I have had a few mentoring sessions with Thelotco and they have been amazing. Melissa has helped me in all areas of my small business from retail and wholesale sales strategies to product pricing, tips on reaching a wider audience and also has helped me with advertising/marketing content and planning. She has given me strategies in regards to negotiating future collaborations and has introduced me to the options available when I look at expanding to the international market in the future. She has helped me set achievable goals and has also fine-tuned parts of my business that I had previously worked on to make sales more streamlined. When you're working on your own business it is so easy to get stuck on the little things so it's nice to have someone there help you see the bigger picture, to listen, provide you with honest answers and to hold you accountable. She is also just a genuinely lovely person. I can't recommend Thelotco highly enough ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Before my session with Mel I was floundering and dithering. Should I wholesale – how do I go about it? Which trade shows are worthwhile – do I need them at all? Are my prices too high? Should I use influencers – which ones, and how much?
After my first session I had direction, clarity, and a sense of calm and excitement all at the same time. Calm, because I knew which steps to take and how and when to take them. Excitement, because I could see the direction I needed to move in and how it would open doors to greater success.
Mel was great. She gave excellent advice (one nugget alone saved me the cost of her fee!). She took the time to get to know me and my products and suggested achievable tasks and goals. It was so helpful to be held accountable and have deadlines too.
I’m already recommending Mel’s services to colleagues and I won’t hesitate to book another session next time I’m at a crossroads.
Just wanted to let you know how incredibly valuable both the business review and the retail overhaul has been. Not only was it 2 days of total attention to my business and physical space, but you also travelled thousands of kms to remote Central Western Queensland! And although you both might be hard and true Melbournites, everything you had to offer translated perfectly to this very different context. In fact on day 2 we witnessed immediate results with sales we never thought we could do. I can’t thank you enough. And… the journey has just begun! I’m looking forward to continuing working with you as an official client over the next 12 months.
The Lotco was definitely a step in the right direction for me as I ventured into my own business with many questions and many unknowns - its great to nut these out with someone who has business experience and steer you in the right direction!