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Love Entrepreneurs is a community designed to support, mentor and above all inspire entrepreneurs from all walks of life to achieve beyond their wildest dreams. It was founded by two people who have made business building their passion and who have come together to help other entrepreneurs share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they can be supported and nurtured to become better and more effective entrepreneurs. The only requirement for membership is a desire to be an entrepreneur and to help others become better entrepreneurs.
We believe that creativity is based upon competitive advantage and that the key to successful business building is innovation and not improvement. Learning to think differently and being willing and sufficiently open-minded to break down the barriers of “hand me down thinking”.
The journey of being an entrepreneur is often a lonely one; but should you care to join us you will never be alone again. You will have access to a vibrant online and meeting-based community, keen, ready and willing to support you at every step of your journey, as well as provide you with practical, focused, solution-based ideas to business build and overcome your problems in a constructive, cost-effective and purposive manner.
In short, Love Entrepreneurs is about Ordinary People Achieving Extraordinary Things and making the impossible possible. Whether you are a small or large business we believe that the power of working with other like-minded individuals, facilitating the promotion of your business to similar businesses and encouraging you to collaborate to gain competitive advantage
Love Entrepreneurs was co-founded by Yvonne Bignall and Eleri Cosslett. Both are serial entrepreneurs having an enviable track record spanning small and large businesses. They have experienced and learned from both success and failure and are dedicated to helping early year businesses use innovation to get started, achieve competitive edge and grow.
Eleri’s passion is the creation of something from nothing and the challenges that go along with that. By profession, she is a highly proficient international oil and gas lawyer, is fluent in 5 languages with a diversity of business building skills, legal and negotiating skills and sales & marketing experience spanning 15 years. She spent seven years working in international law in Russia, Kazakhstan, Georgia and Kirgizstan and was the legal adviser to the British Ambassador to Kazakhstan for a long time, five years spent in international sales focusing on selling and developing land, two years developing a private equity boutique lending and wealth management business and fourteen years building a property portfolio. During this time, a wealth of marketing skills, business acumen and sales skills both face to face and over the telephone have been employed both by negotiating international oil and gas deals and conducting arbitrations and also by setting up International Property Finders (IPF) – a highly successful business focusing on the sale and development of foreign property and ex EU land to the UK and European Investor market. Negotiations and sales have been conducted in a number of foreign languages including Russian, German and French.
Yvonne Bignall, award-winning personal development educator and life motivator for both lifestyle and business, is the founder of YvonneB Limited, an outlet for the work she has created based on her 7F Principles: be fit, be fearless, create freedom, pay it forward, enjoy friends and family, have fun, and have faith. These principles are aimed at one goal, the one goal that Yvonne sees as integral to all other goals worth achieving: Confidence. If you have confidence, you can create the life you want. And the good news is confidence can be built! Yvonne believes in, lives by and teaches the power of building confidence every day.
Yvonne also uses her training design qualifications to assist businesses in creating workshops/courses to CPD standards, an evidence based process that ensures learning is engaging and accessible to all. As a CPD Ambassador she also assists businesses with their membership to CPD if they wish to gain accreditation.
For 22 years, she worked in the health, leisure, and well-being industry, gradually acquiring the wisdom needed to effect change in people the way that she does. As someone who believes that learning never ends, she has taken up the studies of social psychology, positive psychology, leadership skills, and MAPP for business growth. Of her numerous accomplishments, she is particularly proud of completing the 2015 London Marathon, her successes in the fitness figure world, as well as her soft skills training & business awards.
Her food for thought quote… "Don’t get comfortable, get moving. Find your passion, create your dream and live the life you were gifted to live"