Vanessa Peters is an experienced business coach, mentor and change consultant. She helps business owners develop ideas and then implement the strategy and planning needed to turn those ideas into a successful business. Her passion is working with pre-start and start-up businesses to help them avoid the pitfalls that cause many of them to fail. Vanessa acts as a critical friend to challenge and shape thinking and as a sounding board to give business owners the time and space to develop their thinking in a supportive, professional environment. Vanessa firmly believes that it is more important to seek independent, professional business advice rather than talk it through with a mate in the pub. She is also skilled at advising how to network and present small businesses to best effect.