Andy Raynor

A R Website Design

www.arwebsitedesign.co.uk
arwebsitedesign

How would you describe the position of your business prior to signing up for Miranda’s mentoring?

Prior to having Miranda as my business mentor, my business was managing to “hold it’s own” but was not taking off as I had hoped…. it had no direction and lacked consistency across the board with regards to pricing, strategy and organisation.

What was the reason you decided to commit to regular mentoring with Miranda?

I had known Miranda for a while before I decided to take her on as my business mentor as I went on one of her business startup courses a couple of years prior to launching.  I had loosely kept in touch with Miranda until such time that I launched my business and joined a local networking group, where I met her again.  After catching up with her and hearing a couple of her fantastic presentations at these local networking groups, plus thinking about the aspirations I had for my business, I felt it was the right time to jump on the “Miranda express” to propel my business to success!

What have been the best things you have learned as a result of the mentoring – or the best things that have happened to your business since working with Miranda?

My business has boomed since having regular mentoring sessions to say the least.  I started working with Miranda when my business had plateaued and now it is rocketing.  Miranda has not only taught me vital skills in order to successfully run and manage my business with both the time and resource elements, but she has showed me how to consistently deliver and meet customer expectations time and time again.  All of this combined has led to a continuing growth in AR Website Design and I am very excited for what the future holds!

How would you describe the position of your business several months after the mentoring started?

My Business has now tripled its customer base whilst also receiving a lot of repeat business.  I think for me, not only is it key to have new business constantly flowing through your door, but to keep your existing customers happy and coming back is vital.  I have come from a support help desk background so I wanted my business to have a strong emphasis in this area… Miranda has certainly helped me achieve this.  Due to the growth of the business it has led me to look for contractors & other self employed entrepreneurs that I can team up with to help expand and push my business on, which is phenomenal.

What makes Miranda stand out as a business mentor?

Miranda’s personal approach is by far her stand out attribute as a mentor.  Not only should a Business mentor be able to guide and push your business in the right direction, but most importantly they should be able to understand you as a person, how you work, what your current situation is with regards to time available to work and how this all fits together.  Miranda’s ever adapting business strategies makes her stand out from the rest and these have enabled me to push on my business to suit the hours I can put in along with fitting in well with my home life.

How much has your business grown as a result of mentoring?

Since mentoring,  my customer base has tripled and my income has steadily increased month on month, resulting in a 300% increase from the month I took Miranda on to the previous month just passed.