Hi, I'm Katie
I live in a small seaside town in the UK.
My mission is to help as many business owners as possible build the life of their dreams.
To provide you with not only the strategy to make that happen but also the accountability and support you need as a business owner.
To be your secret business partner, your friend, your coach, your mentor, your cheerleader, your support system and everything in between.
You don't have to do this alone, with my support together we will build your empire and leave a lasting legacy to be proud of.
THE STORY SO FAR
I started my business because I was sick of playing by someone else's rules – I mean, you’ve heard that before, right? But after working so hard that I was literally making myself sick – I’m serious, I was in and out of the hospital for over a year! – I realised I had to do this whole ‘life’ thing my own way. And that’s what I want for you, too! I wanted a life on my own terms, a business on my own terms, and the freedom to build a business around my life (not the other way round).
I started my career working with small businesses - My first 'big' job was helping a business rebrand and launch its e-commerce in the beauty industry and I loved every second of it. You know what it's like running a small business, both you and your team do so many different jobs it's hard to give yourself a 'title'. It was a morning of web building, and an afternoon photoshoot (I have a Diploma in Photography), a few hours in Despatch, then a planning meeting to end the day. The following week I could be out on Brand training events learning from Industry experts. I thrived on watching everything come together and seeing the business grow, so much so that I decided I wanted to further my knowledge and headed off to University.
Between my studies in Business Management and Marketing - I worked with as many small businesses as I could on temporary contracts. I got to work with a PR firm teaching the Director new social media trends, I worked with Hairdressers helping them scale their business, dabbled in the retail industry and helped a small business reduce their error in despatch by 98% by implementing systems and processes.
Funnily enough, I couldn't see what was staring me in the face and when I graduated I moved into Corporate for 4 years. It wasn't until I hit my 'dream' job role that I realised I wasn't fulfilled and my heart belonged to the crazy life that is building empires with Small Business Owners. With that, Katie Chic Consulting was born (In the midst of a global pandemic) and I've never looked back.
Empowering business owners to set strategic goals, and grow their dream business in a way that works for them – the way they deserve – is my jam. This is why my services are super hands-on, mixing actionable strategic advice with accountability and support, to empower you to run your business in the way that’s best for you – finally giving you the freedom you actually started it for!
My approach is a mix of consulting and done-for-you services, and while I’m super friendly and supportive, I’m not afraid to call you out when you need it – it’s the northerner in me 😉. I like to dig in deep and question everything because I believe there’s always room for improvement... even in my own business!
Yep, I said it!
My clients love my honesty, the amazing thing about running your own business is that you get to run it your own way. If that means making enough money to pay for luxury vacations (like me) that's cool. If you want to earn a million, that’s cool too! Maybe…just maybe...your dream is to earn enough by working part-time hours in your business, so you can be available for your family whenever they need you (what a b-e-a-utiful dream). When you work with me, we build a business that suits you – which might not be how I run my own business, but I don’t believe in cookie-cutter advice!
WHAT IS A BUSINESS CONSULTANT?
A Business Consultant is your business sidekick – your on-hand professional opinion and wing woman, there to support you every step of the way. No more asking your biased friends and family! We analyse your business together, set big goals, and then I use my 10+ years of business experience and expertise to advise you on how to improve your performance and efficiency to smash those goals!
WHY DO I NEED A BUSINESS CONSULTANT?
Well... to live your dream life 😉
But seriously – working with me means no longer struggling as a busy business owner or side hustler, mother, partner, friend and everything in between, wondering when you’ll ever have time to take those spontaneous lunches with friends or take a day off without needing to ask permission. Instead, you’ll feel empowered and supported as a strategic business owner, with clear goals and strategies for success. You’ll have more free time to step into your CEO aka focus on tasks that bring you more revenue (or more bottomless brunches, if that’s what you fancy!).
But more importantly, you’ll feel confident in yourself and your business, able to trust your decisions thanks to having a clear plan set out for the future – one that suits you and your dreams.
HOW DO I WORK WITH YOU?
I do the majority of my work remotely via Zoom. I also have a little help to keep things running smoothly including our own private Google Drive to share documents and a Trello Board to keep communication all in one place.
If you decide to have my ongoing support you also get access to me via Whatsapp for quick and easy messaging and voicenotes.
I like to keep things simple.
If you are interested in getting stared just fill out the form below!