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This website will NOT help you to grow your business.
A bigger business often means more stress, more problems and more responsibilities.
More isn’t better. Better is better.
If growth is genuinely what you need, then great – we can help you with that. But for a lot of people, adding fuel to the fire just makes things worse.
That’s why we help ambitious, lifestyle business owners, not just to grow their business, but to actually improve their business, so that it delivers the lifestyle they TRULY want.
You won’t find any images of supercars, yachts or £10,000 watches on this website.
What you will find is a community of people who don’t work weekends, who are able to do the school runs, who enjoy great family holidays (leaving the laptop at home), who are on course to retire early, or semi-retire.
People who LOVE what they do, and DO what they love.
They’re ambitious. They want to grow their business. And they’re not afraid of hard work. But they all remember why they’re doing it in the first place – to deliver the lifestyle they truly want.
Some of our biggest, bestest big ideas…
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“Big Ideas for Small Businesses is a must read for all ambitious business owners, new and old. No matter how long you’ve been in business you’ll pick up some great tips, tricks and motivation to grow.”
DON’T YOU WISH GROWING YOUR BUSINESS COULD BE LESS STRESSFUL?
Could you improve your business by just 1% this week? Note: I said “improve”, NOT "grow" your business - growth might not be what you need.
More customers, more leads, more staff, more stress might be the last thing you need.
You might actually need more profit. more margin. more leverage.
You might need more time, less stress, and a business that relies less on you as the "font of all knowledge and the god-like genius through which everything must flow".
You might need a smaller team, fewer customers, and less products.
The One Percent Club won't help you grow your business. It'll help you IMPROVE it - 1% at a time. Baby steps. Steady, predictable improvement - towards the kind of business you wanted when you first started - one that delivers a fantastic lifestyle, and serves you rather than you serving it.
“John and Jason have been there and done it and don’t have an ego about it like many others.
I know I am better organised, better planned and prepared and more likely to succeed sooner, thanks to their wisdom and experience.”
The 100 Best Business Books You Must Read
I’m John Lamerton, and this is my definitive top 100 books for business owners.
I’ve read more than 1,000 business books (and written three bestsellers myself), so I know what makes a really good business book.
I’ve also been involved in more than 60 small businesses over two decades, so I understand that the best books for business owners aren’t theoretical – they’re full of actionable takeaways and frameworks that you can deploy on the front lines of running your own small business.
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#ALB62 Natasha Conway
In this podcast, we will be chatting with our guest Natasha Conway, the lady who creates ads that make people buy stuff. Over 5 years Natasha has worked on hundreds of Google Adwords and Facebook Ad accounts, and successfully helped business owners and entrepreneurs generate more leads and more sales.
#ALB76 Lee Penton
#ALB79 Sarah Lamerton
Being married to John, Sarah is not a stranger to the Ambitious Lifestyle Business he has strived to achieve, and she was very aware that the pressure she was under from her employed teaching job was far from fitting in that box.
The nagging “Who am I doing this for?” become too much and Sarah made a big decision.
#ALB77 Dan Harrison
He wanted his business to dominate the industry, but this actually led him to work himself to the bone and left him feeling pretty low by all accounts.
So, what did he do? He booked a test drive on his dreams, and as a result Dan figured out what he actually did want.
#ALB63 Chris Harris
In this podcast we speak with longstanding One Percent Club member Chris Harris. Chris started his business, working from home with just £300 pounds, building it up into a £5m per year empire.
Chris decided to walk away from that £5 million pound a year business, to create an ambitious lifestyle business, that truly delivers the lifestyle he wants for himself and for his family.
#ALB59 Emily and Pail Hughes
#ALB74 James Marks
Nine years ago, James Marks sat, head in hands at his kitchen table, wondering how he was going to pay the bills. Today, James owns a number of businesses, employs 34 people, and has systemised his entire operation – leaving him free to write romance novels.
In this episode, James tells us exactly how he became an “overnight success” in those nine years.