We’re Helen & Stephanie
And we’re your dream team of techy, creative, strategic mad skills all bundled together. Obsessed with our furbabies and food (any type, just all the food!!). Official business besties first site.
Does This Sound Familiar?
We’ve got big ideas and even bigger dreams to support ambitious & overachieving female entrepreneurs to build & grow amazing business doing what they love.
We’re all about making more, living more and giving more, simply and intentionally.
We know, we know, sounds great but feels frustratingly far from where you are. We know you’re exhausting yourself working all the hours to do all the things….blogging, vlogging, posting, videos, selling, organising, hustling
We know you’re trying to patch together random techniques from different teachers and have lost sight of what you want, what your customers need and the soul of your business.
We know you’re lost in a warren of confusing tech, expensive ads and time drains. Things feel out of control.
We know because we’ve been there, done that and got way too many t-shirts.
Hi I’m Helen
I’m an expert business and content strategist, educator, entrepreneur and total business geek. I love helping purpose-driven entrepreneurs to build and grow wildly successful businesses on their own terms (rebel lover here!) I’ve poured my passion for business and my decade of experience working with other 400 entrepreneurs into The Start-Up Studio. I also run a property business. So I totally get what it means to start, build and grow successful businesses.
Hi I’m Stephanie
I did it. You know how everyone says they want to quit their job and go work on a beach? Well, I did that! Seven years ago I left my cushy corporate job, sold everything I own, and moved to the beaches of Southern Italy. I started my web design business so I could make some money while getting a tan and who knew it would become my passion. I built a business I love that I can run from literally anywhere in the world. I gave myself freedom with my business and I can help you get that too.
So tell us how the dream team was created
Well it was a sunny June evening, our eyes met across a crowded bar, he laughed, I flirted…wait wrong story…
We met in the wonderful online world of entrepreneurs and it was Business Besties at first sight.
We started with our first Zoom ‘date’ a few days after meeting, we didn’t play it cool.
There was an instant, even our furbabies chatted that first call (#truestory) and the Intentional Growth Academy was born.
We share a geek soul and have a passion for all things business and helping entrepreneurs build and grow purposeful and profitable businesses.