THE GIRLS MEAN BUSINESS is where small businesses grow. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re an experienced business owner, you will find marketing and business help, tips and advice here. It’s a nice place, designed for busy people like you. Everything is bite-sized and easy to understand so you can take it and use it right away in your gorgeous business. If you need more you will LOVE the 2019 Awesome Marketing Planner System and The Brilliant Business Academy.

Dive in, take a look around. I’m adding new stuff ALL THE TIME so if you want to know when a juicy new thing appears, sign up to my weekly e-newsletter – you’ll also get a mini-marketing to-do list in your inbox each Friday to set you up for the following week. What’s not to love? Pop your details in below and wait excitedly for Friday!

Love, Claire xx

PS: I’ve been featured in The Guardian, Marie-Claire, Closer, Essentials, the Huffington Post, on TV:AM in Ireland AND I’ve appeared on Radio 1, BBC2 and The Apprentice with my businesses, over the years. It’s been an adventure!

The 2019 Awesome Marketing Planner System

“So last night I did my numbers for October. This is not something that I ever did, it’s only coz it’s written in the planner. And I have hit 4 figures this month. FOUR FIGURES, people!!!! I’m over the moon. This is the first time in the history of my business that I have done this. Thank you Claire & the group for all your help and advice.”

Halima Kheshav

Reflexologist, Beautiful Sole Therapies

“Bought the planner for the first time this year. Started with targets and vision board. Had a home-based business making celebration cakes alongside a full time job (and mum of 4) beginning of the year was looking at 8-10 sales a month, averaging at about £300-£500.  In September I got the keys to my new Bakery and Cafe and have been steadily taking nearly £6000 a month. I would never have done it if i wasn’t holding myself accountable EVERY day. And that’s all down to your planner”

Kate Ledger

Owner, Bele Bakery & Cafe

“Today is the end of an AVON campaign – my Team has made amazing sales and as a Team this will be the biggest group sales I have had. Personally this has been my best campaign this year and there are still 2 campaigns before Christmas. Getting my planner and goal books have definitely helped me focus and get on with doing not just thinking of doing . Thanks Claire.”

Barbara Rogers

Consultant, Avon Sevenoaks




How To Think Like Your Super Customer

How To Think Like Your Super Customer

A lovely accountant on my Brilliant Business Academy Q&A call recently was feeling as flat as a pancake. She said "Claire, I know what I should do, I just can't bring myself to do it. When it comes to posting on Facebook or writing a blog my mind just goes blank...

The Curse Of The Bad Customer

The Curse Of The Bad Customer

Do Bad Customers Run Your Business? If you've never had one, you're lucky. If you have experienced really bad customers, it's an experience that sticks with you for years, if not forever. I'm not being melodramatic. I vividly remember my first really awful customer. I...

How To Get More Control Over Your Sales

How To Get More Control Over Your Sales

I was chatting to a lady the other day and she said ‘Claire, this business is bad for my nerves and my blood pressure. One day it’s fine, I have money in the business and then within days it’s all gone on staff costs, supplies and other bills. Then we have a quiet period with no money coming in and no idea when it will start again.


I love the way Claire is positive whilst still being honest and realistic. Claire’s podcasts are great – I listen to them while I’m walking the dog so instead of worrying about pointless stuff, I have ideas and am in a positive frame of mind for the day. In 6 years of running this business (which I kind of fell into whilst escaping my proper job as a primary school teacher!) this is the first time that I have a long term plan (with options!) and feel that I have taken charge, rather than feeling like I’m just drifting along. Thanks Claire 
Kelly Barrett – Impact Tuition Urmston


Whenever I feel like giving up on my business, I listen to one of the modules in Claire’s courses. Her positivity and enthusiasm is contagious and her advice never fails to get me back on track again.

Tanya Sturges


I just wanted to come back to you and say thank you. I have been going for almost 8 years now and for the last 6 years I have implemented all you have taught through your courses and general good advice… So a big thank you for your inspiration and consistent commitment for being there all the time. You have made a massive difference to me and my business.
Anne-Marie Bruce Lovejoy-Kerr


Whether you’ve got a burning question, some lovely feedback, some ‘constructive’ criticism (gulp!), a random awesome thought or just want to say hello, we would LOVE to hear from you. You can email us (it will go to Helen on our help desk) or catch up with us on social media. However you do it, we can’t wait for you to get in touch!