About Lionheart Management
My name is Richard Knight and I started my business journey in 1982 at the age of 24. I set up an Advertising Agency in 1987 and owned and ran it till I sold it in April 2016, finishing the earn-out and a short consultancy period in August 2020. During those 33 years, I also built a property portfolio of 23 properties. Having been around the small business community for over 30 years I have seen what they are good at and what they are not good at, and now operate as a Business Mentor and Troubleshooter shooting down those business troubles before they happen.
In the 33 years, I had been involved with the Advertising Agency, I networked with SME’s and in particular micro-businesses with less than 10 employees, so I think I know how they think, how they work and the mistakes so many of them make – again and again. I heard a statistic some time ago that nearly 90% of all small businesses have no idea where they stand financially at any moment in time, and don’t even know if they are making a profit. I really don’t understand how anyone can run a business and not know their finances but nearly 9 out of every 10 businesses are in this position.
I also see so many small businesses spending too much time working in their business and little or no time working ON their business or they are working on their business at a time when they should be working in their business. So Lionheart management and Richard Knight is all about passing on the experiences that I have had over the last 40 years, going through 2 recessions and one depression, several ups and quite a few downs but I have taken two businesses from conception to sale and learned a heck of a lot about business in that time.
I am on a crusade to help business owners work ON their businesses to realise its full potential. Most SME’s outsource a number of their services, and these outsourced companies could well be their “White Knight” or “Knight in Shining Armour”, but unless businesses check these companies out, they will not be getting their Knight in Shining Armour , but an imposter wrapped in tin foil, who can do more harm that good to their business.
We all need to be vigilant in who we “employ” to help our businesses and therefore need to check our suppliers out thoroughly. I can list you literally hundreds of people I have worked with who will vouch for me and you can do your own checks via LinkedIn or just check my testimonials on my linkedIn profile – https://www.linkedin.com/in/