The 2019 Awesome Marketing Planner System

Do you want to make 2019 your year?

The year you grow your gorgeous business? Because it can happen, you know. You just need a few things in place. It can feel overwhelming at times, especially if you are tired and busy but I can help. Let me explain.

My 2019 Awesome Marketing Planner System is designed for small business owners like you, who are building a business while dealing with whatever life throws at them. I created it because running a business isn't as straightforward as they tell you in the books. Lots of people I work with are trying to grow their business while raising a family, dealing with caring responsibilities, holding down jobs or working around health issues. It's not as easy as it seems, and I get that.

That's why I created this system. It's got everything you need to market and grow your business around your busy life, with help, advice, suggestions and loads of support so you know you aren't doing this alone. Let me tell you what's included, because I know you've been eyeing up the book but there is so much more!

So last night I did my numbers for October. This is not something that I ever did, it’s only coz it’s written in the planner. And I have hit 4 figures this month. FOUR FIGURES, people!!!! I’m over the moon. This is the first time in the history of my business that I have done this. Thank you Claire & the group for all your help and advice. Halima Keshav

Clinical Reflexologist, Beautiful Sole Therapies

Let's Start With The Book

OK, it's A5 hardback with the most stroke-able cover you can image.

It's soft-touch so it feels lovely.

You'll understand what I mean when you get yours.

It's got a pen loop and an elastic to keep it shut in your bag.

It's got a pocket full of stickers inside the back cover.

It's got tabs, so you can go straight the month you need and it's got page-marker ribbons so you can bookmark what you're working on.

It's got a flower theme this year, because you deserve flowers so you can look at them every day.

If you're going to grow your business, you may as well do it with the help of the prettiest planner out there!

Today is the end of an AVON campaign - my Team has made amazing sales and as a Team this will be the biggest group sales I have had. Personally this has been my best campaign this year and there are still 2 campaigns before Christmas. Getting my planner and goal books have definitely helped me focus and get on with doing not just thinking of doing . Thanks Claire. Barbara Rogers

Avon Sevenoaks

The Marketing Lessons

I love the planner as it keeps me marketing my business. I love to track my social media figures which are growing each month and this is due to the planner and training portal. Amanda Brighton

Virtual Assistant, Virtual Delegation

The Marketing Lessons

Bought the planner for the first time this year. Started with targets and vision board. Had a home-based business making celebration cakes alongside a full time job (and mum of 4) beginning of the year was looking at 8-10 sales a month, averaging at about £300-500.

In September I got the Keys to my new Bakery and Cafe and have been steadily taking nearly £6000 a month. I would never have done it if i wasn't holding myself accountable EVERY day.

And that's all down to your planner xxx

Kate Ledger

Owner, Bele Bakery & Cafe

The Monthly Bundles

At the start of every month in your 2019 Awesome Marketing Planner book you will see a monthly bundle. 

This is where you will put your monthly targets (I'll help you set them), your monthly marketing focus (I'll help you do that too) and the three things you want to try that month, to see if they work.

You have a section for the most important tasks you need to get done that month, to move your business forward AND a section for things you want to learn that month, to help you build your business.

Then we have a monthly challenge. As you can see, January is DECLUTTERING and I have loads of suggestions and a checklist for you in the online training section.

Finally we have reminders from me to make sure you do the important things like update your targets, schedule your social media and keep up-to-date with the money stuff. I help you all the way. You can do this.

Marketing can feel like hard work, but I am very good at explaining how to do it. It's kind of my Super Power and I've been a marketing coach for a LONG time.

In the front of the Planner book there is a section called MAGIC, which is where all the marketing lessons live. I've included lessons and help on business vision and targets, marketing planning, Super Customers, sales funnels using my Sales Train method, content ideas for blogs, website planning, social media planning and e-newsletter planning.

And every section is backed-up with online training, which you get free with your 2019 Awesome Marketing Planner System.

It's designed to help you market and grow your business in the quickest, most effective, least scary and boring way possible.


I love my Planner! This year it has helped me exceed the targets and goals that I had planned in Jan, which I thought were quite ambitious! I met my whole years sales target by June, I've got 6 out of 7 classes fully booked with waiting lists, I've been on 4 holidays abroad with my husband and love doing videos! (I never thought I would say that)! I also used to hate tracking my numbers and keeping my accounts up to date but having the bum kick to keep on top of them has actually helped me to exceed my targets! 

I can't thank Claire enough and can't believe the progress that my business has made over the year!

Fatema Meghjee

Owner, Tots Play Birmingham Central South

The Weekly Calendar and Planning Pages

Your weekly calendars have a different flower background each month, because why not?

There's a section for each day with space to write appointments or things-to-do. I've included the big international calendar events and holidays and I've also added in at least 2 marketing prompts each week to keep you thinking about your marketing.

You also get a reminder to keep hydrated because I know when you're busy, you forget to look after yourself (more about that later) so I've given you water glasses (or coffee cups) to colour in as you gulp, and remind you to stay hydrated.

There's an inspiring quote from an awesome woman, a 'number one thing I absolutely must get done this week' box, a space for notes, a mini-calendar and a SOCIAL MEDIA TRACKER! Oh yeah! So you can see your likes, engagement, reach, fans, subscribers or whatever you're tracking, growing each week. Which they will. Because you're awesome.

I bought the planner for the first time in 2018. My turnover has doubled this year and I have quit my full-time job. I really put this down to the planner. It’s helped me to focus and track every area of my business. Big things planned for 2019 and yes, I’ve already got that planner! Thank you so much. 

Tammy Iddenden

Owner, Tam's Cakes & Cookies

The Monthly Target Tracker Pages
The Month-To-View Pages
The Monthly Wellbeing Pages
The Weekly Calendar Pages
The Monthly Social Media Planning Pages
Year-To-View for 2019 and 2020

Put it at the top of your ‘To Do’ list! In 2016 I invested in a £39 ‘diary’ & got so much more! Biz advice, plus a realisation of a long held dream to own a 2nd home in Cornwall as a base to run art holidays. Now working on the holiday package. Magic can happen here

Liz Dixon

Owner, Artistic ReTreats

The Online Marketing Classes & Planner Training

2019 Awesome Marketing Planner Portal
This is where the added awesome comes into play.

Because there is only so much you can fit in a planner book and because a bigger planner might break your favourite handbag and cause sore shoulders, we decided to add all the things you definitely need into your very own online Planner Training area in my Brilliant Business Academy.

It's somewhere you can log in, find teaching videos to help you make the most of your planner book, help yourself to extra planner sheets, downloadable cheat sheets, colouring sheets and other fabulous goodies and access your MONTHLY PLANNER BUNDLES full of additional teaching, tips and goodies related to that month's marketing challenge in your Awesome Marketing Planner book.

It’s kept me doing my accounts at the end of each month instead of leaving it until I do my self assessment form. It’s helped me tracker my social media figures. It’s helped me plan and set goals that I can breakdown into tasks to achieve them.

Michelle Wilkinson

Owner, Angelic Mamas

The Weekly Bum-Kicking Emails

If having the most gorgeous marketing planning book AND the most amazing, goodie-filled, prize-packed online Planner Portal wasn't enough to keep you interested, motivated and using your planner then this could make all the difference. Every week you'll get an email from me.

It will arrive on a Monday and will tie in with what's happening that week in your planner book. It's a reminder to look at your book, check our your monthly marketing bundle and get on with your marketing.

I bought the planner after the start of 2018 and admittedly didn't use it as much as I should have done at first. I rebranded and relaunched my business in July this year and by using the trackers and useful marketing tips within the planner, I have refocussed and business is going up and up! 

Sammie Jane Byrne

Brand Designer, Indigo Fox

The Gorgeous A2 Wall Planner

Because you sometimes need to see what's going on in your life at a glance, I've given you a beautiful A2 wall planner as part of your 2019 Awesome Marketing Planner System.

I use mine to plan out promotions and marketing campaigns, other people use them to plan out school holidays, events, deadlines. Some people put them on their wall, some cut it in half and stick them inside their kitchen cupboards. It's genius, I tell you!

I love my planner, it gives me focus and I had 6 consecutive months of sales in 2018. Very happy

Melinda Newman

Owner, Nirvana Chocolate by Melinda Leigh

"The Awesome Marketing Planner is better than the best marketing advice you will ever get, dressed up as a cupcake!"

Laura Wilson, Artist

So, are you in?

Oh, you want to know how much it costs?

Well, it's not just a book. I hope you can see that now. It's actually a 12-month marketing course with lots of help, support and advice that happens to come with the most beautiful marketing planner book in the world, ever.

And for all that it's £44.99 plus P&P at cost


If you are outside the UK you save 20% as you don't pay our UK VAT (tax) so your shipping might be a little more but the overall cost for this year-long, 4-part system works out around the same, no matter where you live! According to XE.com the rough price for these currencies (after the 20% tax has been taken off but before shipping is CAD $61, AUD $66 USD $47 EU €41)

I actually didn't start using my planner until October as it got misplaced in a house move but once I did, the social media topic schedule kept me on track posting consistently daily.  I've already planned my posts to the end of the year! Its also helped me keep track of my orders, followers etc so I can see the increase in numbers month on month! This month I'll be starting on my January plan also to start 2019 off with a bang

Christine Jones

Owner, Holly and Ollie

I bought the planner mid 2018 not actually knowing whether it was going to help me or not. How wrong I was!!

I’m not the best at filling it all in and going by everything it says but my!.... how it’s made a difference in such a short space of time. I’m more organised, I understand my business more, I’m tracking sales and social media every month and can’t wait to see what I can do in 2019 whilst still enjoying the rest of 2018

Can’t thank you enough

Karen Dodge

Owner, Truly Gifts UK

It has been excellent for organising my social media, planning and recording information which keeps me focused. The power to tick when a post is done and that's why I bought the 2019 planner 

Michelle Ryan

Owner, Nezumiworld

Why listen to me?

I know a LOT about small business marketing and I know what you need.

I’m Claire Mitchell - I’m a business teacher and an author. I’ve got an MBA from the prestigious Durham University Business School, I’ve been in marketing since 1993 and I’ve been running The Girls Mean Business and helping women grow their business since 2012, so I know my stuff. Thousands of women have learned about marketing & sales and got GREAT results from my blogs, e-books, classes and courses - they’ve also got more confidence, more focus and a PLAN. What’s not to love? I’ve been featured in the Huffington post, Marie-Claire, Essentials, Closer and the Guardian. I’ve appeared on Ireland AM, The Apprentice UK, on BBC 2 and Radio One. Facebook invited me to be an inaugural member of their Small Business Client Council. I’ve written one book (SOS- Business Mum’s Survival Guide To The School Holidays) and I’ve got several more up my sleeve (well, in my head and on my computer actually) so watch this space!

Claire Mitchell - author of the 2019 Awesome Marketing Planner System

What everybody is saying about the Planner!

I started 2018 with my vision board in my planner knowing I wanted to go further with my crafts but not sure in which direction. At the beginning of September I opened my own craft shop selling handmade crafts, craft supplies and running workshops. It wasn’t on my vision board but I’ve found the place that feels right. My shop is going from strength to strength and I’m smashing my targets. Bring on 2019!

Sharon Ianuzzi

Owner, Mrs I

"Having the planner helped me to properly focus my business and I have been able to focus my social media planning to reflect where my business is going. I love being able to keep track of my monthly money and the social media number tracker has been amazing!" Samantha Hinton

Ada's Designs

"The planner is brilliant. It has made me more focused and accountable for how I approach my business. I love being able to track my social media and the tips at the start of each month is probably my favourite bit and really inspired and helps my train of thought. The access to the portal is a real plus although I haven't used it as much as I'd liked which is one of my goals for the 2018 planner-which I can't wait to order- get more involved in the portal! The other big positive is access to this group and all these other amazing business women. I don't always interact or post but I always dip in and love reading how everyone else is doing. A very supportive and uplifting community." Andree Girard-kemp

Womens' Bespoke Clothing, The House of ChickaDee

"The Awesome Planner took me from ground zero to a fully operational business in 10 months because it keeps you focused and you can track how far you have come whilst going at your own pace. The groups are full of wonderful, supporting and helpful people. It is hands down the best money I have ever spent on any of my businesses in the 5 years of being self employed." Karen Macleod

Mvere Fibres & Co

"Having the planner has made such a positive change to my business! It has helped to me get organised and focused. The planner is beautifully designed which keeps me looking at it and using it! The online portal is packed full of resources that have helped me grow my business. I can't wait to order the 2018 planner as soon as it comes out!" Natalie Benns

Weight Loss Hypnotherapist, Mrs Weightloss

"The Awesome Marketing Planner is not JUST a planner! Being part of the whole system gave me a beginner's insight into social media marketing and some great online networking opportunities at an unbelievable price. Completely worth every penny of investment." Victoria Wright

Medical Herbalist, The Living Herb

"Utterly brilliant system. The woman is quite simply a genius. The planner and portal are unique because it's so user friendly.. it takes the fear out of running your own biz and makes it fun. It makes everything achievable because the information and support is right there. I look at my planner and it makes me happy. It makes me feel like a success because I can see my success." Lisa Venables Wells

Massage Therapist, Wellsbeing Reflexology and Massage

"The awesome planner has totally changed my business in the way I organise everything! It's enabled me to block time out effectively, adhere to deadlines and it's made me become so much more focused in my marketing month on month! I absolutely adore my planner and can't live without it now, plus the Facebook group is full of like minded, supportive awesome business owners too!" Hollie Ellis

Graphic Designer, Newcastle

"The awesome planner has helped me to keep track of my marketing as well as helping me to come up with new ideas. My ideas and plans used to be scattered over different notebooks and my diary and now they're all in one place. I'm more organised and less stressed. Best of all, I get to go into the fantastic Facebook group and talk to lots of lovely business owners?" Kirsty France

Writer, Leichestershire

"This planner is the best money I have ever spent on my business. Not only did I get a great little planner to do lots of planning type stuff, I got a mini business course which totally changed how I run my business AND I got a whole new bunch of work colleagues who are right on hand to help with anything I need help with. Not just Claire who gives the best business teaching and advice you didn't even know you needed until the lightbulb moment, but also accountants, designers, coaches, crafty people and on and on. AND, just when you think you are done, you get a kick up the bum every week, just in case you were drifting off course.Whatever you need for your business you will find it in this little package." Laura Wilson

Writer, Leichestershire

JUST £44.99 (plus P&P) for a whole year's planner system!

If you are outside the UK you save 20% as you don't pay our UK VAT (tax) so your shipping might be a little more but the overall cost for this year-long, 4-part system works out around the same, no matter where you live! According to XE.com the rough price for these currencies (after the 20% tax has been taken off but before shipping is CAD $61, AUD $66 USD $47 EU €41)
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