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Taking Your Business from Passion to Profit

You probably started your business or your side-hustle with a desire to do something you love. But it’s one thing being passionate about your business, and another making a decent living out of it.

I'm Kathy Ennis, an experienced entrepreneur, a business mentor and trainer. It’s my mission to help motivated micro business owners and spirited side-hustlers to transform their brilliant ideas into a profitable business. Whether you are just starting out, or are ready to grow, I will help you take action in your business, so you achieve the success you deserve.

Plan

Putting strong foundations in place is key to any business, and good planning is the essential link between passion and profit. I support you through the planning process to make sure you have a clear, actionable plan to deliver your objectives.

Brand

Your brand is the bedrock of your business. It's more than your logo, it’s your promise to your customers. I help ensure your brand portrays what’s unique about your business, so you stand out from the crowd and connect with your ideal customers.

Market

Much of your business success will be based on your ability to find and remain engaged with your customers. I provide a full range of marketing support, from strategy to social media campaigns, to ensure you reach and connect with the people who matter to your business.

Enterprise Agencies and Business Support Organisations I Work With:

Barnes Class organises classes run by experts at great venues in Barnes, London
Barking Enterprise Centres provide qualified business support to help you get your business started. Even if you have a running business the BEC can offer services to help grow your business and make it successful
East London Business Place is a support and supply-chain brokerage organisation which develops the business-competitiveness of small, medium and micro enterprises across London and the Thames Gateway
#SheMeansBusiness is a Facebook initiative. It provides a space for entrepreneurial women to make valuable connections, share advice and move forward, together
Enterprise Nation ensures that those running small and micro businesses have a relevant and powerful campaigning voice on the topics that matter
Enterprise Steps has developed an innovative service programme for London-based pre-start up, start-ups and established businesses to support them in growing to their full potential

Are We The Right Fit?

I believe in developing strong relationships with the people I work with; we're a team, working together to help your business flourish. If you are going to put your trust in me, you are going to want to know a bit more about the person behind the business, right?

Kathy's Story

I felt a wave of excitement … this is going to change LIVES!

There it was.  I had my LIGHTBULB MOMENT. I just knew I had discovered the secret sauce. The difference that was going to make ALL the difference to the micro and side-hustle businesses of people just like me and you ...

I Am An Accredited Member of:

The AMB is the trade body for business mentors in the UK and Ireland. Members have been through a stringent application process proving relevant experience to operate as credible business mentors
Through accreditation, the International Authority for Professional Coaching and Mentoring builds trust and confidence in the coaching and mentoring profession for the benefit of everyone

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Your knowledge and clear explanation of how to improve my business, plus marketing advice has been excellent. Your continuing encouragement and support has been phenomenal.

Heather Prince TheRootMaster
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Your stellar reputation, paired with your expertise focusing on micro businesses, made you an obvious choice when I was looking for assistance in growing my business. I always feel that you are as invested in my business success as I am – which is a spectacular trait to have as a mentor. You also truly understand the efforts and strains of small businesses and micro business in particular, which is a relief when a little understanding flexibility is required in the working relationship.

Sam Bailey Silver Compass Digital Marketing
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Working with you is always great. You are smart, savvy, and dedicated to helping your clients. I am particularly impressed with your ability to figure out what people need to know, and then exactly how to give it to them.

Tamsin Fox-Davies Small Business Evangelist
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Kathy communicates really well and makes you feel like you can achieve your dreams.

Barbara Harland Electrical Solutions
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Kathy is amazing at what she does. She truly knows her stuff about marketing, branding and business. Honestly, time spent with her is NEVER wasted. Bubbly and straight talking at the same time.

Jasmine Effay Little Cake Garden

Work with Kathy

Are you ready to take your business to the next level? I’m not going to lie, you’ve got to be prepared to put in some hard graft. Success takes effort and it doesn’t happen overnight. But I’ll show you how to get there quicker, without making the mistakes that many business owners make. We’ll focus on taking practical, tried-and-tested action in key areas of your business. I’ll not only support you, but I’ll prod you if you need it, so you get the important stuff done to enable your business to grow.

My PASSION TO PROFIT programme includes:


Planning

Do you want to turn your ideas and ambitions into a successful business? Then you need to plan, because the link between passion and profit is planning.

I support you through the process – using my consultation, mentoring and coaching skills to create a strong, profitable, foundation for your business.

I help with:

Planning | Kathy Ennis | LittlePiggy
  • Business Planning
  • One-Page Business Planning
  • Marketing Strategy and Planning
  • Social Media Marketing Planning
  • Action Planning
  • Project Planning
Branding | Kathy Ennis | LittlePiggy

Your brand is more than your logo.

Your brand is the bedrock of your business. It is your values, your reputation, your services and products, your ideas and your personality. More importantly, it’s what makes you unique.

In a crowded marketplace it is brand that makes you visible; it is the thing that differentiates you from your competition and allows you to focus on what is special about you and your business.

Branding

I help with:

  • Brand Values
  • Brand Vision and Mission
  • Brand Identity
  • Brand Key Messages
  • Brand Visual Identity (Logo)
  • Personal Brand

Marketing

Much of your business success will be based on your ability to remain connected and engaged with your customers after a sale, but that’s the easy part.

The hard part is finding your ideal customers in the first place, ensuring they come back again and again, and getting them to tell their friends! That’s successful marketing.

I help with:

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  • Marketing Strategy and Planning
  • Social Media Marketing Strategy and Planning
  • Lead Generation: funnel building, email automation, lead magnet design
  • Content Marketing: blogging, email marketing, social media content creation
  • Website Strategy and Design
  • And much, much more… just ask!
Training | Workshops | Training Courses for Small and Micro Businesses | Kathy Ennis | LittlePiggy

Recent examples include:

Training and Speaking

I offer tailored group workshops and I develop bespoke training programmes designed around the needs of businesses and enterprise agencies.  

As an experienced public speaker, I present at conferences and events all over the UK and Europe. I offer focused session on key business topics as well as inspirational insights into my business journey.

  • Market Your Business Without Being a Marketing Expert
  • The Basics of Marketing Your Business with Facebook
  • Getting Started with Email Marketing
  • Brand and Deliver: How to Build a Strong Business Brand
  • Marketing Using Instagram and Pinterest
  • Turning Your Business Plan into an Action Plan

Ready to Find Out More?

Get in touch today to see how I can help you and your business

About Kathy

Hello, I’m Kathy;  entrepreneur, business mentor, trainer and international speaker. I have a desire to help people make a successful business out of doing what they love.

With more than 20 years’ experience of running my own businesses, I’ve had some amazing highs and made some smashing, loyal friends, business partners and clients. I’ve also made some costly, time-wasting mistakes along the way. So, I know what it takes to build a successful business, and I know the pitfalls to avoid.

That’s why I work with micro and side-hustle businesses, using everything I have learnt to enable them to achieve their ambitions, to have the security of repeat business and to generate a profitable income. I work across all aspects of business but specialise in simple, sensible, achievable business planning and engagement marketing strategies. 

Kathy Ennis | LittlePiggy

Are We The Right Fit?

I believe in developing strong relationships with the people I work with; we're a team, working together to help your business flourish. If you are going to put your trust in me, you are going to want to know a bit more about the person behind the business, right?

Here’s a flavour….

  • I’m a wife to a wonderfully supportive husband who is always there to share a joke or as a shoulder to cry on
  • I’m ‘Mum’ to two adorable rescue cats who had a really bad start in life, but they now rule the household
  • I’m a coffee lover; I don’t understand decaf
  • I prefer spring and autumn to summer
  • I’m a Londoner who yearned for a house by the sea - and got it!
  • I’m a right-brainer who has trained herself to be more of a left-brainer
  • I’m a reluctant gardener
  • I’m a bit too loud sometimes (OK, quite often)
  • I’m a massive fan of the historical novels of Georgette Heyer
  • I’m a TV enthusiast; everything from makeover programmes to sci-fi and vampire stuff – I am controller of the TV remote!
  • I’m a glass-half-full person (in fact, I think the glass is brimming over)

So, what’s my passion?

Well, it’s working alongside dynamic, action-taking people. Those who may be unsure about the first step to take to get their business idea off the ground; or those who already have a micro or side hustle business who are frustrated by their lack of growth or progress. I enable them, through purposeful planning and engagement marketing, to plot their route to profit.

Kathy's Story

 I felt a wave of excitement … this is going to change LIVES!

There it was.  I had my lightbulb moment. I just knew I had discovered the secret sauce. The difference that was going to make ALL the difference to the Micro and Side Hustle businesses of people just like me and you.

Not only that, it was such a SIMPLE concept. It had not only completely transformed my own business but had really started to impact the results of every individual client I had – coaches, nutritionists, cake-makers, inventors, tea importers, personal trainers, therapists and Pilates instructors….

This worked for them all. This was no fluke!

Let me take you back to the beginning ...

It was 2001. I was working full-time in the Corporate world when I felt the compulsion to start my first micro, side-hustle business.

What was it? Well, I went off and trained as an Image Consultant. 

That may seem a bit random but, coming up my 40th birthday I had a top-to-toe session with an Image Consultant and it transformed me; yes, on the outside but, more importantly, on the inside.

So, I set up my Image Consultancy – working evenings and weekends around the ‘day job’; loving the joy and improved self-esteem felt by my clients.

But there was still something missing. It may sound odd, but I have never been interested in fashion and I really dislike shopping, so pure Image Consultancy could only take me, and my clients so far …

By 2006, I had found the answer and moved towards my new passion – Personal Branding.

There I was, still with my own Micro Side Hustle; working with individuals, organisations and corporate institutions, delivering personal development and training on personal branding, professional impact and dress codes, as well as effective presentation and networking skills.

I loved my micro business and had been gradually reducing my full-time corporate hours, so when, in 2010, I was offered redundancy, I jumped at it. It seemed like the perfect time to complete my transition from Side Hustle to full-time business-woman.

But best laid plans and all that.

Bang. Recession.

The result? Tough times followed and for a year (although I kept going) business was slow. My redundancy money started to dry up and my pension was defrauded. We had my husband’s salary coming in and there was ‘wolf from the door’ money coming in from me, but we just about had our head above the financial crisis parapet.

There I was, working silly hours for little money, taking jobs (ANY jobs), whether they were right or wrong, to make ends meet… and finally I hit rock bottom - literally - I couldn’t afford to buy new knickers!

I was at my wits end and knew that if I was really going to make a go of this I had to get to grips with this business ‘thing’. So, I made a decision …

I got my head down and started learning about business – not the fancy, fun, front-end stuff; the real nitty gritty. What I learned I implemented. My biggest learning? To create a simple, sensible, achievable PLAN – and just get on and do it!

And THAT was the lightbulb moment.

Within 6 months my business had turned around.

My plan led me to become a member of the Association of Business Mentors; to win a contract with PRIME (The Prince’s Initiative for Mature Enterprise, a Prince of Wales Charity) delivering start-up courses for the over 50’s; AND it provided me with clients who needed one-to-one Business Mentoring support.

There it was – the difference that made the difference.

I had turned my business around with the one thing that is the critical, missing link between our Passion for our business and the Profit we need to make if we are going to have a business at all.

I now knew its name, and that name was PLANNING.

By 2015 I was an Accredited Practitioner Mentor with The Association of Business Mentors and an Accredited Master Mentor with the International Authority for Professional Coaching and Mentoring; I had a brilliant contract with Barking Enterprise Centre, delivering business courses and one-to-one Business Mentoring; and I was soon to be delivering training courses for the Enterprise Steps and DeK London programmes at London South Bank University.

My focus now centred around a key concept, the one that changed my own life, and that I know will change yours.

My ever-so-easy-to-implement ONE PAGE BUSINESS PLAN.

In 2016 I changed the name of my company to LittlePiggy – because I know that the micro and side hustle businesses that work with me are ready to go ‘off to market!’

And the rest, as they say, is history…

I now get to work one-to-one with Micro and Side Hustle business owners, and I am asked to share my knowledge and experience through workshops and at public speaking gigs across the UK and Europe.

There’s nothing I love more than making a difference to people’s businesses – that and drinking coffee!

I know that you are fantastic and whilst you’re struggling a little right now, just relax and let me show you how to turn your Passion into Profit the FUN and SIMPLE way… because I’ve got your back!

With over 20 years of experience you can rest assured that I know how to light your Passion to Profit fire whilst keeping a firm eye on a purposeful plan to get you where you want, and need, to be.

My simple, sensible, achievable methods, are what make me different…  Not only that we’ll have lots of fun too!

I know you are a dynamic, action-taking micro or side hustle business owner, simply unsure about the next step to take and frustrated by your lack of growth or progress. So, let me unleash your potential and enable you to harness the power of purposeful planning and engagement marketing strategies.

Freedom. Success. Recognition. Relaxation. Security. You can have them all!

You are special and the world needs you to be free from inhibitions and fully confident to stride forward and make YOUR difference! Together we can plan the way.

Tell me your passion… and we’ll make a plan to turn that into profit.

Want to Know More? Contact Me Today

Kathy Ennis | Little Piggy

Hi, I'm Kathy. Why not get in touch with me to find out how I can help you and your business? Simply use this form to send me an email and I'll be back in touch with you.

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