Hi, I’m Shelia Butler. Welcome!

I help To-The-Trade professionals Streamline and Grow™ their revenue.

Here’s my theory:  you started your business in spite of your fears and you’ve been successful.  Your business is growing, your products are in demand, and if time were for sale…you’d buy more of it.

As a successful entrepreneur, you’ve had your fair share of busy days and sometime busy nights.  And being a successful entrepreneur isn’t your only starring role! You’re probably also juggling the roles of parent, partner, and caring friend.

Your dream of owning your own business has come true, but the reality of running it is sometimes daunting.  You’re overwhelmed and no matter how much time you put in…you can’t get everything done, you’re stretched to the point of fatigue, and there’s never enough time or money.

You know there must be a better way.

A way that would allow you to…

  • spend more time doing high level tasks and not the basic daily operations of your business,
  • meet the demands of your team, customers, and business partners,
  • attend trade shows without your business falling apart,
  • take a vacation with your family without feeling guilty, all the while…
  • feeling less overwhelmed.

Here’s the truth…simply putting in more time and bulldozing through the issues is not a solution.  You might find some temporary relief, but until you take control of the business in your life, you’ll never have the success you’ve dreamed about and your business will not reach it’s full growth potential.

Successful businesses don’t happen by chance, they happen by design. They’ve created a system and have streamlined every aspect of their business including marketing, manufacturing, selling, distribution, and customer service.

Your business may be skyrocketing, but without a way to integrate all of the roles you play and streamline your business, the feeling of overwhelm is going to grow exponentially right along with your bottom line.

Unless you take control of the business in your life. 

Let me ask you a question.  Why work as hard as you do just to feel frustrated and overwhelmed? It’s like being pulled in several directions at once where every direction is a priority.

It doesn’t have to be this way.  I will show you how to streamline every aspect of your business and here’s the bonus…it will segue right over to your personal life as well.

I know what you’re thinking.

You’re probably thinking that I’ve been always been an expert at business systems and streamlining — that I’m just one of those women who somehow juggles it all effortlessly. Not true.

Or maybe you’re imagining that I’m going to preach to you about finding balance. Nope. That’s not me either.

The real story.

I started my first business (Aidan Gray Home) soon after earning my MBA. My business partner and I did everything (and I do mean everything) on our own.

We answered phones, processed orders, emptied shipping containers, handled the accounting, came up with marketing campaigns. We did it all. And then we started to grow. And grow. And GROW!

Growth is good, right? Well, of course! But when you’re not prepared for it, you can lose as many opportunities as you gain because you simply can’t keep up. I was the order taker, the order shipper and the order servicer. We needed a solution — and fast.

Streamline to grow.

I knew intuitively that adding people to the problem was not going to fix things. We had a broken system. Before throwing people at the problem, I needed to fix what was broken.

So, I began to look for technology and systems that could simplify our processes and keep me organized. I knew that with the right systems in place, hiring great people would be even easier when we were ready to do so.

Almost immediately the business started to run more smoothly. I finally knew what it felt like to be free of overwhelm. The business benefits were just the beginning — I also began to sleep better, spend more time with my family, and really take time for myself. Finally!

Skipping the learning curve.

Everything I’ve learned about streamlining a business, I learned the hard way. Wouldn’t you like to skip that learning curve and do things the easy way instead?

Taking the first step is as simple as signing up for email updates. I’ll start with sending you my free guide – 5 Tools To Make Your Business More Efficient and will follow up with weekly tips to help you create the business and life you deserve.

If you’ve ever felt like you don’t know where to start to begin taking back control of your business, you’re in the right place. You can enjoy the business in your life and it begins right now. 

Formal Bioshelia-butler-and-sons

Shelia Butler is a consultant, speaker, and content creator who shows entrepreneurs how to STREAMLINE and GROW their business. She works hands-on with product based manufacturers by helping them leverage technology, digital marketing, and the business efficiencies needed to reach the next level of business growth.

Her consulting, coaching programs, and courses are focused on helping these to the trade professionals grow their business through intentional planning, building, and leadership.

After earning her MBA in 2004 from Baylor University, Shelia joined Aidan Gray Home as a Co-Owner and was pivotal in the success and growth of the business. She sold her interest in 2010 to start her own consultancy, where she realized her true calling — helping others reach their business goals.

Shelia is the host of To The Trade Radio and the successful internet web series Successful Women Talk. She is a content contributor, featured expert, and podcast producer at Today’s Innovative Woman.

Shelia lives in Southlake, Texas and through the gift of adoption, she’s a proud mom of two boys who keep her on her toes and teach her more about life and business than she could have ever imagined.