With all the work that’s been happening on the launch of our shiny new Business Directory, it’s been a little while since we’ve posted one of these here.

So, here’s our latest Business Spotlight. It covers the work of Laura Meehan (Freelance Business Development) under the name LJM Grow Your Business.

You can connect with Laura on LinkedIn.

Laura Meehan

Laura Meehan

“…Love it! And it’s a little bit scary!.”

When did you first set up your business and what motivated you to do so?

Summer 2018 – have always wanted to work for myself plus it gave me greater flexibility with my other family commitments

What are the main products/services your company offers?

Marketing and sales – email marketing, branding, sales and marketing strategies, product naming service, PR, social media, etc.

Who is your key target audience?

I have over 25 years’ experience in the food and drink industry but now my clients come from all industries from food and drink to GP doctors!

Has it all been plain sailing (please pardon the seaside pun!)?

It’s never plain sailing! Not often anyway!

How have you found it working for yourself?

Love it! And it’s a little bit scary!

What does a ‘normal’ day look like for you?

Start work early at 6am then get kids ready and do the school run. Back at desk at 9.30 or may have meetings. Finish at 4pm to get the kids sorted but usually do a bit of work in the evening as well!

What type of advertising do you find works best for you? Are you active on social media?

I haven’t really done any yet!

If you were able to go back and give yourself one piece of advice when you were first starting out, what would it be?

Be bold!

What is the next step for your business?

A website!

What are your ultimate goals for the business and are they within sight?

To help small businesses get more business – as simple as that really! And yes this is happening every day!