Hello friends

Sometimes an idea just grabs you and you have to go with it, even in the face of all the rational reasons why you can’t.

I’m going to run a small, informal, relaxed, funny and hopefully super-useful workshop in Cornwall for people who want to grow their business, and I’d like your help to make it happen – quickly. Next Thursday 2nd.

I’m writing a book on the essential things you need to do to grow any company or organisation and whilst I’ve twenty-five plus years of experience, I want to get lots of feedback and real-world examples from young, soulful and conscious local businesses.

If we’re all going to make a good living in the coming years we’re all going to have to collaborate and look after each other – working and trading with like-minded companies - who want to use their expertise to build a new and more sustainable way of doing business.

But this is no time for dreamy utopian hippies. We’ve got to fight fire with fire and be realistic about how we can work within the system and this means understanding and using tried and tested methods and being sharp about what we do, how we do it and of course why.

Doing business in the 21st century is the same as it always been. It’s about building a reputation for doing what you do with integrity, and making sure that the people who need what you do, discover your good name in the right place, at the right time.

I’ve nailed this down into three simple, essential steps and I’m going to give away my expertise for free, on the sound principle that sharing expertise comes back to you tenfold.

All I’m asking for is a £5 donation on the door, all of which will go to Surfers Against Sewage, my chosen charity.  That way people feel that they are contributing to a cause whilst, potentially learning something useful. Everyone wins.

Can you help?

I’m looking for a venue in Cornwall, a willing crowd and someone to provide/sponsor some food and drinks to make the evening swing. And a bed for the night.

It’ll be three twenty-minute sessions, each followed by Q&As. Two hours tops.

What’s in it for you?

You get my advice and experience for free.  No salesman will call. If people like the cut of my jib they can get in touch later.  Help me to make this happen and you get half a day of my time for free. A whole day if you’re totally awesome and new work comes my way from your intervention.

You get to bring your friends, clients and potential clients who will all thank you (and think highly of you) for bringing them to such a unique and enlightening event.

Doing something (almost entirely) altruistic, on a crazy tight deadline is fun, rewarding and memorable. Sweet dreams are made of this. Who am I to disagree?

WhoTheFuckAreYa?

I’m Tim. I’ve more than twenty-five years’ experience helping companies to grow. As a famous friend of mine says, ‘I’m a practitioner, not a theorist’. I’ve worked with international brands and one-woman bands all over the world from Cambodia to the USA, some of which are still in business, and I’ve watched and carefully noted as they all did brilliant things and made terrible mistakes. I’m a mentor to important start-ups, Communications Director for a software company that builds apps for huge corporations and a blogger for the Do Lectures. I love what I do and it’s infectious.

My book is going to be based on the idea that all you need is to Know, Know and Be Known: three essential steps to grow any company and to make any campaign hit its target.

Who is this for?

Entrepreneurs, wannabe entrepreneurs, creatives, marketing or PR folks, strategists, campaigners, activists, artists or anyone who’d like to go from where they are to where they’d like to be….

Thank you and give me a call if you can help 07525912162