreambusiness
#clairemitchellcoach 
#smallbusinessowner
#enewsletters

The biggest excuse I hear from business owners about why they’re not sending regular e-newsletters is ‘I don’t know what to write about!’
E-newsletters seem to give us writer’s block and make us feel like we have nothing to say, but actually, you have LOADS to say. There are lots of things your customers and potential customers would love to hear about from you, you just need to tap into your inner writer!

To give you a helping hand I’ve put together 17 ideas for things that you could include in your email newsletters.

Please don’t include them all in one newsletter, otherwise it’ll be the world’s longest newsletter and you’ll run out of steam after one attempt!
Choose maybe 2 or 3 from the list, see how you get on, see whether it works for you, see whether it’s sustainable. It’s not a ‘fixed in stone’ thing. You can try it for a few weeks or months, see whether it works for you and then just change it, it’s your e-newsletter.

The main thing is that it talks to your Super Customer and that you enjoy writing it – this might seem like a mile away from where you are right now but I promise, with the right ideas there will be no stopping you.

Why Are E-Newsletters So Important?
E-newsletters are really important because they are within your control, unlike social media. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, they are all fickle – we have no idea what will change and when and if we rely totally social media, and it changes – we’re scuppered. When you build a subscriber list and use email marketing, YOU control who sees what and when. You need to use your regular e-newsletter to stay top of mind with your readers. Build a relationship with them by sharing GREAT content they will love and find useful. Share your expertise. Go out of your way to be helpful. AND showcase your amazing products and services.

With all that in mind here are 17 things that you could include in your regular email newsletters - READ THE BLOG OVER ON MY WEBSITE! Link in bio.

#smallbusinessmarketing
#thegirlsmeanbusiness
#successmindset
#businessowner
#dreambusiness
#clairemitchellcoach
#smallbusinessowner
#enewsletters
...

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Let's get you started. You are:

🔥brave
🔥strong
🔥tough
🔥resilient
🔥passionate
🔥determined
🔥full of initiative
🔥an awesome business owner

Now, add some of your own - you have LOADS to choose from.

Love, Claire xx

#womeninbusiness
#smallbusinessmarketing
#thegirlsmeanbusiness 
#marketing
#femalebusinessowner 
#growyourbusiness 
#marketingtips
#successmindset 
#businessowner
#dreambusiness
#clairemitchellcoach 
#smallbusinessowner
#youareawesome

Let`s get you started. You are:

🔥brave
🔥strong
🔥tough
🔥resilient
🔥passionate
🔥determined
🔥full of initiative
🔥an awesome business owner

Now, add some of your own - you have LOADS to choose from.

Love, Claire xx

#womeninbusiness
#smallbusinessmarketing
#thegirlsmeanbusiness
#marketing
#femalebusinessowner
#growyourbusiness
#marketingtips
#successmindset
#businessowner
#dreambusiness
#clairemitchellcoach
#smallbusinessowner
#youareawesome
...

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My Dream Business Academy includes an annual social media calendar and 625 DONE-FOR-YOU image templates so you NEVER need run out of content.

Here's what you get:

✅ 12 month CONTENT & ENGAGEMENT CALENDAR with 3 prompts per day
✅ 120 x inspirational & motivational done-for-you Canva templates
✅ 126 x engaging done-for-you Canva templates with different colour themes
✅ 30 x promotional done-for-you Canva templates
✅ 54 x 'get to know your customers' done-for-you Canva templates
✅ 105 x days/weeks/months done-for-you Canva templates
✅ 60 x engaging questions done-for-you Canva templates
✅ 84 x 'this or that' + 'would you rather' done-for-you Canva templates
✅ 84 x funny done-for-you Canva templates
✅ 12 bonus done-for-you Canva templates

And that's just ONE small part of the Dream Business Academy. Bonkers, I know!

✅ You also get more than 70 bite-sized workshops & courses on marketing, selling, audience building, social media, mindset and more to help you build your business, for ONE annual low price of £99 (Value £8K+) and you can use it all on your phone.

The Dream Business Academy includes:

💥 Crafty Business School for crafters who sell their makes,
💥 Wellbeing Business School for those in the health and wellness industry
💥 Coaching Business School for coaches
💥 The Big Girl Knickers Business Bootcamp to help you be brave, bold and build your business
💥 Supercharge Your Sales to help you RAMP UP YOUR SALES and TONS more.
💥 All for just £99 per year or £12 per month!💥

You can join now. Here's the link: www.dreambusiness.academy

Love, Claire xx 

#womeninbusiness
#smallbusinessmarketing
#thegirlsmeanbusiness 
#marketing
#femalebusinessowner 
#growyourbusiness 
#marketingtips
#successmindset 
#businessowner
#dreambusiness
#clairemitchellcoach 
#smallbusinessowners
#socialmediasensation

My Dream Business Academy includes an annual social media calendar and 625 DONE-FOR-YOU image templates so you NEVER need run out of content.

Here`s what you get:

✅ 12 month CONTENT & ENGAGEMENT CALENDAR with 3 prompts per day
✅ 120 x inspirational & motivational done-for-you Canva templates
✅ 126 x engaging done-for-you Canva templates with different colour themes
✅ 30 x promotional done-for-you Canva templates
✅ 54 x `get to know your customers` done-for-you Canva templates
✅ 105 x days/weeks/months done-for-you Canva templates
✅ 60 x engaging questions done-for-you Canva templates
✅ 84 x `this or that` + `would you rather` done-for-you Canva templates
✅ 84 x funny done-for-you Canva templates
✅ 12 bonus done-for-you Canva templates

And that`s just ONE small part of the Dream Business Academy. Bonkers, I know!

✅ You also get more than 70 bite-sized workshops & courses on marketing, selling, audience building, social media, mindset and more to help you build your business, for ONE annual low price of £99 (Value £8K+) and you can use it all on your phone.

The Dream Business Academy includes:

💥 Crafty Business School for crafters who sell their makes,
💥 Wellbeing Business School for those in the health and wellness industry
💥 Coaching Business School for coaches
💥 The Big Girl Knickers Business Bootcamp to help you be brave, bold and build your business
💥 Supercharge Your Sales to help you RAMP UP YOUR SALES and TONS more.
💥 All for just £99 per year or £12 per month!💥

You can join now. Here`s the link: www.dreambusiness.academy

Love, Claire xx

#womeninbusiness
#smallbusinessmarketing
#thegirlsmeanbusiness
#marketing
#femalebusinessowner
#growyourbusiness
#marketingtips
#successmindset
#businessowner
#dreambusiness
#clairemitchellcoach
#smallbusinessowners
#socialmediasensation
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😒 Social media is unpredictable.

🐦 You don't own that account, it can be closed down at any time without warning, or get hacked, or just stop working. I mean, look what happened over at Twitter - it's changed ownership, accounts lost followers and people are leaving in droves. Imagine if your business relied on it.

📸 Instagram seems to change features every week and trying to keep up is exhausting - imagine your business relied on Instagram and one of the features you need gets changed or removed. It happens!

😳 And as for Facebook, it's just as bad with glitches and updates.

🔍 Also, it's getting harder and harder to get seen on social platforms. They are getting busier so we have to work harder to stand out, even to our hard-earned followers.

🤦‍♀️ I regularly hear of business owners who have their FB account shut down or lose access to their Instagram and they are left with NO BUSINESS because ALL their eggs were in the social media basket. They have to start again from scratch.

Don't let that happen to you.

📨 It's time to build an email list of subscribers so when you want to get in front of them, you can pop into their inbox with an amazing offer, valuable content or exciting news.

💌 Using emails + social media gives you 2 chances to get in front of your audience (when YOU want instead of when social media decides to show it) and if something does happen to your socials, you can build up your business again via your email subscribers.

⏰ Don't wait until it's too late - build your list now.

Love, Claire xx

PS: I have a list-building system and a newsletters for beginners class in my Dream Business Academy (plus so much more). You can join now for just £99 for the whole year or £12 per month. Link in bio

😒 Social media is unpredictable.

🐦 You don`t own that account, it can be closed down at any time without warning, or get hacked, or just stop working. I mean, look what happened over at Twitter - it`s changed ownership, accounts lost followers and people are leaving in droves. Imagine if your business relied on it.

📸 Instagram seems to change features every week and trying to keep up is exhausting - imagine your business relied on Instagram and one of the features you need gets changed or removed. It happens!

😳 And as for Facebook, it`s just as bad with glitches and updates.

🔍 Also, it`s getting harder and harder to get seen on social platforms. They are getting busier so we have to work harder to stand out, even to our hard-earned followers.

🤦‍♀️ I regularly hear of business owners who have their FB account shut down or lose access to their Instagram and they are left with NO BUSINESS because ALL their eggs were in the social media basket. They have to start again from scratch.

Don`t let that happen to you.

📨 It`s time to build an email list of subscribers so when you want to get in front of them, you can pop into their inbox with an amazing offer, valuable content or exciting news.

💌 Using emails + social media gives you 2 chances to get in front of your audience (when YOU want instead of when social media decides to show it) and if something does happen to your socials, you can build up your business again via your email subscribers.

⏰ Don`t wait until it`s too late - build your list now.

Love, Claire xx

PS: I have a list-building system and a newsletters for beginners class in my Dream Business Academy (plus so much more). You can join now for just £99 for the whole year or £12 per month. Link in bio
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