A helping hand for new and pre-start businesses
As a TDA Business Advisor I offer 1:1s and training to Start ups and existing Businesses with a particular focus on assisting start ups through the ‘Start and Grow’ scheme which supports a businesses in the early stages by helping create a business plan and overcoming any barriers they may initially face and continuing to support them in their first few years after they have started trading.
I also support the existing Businesses within the Somerset Enterprise Centres and the Torbay Innovation centres by offering advice, mentoring and sign posting on business queries that may arise.
Along with the other business advisors I support TDA Business Members, which offers an extensive package of professional help for business needs including monthly 1:1s and workshops
My previous experience includes being Self Employed as a Publican in Torbay for 20 years and more recently as an Enterprise Advisor for Outset Torbay where my colleagues and I assisted hundreds of Torbay residents explore the possibility of becoming self employed and helped them achieve this through mentoring and training workshops. Within my team I was also responsible for overseeing the application process for the Government scheme of ‘Start up Loans’. I also worked supporting existing businesses by delivering workshops and 1:1 sessions on Finance, Marketing and Sales.