The Grown-Up Business Book


“If you run a business, then buy this book. Not tomorrow, today!” Sam Carpenter Work The System

I didn’t set out to be an author, but I became one on November 4th 2014 when The Grown-Up Business was published.

I wrote it for business owners who’ve found that running their business wasn’t fun anymore.

It’s a step-by-step guide to turn a business from 7-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 & templates to help you every step of the way.

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 evenmore small business owners.

There is a paperback version, and e-versions available via Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook, i-tunes, Waterstones and

I’m absolutely thrilled that Sam Carpenter – Author of Work The System has written the foreword to the book. Sam’s book is a fabulous read especially if you need to implement processes and procedures.

If you’d like to hear me talking about my book you can listen to my interview with Paul Andrews on Business Bunker Radio. Alternatively you can read the reviews for The Grown-Up Business book.

Free e-books

I’ve written a number of e-books which you’re welcome to download with my compliments – no email needed.

“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