Available for order right nowTrue Profit Business - published September 2019
“There are so few really practical, ballsy books like this. I love the way you set out those simple business models and give all the practicalities as well as bringing in the beingness of business. That combination is so powerful.”
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Signed copies of Karen's new book will be available to buy at each event.
Friday 4th October - The True Profit Compass workshop with The Inspiration Space
If you’ve ever found yourself pushing hard or struggled to sell a new programme or product, you will know how exhausting and stressful business can feel. What if you took a break from trying to follow the latest marketing formulas and digital trends and instead grew a business that was uniquely designed to suit you?
Your True Profit Compass is a simple yet powerful tool that gives you a set of rules to base business decisions on. So rather than chasing success, take this time to recalibrate and define clearly what you need from your business to enable you to play your bigger game.
Friday 1st November - Hormones, The Moon and Mother Nature: Why we can't let our business growth plans be driven solely by metrics and digital dashboards at Athena Network in Farnham, Surrey
Playing Your Bigger Game - Hartley Witney, Hampshire
Thursday 14th November
Friday 6th December - Profitable Pricing (and how it doesn’t need to be scary to charge what you are worth) at Guildford Coaches Network
Listen to Karen's recent podcast interviews
The Extraordinary Business Book Club with Alison Jones
Sometimes, writing a business book can be a profound experience of self-discovery. Karen Skidmore describes True Profit Business: How to play your bigger game without burning out, as her ‘becoming’ book, and what she discovered along the way has transformed her own business.
The SORTED Podcast with Alice Jennings
We talk about how processes are key in her business, her favourite tools and more! You can find all the details here: https://alicejennings.co.uk/sorted-with-karen-skidmore/
Entrepreneur’s Inner Game Podcast with Nina Cooke
Episode 30: Karen Skidmore Explains How To Use Your Fear To Build A Profitable Business. To find out more https://www.ninacooke.co.uk/karen-skidmore-explains-how-to-use-your-fear-to-build-a-profitable-business/
How to play your bigger game without burning out
If you’ve decided to go it alone and grow your own business, you’re probably finding it tough to make things work.
The pace of life is getting faster, our benchmarks for success ever higher, and thousands of micro-business owners are facing entrepreneurial burnout, trying to cover up their stress and exhaustion with ‘love-my-life’ smiles and filtered images on social media.
It’s not just the cashflow that needs fixing: your mental health and well-being are at stake here.
If you are ready to make money, make an impact and thrive in the process,True Profit Business gives you a simpler, more connected path to business success:
- Clarity – understand what your bigger vision of success looks like and how business growth really works
- Structure – get clear on the five Growth Pillars to ensure sustainable growth
- Flow – discover when to Lean Back and when to Lean In to enable an effective energy flow between thinking, planning and taking action
- Process – discover which of the five True Profit Business Models will enable you to thrive.
True Profit Business not only helps you diagnose what’s going wrong for you, it focuses you on your bigger game and shows you the building blocks – the processes and people – you need to turn your expertise and talents into a purposeful, playful and profitable business.
About The Author
Karen Skidmore is a writer, digital broadcaster and business mentor with 25+ years experience. She’s survived burnout herself and now works with service professionals, experts and business leaders to create the right infrastructure, systems and team to grow their business, purposefully and profitably.
Karen’s infectious energy, wisdom and wicked sense of humour allow her to take people out of their comfort zones and inspire them to play their bigger games.
So many business owners are unsure about how to develop a marketing system and don’t quite get the importance of following-up as part of any networking and list building process. I now understand that there is so much more to marketing than just networking and it involves building consistent and effective relationships and processes which I now have a system for to do that. The biggest insight for me was learning how to keep track of numbers in terms of conversions per month to run a successful business and partnership power.
Gave me focus on what matters
“As a creative person who is motivated by action rather than committing to a strategic vision, working with Karen and using this planning process of hers was the most productive I’ve been in years. Karen’s planning process helped me focus on what matters right now versus having a massive list of stuff that makes me feel so overwhelmed I get nothing done.”
Given me the clarity to do the right stuff to make sales
“Before I was in a state of wishful thinking. Now having a 90 Day Plan and the follow through to help implement it, it’s given me the clarity to do the right stuff to make sales. I found that when you have cash in the bank, it’s easy to get complacent. But, in reality, you have to make sales, which means that I need to have a clear plan for each week on what I and my team can do to develop the business. Momentum has been a catalyst to help me understand where I have been going wrong, and the 90 Planning Process and implementation have given me crystal clear focus on what is the best use of my time.”
Karen gets to the heart of your business and business objectives with her great questions and ability to really listen. She will be ambitious for your success and really helps translate that into practical, actionable steps.
Quiet the chatter and calm the creative whirlwind
“What I love about working with Karen is that she lives and breathes the KISS principle. She understands what each person needs for their business and guides them down the simplest and most productive path to achieve their goals. Her advice and counsel helped quiet all the chatter in my head and calm the creative whirlwind.”
I had a lack of system before I came to you. I’d been working on various areas of promoting my business but it was all very scattered and none of my activities was really moving the needle. Working with you has given me a new approach to marketing my business in ways I just wouldn’t have thought of.
You really know your stuff and you’ve got an ability to laser in and identify precisely what needs to be done. You peel away all the stuff that we don’t need to worry about to instead focus on a targeted plan.
Perfect mix of down to earth advice, encouragement & kick up the backside
“The prospect of launching and promoting my first online product felt overwhelming, scary and lonely. So many new technologies to learn. Plus the prospect of writing sales letters filled me with horror. Karen gave me the perfect mix of down to earth marketing advice, positive encouragement, combined with the (gentle and friendly) kick up the backside I needed. Not only did the product launch successfully (without technical glitches), it also met sales targets.”
I love Karen's straight talking, no-bullshit approach.