Entrepreneur

Hi, I am Angela and I am a serial entrepreneur! My brain is always whizzing with great ideas often to the frustration of those closest to me.My biggest passion is my husband, four beautiful children, one grandchild and three cats! I am so blessed to have such an amazing family. My LinkedIn title says that I am a ❀ Author ❀ Speaker ❀ Entrepreneur ❀ but what it doesn’t say is that I also love to sing in the shower, play my piano and try my hand at some Bob Ross painting.

If my accent confuses you it’s because I was born in Crawley, England, but spent all of my childhood in South Africa. I currently live in Cheltenham but who knows where the wind will take me. My dream is to stop working so hard all the time and live on a farm where I can enjoy complete silence, grow things in the garden and have even more animals. Below are some of my business adventures along with their story. Enjoy.

 

 

 

 

“The word ‘entrepreneur’ is used far too frequently in business. Entrepreneur is a word for a person who is a one off. A special person who is a measured risk taker, a true natural business mind who is full of enterprising ideas that work. I do not attribute many people I have met as this but Angela is a true entrepreneur. Highly intelligent, enterprising, driven, focused, a true leader and very inspiring. If you have had the privilege of ever meeting Angela you will not forget her.”
– Katy Newman-Miller

Read an exclusive interview on Business News Wales.

 

Business Leaders’ Academy

Leadership has always been a passion on mine. I love to help people and I love to lead. In my opinion you cannot have one without the other. Leadership is helping people! The Business Leaders Academy is an exclusive, intensive program designed to take you beyond what you ever thought you were capable of in business and life. It covers the essential basics of business and then challenges you with some new ideas of how you see yourself as a leader and how to become the leader you never thought you could be. Everyone is a leader in their sphere of influence from mothers leading their family to corporate executives leading their international team – but not everyone chooses to lead.
£699 or free for Silver or Gold members of the Women’s Business Club.


A.V.I.D Sales

Business had become my passion and my knowledge and experiece had become valuable so I started teaching what I knew well, starting with sales. If you know me you would know that I often say, “No sales = no business!” To me, it’s that simple. If you want to build a successful business you simply must master sales. The A.V.I.D Sales System is the difference between exchanging time for money for the rest of your life or managing a system that does the work for you. It’s that simple and will change the way you run your business. An intensive, detailed and thorough sales system that will take you from where you are to where you want to be at a pace that suits you.


Women’s Business Club

After the trauma of D7 Recruitment I had convinced myself that I was not a business women and spent a few years doing charity work. Little did I know that failure is an essential part of business, and that if you are meant to be in business you will always end up doing business! Despite my passionate resistance to the business world I accidentally started the Women’s Business Club out of my desire to connect and support women. Today it is a thriving national network for business women and I still scratch my head wondering how it came about it the first place.


Muffin & Poppy

I had a little bit of money and wanted to invest it so my husband and I bought two British Shorthair cats! We had so much fun breeding these little rascals that we bought another one and it has become a serious business. However, they are pets first and we do out best to treat this as a hobby business or else we will have to move out and let the cats take over our home. We are constantly on the look out for other investments that can yield such a high return though – our cute cats have given us much more money for much less work than anything else that I do!


Maximise

Maximise started as a tongue in cheek award ceremony at the Christmas event for the Women’s Business Club. We gave out awards such as the Compulsive Blogger award and the Lochness Award for one of our members who seldom came to an event. From there it grew into a pretty serious conference and awards and have added the Maximise Magazine and Maximise Live TV to the brand too.


D7 Recruitment

This was my very first ‘big’ business after having several ‘small’ ones over the years. D7 Recruitment was my big idea of the Video CV that evolved into a recruitment agency. I had no recruitment experience at all and had to learn on the go but my passion for the Video CV was all I needed, or so I thought. This business was my equivalent of a university degree! I cut my teeth on it, learned very many and often hard lessons. I lost a lot of money – but doesn’t all education come with a price? When I finally gave up and sold the company to Allthetopbananas I walked away from it relatively unscathed but oh so much wiser.