Gill Bailey

Author, Presenter               

Business Coach


I’m Gill Bailey owner of LinQs.


I help Business Owners grow their business and profits faster.

I look at their goals and challenges and share the secrets to create success, so that the business owners can take action to make more money.

What is your biggest challenge?


Are you a Business Owner who is looking to grow your business faster?


Do you feel confused by changing information and lack clarity to create your business strategy

to move forward and keep focused?


Or are you an established business owner of many years of success either worn down by the commitment or just looking to exit for a new lifestyle?

Maybe you:

  • Know a lot about your business area but need to find the right market

  • Believe you know which customers you should be working with but you don’t know how to attract them

  • Keep getting it wrong and that is stopping you finding the way forward

  • Have gone through a period of losing your ‘passion’ for your business and it needs to be reignited.

  • Are ready to get the help you need to enjoy your business, your lifestyle, and make more money now!

Firstly, you are not alone

Business owners are consistently meeting challenges. When you read the news, you see businesses fail every day. But equally many business owners see the warning signs, learn from their problems and go on to be even more successful and you can do the same.

It’s just a case of getting a clear vision of how your business should be growing and the profits that can be made.  So together we put the past behind you and focus on a plan to achieve your goals. As soon as you have clear actions, your business will start to grow again and you will have more profits in your business.

Now the good news …

All you need to do is book a FREE Discovery Call, and Gill Bailey, owner of LinQs, will talk to you about your challenges. Using over 25 years business growth experience and a calm approach to define just a few areas that if actioned will change that profit margin. And then you will be able to go forward.

When you decide it’s time to take on our services there will be a number of ways to work with you. The services you take is dependant upon your time and commitment to implement our strategies.

Are you ready to move forward at no cost? Book your FREE Discovery Call now and let’s talk soon

How we help:

Just as our business is unique then we know that every business owner has a unique vision and needs to be listened to so we can help them in their situation. Firstly Gill Bailey, will personally help you to identify your challenges and create your own action plan. Actions to deliver your selected profit areas. As an experienced business owner who has helped many different businesses through coaching, mentoring and consultancy your desired outcomes will be the main focus of the discussion. You know your business and what you want to achieve in your life, and so let’s make it happen!

Why business owners and business development providers work with LinQs:

LinQs commitment to you is to Listen, share information, and the networks that we know provide Quality solutions to develop your goals. That’s LinQs, our commitment and our business vision, established by Gill in 2001. 

Here at LinQs Business Coaching we focus on our customer, the business owner.  We share tried and tested strategies, offer our unique group and one to one coaching, with a guarantee of coaching for success.

Gill’s passion is business

Celebrating 25 years growing businesses, in 2016 Gill set about bringing together the information that had made so many businesses successful.  Firstly our library of tried and tested resources were launched online and then a business book to share the easy to follow secrets of a successful business. So Gill took time out to interview business owners across a wide range of sectors to ensure the secrets shared worked in any business. Publishing her book  ‘How to build the Passion and the Profit for Your Business’ in October 2017.  A business book dedicated to business owners with 10 chapters to profit making success to apply in any business. But going that ‘extra mile’ this book is also printed in a format to enable the 30% of entrepreneurs challenged with dyslexia to read.

If we match your commitment and dedication to success, and you would like your challenges listened to and to be helped by Gill, then book your FREE Discovery Call now

Book your FREE Discovery Call now

Business owners we want to hear from you. We know that we can help you create profit making solutions. But first we need to chat and share via our Discovery Call.

In your FREE Discovery Call, we will listen and discuss

  • What your business is
  • What you are aiming to achieve in your business
  • Which major challenge is stopping you move forward
  • Some easy to follow options to more profits now
  • Your action plan
  • Inform you of what we do to help you find success

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Gill Bailey is the owner and founder of LinQs. Leading LinQs Business Coaching and our specialist training at LinQs Business Support & Training


I help business owners and their managers grow their business and their profits faster.

LinQs Business Coaching evolved from my LinQs Business Support and Training consultancy, established in 2001. LinQs had been my vision of a consultancy business after selling a 90’s service business. I’d taken that business from start up to sale, management buy out and then sale on a larger scale. We won awards and gained media recognition during that decade. I’d also held non-executive roles for an employer association and a local community trust, becoming Chair of another award winning organisation. 

My career started in the 80’s as a job analyst in a corporate manufacturing business listening and translating operative and senior management tasks to create their clearly defined  performance related descriptions. I also gained Marketing management experience in the company. Then I was promoted to the company’s first female HR Manager reporting to the Board of Directors.

So I’ve experienced the challenges of multi-site operations and the fast growth small business in an ever changing business and market economy. Learning fast, listening to experience, gaining accredited qualifications in business and training and finding mentors in those I admired. I believe the art of listening and following trusted support has been the key to overcoming my challenges.  Sharing those secrets of success in the coaching work I so love today.

I enjoy listening to business owners and helping them solve the problems they face. Building those open supportive relationships you do in coaching.  I’ve been described as ‘the calm voice of reason’ and ‘switching on those light bulb moments’ by my clients. As I believe business needs passion and profit to start up and then sustain growth it had to be in the title of my first business book. But that is just 10 secrets to success so I continually source and write easy to follow guides to help more business owners find success.

I also love life and enjoy living in the market town of Clitheroe in rural Lancashire in the North of England. But it’s the family, friends and listening to music that make that my home. Then as the sun shines the whole world lights up for me.

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Extend the Lifecycle of your Business

4 Stages of the Business Lifecycle

As a Business Owner you will experience the different stages during the lifecycle of your business.

There are four different stages in the business lifecycle:

  • Start up
  • Business Growth
  • Maturity
  • Decline

Let us look at each of these stages in brief to help you understand and recognise the changes that will happen in your business lifespan.

Start Up

This relationship between the business and the owner is similar to that of parent and new baby. There is a unique bond that is necessary to develop and build the future of the business.

In my book ‘How to Build the Passion and the Profit for Your Business’ I refer to the initial passion that a business owner has for their vision, their business.

The key to success is understanding that the business must grow as you cannot stay in this ‘Start Up’ stage forever. But like all development from infancy the next stage is often referred to as ‘growing pains’.

Business Growth

To manage the future business growth and those ‘growing pains’ a strategic plan needs to be in place. A business plan with a strategy to manage perceived risk and their trigger points, enables the management to plan for change and manage the growth.

A well-researched and created strategic plan should be for a minimum of 1 year but ideally at least 3 years. Planning for the future of the business enables the manager to recognise the legal, financial, people, process and customer demands of the growing business. Responding to change proactively rather than with ‘on the spur of the moment decisions’. As the business grows the management of the business become involved in operational management.  Making the time to work on and plan the business difficult to achieve, particularly in a high growth business. Managing, monitoring and reviewing the strategic plan at regular intervals is important to manage business growth.


As the business moves into an established pattern of operation the business enters maturity. This doesn’t mean the end of the business. The passion for business must continue in order for the business to continue to succeed. Established patterns of decision-making are often challenged as the business, economy and markets change. Some businesses ‘weather the storm well’ but others are hit financially bringing a lack of confidence. A lack of confidence can often affect the passion and drive of the business management. This stage of the cycle is the decline.


A decline in the business is reflected in a continued period, not seasonal, of reduced turnover and profitability. But the decline doesn’t have to be the end of the business. When worked through the outcome is often a period of ‘rebirth’, with reignited passion and a strategy for a future sustainable business.

Extend the Lifecycle of Your Business

Understanding the stages of the lifecycle of your business will help you recognise the need to plan for changes.  Then you can work your plan to manage the future of your business.

If you’re having a problem working through the lifecycles of your business and the plan for the next stage, try our FREE support services. Those are our FREE Business Focus webinars and our FREE Discovery Call.

Red Hot Business Focus Session – 3 easy steps to multiply your profits

Business Focus Session – 3 Easy Steps to Multiply your Profits

Business Owners get your free place on our ‘Red Hot’ Business Focus session, ‘3 Easy Steps to Multiply your Profits’ on Wednesday 15th August, 1pm to 2pm.  An online webinar session for UK business owners committed to grow their business and profits faster. It’s ‘Red Hot’ as it’s a free, faster, easy to follow expert advice session. So that you, the business owner, get expert advice, without leaving your office.  Then take away the information we share and apply it to your business immediately.

What our Business Focus session offers

In just 60 minutes, an expert in UK business growth, will help you discover new ways to increase your profits. You will leave with a step by step process for taking your business into a higher revenue stream. All totally free.

Our guarantee is you will take away from this session easy to implement, no cost strategies that instantly add cashflow to your business.

The webinar will be presented by Gill Bailey, owner of LinQs, an Author, Business Growth Coach & Mentor.  Gill will be sharing 3 easy steps that multiply business profits, again and again.  Giving you a chance to learn a few of the easy to follow business growth steps that Gill shares and grow businesses.  in the webinar you can also put your questions to Gill to help you apply these steps in your business.

Gill is Author of ‘How to Build the Passion and the Profit for your Business’. A business book with 10 Chapters of the secrets of business success.  The secrets which come from Gill’s 25 years business development expertise.

The places on this Business Focus webinar are limited to UK Business Owners. LinQs Business Coaching is a UK business committed to help UK business owners grow their business and their profits faster.  In our time together on this webinar we want to enable the conversation to focus on meeting their challenges. To register click on the link below and get your free place on this business focus session.

Register for your FREE Place

(Note: if you are a manager of a business and looking for support in leadership business development please check our LinQs Business Support and Training webinar offers)

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