HELLO! I'm Ellen - marketing mentor for individuals and small business, marketing consultant, retail consultancy owner, wannabe podcaster, founder and editor of food and drink magazine Chatting Food, and a seasoned marketer with over 15+ years of hard graft in the game.
My job is to help you or your business succeed. Life is more than a motivational quote, and success is harder than you think. But I understand. I'm here to help you look at the bigger picture, rebalance your marketing strategy into something not only attainable but functional for you and your business, support and work through your business worries and help you grow.
I offer my support on two levels - mentoring, where I work with you on a 1-2-1 basis to help your small business grow by training, mentoring and working with your values to create streamlined marketing systems that work. I can also offer one-off digital reviews, to check you are on the right path with actions created to amend at your own pace.
I also deliver marketing consulting through a variety of levels, where I deliver expert marketing advice for your current business including audits, campaign creation, staff structure and a deliverable mid to long term action plan.
how can we work together?
Strategy and advice for small to medium business through packages and bespoke work
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WHO I AM
I have worked hard my entire life. From starting my career dressed as Mr Wimpy for a radio station, badgering my way into a local newspaper for work experience aged 16, to running marketing departments for financial services organisations, launching stores in countries I have never been to and founding my own magazine. Without even trying, every single role I have taken, both employed and through my self employed business, has been a brand new role that I have had to build out from scratch. I understand how to build teams, roles, businesses and brands. I have launched venues, and retail stores and pivot has become my middle name.
I work strategically, but I also work from the heart. I am a small business owner, and I understand small business owners. I am not here to give you fluff, make memes, tell you how to have £5k months or that if you get up before 5 am and have a bullet coffee, then your day will be fine. If those are your aims, let me tell you something for free, you may fail. This isn't the 'Gram- this is business.
My personal and business mission is to help your businesses succeed. My style is non-judgemental, honest, supportive and I aim to advocate for your business as you grow. My coaching style is not to intimidate or preach. We will have grounded conversations about where you are, where you need to be and how we will get you there. My consulting style is the same. This is a no-ego zone, and this is a zero fibs zone. No ego, no lies. Just hard work to get you where you need to be (and probably with a fair whack of swearing).
Empowering you to confidently own the marketing of your business.