“The Big Girl Knickers bootcamp taught us that we were actually too cheap, so we put our prices up in line with the quality and service we provide. It’s empowering to know we don’t have to be the cheapest to secure repeat business.”
Mandy Blackett, Engraving Studios

Engraving Studios
Mandy Blackett and her husband Andy started their pet tag engraving business in 2013 as a way of earning extra cash to top up their salaries from their full-time jobs. They started out with a second-hand engraving machine in the garden shed and now, with The Girls Mean Business behind them every step of the way, they’re growing fast.

“I have found Claire’s help and advice—plus the support from the Facebook groups—absolutely invaluable. By just applying small parts of The Girls Mean Business’ ethos, we have gone from making our products at home to renting a dedicated workshop in a business centre for our growing company. There’s so much more to get to grips with and I’m excited to do so!”

It all started with The Girls Mean Business…
“When I came across Claire’s Facebook page and it felt like she was talking directly to me! We’d been feeling a bit lost because although the orders were coming in, we had no direction. I signed up for Claire’s next webinar there and then. Later on, we signed up for the Big Girl Knickers bootcamp and more recently, I’ve been doing the Social Media Smarty Pants course.”

What it’s given me is…
“Apart from invaluable advice and support, we now have much sharper focus and we’re getting results! Claire has helped us conquer Facebook and we’ve now got over 3,500 likes on our Facebook page, which is about a 10X increase within just a few months. We also learned that we could increase our prices and not lose business.”

For my business, that means…
“It’s grown enough for both of us to leave our full-time jobs to concentrate on Engraving Studios! We now have a full-time employee and we’ll employ another one shortly. This year we’re on track to quadruple our turnover. We’re excited for the future.”

The Girls Mean Business is my cup of tea because…
“Claire’s down to earth, no-beating-around-the-bush attitude is fantastic. I’m hooked! She puts things across in a way that’s easy to understand and we’re thriving on the support and advice. We wouldn’t want to go that next step without Claire behind us!”

Find out more about what Mandy does at: www.engravingstudios.co.uk