The Angels in Business are 2 local, business owners Pam Neaves and Clare Whalley, who met through running their own businesses and networking in and around Sutton Coldfield in The West Midlands. We set Angels' up in 2013 and is now run by Clare Whalley, a Business Coach based in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham.
How can we help you grow your business?
We provide networking, support and accountability for men and women who want to grow their existing businesses in and around Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham.
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We meet up, share ideas and challenges, helping local businesses to thrive! A monthly support and mastermind networking group for business owners looking to grow and develop their business with valuable and interactive growth workshops.
Next Business Mastermind Meeting:
Wednesday 8th August 2018
9.30am – 11.30am
Business Growth Workshop Topic: Refreshing Your Brand
Successful brands and why they work
• What makes a good brand
• Secondary branding
• Is your brand right for your business?
• Do’s and Don’ts when using your brand – top tips to keep your brand strong and recognisable!
A business growth topic run as a workshop, by members or outside speakers who will contribute and share their expertise and knowledge on a topic to help you grow your business (e.g. Blogging, PR, social media, Marketing, IT, HR, local events and news etc)
Monthly meeting held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month
All members & visitors deliver a 60 second business presentation
Business referrals are passed, testimonials and success stories shared
Business goals are set and reviewed each month for accountability
£25 per monthly meeting includes refreshments.
You may attend twice before we'd invite you to join.
Benefits of being a Business Growth Mastermind Member:
Monthly meetings with like minded business owners who are passionate about growing their businesses
Share and plan for current challenges in confidence
Only one member per profession
Monthly workshops enabling you to focus on specific business growth topics
Build a trusted network of business advisors working with similar target audiences
Genuine referrals are passed and successes are shared
Location: The Kings Arms, Sutton Coldfield, Coleshill Rd, B75 7AA
"The Grow Your Business with Dazzling Results workshop was the best three hours I have spent on my business this year. Skilfully led by Clare, I and the other businesses were challenged, inspired and emerged with clear actions, which I am confident will help me move my business forward in the way I want it to go"
Elaine, Caittom Publishing
What Others Say About Our Workshops…
Starting a Business
‘I really enjoyed the angels in business workshop today, there were a lot of questions asked that made me think and have more of a focus around values, USP and WHY I started the business. It was also great to be surrounded by like minded local entrepreneurs.’
‘I did enjoy the workshop this morning. It was nice to hear some different ideas but more importantly for me I came away with the thought it appears as though I’m doing something right’
Growing & Sustaining a Successful Business
I gained motivation from the workshop. I have returned to work feeling really inspired.
I have many actions to help seek new customers and increase our customer base.
I have also tasked myself with organising vouchers for our existing customers
to encourage their friends and family to use us.
Making Social Media Work For You
‘This was very inclusive and was made relevant to my industry and unique business. Helpful, informative and relevant. Can’t recommend Pam and Clare enough. Thank you.’
‘Absolutely brilliant. Come to the session as a total social media phobe – now not so scared of it all.’
‘Very helpful, personal and informative.’
‘The workshop has helped de-mystify social media for me and shown me the benefits of using it to promote my business. Pam and Clare made the session informative, interactive and fun!’
“This informative workshop answered a myriad of questions I had. It was excellent value for money and I can’t wait for the next one.”
“Tweeting to grow my business for beginners – just what I needed. Can’t wait to get started. Great workshop.”
“What a tremendous 2 hrs whizzed by!! Excellent presentation. Very useful – would and will recommend to others.”
“Excellent business help especially for small business and starter businesses.”
“I loved the workshop. Really good, informative and friendly”
“Very informative workshop in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.”
“Great content and knowledge. Friendly and welcoming!! Thank you!!”
“Pam and Clare have created a wonderfully relaxed and informal workshop environment to help you feel more at ease in your learning and development.”
“The Making SM Work for You” course was well thought out. It delivered a lot of vital information in a short time frame with the added benefit of a 1-1 mop session.
“Know how to create a FB and twitter page with confidence and how to target my specific audience.”
"Attended Angels in Business social media workshop this week. What did I think? Informative, Professional, Great Venue & Brilliant value for money. I would highly recommend this course to anybody looking to take their Social Media to the next level. "
Sharing ideas and advice to help businesses grow in Sutton Coldfield. The Angels in Business encourage local business owners to share their tips for success with others.
Angels in Business networking and advice sharing session at The Royal Hotel Sutton Coldfield 20th February 2013
The Business Angels were invited to speak on Mornings with Joanne Malin on BBC WM, 95.6FM weekdays between 9.30am-12pm June 2012
The Business Angels host another successful networking and business growth event at the Royal Hotel in Sutton Coldfield in March 2012.
The Business Angels feature in The Birmingham Mail June 2012
Pam, owner of Mint Creative Solutions said “Inspired and motivated in part perhaps by the high profile successes of entrepreneurs and TV business shows such as Dragons Den, more women than ever are considering establishing a business. Statistics show that one in three start-up businesses fail, so what is it that drives these women, makes them so career obsessed and keeps them driven to achieve their goals more so than ever before? “We want to share our experiences to give others a great start on the road to success”.
Meta4’s Clare Whalley, a Life and Business Coach, said “Having clearly defined goals and not letting anyone talk you out of them is vital. Keep yourself surrounded with positive people and ditch anyone who does not believe you can do it, or restrict the amount of time you spend with them. Focusing on your end goal and putting the steps in place to achieve this will ensure your success, along with keeping an open mind, being adaptable and open to any opportunity that comes your way – as they don’t all come with a big neon sign”.
The Business Angels feature in Streets Ahead July 2010.
Clare works with a variety of clients whose goals vary from growing their business and improving their presentation skills, to changing their career to one they can love. I've always known what I want to achieve and being totally focussed towards achieving it has helped me get there, and stay there.
Pam has been networking in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham and surrounding areas for six years since setting up Mint Creative Solutions 7 years ago. She said "It really is all about building up your contacts and ensuring you have an even spread of clients from small to medium enterprises to large corporations.
It's all too easy to rely on that one client, who promises you the earth and then they disappear. The more people who know you and value the work you produce, the more they will refer you on and keep you in constant supply of trusted business contacts that will support and recommend your services.
Pam Neaves – Design Consultant, Mint Creative Solutions
Working with local, family run businesses to establish what makes them different and how they can stand out from their competitors and attract more profitable customers.
After moving to The Midlands in 2003, Pam set up Mint Creative Solutions from her passion for design, working in partnership with clients to attract more profitable customers through their visual communication, websites and online promotions through Facebook and Twitter. Pam continues to develop her skills in online marketing, search engine optimisation and social media skills to ensure clients receive fresh and jargon-free advice.
For a free chat over a coffee to see if what we do will benefit your business, call us now on
0121 636 0900 or find us on Facebook by clicking the link at the top of our webpage: www.mintcreative.co.uk/ or follow us on Twitter for helpful hints and tips from time to time @mintycreative
Network, Network, Network
Keep Evolving, have a plan but be prepared not to stick to it!
Keep Calm and Carry on Marketing
Build a trusted group of affiliates
Surround Yourself with motivational and positive people
It's nothing personal "Be impeccable with your word. Don't take anything personally. Don't make assumptions, always do your best." Miguel Ruiz
Outsource to specialists in their field
Set goals, yearly and monthly with steps to achieve them
Look after your existing customers, they already love you
Stay in touch and be proactive, if you don't your competitors will!
Clare Whalley – Meta4
Helping to enhance the performance and development of you, your people and your business.
After graduating with an International degree in English and Education Clare worked for a leading communications company in various management roles.
This gave her an excellent insight into the workings and development of both Sales and Service; managing people in The West Midlands and dealing with high profile customers along the way.
Clare is passionate about providing excellent customer service, so that you can realise and reach your goals. She truly believes that all individuals have the skills and resources to be as successful as they want to be. Meta4 offers Life and Business coaching, whether it's on a 1-1 personal or business basis.
Be Open to all potential opportunities, meet as many people as possible. You will have to sift through to the quality contacts who are serious about growing there business and YOURS.
Start DOING. It’s all too easy to talk about what you’re going to do. Take Action.
Write a goal – this is where, no obstacles, you want to be in the future. Work out all the small steps you need to take in order to get you there.
Think about the contacts you already have, who may be able to help you, talk to them, share what you’re looking to achieve.
Be an expert in what you do, Be confident and Believe in Yourself
What our members and visitors shared as their top Business Growth tips 9th October 2013
Always look after your people. SWAT And development.
Team work make the dream work. Make the day positive and fun. Communication.
Goal setting/ 4 E’s of Leadership? Jack Welsh
Come out of your comfort zone.
Invest in your team (other people you work with) – Make relationships/friends – people who do the same/similar for large projects.
Increase “Situational Awareness”.
Dare to dream by: know yourself and never forget your capabilities and goals.
Objective to networking be specific.
One page plan analyses. Key performance. indicators.