Amanda Manson has been the business owner of ‘Orderly Office and Home’ for almost 9 years; she simplifies your life, home or workspace by offering in-person or remote organising & decluttering services. She is proud to be a member of APDO - The Association of Professional Declutterers and Organisers and has been featured by Ikea, Hammonds - The Fitted Furniture Company, House Beautiful magazine and the Ideal Home Show.
When Amanda joined one of my Accountability Groups in January 2019, she was working 3 days a week in her business and 1 day a week for a client doing their marketing and social media. She had bookings for 3 weeks in advance but wanted more; to do more networking, restart blogging, get started on Instagram and start connecting with Estate Agents. She felt the work with her other client was eating into her working week and not allowing her enough time and space to grow her business.
Within a year of being part of an Accountability Group, Amanda cut ties with her weekly client, has increased her prices, started taking deposits and now has bookings for over 2 months ahead. She has a contract with a specialist relocation company, helping seniors to downsize and decide what is important for them to keep, as well as to pack and unpack their belongings in their new home. She is now on Instagram with 272 followers and has simplified and updated her website. She has been attending more networking events and is particular about which one - sticking to about 3 groups which work for her.
Amanda now spends 4 days a week working for her business something she wants for her work-life balance, happy that she is in control of her business and taking it in exactly the direction she wants.
This is what Amanda says about 'Group Accountability’…
“I joined one of Karen’s Accountability Groups as I felt the need to regain control of my business, having let things slip in favour of another time-demanding client. A commitment of just a couple of hours each month, face-to-face, talking through issues, concerns and the random thoughts swirling around in my head with people I barely knew, allowed me to gain some clarity and ideas to move forward. When you are so ‘involved’ in your own business it is easy to miss opportunities and time can whizz past too quickly. You look up and a year or two has passed…which is exactly what happened to me! Karen has a way of helping you to identify the key issues that need working on and pushing you towards your goals. I’ve made some lovely friendships over the last year which I’m sure will continue, and I’ve taken the opportunity to move to another group to gain ideas, insights and inspiration from a different set of business owners in a bid to grow my business further. Thanks Karen for pushing me and being a useful sounding board.”
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