Absolutely not! You do not need to leave your public sector job to build a successful business. In fact, most of our clients are building their business right now whilst working full time. Shifts to Success encourages you to use your rest days and turn them into Success Days, utilising that time you have to move your business forward and get you closer to your goals – be it to achieve financial independence, leaving the job to go part-time or even just to give yourself more options for the future. Whatever it may be for you, you do not need to leave the job.
There’s actually an added benefit to staying in the job while you build your business – it eliminates any possible income risk for you – if your business takes a bit longer to for you to get results, that’s okay because you still have an income from your job.
No, you do not need a business idea before you join Shifts to Success. In fact, many of our clients have joined the Accelerator without an idea. They had no idea what they were going to do, but they knew they wanted options beyond the job. Myself and the team were able to help them come up with new ideas and to help them think differently about business ideas. We were also able to give them the reassurance they needed about their idea having viability. This is also why the Ideas day exists – in the Idea’s Masterclass, we unpack your idea, whatever you may be thinking of, and also give you new ideas. Extracting your interest and assessing your skill-sets which compliment a business idea is what we want our clients to get out of this Masterclass.
The reality is that there’s never a perfect time to start an Accelerator, and because of that, if you’re thinking about joining us, I would encourage you to do it as soon as possible. Why? Because the quicker you gain the know-how, the insights, the skillsets, on how to produce an additional stream of income to increase and get money into your business bank account, to build a brand a customer base and all the things that you have in business, the quicker you learn and do those things, the quicker you’re going to get to where you wanted to be.
Whether that is going to be going part-time while in the job, resigning from the job, topping up your pension, being able to spend more time with your loved ones, producing more income because you want to be paid your worth, to remove yourself from the pressured, stressed environment that the job may have on you… Whatever result or goal that you have set for yourself, you’re going to get there a lot quicker by learning how implementing what is essential in business.
You’re always going to be part of our cohort community, meaning you’ll always have access to the mentors via the Cohort Facebook group. You’ll also know about the resources that we put in the Facebook group, special Facebook lives and upcoming webinars or future events. You can also have access to our online portal after your 24 month period is finished, Your journey as an entrepreneur or business owner doesn’t just stop after 24 months – business is a marathon, and we’d highly recommend that you still ask questions and use the available tools to get you where you want to be in business. If you’re still on the job, you may take a bit of a slower path in building your business and that’s OK. We’re still there to help.
Absolutely. We are very flexible with instalment plans, and the reason for this is because we’re dealing with members of the Police Force, NHS, Fire and Teachers, who all have a remarkable amount of integrity. This is awesome and (from a financial point of view) offering instalment plans equips our clients to get sales on the program, which will help them fund the cost of the program (and possibly more). The knowledge they gain from the program they can’t unlearn, and they’ll have this value to seem them through for the rest of their lives.
That’s ok! On your portal you will find a schedule of Masterclasses for the coming year. All you’ll need to do is register to attend the next one that suits your schedule. You will also be able to watch a published recording of each Masterclass which had taken place. Every single workshop is on our online portal, so if you wanted to watch this ahead of joining the next session, don’t worry, you’re not going to miss a single thing.
Absolutely! The Shifts to Success Accelerator is designed to help those start a business from scratch, or to help those who are already in business, to scale that business. In fact we have a number of case studies (who are already in business) who’ve accelerate their business growth at an alarming rate. Our support has also enabled existing business owners with solutions to other problems that their established business have come across.
No, there is no need to attend a Success QuickStart Day before signing up. Some of our clients have joined us without having attended a Success QuickStart day. But. I will mention now that we do have a strict selection criteria for who we accept on to an Accelerator.
The reason for this is that we want to make sure we’re a right fit for you, but also that you’re a right fit for us. We believe that having a selection criteria means that everyone knows where they are and what they need to do in order to get the results that they want from the program. The Success QuickStart day is also a great day for you to meet the team of mentors, to meet the team, and to understand the journey that you’re about to embark on. You’ll also have the opportunity to speak with some of our clients on the day, and hear from the horse’s mouth what they’ve been through, the challenges they’ve faced and the amazing highs and wins they’ve had. If you are on the edge and you just need a bit of reassurance, then I fully recommend attending the Success QuickStart day. If you know all you need to know about the Shifts to Success Accelerator, then let’s have a conversation to make that you meet the criteria we have set, and enable you to join.
Absolutely. Police staff are allowed to join Shifts to Success. In fact, we welcome it. For those who don’t know my story, I was a special constable and detention officer for Notts police. We encourage anyone in the wider policing family to join Shifts to Success so that you too can get results you seek. Staff from the NHS, Fire and Teaching are also welcome to join!
Absolutely! We have members of the NHS on our Accelerator already. We welcome all members involved in public services.
Nope. There are no guarantees in life except death and taxes. No mentor is going to make you rich, no program or accelerator is going to make you rich – the same way that no nutritionist is going to make you slim, no doctor is going to make you healthy. Ultimately, you’ve got to do the work, you’ve got to take responsibility, you’ve got to stick to the diet, you’ve got to take the medicine. We’ll give you the pathway, we’ll give you insight and knowledge, we’ll give you all the support and hand-holding we possibly can. But you’re going to have to do the work.
So if you’re thinking that joining Shifts to Success is a programme where you’re not going to have to put in the work and still going to see results, then unfortunately you’re not going to make the cut and pass our selection criteria. In fact, we wouldn’t like to take your money and would rather that you spend that money on a nice holiday or whatever suits your fancy. Results aren’t guaranteed. I would honestly run for the hills from any business training or investment company that offered me any sort of guarantee. There is no such thing.
Yes. Our Shifts to Success team of Mentors are experts in their respective fields that they teach; that is Ideas, Planning, Branding, Implementation, Products and Sales. They are each successful within their own areas of expertise, and have a successful business who achieve phenomenal things in their space. They teach our clients principles, they share insights and knowledge, and many resources in their training of our Cohorts. They also serve their own clients outside of Shifts to Success, and I believe, combined, we’ve helped over 1,000 clients overall.
Yes, we do supply introductions, some of which are actually on our Accelerators and would be able to help you on your business journey. This is communicated in our business services section of our portal, accessible only to our Cohorts. On some of those services, we’ve negotiated special discounts and offers so we can actually give more value to you as Cohort members.
Absolutely. We’ve changed a number of our clients thinking from institutionalised-thinking to that of an entrepreneur, a business owner. The environment that our clients are in really helps with this. By just being in our environment, by being in the Cohort and with everyone supporting each other, being surrounded by like-minded aspirational people, that really helps with the entrepreneurial thinking that some of you may be worried you don’t have yet. It’s important to note that everything can be developed! If you’re thinking from a police point of view now, just bear in mind that that’s not always a bad thing.
Yes, we do have a supply introduction that will be able to assist you with your business interest forms. For a small fee, she can help you get that over the line. There’s nothing to lose as she’ll help you with the appeal process (if it comes to that). And if you get rejected, you’ll get your money back. Just so you know, we’ve actually not had any business interest forms rejected. Yes there are some cases where they have been delays (because we all know what the police are like), but nothing that has been outright rejected.
Shifts to Success is not an investment teaching company, so no. We’re a business training company, and the reason we encourage this is to equip you for a wealth cycle.
Property investment needs a substantial amount of capital to invest in properties that will ultimately change your life in a big way. By building a business first, you gain a lot of income from your business. You can then use those funds to then invest into properties or any other kind of commercial properties. You can then get the cash flow and the income from your investments to fund other investments; or to fund your next business. I like to call this a wealth cycle. Your business feed your investments and your investments feed your businesses.
No. That’s it. Just no.
No. We don’t help multi-level marketing businesses for a number of reasons and I’ve done a YouTube video on this if you’d like to know why.
Great question to ask! At Shifts to Success, we teach you branding – everything you need to know to get you off of the ground. It’s one of our steps in our six-step methodology.
How to approach imagery, logos, colour schemes, the naming of your company, straplines, brochures and everything else in regards to branding. You’ll have the tools to approach your branding with consistency and to make it look awesome. You will have to use that knowledge and invest in a design (whether that’s making use of a freelancer, someone you know, or someone you find on Google). We also have our Brand Mentor who is just remarkable. She also works privately with our clients at Shifts to Success but this would require your additional investment. The reality is you’ve got to invest in branding and it doesn’t have to be expensive either. Do your own research, but if you did want to work with our brand mentor, then her details will be found in our business services brochure when you join a Cohort.
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