The Grown-Up Business Book

“If you operate a business buy this book today. Not tomorrow. Today” Sam Carpenter

I didn’tbook set out to be a writer, but now that I am, it’s one of the most rewarding parts of my practice. My first self-published book, The P-Plan For Business was a major milestone for me, although I’d happily deny writing it now! November 4th 2014 saw the publication of my first ‘grown-up book’; called the The Grown-Up Business. It’s a book for business owners who’ve found that running their business wasn’t fun anymore.

Small business owners are the lifeblood of our economy, but too many feel overworked, un-loved, stressed, lost, confused, lonely, juggling everything all the time or just plain exhausted! I wrote the Grown-Up Business book to give business owners a clear pathway to rediscover the passion, love, fun and profit within their business, and get their life back.

I’m thrilled that Sam Carpenter – Author of Work The System has written the foreword to the book.

It’s a step-by-step guide to turn a business from seven stone weakling into one with real muscle and endurance. It packs a punch; 47 real-life case studies and almost 200 how to tips, exercises and templates to help you every step of the way.

The book website is up and running and you can order your limited edition copy right now. I’ve also embraced the digital world; its on Kindle, Kobo, Barnes and Noble Nook, i-tunes, Waterstones and

If you’d like to hear me talking about my book you can listen to my interview with Paul Andrews on Business Bunker Radio.

I couldn’t have written this book without my clients and to them a big thank you. It was their challenges, problems, issues and stresses that persuaded me to write the book to help more small business owners. But the Grown-Up Business book can only make a difference if I can spread the word and so I’d like to enlist our help. I’d love to hear from you so why not send me an email telling me what is challenging you right now and I’ll do my best to help.

“In a busy and crowded market place of business advice it is refreshing to see a book that strikes clearly and precisely at the core issues in plain and simple language!Shirley shares succinct ideas and solid guidance in a non nonsense fashion ….thus making this one of the best books of its kind on the bookshelves today. If you are in a small business world with the dilemmas that it carries then grab a copy of this book today!” Ben Kench – Author of Selling for Dummies

This book is overflowing with useful ideas and strategies that would help a struggling or stagnant business blossom. Jane Mallin

The perfect book for a small business owner who wants better but isn’t sure how to make it happen. Tim Levey – Author of Profit Improvement in a Week and Never Cut Costs”

Shirley’s book it really helpful on two fronts, firstly it’s an easy to read and understand book on business and secondly because it’s so stuffed with ideas you can also use it as a work book as you follow step by step the key tasks identified in each chapter to help you make your business a success. Laurence Ainsworth; Managing High Growth

Running a business for years can sometimes mean you operate in a groove. The Grown Up Business helps you to creatively step out of the ‘groove’ to give you a new perspective on what’s going on in your business and provides great strategies to reinvent or remodel the way you do things. One book to keep open on your desk! Trish Stretton MD People face2face Ltd

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