Running a business is never easy, even if you love what you do. And one thing I’ve realised over my 11-year online business journey is that support from somebody who “gets it” can make all the difference to the fear, the overwhelm and what you believe is really possible.

As your business mentor, I am somebody you can turn to for whatever you need in your business. That means not just the practical stuff (like sorting out your email newsletter or figuring out how to break down your big goal), but also the emotional stuff (like that vulnerability hangover you had from your latest post, or the overwhelm of making all the decisions yourself).

I am wildly passionate about supporting you in your creative business, to get your message or your product out into the world in a way that fits around your life, your values, and your personality (whether you’re an introvert, like me, or an extrovert, or anything in between). 

With me as your creative business mentor, you’ll have someone to give you new ideas and perspectives, to give you feedback on your own ideas, to help you break down some big scary goals, to share your frustrations and your wins with, and to figure out how to fit your work around your life, your values & your personality.

I can help you create an action plan, share my practical business knowledge with you, empathise with all the feelings that building a business brings, get you the help you need to stop spinning your wheels, and make sure you feel supported in your decisions. Above all, I’ll be by your side and in your corner as a business friend who ‘gets it’

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“Taking advice from someone you don’t know can be a tricky path to navigate – will they understand my perspective? What do they really know about my business? Will they be able to tap into my thought-process? Ruth’s experience and balanced approach to her own businesses means she can cut through to what really matters and put me at ease immediately. She researched my business before our call and gave honest feedback to my questions and concerns. She has a skill for truly listening, processing and giving sensible, solid advice.” 

Jo McCarthy of Firain

Some specific areas we could work on…

Your business strategy (especially in areas like email marketing, online product creation, selling what you do)

Content creation and planning (for blogs, podcasts, social media, free downloads, ebook, emails & more)

Upleveling your business in specific ways (like making freelancing more sustainable, planning for maternity leave or time off, setting up business systems to free up time, outsourcing or growing your team)

The emotional stuff (putting yourself out there as a scared introvert, allowing yourself to have big goals and want to make the world a better place, getting clear on your values, thinking bigger with your business)

My speciality is online marketing, but in a values-based, kind and non-icky way. Through building my business since 2008 I have direct experience of blogging,  freelancing, creating membership sites, building an email list, social media marketing, selling ebooks, running online courses, launching a podcast, re-branding an existing business, working with my husband, becoming a limited company, planning for maternity leave & more. As long as your business has an online element, we can work together to build it into something that makes a difference to your life, and in the lives of others.

Mentoring is for you if…

  • You want ongoing practical and emotional support to make big things happen in your business, without getting stuck and overwhelmed
  • You need help believing in and taking action on your big dreams
  • You’re tired of doing it all on your own and would love my ideas, advice, feedback, support or practical advice
  • You want (and need) to run a business in a way that truly works for you, and feel overwhelmed by all the noise, rules and ‘blueprints’.
  • You’re ready to say ‘yes’ to your business and invest in making it happen

It’s not for you if…

  • You want a step by step blueprint or magic formula (I will point you in the right direction, I will help you develop a strategy, I will teach you what I know, but there is no set formula).
  • You are not willing to do the practical work yourself (although I will encourage you every step of the way!)
  • You’re not willing to also do the inner work that goes along with building a successful business
  • You always want to be told what to do (although I share practical recommendations where necessary, my mentoring style is a collaborative effort, because I believe everybody’s business is completely unique)

Here’s what you get…

  • Preliminary questionnaire to help clarify what we will work on so that we can get right down to the details once we start working together
  • 6x 60-minute one-to-one calls every 2-3 weeks (conducted on Skype via video or audio, whatever you prefer – other options are available if you don’t use Skype)
  • Detailed notes and the call recording sent to you shortly after each session including key action steps and links to any recommended resources
  • Email support in between calls – and regular accountability check-ins, if you want them!
  • The chance to get one-on-one support from somebody with has 11 years of online business experience, and who totally gets how difficult it can be
  • Me, on your side and in your corner, always
  • Plus free access to my course – Clarify: Your Big Picture Business Planning Kit

“It was great to have Ruth actually go through my website and give me practical advice improvements and her thoughts. I found her tips on improving sales very useful and would like to think I’ll be working with her again in the near future.” 

Safiyyah Choycha of Safiyyah Studio

your investment

or 4x monthly payments of £500
(get in touch if you’d like a longer payment plan)

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Or feel free to send me an email.

“My call with Ruth was really helpful as she gave me lots of advice and tips to help me move forwards on some areas I was feeling a bit stuck on. I love how approachable and encouraging Ruth is, and I love her approach to building a business on your own terms. I finished our call feeling uplifted and like I had some practical steps to start putting into action. Thanks Ruth!”

Eloise Rickman of Frida Be Mighty

Not sure whether you want to work one-on-one, or which package is for you? Book a free, 20-30 minute chat (with zero pressure) and I’ll help you figure out the best option.

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