Me + You...
Big promises, bold claims; life changing glitter-covered-rainbows and dancing unicorns for all!
I am not promising any of that. When you work with me you get logical and strategic business advice with the sole purpose of putting into action the steps needed to move your business forward fast. Kind of boring if you are looking for glitter and unicorns. Very exciting if you are looking for increased profits and a better business.
Sound like you?
You have been self employed for at least one year so you have a little experience
You like your business but you want it to be better, you're just not sure how to make that happen
You need someone to dump your ideas on so they can sort them out, you feel a little unsure of direction
You want the opinion of an expert who can help you move forward, but you're not looking to be coddled and patted on the head
You want someone who gets that business isn't just about the money, you want more than just bucks in your bank account
You're looking for someone who actually knows business, someone with years and years...and years of experience working in all different types of industries
Well that sounds like me!
Melanie Miller - Business Strategy and Coach
I work specifically with women in business who need the insight of an experienced business strategist and coach. I know women and I know business.
I have coached over 100 small business owners in the past six years. Prior to that I was a general manager for multi million dollar businesses that had lost direction. I know my stuff.
Business Coaches get a bad rap, there are far too many with zero real business experience and that makes people nervous (rightly so). That is why I never take on a client before having a 15 minute conversation about where you're at and where you want to be. I want you to feel comfortable with me before any money exchanges hands. I want to make sure I am going to be the best person for you too. If I am not I will tell you upfront.
Who I work with
Business owners looking for one on one guidance to create a strategy that suits their business and vision. You will need to have been in business for at least 12 months, however, it doesn't matter if you have not yet made a profit. If your business has stalled, you want to move in a different direction or you know you have missing pieces then let's talk.
What I am
A business strategist and coach with expertise in making women's businesses work! Someone you can trust and rely on to give you advice about moving your business forward in a direction that suits you. I take your vision (we will create one if you're not sure what that is) and where your business is today so I can fill in the blanks for you.
What I'm NOT
A life coach. During the coaching process you can expect a lot of business strategy, and that builds confidence and motivation in the women I work with. I am not a life coach. I can't help you work through non-business related issues and I am not a hand holder. I will help you uncover where you might be holding yourself back and I most certainly will be encouraging you along the way. This is about business change and growth; profit, marketing funnels, action plans and stuff like that.
I felt haphazard and out of control with no direction and no understanding of the core business. Now I feel completely in control, with a mapped out direction. We work in bite sized pieces that I can easily achieve and implement. I immediately felt comfortable with Melanie's energy and the way she delivers her expertise.
Melanie is a straight shooter, she doesn't waste time. I was skeptical about business coaches, but I know Melanie has been in business for many years, I have a lot of trust in her. She forced us to become more accountable to our goals.
What does One on One Coaching cost?
3 Month Strategy + Implementation Program
The 3 Month package starts with a 2 hour deep dive session where we figure out where you're at right now, the priorities you need to focus on and the basic framework of getting you to your destination. During the second and third month we will meet for 1 - 1.5 hours (Skype or Zoom) to discuss your progress and the next actions you need to take. I will check in once month also to make sure you're staying on track. We will keep a shared action list so you always know what you need to be working on and have a detailed list of our discussions.
We will take your vision and turn it into a full 12 month business plan with marketing focus for each month, sales goals, expense goals, a basic cash flow plan, a marketing funnel map and so much more! I create these for you so you can focus on your vision.
Investment - $2497 (ex GST) or $897 (ex GST) per month
I had been following Melanie for a few years and had joined a number of her online programs before engaging one on one coaching. Melanie ironed out issues with my cash flow, helped me better define my role within my business and mapped out an amazing automated marketing funnel. Melanie has a no-fuss approach and asked all the right questions to get me back in control Having Melanie to speak with every couple of weeks was like having a business partner that knew much more than me. I could bounce ideas off her and she was to give such great feedback and point out any limitations.
Melanie has a no-fuss approach and asked all the right questions to get me back in control of my business and staff. Having Melanie to speak with every couple of weeks was like having a business partner that knew much more than me. I could bounce ideas off her and she was to give such great feedback and point out any limitations.
I now have a deeper understanding and control of my numbers and a marketing funnel that sends customers straight to my business. Working with Melanie has cut my stress in half and given me a real action plan to work with. I am already planning my next round of coaching and can't wait to get started again.
During that time I worked with Melanie I felt so very fortunate to have her as part of the extended Blisspot Team. Not only does she have in-depth sales knowledge and expertise but also a lot of practical tips in how to create a best practice business generally.
Melanie was completely dedicated and committed to increasing both my businesses sales and overall performance. Melanie was very good at holding me accountable for the tasks I needed to achieve to make the consultancy worthwhile, whilst being holding a supportive space, to work through any challenges to allow the business be the best it can be.
I know that my time with Melanie has set an outstanding foundation for my business and for that I am eternally grateful.
Melanie has been tremendously helpful for me to get me quickly through the roadblocks that would often stop me making process. Working with Melanie helped me structure my ideas and stopped me overthinking my decisions. She also gave me a wealth of practical information about tracking results and attracting new clients in ways that are suitable and doable for me and my business.
I bought a coaching package with Melanie to do my 2018 planning. It is one of the best investments I have ever made. I got such eye-opening insight into my business and really feel great about what's ahead.
I was so lost, confused and frustrated that it had been another year and still no progress! I was unsure of my business direction and whether I could actually build a profitable business with my niche.
Now I’m actually building a ‘proper business’ now (as opposed to an expensive hobby with no idea of what’s going on behind the scenes) and understand the importance of planning and tracking EVERYTHING!
I’ve invested thousands in courses, programs, and business coaches over the last few years and Melanie is by far, the BEST investment I’ve made. She listened and understood what I wanted from my business and helped me to put the plans and steps in place to build it and make it profitable instead of trying to fit me into a ‘mould’ like some other people I’ve worked with.
I had no idea what I was doing before, had no idea what I was actually making each month or how my business was growing as I had nothing in place to actually track it. Now I actually look forward to tracking my numbers each week to see my growth!
Working with Melanie was the first time that I actually felt like I was building a ‘proper business’, one that wouldn’t be an overnight success but that when I follow the steps and the plan, would be profitable AND sustainable. I now have so many ideas for the future of my business but with Melanie’s guidance, support and accountability, I am able to plan and prepare first rather than suffering with ‘Shiny Object Syndrome’!
Thank you so much Melanie and I look forward to working with you again - you’re not escaping me now!
Before engaging Melanie I was feeling positive but a little overwhelmed about decisions and directions etc.
Now I feel so much more confident and in control and the future looks bright and clear. I feel so much more prepared to take our business to the next level
Melanie was so great at reinforcing ''simple'' in terms of promo and marketing and that has really stuck with me. And having a sounding board, someone I could quickly run something by was such a welcome relief.
To anyone who was thinking of working with Melanie I would say do it now ! She is amazing ! Her knowledge and insights are incredibly valuable. I love her honesty and how she just doesn't beat around the bush at all. Working with Melanie has been one of the best business decisions we ever made, and I have loved every minute of working with her and will definitely continue to work with her as our business grows into the future.
Just a small selection of the amazing businesses I have worked with
Some are small and were not yet making a profit, others are big and just need to bring everything back under control. It doesn't matter how big your business is, what level of sales/income you make or the type of industry you're in. If you're ready for change then that is all you need!