Nick Shanagher supports the owners of small enterprises to focus on their strengths and make money. His clients achieve their plans, avoid time-wasting and deliver more value for themselves, their family, their colleagues and their customers.
Based in the Thames Valley, Nick has accreditation from the award-winning IBD Business Advice Group. His services are available both online and in-person.
Key focus areas include:
Set and hit targets.
Many of my clients signed up because while they had clear goals, something was always getting in the way of success. For example, they were too busy managing the same issues over and over again. Or their marketing was not attracting enough customers. Or their costs were high, and it was not clear which activity was working. A one-page gameplan quickly puts the focus in the right areas to win customers, generate cash, and get the most out of your people.
Build your value proposition.
A big challenge for every business owner is to ensure that their product or service solves a problem or creates an opportunity that enough customers will care about enough to want to buy. Marketing is about getting noticed, but my clients benefit from using two simple tools that ensure there is demand from purchasers and that their messages stand out in a crowded marketplace.
Get a grip.
Good disciplines are needed to make a strategy work. As companies grow, they face a series of tipping points where they have to review how they operate to ensure that the right people are in the right seats to deliver good customer service. Improved communications and goal setting are vital to help teams pull together and that the good things about your business can scale up.
My clients include successful owner/managers, start-up entrepreneurs who need a second pair of eyes to stay on track, and directors keen to develop their leadership skills and careers.
About the IBD
The IBD Business Advice Group is Finance Monthly's best small business adviser in the UK and is named by SME Business News as the best small business adviser. Nick is one of 200 accredited advisers who help thousands of UK business owners get their enterprises to the next level by providing practical help and advice.
5 customer reviews
Nick developed a structured, realistic plan of action for my business over the next 5 years. Nick was encouraging, thorough and professional throughout. Without Nick's support, I would not have the insight and perspective that I do now to take my business forward. I would highly recommend Nick to anyone looking to grow their business in the most efficient way! More...
Working with Nick was really great. Nick was always encouraging of business ideas but rigorous in his scrutiny of them, and his ability to construct a structured plan of action was invaluable. His tutelage has definitely instilled confidence in me as I move forwards. I came away with learners such as how to time-manage, how to construct value-propositions, and how to get inside the mindset of a consumer. More...
Nick has been very thourough and professional throughout. He is an expert in his field and helped strategise appropriately for a product launch with a disruptive technology.
His responds to communications immediately and puts 110% into the support for the customer. I would highly recommend him but not to my competitors :-)
Thanks for all your help Nick! More...
Nino Di Cara
Nick's clear thinking, insightful questions and logical approach have helped me focus on the important things to grow my business. I’m sure I've made faster progress towards my goals than I would have done without Nick's coaching. Most of all, he's helped me see beyond blind spots I had around myself and some of the business challenges I needed to resolve. More...
Business & Career Coaching
Still in the initial stages but so fr Nick has been incredibly professional and seams to be great fit for what I need.