Small Business Owner Tips UK

Written by Aaron Betesta

Laughtercise Owner & Team Building Facilitator

My name is Aaron & I launched our Laughtercise business two years ago. We’ve pulled in business from a global online school 🔥 We’ve pulled in business from Amazon 🔥 Yet i’m still pulling pints at the weekend 🍺

I find myself asking… does this mean I’m not a successful small business owner?


What IS a successful small business owner? 🤔


How can I measure it? 🧐

When do I BECOME successful? 🥳

Does it get announced on the news? What about if I’m in the bath and I miss it? Will I receive a plaque?

So. Many. Questions.

HOW do I become a successful business owner? Ask questions and learn from the best? I certainly was fortunate to be able to ask questions to some very wise people at the start of my journey.

WHY did I decide to be mad enough to start a business from scratch? 

The struggles 😮‍💨

The highs ↑

The lows ↓

Anxiety 😣

Sleepless nights 😵‍💫

Sending out 100 emails and getting 1 reply.

Tears of happiness and tears of frustration with my wife.


I didn’t expect all of this.


But what do you expect when you launch a business?  Two years in, I thought my turnover would reflect my old salary. Did I have too high an expectation? Or am I just still in the ‘Valley of Disappointment’ made famous by James Clear in his book ‘Atomic Habits’? Click 👈here to read a great blog about this chapter (a must for small business owners!).

I have the most wonderful business partner I could ever had wished for in Harriet. We’re global. I’ve kept my eye on other businesses. Do business owners display non-stop success and not report the struggles?

I suppose the most important question is…

…is all the above WORTH IT to become a successful business owner?

I do love the lifestyle and the flexibility of picking my working hours. I love the impact we have and seeing rooms of people light up with smiles and laughter. I love the fact that I’m doing it all for my family. And I do love working at my local village club. I love the people and I love the hustle.

Maybe a successful business owner never realises they’ve become successful?

After all, the journey is more enjoyable than the destination, yeah…?

Maybe successful business owners just enjoy their bath and don’t give a damn about that plaque?


Anyway, it’s time YOU asked yourself a question.

What would YOU classify as a successful business owner? 🤔

Get in touch with your answers! I would love to hear the stories of other business owners out there hustling 💪


Whether you’re looking for a unique hen do idea for your hen crew or a corporate team building workshop for your team, a Laughtercise session is all about creating as many smiles and laughter in your group as humanely possible!

We’ve scoured the world for the best exercises, activities and games that bring out smiles and giggles.

We would love to tell you that we’ve invented loads of activities but we haven’t invented ANYTHING. We’ve taken the best that exists, combined it together and made it better…our very own original recipe.

Simple ideas, simple games, all facilitated expertly.

We deliver sessions in-person or online.

Is your room small? Is it large? Inside? Outside? We’ll be there! We will work around you.

For team building sessions, we can come to your office or away day location. For hen parties, we can come to your accommodation or a private room that you’ve booked.

📍 Our Corporate Team Building Workshops vary from 10-minute energising conferences sessions to full away day sessions of 4hs

📍 Our Corporate Wellbeing Workshops can vary in length from 1hr to 3hrs

📍 Our Online Team Building Workshops can vary in length from 30mins to 1.5hrs

📍 For online sessions, the attendee limit is 1000.

📍 For in-person sessions, the only limit is how much room you have (the more the merrier!)

Our prices vary depending on the number of attendees, how long the session is for and where the session is held.

We can guarantee you this though…in terms of bang for buck, you’ll get a sonic boom 💥

Let’s get some time to discuss, get in touch 😀

Our Corporate Team Building Workshops have been described as ‘the most fun I’ve ever had at work’ by Amazon employees and in a recent NHS study, 77% of NHS session attendees reported feeling less stressed after their Laughtercise session.

Hens love Laughtercise too 👇

“It was so good, everyone loved it. We all highly recommend, the Laughtercise Team are an absolute dream. It was INCREDIBLE”

But the only way to truly find out, is to dive in and get smiling! 😁

We will rock your world ⚡

Yes, loads!

Take your pick 👇

📍 Team Building Activities that you can facilitate in-house

📍 Ideas to smash your Corporate Away Day

📍 Energisers For Conferences

📍 5 Hen Party Games that you can facilitate yourself

📍 NHS Staff Wellbeing resource for NHS wellbeing leads and staff




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