Having been a qualified teacher for years, Jayne wanted to investigate starting her own business as a personal tutor. Having spent years passing all the qualifications and requirements Jayne wanted to understand the practicalities of setting up her own business as well as looking for any financial support to help her with some of her start-up costs.
Through the Cheshire West and Chester Start up Programme, Jayne was assigned a dedicated start up advisor who assisted her finalising her business plan and financial forecasts as well as connecting her up with and assisting with the application process for the local start up grant provided by Cheshire West and Cheshire Council.
Jayne was also sign posted to the Business Growth Team at the Council to review the series of Masterclass workshops she is eligible to attend for further business growth support.
Having been successful and now started trading, Jayne is looking forward to her businesses future and will be looking to launch new services to the area within schools and colleges in the immediate future.
New Business owner Jayne says:
“I was struggling to find possible grants for my new business, however I found that Cheshire West Council offer local grants for new Northwich businesses. I applied for the £250 grant and with the help of my business advisor who helped me produce a cash flow forecast for my business I gained the grant.”
Jayne goes on to say:
“This has helped me enormously, as it has helped me cover the costs of some of the equipment I needed to buy, such as books, computer and learning resources. It also made me feel that my business was important to the local community.”
“I would recommend anyone who is thinking of starting a business to make contact with the programme as it offers practical support to help you get started”