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SmallBizPro Mission Statement

To promote the message of how to succeed in both business and personal life through my speaking, training, consulting and writing. To help to prevent business failure and to help people realize and achieve their maximum potential.

Corporate History

Frances founded Eastleigh Management Services in 1983 after seeing the effects of the recession on small businesses and after becoming frustrated working for businesses that often failed due to mismanagement. She operated a business management consulting, public tax and accounting practice with the goal of teaching small business owners how to better manage their businesses. She began writing weekly business columns in 1986 and teaching bookkeeping to business owners at adult education in the evenings.

From there, Frances progressed to delivering workshops and seminars for the Business Development Bank of Canada and the private sector. An avid writer, in 1996, the first edition of her book Business for Beginners was published. The third independently published edition is now released with sales of over 110,000 copies. McGraw-Hill Ryerson published its sequel, Big Ideas for Growing Your Small Business in January, 2001. She founded Eastleigh Publications for the publishing and distribution of her book.

During this period, she was nominated for and has won prestigious business awards, including being awarded one of Vancouver's 2002 five Most Influential Women in Business. She has volunteered copious time to a variety of organizations, including the chamber of commerce, the Economic Development Commission, Valley Women's Network, Township Toastmasters and the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, and has been a founding member and catalyst for some of these organizations. A great believer in giving back, Frances is also a mentor to many people.

SmallBizPro.com Services Today

Finding that she could better deliver her message through her two passions - speaking and writing - Frances "took the leap of faith" in November 2001 and sold her accounting practice to focus on consulting, writing, speaking and training. Operating from Langley, British Columbia, she now consults to growing and start-up businesses, teaches the first accredited Equine Entrepreneurship course in B.C. and travels both nationally and internationally speaking on starting and staying in business successfully. She has inspired many people to be their best - not just in business but in their personal lives. Read her bio for more in-depth information.

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Frances McGuckin
8092 Southwood Road, Half Moon Bay, BC VON 1Y1
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