Della Hudson Growing by numbers

Growing by Numbers: How to Scale Up Your Small Business

From setting goals to putting systems in place, and from bookkeeping to profits and costs, Growing by Numbers offers a roadmap to drive your small business towards profitable growth and achieve your goals.

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  • Online courses

    Online courses for start ups and scale ups


    Finance for Business Owners

    Short online course for business owners who are terrified of their numbers

    Get your head around those figures with three webinars covering:

    – Basic bookkeeping

    This doesn’t cover double entry but instead gives a quick explanation of what the main cloud accounting software can do for you and your business.

    – Understanding your accounts

    Taking the fear out of the numbers and helping you understand where to focus your attention.

    – Everything you wanted to ask your accountant but were afraid to ask

    This means half a day’s training for the bargain price of £30 including VAT.

    The webinars can be watched in any order and provide a great foundation if you are considering joining us for the Growing by Numbers online course.

    ➡ Sign up for Finance for Business Owners here

    Growing by Numbers Online – £800

    We’ve taken Growing by Numbers online giving you the opportunity to explore, interactively, the subject of building and growing your small business in the right way, making best use of the numbers and putting the systems in place to help you take a step back and live your life too.
    This is no quick fix. It’s a 10 hour programme, filled to the brim with advice and guidance straight from someone who has been right where you are now.

    We’ll start with your business motivations and personal goals. Then we’ll look at systems and software, marketing to your ideal clients both on and offline, before learning to grapple your numbers, price profitably and spend wisely. Throughout we will show you which numbers to focus on to make sure that you will achieve those goals

    The course is delivered via 10 webinars, each with their own action list, allowing you plenty of time to digest your learnings and begin to put them into practice before moving on. At the end of the course you will also be invited to an individual coaching session to give you personalised support in applying your learnings in your own business.

    ➡ Sign up for Growing by Numbers Online here


    30 day startup course

    For those considering setting up their own business or in the first 12 months this course is packed full of everything (we hope) that you need to know in order to set up your business in 30 days. There are actions to complete each day to ensure that you make the progress you need to build your operations, sales, marketing, admin and finance processes.

    ➡ Sign up for the 30 day Startup course here for just £99 incl VAT.

    And, if you can’t wait, sign up for the Start Your Business in a Day course here (same information in an accelerated format).


    Pricing: how to charge what you’re worth

    Are you working too many hours for too little return? You work hard for your clients but never seem to have enough time to work on your own business, to implement that new bit of tech, or to get your marketing in order. Find out how you can charge what you’re worth and how to look clients in the eye when you need to discuss prices.

    ➡ Sign up here for a 1 hour webinar to get your Pricing on track. £49 incl VAT

  • Coaching and mentoring

    Whether you want a more profitable business, a better work - life balance, or to prepare your business for sale we can help.


    Do you feel as though you’re working too many hours for too little profit?


    It doesn’t matter how many business books you read; nothing comes close to having a coach in your corner. Someone to support you, to act as a sounding board and to give you the encouragement you need to stay on track and accountable.

    Whether you have one employee or 20, you and your business will benefit from regular coaching with someone who has been there and built a successful company themselves. We could help you view your business more objectively, identify areas of improvement and prioritise your activities.

    And naturally, we can give you that little push to make sure you achieve everything you set out to do, too.

    Not just any old coach, Della Hudson has founded three successful businesses and sold the first one for 32% above the average price. As well as being a chartered accountant she is also a qualified coach and mentor so you benefit from both experience and theory.

    We will use a number of coaching techniques:
    • Listening to learn about your businesses and your challenges
    • Questioning you to get to the root of the issue
    • Advising you based on theory and 30+ years’ experience working with other businesses.
    • Mentoring you based on personal experience as an accountant and as a business owner
    • Holding you accountable to implement the changes that you have agreed

    Monthly coaching sessions are by telephone (or Zoom) and will include:
    • Accountability check in from the last call
    • Feedback on changes implemented
    • Core focus will be on new issues arising or from the ongoing list
    • Agreement of action list before the next call
    These sessions will last for approximately 1 hour

    If you want to make changes more quickly in your business then weekly or fortnightly calls can also be arranged.

    Individual coaching provides the best value because we focus on YOUR issues and find solutions that work in YOUR business.

    ➡ We have limited space for individual coaching so please book a call to be added to the waiting list

    Coaching is priced at £750 per session or £630 per month for 12 sessions. (Grants are often available and we will advise you of any that we know of)

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  • Minerva Money Matters Webinars to help you achieve your dream business

    Time to pivot: how to makeover your business for the new year


    You’ve survived 2023 but need to adapt to really thrive

    So many people helped when we were first starting out so here are some free resources to help you out.

    Each month we host a webinar (usually the third Wednesday) to help you to grow your business and to help you to increase profitability whilst maintaining a good work-life balance.

    Next webinar takes place at 12.00pm (midday) on Wednesday 20 December 2023.

    How to find the best pivot(s) for your business. A dash of what you did before and a few drops of new ideas to get you ready for the new year. Gently shaken but not too stirred.

    Join us for a FREE 30-minute session where we’ll get you on track for the new year so that you can meet both your personal and business objectives.

    You can also sign up to receive our weekly Top Tips for Business Owners by email and take our Business Financial Healthcheck here

  • Minerva Accountants

    If you'd like an accountant to help you to stay on top of your numbers


    If you’d like an accountant to help you to stay on top of your numbers then take a look at our Minerva Accountants website where even our no-frills package includes a monthly bookkeeping health check. We have all sorts of management accounts and business advice options to help you to grow your business.

    ➡ Take a look at our Minerva Accountants website

    ➡ Or book a call to discuss your requirements

    ➡ Take our Business Financial Healthcheck here



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