BeanBag.io is a resource being developed by Simonne Gnessen and Graham Sherry, helping independent business owners better handle the personal side of money, so that they can create fulfilling lives both now and in the future. 

Having worked together for over 5 years in a coaching relationship, we felt we could make a difference in the world if we were able to share our mutual knowledge and experience with a wider audience.

Our mission is to have a positive impact on people's relationship with money. Technology provides the perfect platform to help us communicate ideas, share tools and teach strategies. We aim to create a community where people feel connected, inspired and supported.

We talk about money in the context of your life and cover topics such as emotions, habits, behaviours, vision, mindset, personal debt and planning.

 

Who is BeanBag.io for?

Small business owners, freelancers, soloprenuers, cont­ractors, bootstrappers, entrepreneurs, mumprenuers and anyone considering starting up in business.

 

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Why do we need help with our personal finances?

As a business owner, you're solely responsible for cashflow. Your turnover determines your level of income. You have to provide enough income to cover the needs of you and your family today, while also putting some aside for your future needs. No one else pays your salary, provides maternity, sickness or holiday pay. No one takes care of your tax and national insurance or pension contributions. It's all up to you.

Which means that it's vital that you manage money well. Good financial management is a key ingredient to building a sustainable business. The more you're able to stay on top of your personal affairs, the more sustainable your business will be.

We’re not taught how to handle money and, for all kinds of reasons, we don’t always behave rationally when we deal with money. Now add to the mix the complex issues of having to deal with self-employment, like managing the ups and downs of cashflow and setting aside money for tax and pensions (or not!), and it's easy to see how we can get ourselves in trouble. It's all too easy to mix up personal and business finances, and many of us struggle with both.

We understand the challenges you experience as business owners and we want to help.

Our aim is to help you:

  • Gain confidence in understanding the world of money
  • Take control of your emotions to make better money decisions
  • Improve your attitude to money and take charge of your mindset
  • Feel inspired and motivated to take responsibility for your future
  • Take action that will help you create a meaningful life