THE SHORT VERSION
I should tell you first I can tackle most if not all business queries presented to me however writing my story is somewhat harder than I thought. Never the less I am always telling my clients and business buddies to be more visible online so here you have it.
Im Helly, an online business coach and marketing manager/strategist, I have recently become a first time mum. I gave birth to my beautiful little girl summer 2018. I am based in London, UK however many of my clients are abroad aswel as local. I am a coffee addict and series junkie I just finished watching suits - If your business involves closing deals or negotiating, watch it! Im also somewhat nocturnal theres just something about sitting down at night and working or reading a good book dont you think ?!
Lets get to the nitty gritty - Firstly you should know i'm here by accident - About 8 years ago I was speaking with an absolute stranger about marketing for a London Fashion week event and for the bizzarest reason they entrusted their business with me. Prior to this I was in such a stagnant place in my life, I knew I wanted to own my own business but I just faffed about with ideas I had no direction. I can now tell you I didn't have a clue what I was doing so the saying "Fake it till you make it" is definitely true. Needless to say I loved it and i've quiet literally hustled my butt off ever since. Working with some of the household and, nationwide brands you love, to the at home mums killing it in their PJ's and some super sassy online stores and service providers.
I can now say i'm no longer faking it, I'm bossin' it at what I do and I absolutely love generating the results to give my clients the same freedom I enjoy. My marketing strategies for online brands have generated award winning results, and my business expertise have expanded business to nationwide and worldwide companies. I have coached women of all ages and backgrounds from super small solopreneurs to 6 figure chicks and from business launch to industry domination.
Since i've had my little munchkin i'm adjusting my schedule around cuddle and play breaks (this is far less glamorous than it sounds this sentence should have a disclaimer - also contains cleaning endlessly, nappy changes and loud screams).
Creating my business and building it over the last 8 years has been such a huge part of my life and if your just starting out as an entrepreneur make sure your ready to dive in the deep end and get ready for the long haul. Being an entrepreneur is rewarding in so many ways, it gives you the comfortability and freedom a 9-5 never could but it is also very scary starting out and waiting to hit those comfortable figures and then the big figure pay checks. We have all been there and im here to hold your hand and guide you every step of the way.
A question I always get asked is 'What would you tell yourself now if you were starting all over again?'. - I would say that the sleepless nights and hard work will always pay off and that fear kills dreams more than failure ever will. I would also say that a fisherman is just a fisherman, he didn't build the boat nor learn how to read the weather, if your lacking a skill, or time to put into something in your business invest in a professional. We cant do it all and if I had invested in my business sooner it would of freed up so much time and anxt - Thats probably the best advice anyone could of given me.
HUSTLE - LEARN - HUSTLE - LEARN - HUSTLE