You’ve been in business

for more than 10 years

Congratulations you’ve beaten the odds!

You are a Pro at what you do.  You know your product, your service. You know your customers and how to help them. Everything is ticking along and your business is growing. By now you should be on easy street, right?

BUT Things aren’t all roses. Business seems to be getting harder and harder. There’s so much noise out there, that you can’t reach new customers. If you have been in business for more than 10 years you know that what you used to do, doesn’t give you the same results any more. The economy has tanked. There’s no loyalty. Everyone just wants the lowest price. Your staff have very different ideas about how to work for you. Business seems much more complicated than it did when you started.

Yes, the world is different. The way our customers want to engage with us. The way business is delivered. All of it. It’s very different. Which is hard. It’s also a huge opportunity. If you are ready to grab that opportunity!

YEB is the place for you if:

  • You are great at doing your business because you are well beyond the start up phase
  • You continually try to do better
  • You understand that you and your business fit within a wider community
  • You are not an operations master, a marketing guru, an HR expert and a Financial whiz. The reality is that no one is.
  • You know that the tools, information and apps are there for you to use to make Your Effortless Business – if only you had the time to figure it all out.
  • You have more ideas and opportunities than you can imagine. But you don’t know which ones you should do first?

If so, what if …

  • You felt optimistic, focused and enthusiastic every day
  • You knew exactly what to do to give you the best results
  • Your staff, suppliers and community worked with you
  • Your customers raved about your business so much, you didn’t need to advertise
  • Most of your business processes were automatic, more predictable and easier for everyone

We will work well together if

  • You believe you are part of and have a role in your bigger community
  • You know that improvement is a continual process
  • You know you will go farther and accomplish more with help

Hi I’m Frances Schagen

At Blomidon Beach, Nova Scotia, Canada

At Blomidon Beach, Nova Scotia, Canada

Author of Your Effortless Business

I’ve worked closely with 100s of business owners just like you, helping them to create a business and a life that fuels their passions. My clients experience more revenue, more profit and less effort in their business.

You see, I think we’ve been sold a bill of goods that says a successful business is all about marketing, operations, HR and finance. That’s just not true. A successful small business is all about providing an amazing product or service.

You can do that by focusing on these instead:

  • creating an environment that supports what you are doing,
  • building a team and let them help you (recognizing that most of your team is outside of your business),
  • having a business model that allows you to make enough money to provide top quality work
  • automating the routine bits so everyone knows what to expect and you have capacity to customize the important bits.

Join me and others just like you at Business Owners Success Club for a group of people surrounding you for inspiration, application, accountability and cheerleading.

Improvement is a continual process and it is a team sport. I’m a business strategist and I will help you design the strategic plan you need to get where you want to go with your business. I help you see your business with new eyes and figure out your best way forward.

The question to ask yourself is: Do you still want to be right where you are in a year from now? If you keep doing what you are doing, you will be – if you are not in a worse place. Or do you believe that you and your business have more potential to tap?

I believe it takes a community to grow a business. My focus is on the Business Owners Success Club.

That’s where I’m posting and where we are gathered to help each other build the business of your dreams and live your best life.

Let’s do this together,



Leave a comment


  1. I would love to talk to you further Frances

  2. You placed your book in my hand at the perfect time and I so appreciate your experiential wisdom.


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