November 2017 Case Study: Nose to Tail Dog Grooming

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Judy Adams has always been a lover of animals and this last year she decided to turn her love of pet care into a business.

Looking to start a dog grooming business, Judy attended a local Business Start-up Masterclass to understand the details of starting her own venture. She was then assigned a personal business advisor who assisted her with further development of her business plan alongside general start up preparation which included detailed 1-2-1 advice and guidance sessions as well as attending a Marketing and Media workshop to assist with growth of sales in her early months of trading.   Her advisor also assisted her to apply for a Business to Consumer Grant to help towards some initial Start-up costs.

Now successfully set up and trading, the future looks positive as Judy has already over achieved her initial sales predictions!

New Business owner Judy told us:

“The concept of starting my own business was daunting however, the support I have received from “The Enterprising Worcestershire” programme has been excellent.”

“I have gained considerable insight and understanding of setting up and running my own business including advice on business planning and marketing along with an awareness of potential pitfalls and how to avoid them.”

“I don’t believe I would be where I am now and running my own fledgling business without the support I have received. “

Judy goes on to say:

“The first steps in starting your own business are daunting, but the support provided by Blue Orchid has been invaluable and I would highly recommend anyone thinking of starting their own business to join the program. You will receive invaluable advice and guidance regarding your business ideas and the business support to succeed”