Small Business Saturday #SmallBiz100
I was absolutely delighted to be chosen as one of this year's SmallBiz100 businesses out of thousands of entries natioanlly.
Find out below about what I did and the offers I made to celebrate.
Daily Development Tips
I posted a daily development tip on each of the one hundred days running up to Small Business Saturday. I'm currently collating them into an ebook.
I ran a number of free webinar sessions to help small business owners with their development. Topics covered included;
Personal Development Planning (three sessions completed)
Becoming an Exceptional Team Member
Working in and leading remote teams effectively
I launched a free online Mastermind Group for sole traders.
A mastermind group is a small group of peers who meet regularly to support each other and help create success.
It’s a safe environment in which to share ideas and generate a broad range of solutions to challenges and issues that the group members are facing in their businesses. Group members hold each other accountable for taking action between sessions in order to implement the potential solutions and move their business forward.
I reduced the price of my books and the development resources on my Resources Hub by 20% for the duration of the SmallBiz100 countdown.
About Small Business Saturday and the SmallBiz100
Small Business Saturday has been held on the first Saturday in December for the past seven years. It highlights small business success and encourages people to ‘shop local’ and to support small businesses in their community and have a lasting impact.
One small business is featured on each of the 100 days leading up to Small Business Saturday, which is 5th December this year. A nation-wide application process is held to select the SmallBiz100.
AWD Development Solutions was one of this year’s 100 businesses chosen from thousands of entries.
Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss in more detail. I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Call Andrew on 07769 726556 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
to discuss your requirements and book your workshop.
What others say...
“So after a coaching session with the wonderful Andrew Deighton about working ON my business not just WITHIN my business I'm now fired up, focused on the next steps and super excited for the rest of March! Wooohooo!”
"The workshop was very interactive and delivered in a variety of ways that made it interesting. I enjoyed the course and have already implemented some of my learning."
“Andrew’s presentation was succinct and expertly delivered prompting reflection and giving real insights into how to improve communication, identify roles and get the very best performance in working relationships."
"Andrew recently did some 1-2-1 coaching with me on personal development. Andrew did a great job of getting to the key areas that I wanted to focus on, in order to achieve the goals that I'd set myself for the session and I left feeling focused and motivated. For all those who push their own personal development to the back of the queue I would recommend Andrew to help you get the most out of yourself."
“Delighted to work with Andrew Deighton and his 16PF5 session today. Super delivery and extremely insightful. Heartily recommend this and Andrew to all my friends and colleagues.”
"Andrew is a fantastic sounding board who gave me sound guidance and advice that has stuck with me ever since. Andrew's active listening and thoughtful coaching skills are second to none that I have worked with and I would wholly endorse Andrew to others that have not yet had the fortune of working with him. I wouldn't be where I am now in neither my career nor my personal life if it wasn't for Andrew's consistent support, encouragement and belief in others.”
“Andrew understands how business works; the cogs that whirr in the background of an organisation. His skill is that he is able to listen to those sounds, interpret them and in his understated, measured style; develop questions to probe further, help you to crystallise your thoughts, and then give assured experience and guidance as to how to oil those cogs and make your projects and plans run all the smoother and more effectively.”
“Andrew provided a number of coaching sessions for me over the last half year period. His methodical, patient approach perfectly balanced my 'stream of consciousness' conversations! I thoroughly enjoyed talking to Andrew and his experience and insights were relevant and worthwhile to the areas we highlighted together as key discussion points. I highly recommend Andrew in any coaching / mentoring / professional development roles.”
“Andrew’s development workshops enabled the team to contribute to a focused, cohesive & effective approach to strategic planning. Home-Start Erewash will be very happy to work with AWD Development Solutions in the future.“
"Throughout our time with Andrew he helped us enormously; from support with writing business goals and strategy planning, to team building, growth and personal development, I benefited hugely from my sessions with Andrew and feel his help in creating a stronger and more stable workplace has been invaluable. It was with sadness we said goodbye to Andrew at the end of our 6 months, but I am confident we will continue to build on the skills he has given us and that we will work together again at some point in the future. Thank you Andrew!"
"The last 18 months of meeting with Andrew has been immeasurably valuable in the upscale and aspirations for Domino Effect's future. He has a way of drawing out inner desires and asking lots of questions about how that would look if we tried xyz. I can't thank him enough for his support and guidance except to recommend him highly."