2B’s Management Consultancy Ltd

Delivering Business Growth – Through Confidential Conversations

Our “WHY”

Our why is very much Ben Jackson’s WHY.

During 35+ years in business as a manager, owner and entrepreneur, alongside a lifetime in that same environment, Ben Jackson has been supported, mentored or coached by very genuine individuals. However he has also encountered far too many other individuals and organisations that were effectively just in it for the money, giving little regards for the impact on the person they were supporting. This has lead to a very clear understanding of his WHY.

“Every entrepreneur needs a WHY – My Why is a deep down, ingrained, unconditional, need to support and help others; to make a positive difference to their lives.” Ben Jackson – Owner and MD of 2B’s

Ben is passionate and committed to making available affordable, accessible and appropriate mentoring for business owners, would be owners, not for profit and voluntary organisations. He is also able to adapt his private sector experiences, add them to those gained working with, in and alongside the public sector, to help those organisations in the latter sector as well.

So what does Ben Jackson mean by business mentoring? Ben says:

“For me business mentoring is not about providing you, the client, with the answers, or magic fairy dust of a solution, it is about helping you to find your own way, at the right pace and at a level your business can afford. This way you retain ownership of your decisions, your direction and your speed of travel.”

“Business mentoring is about the conversation; one that allows you to talk and vocalise your issues, opportunities and challenges, then explores with you the implications of the possible pathways open to you.”

Ben believes a mentor should help you recognise the good and the bad in an opportunity and in the options before you, in good times and the hard ones.

“Too frequently mentors are approached at a point when their job has become near impossible. This results, in many cases, from fear within the person seeking help and support; fear of looking a fool; fear of spending more money that is not there; fear of being talked about; fear of having an idea pirated, and so forth.

I know this from the experience of being in this position, not just from anecdotal stories.

Your problems are never as widely discussed as you fear, never are you more foolish than others and those others are far to busy talking about their problems to concern themselves with yours!”

From the outset then Ben GUARANTEES you that:
• Conversations are always confidential
• Charges are never more than you can afford
• Your ideas will never be taken anywhere else by him or his team
• Your feelings will be respected at all times
• If we believe we cannot bring benefit we will say so
• Once we have done as much as we can we tell, help you find the right support for the next part of your journey and not charge you for not helping.

So if you are you looking for someone to be a confidant; a sounding board; or a supporter, don’t be fearful about picking up the telephone or sending an e-mail, the first confidential conversation is always without cost.

WHAT
With Ben and the team you will find a conversational approach to supporting you to find your own, appropriate, way with what ever opportunities, challenges or general day to day issues you feel you need support in working on.

Having run businesses and been around business owners since a very early age Ben has over 45 years of listening and learning for you to tap into.

Specific areas of experience include:

• Business Development
• Goal and Target Setting
• Problem and Challenge Solving
• Overheads and Production Cost Reduction
• Connecting for Growth
• Business Networking
• Social media for beginners – business use
• Network Business Opportunities
• Public/Private or Private/Voluntary partnerships
• Presentation and public speaking skills
• Leadership
• Training and Skills

You will not be getting any gimmicks, just straightforward listening and questioning; along with the 6 genuine guarantees:

• Conversations are always confidential
• Charges are never more than you can afford
• Your ideas will never be taken and anywhere else by him or his team
• Your feelings will be respected at all times
• If we believe we cannot bring benefit we will say so
• Once we have done as much as we can we tell, help you find the right support for the next part of your journey and not charge you for not helping.

The conversations can be general or specific, you will drive the agenda and the purpose of each confidential conversation will be confirmed at the outset.

WHEN
Conversations, face-to-face, telephone and on-line, are all available to suit you, but subject to diary availability.

A complete bespoke programme can be set up, or a session-by-session approach tailored to suit your needs or finances.

WHERE
Conversations can take place at your premises, or a neutral location. If room hire is required you can arrange that, or we will do so, reserving the right to make an additional charge if necessary.

HOW
E-mail a request to ben@2bmanagementconsultancy.co.uk and you will be contacted to arrange your initial conversation, advised of costs, terms and conditions.