The Lady in the Shed

Supporting small rural businesses, just like yours, so you can concentrate on whatever you do

Business and marketing support for small rural businesses

It’s hectic running your own business, isn’t it?

It’s easy to become overwhelmed by everything you need to do day to day to keep the show on the road and even though you’re working 10 or 12 hour days you regularly run out of time.

It’s not quite what you imagined when you started out, is it?

What you really want is to do whatever you do, be in control and grow your business without all the other stuff that doesn’t really interest you or you’re not sure how to handle, but gets in the way.

And that’s where I come in

I’m Sarah Liddle, The Lady in the Shed and I support small businesses in the rural sector with productivity, marketing and tech solutions through ‘done for you’ services, mentoring and training.

I’m based on the Staffordshire/Derbyshire border and I’m a professional doer of things that need doing.

You don’t have to be stressed to be successful and you don’t have to do it alone. You deserve the help you need to get where your want to go. Allow yourself to ask for it.

Sarah Liddle - The Lady in the Shed

"Working with Sarah is incredible, she enables me to simultaneously and effectively manage several roles. She is responsive and always positive, practical and solutions focused. Her work is of the highest quality and I can trust her to deliver in a timely and responsive manner."

Carolyne Crowe - Vet, Coach, Trainer, Speaker

"Sarah represents a rare blend of skill and knowledge. I could not afford to employ someone of her calibre and experience full time. However, by working closely with her on a part time basis I receive a consistent, high quality service. I particularly like her ‘can-do’ attitude and the flexibility she offers as my work stream is hard to predict on a weekly basis."

Ben Bennett - Arboricultural Consultant

"Sarah is very organised, thorough and works well using her own initiative. She is creative and full of ideas and has been a valuable support to myself and my business over the last few years."

Lara Heppell - Yoga Teacher, Therapist and Women's Health Practitioner

"OMG I love it [the website]! Sorry to use OMG I’m not normally a fan, but it completely warrants it. I think it looks fantastic."

Sarah Owen - Parent Chair at Brassington Pre-School

"Sarah has provided my business with efficient, professional, friendly and cost-effective services. She is responsive and takes pride in delivering what the customer needs."

Lisa Harrison - Independent Occupational Therapist

"Sarah is a rare find. She is meticulously detailed, incredibly efficient and always helpful. Sarah has been consistently unflappable and has not only helped me to move projects along but has supported me to do so with her calm and professional attitude. I value her views and opinions as much as her skills and have appreciated her intelligent, trustworthy and intuitive approach to everything we have worked on."

Catherine Oxtoby - Patient Safety and Human Factors Advocate for the Veterinary Profession

"I know I can rely on Sarah 100% with any tasks; she's uber organised, business minded, projects are completed on time, and I love it that she questions my decisions when there's another way to look at things."

Victoria Prince - Marketing Consultant and Entrepreneur

"Sarah listens really carefully to the brief and presents her results clearly and in detail. I’d thoroughly recommend Sarah to any small business owner who needs to outsource their research."

Pete Mosley - Coach, Mentor, Author, Trainer and Speaker

Sarah is one of the most reliable and conscientious people I have ever had the pleasure to work with. She consistently delivers to a high standard and always on time.

Lucy Temple - Freelance Copywriter

"I would not hesitate to recommend Sarah for her work. Her methodical approach and attention to detail are second to none …, always meeting deadlines and delivering on budget."

Beverley Cook - Marketing Executive at NMi

"Your work has been excellent and has taken us forward a long way. It’s a great foundation to build on for the future."

Peter Allen - Former Director of Marketing at the University of Derby

"Her work is of an exceptionally high standard and her attention to detail beyond that of anyone else I have ever worked with."

Debbie Martin - Sales Administrator at Idom Merebrook


I’m here when you need me, whether that’s for the odd couple of hours mentoring when you can’t get your head around something or regular hours working with you on your business every week.

Or I can manage and complete a whole project for you, whether that’s developing your website or working with you to put together your digital marketing strategy.


I specialise in making life easier for people just like you.

With over 30 years experience of working in a variety of industries, I have a wealth or knowledge and experience and can support your small business with productivity, marketing and tech solutions through my ‘done for you’ services, mentoring and training.

Time saving

Just because you can do it, doesn’t mean you have to do it.

Wouldn’t you feel happier if you could just concentrate on doing whatever it is you do without worrying about the other stuff? And what about the hours and hours you spend long into the evening trying to figure out a bit of tech?

That’s where I come in. I can save hours of your valuable time by either doing it for you or showing you how to do it in easy steps.


Why are you spending so much of your valuable time doing what I can do or trying to figure things out from scratch?

It’s a no brainer really. Let me do it or book a mentoring session with me, either face to face or online, and I’ll show you how to do it in easy steps.

And because I work freelance, there are no overheads. You just pay for the time I’m working with you.

Latest from my blog

Resources, information and sometimes just my own thoughts about small business, marketing, being an entrepreneur and freelancer and the rural sector.

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