Business support for new businesses and retail
I help businesses with 1:1 advice sessions and deliver interactive workshops, including finance, sales, marketing and digital marketing.
In 2015/2016 I helped deliver a retail focussed project supporting current independent retailers on our high street in Torbay and also providing a pop up shop for new or existing online businesses who wish to experience retail on the high street, some of whom, went on to getting their own premises. I supported over 45 new retailers in the pop up and over 100 existing local retailers through the duration of the project.
Previously I was part of a project that helped to started over 350 new businesses in Torbay.
For the last 4 ½ years I worked for Outset Torbay delivering business support for both new and existing businesses in Torbay, I was responsible for the work in Brixham and delivered across the bay. Outset helped over 350 businesses to start up, as well as social enterprises. My role was to deliver a course of specific workshops to help people explore if running their own business was for them and if so how to set this up. The workshops included Market Research, Business Planning, Marketing, Finance, Promoting your Business and Sales. I also delivered a series of 3 workshops for existing businesses, these were Finance, Sales and Marketing. As well as this I was a mentor for NEA and clients applying for Start Up Loans and offered one to one support as required.