The Cocoon was a vital support to me as I got ready to launch my business. Everyone is so supportive and keen to help, not just the panel members (who are great!) but all the members as well. There’s a real feeling of ‘sisterhood’ on there, with mutual encouragement and bags of useful advice and support. Through the Cocoon I was guided through the decision of whether to set up Amazing Futures as a limited company or as a Sole Trader.
I also received crucial advice in setting up contracts and financial systems. I love the monthly training calls, have just enjoyed the PR masterclass and feel that it’s a very low cost way to keep up your knowledge and learning. It’s a cosy environment where you feel comfortable posting any sort of questions relating to your business. Highly recommended!
Felicity Sandford, Amazing Futures Ltd
I have learnt so much about ways to manage social media posts through apps, recommendations for websites to design marketing materials, ideas and suggestions for content to put out on various platforms. How to pitch my products. I could go on but space is limited. Additionally Erin is always happy to answer questions or bring someone else in to the mix who is an expert in that area. I can confidently say I continue to learn new things every month from the group and look forward to what is coming up in the future.
Thank you Erin and all who support you.
Keri Squibb - The Dog and I
When you start your own business, it is essential to learn from the successes and failures of others and share your experiences too to help others grow.
The Cocoon is the PERFECT non-judgemental, non-competitive environment in which you can do just that. I was not born with an entrepreneurial spirit, I have had to learn it so from the get go I surrounded myself with others who have a burning desire to succeed with their own business and joined the Cocoon.
I absolutely love the great support I get from Erin and the other ladies within the team. The different business backgrounds provide an invaluable source of new ideas and viewpoints. When you work from home with children, it's often very difficult to meet new people who are in a similar position, which is why the Cocoon is really enjoyable to be part of. I particularly enjoy the regular video masterclasses and the ability to meet new and interesting ladies who are all so passionate about their businesses.
Charlotte Lock - Bournemouth Wrap Girl
When you feel so connected and committed to your brand and business you want to find a mentor who matches your ideals, values and drives to be the best. A business holds a lot of personal investment and it’s sometimes quite hard to hear about the parts, which aren’t working. It needs to come from someone you trust who understands what it’s like to stumble.
I was finding it hard to admit that the freelance journey was getting to me and that I couldn’t do absolutely everything myself. I met Erin and knew instantly that I could trust her with my business. My baby!
A consultation with Erin covers so much. Advice and wisdoms are carefully selected as she reads where you’re at very quickly. Erin is very knowledgeable about social media, marketing, branding, networking, and self care. I always come away from our sessions feeling motivated, reinvigorated and reassured.
Chloe Mason - ABCDoReMi
Erin’s set up quite a unique networking and support opportunity for businesses. I joined The Cocoon in March with the expectation of being part of a networking group that is supportive as well as ideas-generating and it’s been brilliant. My photography business doesn’t follow traditional hours and every week is different, as with lots of small businesses, so being a member of a networking group that is flexible is key. I simply cannot attend networking meeting which are a fixed days each week or month, so this enables me to join in, and learn lots from others - informally as well as formally through the brilliant masterclasses.
The group is really friendly and offering of the right amount of advice when needed and the challenges that Erin has posed to us so far have been fantastic. I love having someone help focus me on things like marketing and goal-setting as these are jobs that slip down the priority list all too quickly when you work for yourself. I can thoroughly recommend joining The Cocoon, it’s a fantastic opportunity not to be missed.
Melanie Moss - Melanie Moss Photography
I joined The Cocoon because one of the things I've really struggled with since setting up my own business and working from home are the feelings of isolation. I am a really social creature and although I am loving being an entrepreneur there are just times that I'd like to chat to people and ask advice, especially from women in the same situation as me. Since joining I've loved the fact the environment is so supportive, Erin incredibly knowledgeable as are the resident experts. I now feel that I get the best of both worlds, I am able to enjoy all the things that are amazing about working for myself from home safe in the knowledge if I come up against a stumbling block I can ask the ladies in The Cocoon for help. I can't recommend it highly enough - join up as soon as you can!
Tara Vachell - Krav Maga
Being part of The Cocoon has connected me to so many like minded women, who'd I'd never normally have the chance to meet.
The ability to learn & share in a warm nurturing environment is amazing.
The Cocoon is an exhilarating environment where business owners can share ideas or inspiration. The online community allows me to feel secure, testing the waters of my fledgling business with sound, practical advice.
Erin enthuses passion and a daily dose of her handpicked tips can really help motivate and kick start your day. Proud to be a member.
Katie Stickley - Did Teach
I was finding it hard to admit that the freelance journey was getting to me and that I couldn’t do absolutely everything myself. I met Erin and knew instantly that I could trust her with my business. My baby! A consultation with Erin covers so much. Advice and wisdoms are carefully selected as she reads where you’re at very quickly. Erin is very knowledgeable about social media, marketing, branding, networking, and self care. I always come away from our sessions feeling motivated, reinvigorated and reassured.
Chloe Mason, ABCDoremi
Keri Squibb, The Dog and I