Starting a business

  • The basics: domains, emails and keeping records

  • Find the first customers online & offline

  • Revenue producing streams

  • Get your business noticed in the right places

  • Why a network is central to your success

  • Price to sell


  • Create a website with no coding

  • Develop social media strategy

  • Write winning emails

  • Set up newsletters

  • Quick marketing tips you can do on the train

  • How, what and when to blog

Running a business

  • Sales methodology (AIDCA)

  • How to build your contacts list

  • Recruiting & managing

  • Get a handle on Twitter

  • How to use free online tools


  • Create an attention grabbing CV

  • Simple interview skills

  • Write a killer email

  • How to do what you love for a living

  • Personal branding

You will leave each session having already started on your action plan and knowing exactly what to do next.

Sessions are bespoke to match your needs and from 30 minutes online to a full day face-to-face. There's a snapshot of sessions most requested here and prices here. Saturday slots possible.

For group sessions, see training.

Rickie is a great help to anyone embarking on self-employment. Arranging and providing very informative workshops and one to one advice sessions to suit her clients needs, in a friendly approachable manner :-) Thanks Rickie!
— Christina Burrows - Chrissys Bloomers, West Midlands
Rickie has given me excellent advice concerning my business plans and that’s why I’d like to thank her, not only for answering my many questions but more importantly encouraging me to carry on with my ambition.
— Faaduma Diriye