Brain-2-Brain Consulting

‘No-rip-off’ Marketing Consultancy For Ambitious Startups

 
 
 
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Too many marketing consultants are more interested in our money than they are in us.

When we start a business, it’s easy to fall for clickbait headlines about articles, videos or webinars from consultants that promise a load of useful, free information.

However, we quickly realise that we are not special to them.

We pay these consultants some money and then they give us some of the information without fully answering our question. Then, when we want the rest of the information, they ask us for even more money. When we realise that we still don’t have our answer, it’s too late, because all they really wanted was the hard sell and for us to part with our cash.

These ‘consultants’ don’t want to take time to understand us, or what our business is about.

If we pay one of these consultants, they try to fit us into their standard formula and way of thinking, without understanding what our business really needs – then charge us a lot for it. In the end, we don’t know who to trust with our time and money, and we feel like we’ve been ripped off.

Instead, what we actually need is someone who takes the time to look at our business and really understand it.

We need someone who we can trust, an expert in our corner who comes recommended, someone a bit like a business partner, who is committed to our business and cares about where we are going.

 
 
 
 
 

Introducing:
Brain-2-Brain consulting

Brain-2-Brain Consulting is a one-to-one, ‘no-rip-off’ marketing consultancy service run by me, mostly online.

Run via email, WhatsApp and monthly calls, you get direct access to me. You get exceptional marketing coaching and advice that’s tailored to your specific business needs without paying excessive, ‘rip-off’ consultancy fees.

Brain-2-Brain Consulting is different because it’s built on a philosophy of ‘Committed, Personal Attention’.

In order to grow quickly and in the right way, every startup needs committed, personal attention from an expert who is there to guide them.

Too often, I meet business owners who have been ripped off by ‘experts’ that charge high daily rates and disappear into the distance with little long-term commitment to clients.

That’s why you get to work closely with me every weekday if you wish, so you get the care and attention that you need.

 
You get to work with me, Simon Lamey, founder of The Brain Wheel, every weekday so you get the attention you need without having to pay high consultancy fees.

You get to work with me, Simon Lamey, founder of The Brain Wheel, every weekday so you get the attention you need without having to pay high consultancy fees.

 
 
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Here’s how Brain-2-Brain Consulting works:

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You get committed, personal attention.

As a client, you can contact me every weekday and you get:

  • to ask unlimited questions by WhatsApp when you need a short answer quickly

  • to ask unlimited questions by email when you have a lot to ask

  • a personal action plan for marketing your business, detailing what you need to do and when

 
 
 
 

A 20-minute monthly telephone call to review your progress (for premium buyers only*).

There’s nothing like talking one-to-one. You can cover so much more information and advice in a short amount of time.

For premium buyers only, clients get one 20-minute consultancy call a month for a fraction of the price that other consultants would charge.

In this monthly call, clients get:

  • a review of their action plan

  • a plan for the next month

  • to ask any questions

  • a video recording of the call

  • a chance to meet face-to-face

Every month, premium buyers get a 20-minute review call included.

Every month, premium buyers get a 20-minute review call included.

 
 
When you sign up, you’ll get 24/7 access to the latest marketing information and knowledge in  The Cranium .

When you sign up, you’ll get 24/7 access to the latest marketing information and knowledge in The Cranium.

Access To ‘The Cranium’.

Sometimes, you just need to access information quickly, and then get on with your day. You want information that’s short, sharp, practical and that gets to the point, such as, ‘Who is good for setting up websites?’ or ‘How do I best use keywords so I’ll be found by Google and can sell more products?’.

That’s why, with your Brain Coaching subscription, you’ll get access to ‘The Cranium’. The Cranium is a knowledge bank of FAQs and articles, short audios and videos from me answering common marketing questions.

The Cranium is available to you 24/7. And if you need more information, simply leave a comment, and I’ll reply to you in more detail.

 
 
 
 
 

You also get:

Guided through a structured marketing programme.

  • You’ll be guided through my 5-stage marketing programme that will be your marketing compass, so you always know where you are going as you grow your business.

Design, product and copywriting reviews.

  • Although you won’t get anyone actually writing your copy or creating your website, you will get expert feedback on your sales and marketing materials and your product or service ideas.

Access to ongoing thought-pieces.

  • You’ll get early and exclusive access to my latest articles, thinking and practical advice about what you need to know about marketing today.

Access to my list of trusted freelancers. 

  • No one can do absolutely everything, and that’s why you’ll get a selected list of my trusted freelancers and consultants to call upon when you need something done.

With Brain 2 Brain Consulting, you’ll get structure and order to the chaotic process of launching your startup through my 5-stage marketing programme.

With Brain 2 Brain Consulting, you’ll get structure and order to the chaotic process of launching your startup through my 5-stage marketing programme.

 
 
 
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What clients say:

“I always get a quick response to my cries for help."

“Simon has been my saviour and he never gets annoyed when I bombard him with questions, and if I don’t quite understand first-time what he’s teaching.

Not only is Simon so competent in his field, he is very patient and understanding of everyone’s needs. He's also very different from another expert who I paid £100 just for a phone call, who then just tried to sell me training courses.

Instead, Simon is very knowledgeable, very patient and passionate with everything he does. He’s a real, genuine guy.

Simon was recommended to me and I had spoken to him before signing up, and I found him very easy to chat to, so there was no hesitation.

Unless you are very successful and your business is doing so so well, this service will benefit any business. I’m very happy I have Simon in my team."

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Dennie Smith | Owner, Old Style Dating | Surrey, UK

 

“Simon’s speciality is preparing people to launch and giving people the principles and processes to launch too.”

You need to know there’s an expert in your corner when starting up. And with Simon, you have that expertise right there in your corner. It makes me feel at ease that I can run any thoughts past Simon at any time. When I have a big idea, I can’t wait to run it past him.

What first got me interested in Simon’s work is that he started at Saatchi & Saatchi and has access to the latest intelligence and ‘war rooms’ that the world’s top creative agencies have too – and he simplifies this when needed, via WhatsApp.

Simon’s structured approach helps ground the concept and reduces costly mistakes when you feel like you’ve only got one chance to launch. I realise that most ideas only work if all the dots are lined up in the right way and you then have structure. You even get a Google Docs plan to help structure and manage your launch process!

It’s obvious that Simon really cares about getting it right for people. With him, you get the personal approach and you are able to chat directly and regularly to a proven expert. It’s obvious that Simon is not just after money!”

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Richard Northern | Founder, Filtr | Kent, UK

 

“It’s great to know that Simon is on hand to field questions when needed.”

And I particularly like the way that he breaks down marketing messages into component elements. This is really useful and important for the non-marketing layperson.”

“Brain 2 Brain Consulting is great for people with a vision for their company or brand, but who perhaps don’t know or aren’t confident about how to effectively communicate their identity with their audience.

It’s also great for businesses whose current marketing has gone stale or whose recent marketing campaign has flopped.  

The ‘Science Of Getting Chosen’ book (the 5-stage system that Simon takes us through on Brain 2 Brain Consulting) has proved very useful and should help us put together a marketing plan for moving ahead. It has also helped inform how we think about copy for our website. 

Ben Spokes | Director, Waliba | London, UK

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"Picking the right marketing consultant is risky. I’ve worked with lots and I have to say that Simon is up there with the best.” 

Caroline Lotinga | Director, MOI Global |UK

 

“It takes me a lot to trust somebody outside of my business. Simon is an excellent marketing consultant, a hard-working marketing professional and all-round nice bloke, who has contributed so much to not only our business but also the culture.
I’ve learnt a lot from the guy and I’m sure you will too.”

James Osborn | Marketing Director, Squerryes Vineyard | UK

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“Getting 100% clarity is always hard with consultants. With Simon you get that clarity. I recently worked with Simon on a new health-drink product we are launching – his thinking helped us fine-tune our brand messaging and launch strategy.” 

Evan Michaels | Social Marketer & Social Activist | UK

 

"Simon is simply brilliant. A clear thinker with an ability to get up to speed quickly and is a true collaborator. He is full of ideas.
Beyond work, he is also a really charming, humble bloke." 

Andrew Chaplin | Client Director, B2B Technology Marketer | UK

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Startups who are serious about signing up will get a 15-minute introductory call with me before we start.

Startups who are serious about signing up will get a 15-minute introductory call with me before we start.

 

Why should you trust me if we’ve never met?

If you want to sign up, you’ll get a free 15-minute introductory call to assess whether we are a good fit, and you can ask me any questions there and then. And if we live within 30 miles of each other, I’ll come and meet you too!

I will also happily put you in touch with any of my clients so they can tell you about their experience of working with me (and no, I haven’t paid any of them to say good things!).

 
 
 
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FAQs.

Who is Brain 2 Brain Consulting for?

  • Business owners who want to learn, grow, and communicate.

  • Those who want someone like a business partner.

  • Friendly, committed and ambitious people. 

Who is Brain 2 Brain Consulting NOT for?

  • Someone who wants me to do it all for them.

You’ll learn about the best route to take, but ultimately, it is your business and you must make the decisions.

  • Tyre Kickers.

I only work with ambitious business owners who care about their business as much as I do. If you’re not 100% committed to growing a great business, then we can’t work together.

  • Big Egos.

Big Egos are tiring to work with, plus they rarely listen to what you have to say and can be counter-productive. I filter out the big egos, so I can focus on working with friendly, committed, and driven clients.

  • People who want a silver bullet.

People don’t always recognise that business is hard and slow at times. Despite the clickbait headlines, there is no silver bullet. It takes an open mind, hard work, mistakes and commitment to get to great products and great marketing.

Other FAQs.

  • How long do I take to answer a question?

Usually within 24 hours.

  • What about holidays?

I take eight weeks holidays a year (but not all one go and I tell my clients at least a month in advance when I’m going to be away).

  • What about weekends and after 5pm?

I don’t work weekends or evenings, because I have a family. Plus, like everyone, I need to recharge my batteries and I can promise you that a rested Simon will give you better guidance than an over-tired Simon!

  • Are there any conditions before signing up?

  1. You must have bought and read 'The Science Of Getting Chosen’ book and agree with my approach first. Why? Because this is the 5-stage programme that I’ll coach you on and you’ll need to understand the concepts.

  2. There’s a waiting list: I only take on two clients a month, who I can promise to dedicate my time to. You won’t be kept on my waiting list forever, but it’s my way of ensuring that you’ll get my high-quality, committed, personal attention.

  3. A 12-month commitment. When you sign up, you sign up for one year. That’s because I am highly committed to you and I need clients who are too. But…

 
 
Brain Coaching isn’t for you if you’re kicking tyres, and not serious about developing your business.

Brain Coaching isn’t for you if you’re kicking tyres, and not serious about developing your business.

 
 
 
 
 

What if you change your mind?

Although there’s 12 months' sign-up required, this includes a 3-month trial period, so that if after 3 months you find it’s not for you and you wish to cancel, you just pay for those first 3 months, then we wish each other well and say goodbye.


Are there any catches?

Nope. I’m not into playing games. No-one has time for things like that. I just care about getting your marketing right for your business.

 
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Fees.

 
 

STANDARD

  • 15-minute introductory call

  • Access every day to me via email

  • WhatsApp access for shorter, quicker responses

  • A personal progress plan

  • Access to The Cranium

  • 3-month trial period

  • Price: 12 monthly instalments of £264 or $427

✔✔ *PREMIUM

  • 15-minute introductory call

  • Access every day to me via email

  • WhatsApp access for shorter, quicker responses

  • A personal progress plan

  • Access to The Cranium

  • Plus a 20-minute monthly consultancy call (valued at £80 or $110 per call)

  • 3-month trial period

  • Price: 12 monthly instalments of £284 or $467

 
 
 

Interested? Email simon@thebrainwheel.com and Simon will contact you within 24 hours. Or call 07979 857951.