HEY, I'M KATIE
I'm the consultant behind Katie Chic Consulting.
I've spent the majority of my career working with small businesses except for a 3-year stint where I went off to conquer the logistics industry!
What brought me back to small businesses? YOU.
I love the passion, the drive and the determination you have.
I get to spend my days sharing my expertise and helping business owners take back control, get clarity and build a business that works for them.
When I'm not doing that you'll probably find me in the woods or down at the beach with my Spaniel Max! Failing that I'll be taking a nap haha!
YOUR PAST DOES NOT DEFINE YOUR FUTURE
The past is just a lesson, you are in control of your future and you can make it whatever you want it to be.
IT'S NOT WHAT YOU WEAR ITS WHAT YOU BRING TO THE TABLE
I care about your drive, determination and passion for your business. Wear whatever makes you comfortable! You'll always find me in my trainers.
HONESTY FIRST AND ALWAYS
I pride myself on always being honest when it comes to you and your business. My goal is to get you where you want to be and sometimes that means saying the difficult things.
TO STAY CURIOUS AND KEEP LEARNING
I don't know everything but I'm determined to always be open, curious and actively learning so I can provide you with the best possible experience.
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!
"Katie was a vital and integral part of my business and my years working alongside her have been most enjoyable - I would recommend her to anyone. I hope she is given the chance to support other business owners like myself to run their businesses to their full potential. If you are looking for support from an efficient, hard-working and determined individual look no further. Katie has an eye for finding weak points and an unrivalled skill of finding more efficient ways of running the business - I wouldn't have been able to do this without her."
In order to develop your business, you need to set aside time to work on your business. This is where my 1:1 comes in. Blending expertise and support we will develop a plan to get you where you want to be and then I will be here to support you as you take action.
I have a unique structure to my 1:1 support which ensures you are constantly working towards your business goals.
I’ve got a few packages for you to choose from so let's have a look and see which one best suits where you're at.
If you're not quite ready to get my 1:1 support in your business don't worry - you can still make progress on your own. I have created loads of different resources to help you understand business and start taking the right action.
I'm not about the jargon so all of my resources are simple to understand and all come with things to action.
Remember, nothing changes if nothing changes.
Once you've got the resource, use it and action it!
I'M ON A MISSION
To change the future of as many business owners as I can. No longer will 90% of businesses fail when they don't have to.
I'm on a mission to share my story with the world in the hope of inspiring you to take a chance on your dream and build that business regardless of your past or people's opinions.
Success is whatever you want it to be, we don’t define our success by others' expectations and aspirations.