One frustrating aspect of running a small business is trying to reach that point where you’ve developed a reputation that sets your venture apart from everyone else in your sector. The problem with reaching this goal is that there is nothing you can directly say that will result in it happening. In fact, the harder […]Read More
Buying a franchise allows you to set up your own business without starting from scratch. You use a tried and tested formula, and benefit from the experience and support of the franchisor (the company offering the franchise). Franchisees can enjoy many of the benefits of self-employment with less risk. Successful franchise operations have a much […]Read More
I am David Shervill, and I am registered as partially sighted, and although I feel fortunate to have had the opportunities to attend main stream schools and colleges. It has at times been extremely difficult, and frustrating to try and accomplish the same tasks as everyone else, without the extra time and support I needed. There […]Read More
Stephanie has always been interested in craft activities and the sheer joy and sense of achievement she felt when she finished a handmade piece was the inspiration and the initial spark for setting up her own business, Hawthorn Handmade. Stephanie had developed a particular interest in felting, a particular crafting technique and might have made […]Read More
Nathan White battled drugs and mental illness but has now turned his life around to launch his own clothing brand. He designs, produces and sells his own clothes after receiving help from the WSX Driving Urban Enterprise Project. He said: “After coming up with the idea about the clothing brand I didn’t know what to […]Read More
In June 2015 I was diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis after falling ill and as a consequence I had to give up my job as a Warehouse/Driver for a window company as I was no longer able to work. I underwent an assessment for PIP (Personal Independence Payment) and for ESA and was then signed off […]Read More
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