Frequently Asked Questions
Why do you limit the numbers?
The reason we do this is to ensure that great interaction and to maximise your learning experience.
It is also to ensure that we don't accept those who just want to network or promote their products to others, or who want to steal my intellectual property!
At the end of the Discovery Day if you choose not to continue to work with me then that's absolutely fine. You will have had a great learning experience.
Do I have to have a business idea already?
No, absolutely not. You just need to be interested in running a business using your knowledge, expertise, experience or life skills.
By the end of the day you will definitely have some ideas that you will be excited about and want to progress. It's a very inspiring event!
What if I'm working and haven't started a business yet?
That's fine. The event is applicable to you because women often work at their plans for a business in the evenings and weekends whilst still earning an income. This can obviously be helpful because it strengthens your financial position in the preparation and launch period of your new business.
I'm not sure what kind of business I want to run. Should I come?
Absolutely. Often we need to be in a different and creative environment to generate and identify the best ideas. You'll be with others in similar situations so I'm sure it will be worthwhile and even you may even get a breakthrough you weren't expecting!
I'm uncertain if I have any expertise to run a business, should I come?
Many women worry that they may not have the skills to run a business. Many don't know the skills they need. On the day I will be telling you exactly what you need to do and helping you decide if it is the right way forward for you. If I don't think it is I will tell you.
I can't make the date but would like to come. What should I do?
Lots of women email us all the time to say they can't make the published date. We only run this exclusive event several times a year.
We know everyone leads busy lives but this is about your future so we hope you'll prioritise attendance. However, if you really cannot make the date it's worth dropping me a personal email at email@example.com to discuss other options.
How far away are you from the station?
We are a short taxi ride from Colchester Station. You'll get joining instructions in advance.
How far are you from Stansted airport?
We are about 40 minutes' drive away. If you need local airport taxi details please let us know. You'll get joining instructions in advance.
Is there ample parking?
Yes, we have sufficient parking on site.
How easy is the venue to find?
The venue is offices in the grounds of a private country house. It is easy to find and full joining instructions will be sent to you after you register.
What if my plans change and I can't attend?
If you cannot attend you forfeit the ticket. However, if you let us know before the day of the event we are prepared to hold it over to the next event.
How many women will be at the event?
Usually there are about 7 women attending. We like to keep event a small and inclusive experience. Numbers may vary slightly but usually no more than 10.
What are the times of the event?
The event starts at 10.00 and finishes at 4.30. We have a short lunch break, with a light buffet provided by us. Please let us know of any dietary requirements.
Can I record the event on my iphone or other device?
No, sorry, we protect our intellectual property and any electronic recording by delegates is strictly
prohibited. However, we provide pads and pens for note-taking.
Are there any access issues?
No. However if you have any special needs at all for this event, please let us know in advance so that we can cater for these.
Tell me more about you?
I'm the UK's leading expert in helping women over 50 start and grow their expert based businesses. I founded The BoomBoss in 2016 to enable women over 50 achieve business and lifestyle success and I created the BoomBoss Manifesto to empower them to get the second bite of the cherry. Already over 5,600 women like you have joined my private Facebook Group BoomBoss: Expert Women In Business.
I've also been running my award-winning learning and development consultancy for 30 years. I've 30 years' experience in people and business development. I've helped more than 50,000 people in the UK and internationally.
My achievements include Better Business Awards, Finalist of one of the Businesswoman of the Year competitions and Winner of an Education and Lifelong Learning Award.
I'm a regular contributor to professional and business magazines and journals, have been featured on the BBC and am in demand for speaking engagements throughout the country. I've been recently featured in the Daily Express, The Huffington Post and Woman and Home. I'm also author of the book "New Manager Secrets" published in 2016. I'm a graduate of Warwick University, have numerous post graduate qualifications and am Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. I'm married with 3 adult kids, 4 dogs and a Horse called Harvey!