Working with Paul has helped elevate my planning beyond the day to day elements of running a business to set and achieve strategic goals.
Our sessions often start with discussing what business and personal outcomes we are seeking, then move on to breaking these down in to tasks that can be achieved in weeks and months. I recommend Paul’s services to anyone wanting to achieve significant business goals that have been spent a little too long on the ‘to do list’!
In May of 2016 I was sitting in a local Brewery Pub tasting their house brewed selections, comparing them with my own home brews I had produced over the previous 20 years. I had also canvassed several different craft lagers and ales from around Australia and had decidedly mixed views on them. At this stage I settled on the notion that if I believed I could make beer to a quality and standard comparable to these craft brewers I had better put my money where my mouth is. A part of the process was moving through the stages of extract brewing to partial mash and finally all-grain brewing to develop the ‘dream’ of starting my very own micro-brewery.
Now, this is where Paul from Fresh Eye Solutions comes in. For months I had said to friends and family that I wanted to take my brewing more seriously and ideally start my own little brewery. Open ended statements like this were repeated frequently but there was no action being taken to realise the dream. Where Paul’s approach greatly assisted me was commencing the breaking down of exactly what the small business of brewing would look like. I have a tendency of thinking wishfully, having grand ideas not fully formed, and considering big pictures without evaluating the sum of its parts. Paul helped me to identify the fundamental elements of a micro-brewery and where to start; what are the operating costs? Where am I looking to position my beer? What branding do I want and what do I want this image to say about the product?
Essentially Paul kept me on task through our working together to ‘tick the boxes’ of planning and strategising for a small business. Analysing the competition, writing a business plan, and continuing to learn the process of brewing all formed strategies essential to realising my dream. There is still much work to do, no doubt, however; working with Paul has given me the confidence that I can actually achieve what 6 months ago appeared a distant goal unlikely to eventuate. I’ll be forever grateful for the hours Paul and I are currently spending laying down the foundations for starting the coolest job imaginable!
I started managing a hair salon not long ago and had a huge amount of help from Paul at Fresh Eye Solutions on how to run a business and he gave great guidance in making our salon grow.
Not only learning different strategies but also overtime watching our salon expand has been soo rewarding!
Thank you so much for everything Paul!
Natalie and The Blowout Bar Team xo
Paul’s experience in training and retail background, has enabled him to provide a
wealth of knowledge for workshop participants and a quality of presentation that
demonstrates his capabilities as a respected trainer and facilitator.
Paul always maintains a high level of ethics, and treats the participants with the utmost compassion and respect, whilst providing on-going support throughout and after his training. He goes out of his way to ensure the participants are provided with, and understand, the information required for the completion of the qualification being delivered. Paul maintains a high professional standard in whatever task that he undertakes.
Working with Paul for the last 10 months has opened my eyes to many hidden agendas that I have over looked for many years . I have now implemented Stylist Contracts and procedures that help make our business run smoothly day-to-day. Paul gave me and White Lotus Hair a clear direction and now my focus and effectiveness has improved out of sight! This is thanks to Paul’s enthusiasm and commitment to the salon as well as his knowledge. Paul is extremely dedicated and committed to all the projects he is involved in. I certainly felt the benefits of this in my business. I can highly recommend Paul to any small business owner.
“We have had our business for 6 years and it has been 3 months now since we started working with Paul and so far it has been one of the best business investments that we have made. His coaching has given us the ability to view our business in a different way and the confidence & drive to grow more. We are more organized, are working better as a team and have a clearer direction of where we want to go and where we want to be. Paul has a real passion for what he does and he is just brilliant at it, he goes far and beyond to help his clients improve their business. When we first started our business we started working with a business coach who was also a highly reputable accountant in our area. He had no idea what he was doing and was going to charge us through the roof. Working with Paul had made us change our minds about business coaches and how important they are especially a really good one!”
“Paul was an integral part of building my business within an Analytic & Marketing capacity. I found his passion for the business very motivating not only for me as the business owner but also my team.”
“Paul was with us from the beginning of a new venture of considerable size. From the very start it felt like we had our own expert, not only working with us but very much for us. He was dedicated to our success and felt like part of our team.”
“Paul brought a lot more to our company than what we expected of him. While presenting to our team he always displayed a great level of professionalism and was very motivating. We enjoyed very much the lively discussions and great tips he would gladly share about how to excel in our industry and offer guests the best in personalised service.”