"Karen worked with us (as complete business novices) to produce a high quality, easy to follow, realistic business plan for our new venture.
We used the plan to secure funding for the venture, and we have now been running the business for 3 months. Karen was a wealth of knowledge and provided advice at every step of the way.
I would highly recommend her services to anyone looking for an approachable, professional business planner."
"As a complete business novice I really had no idea what to expect, but from the moment I sat down with Karen I felt confident I was in the right hands! At our initial meeting she gave me oodles of advice and ideas along with a superbly thorough write up of all the important takeaways- all perfectly doable and simple to implement. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her services to others starting out on their own business journey and no doubt I'll be back to her when I'm at the next stage of my business. Watch this space!"
"When you’re running your own business there are a lot of hats you need to wear and sometimes you need a little extra help. I got in touch with Karen to support me with business development - something I just wasn’t finding the time to do. Karen is not only really knowledgeable about marketing strategy and development, but knows how to create a simple and straightforward action plan to implement it. From our initial briefing meeting Karen immediately grasped what I needed, providing me with sound practical advice and recommendations to support my objectives. She researched key introducers and influencers to engage with and created a clear plan and recommended content ideas to support engagement with those people and businesses. This was a really valuable piece of work to me. I highly recommend Karen to anyone needing some extra support with growing their business. She’’ll be the first person I ask to support me again in the future".
"A strategy session with Karen was the perfect start for my business in 2018. I gave it a go for 6 months by myself but decided I needed an outside view and Karen was brilliant. She helped me to understand my ideal customer and focus on creating a coherent brand message which I had been really struggling with, plus she had tons of ideas for me to implement! The write up was absolutely packed with everything that we talked about so that I have something to use to plan my actions as a result of our meeting. I would not hesitate to recommend Karen and Plan and Grow!"
Loving my new marketing material for my workshops that the wonderful Karen Cook from Plan & Grow produced! What’s even better is that I have a lovely bunch of people already interested in knowing more about them