Dare we mention Brexit?
28th March 2019
In a bid to throw at least some light on this subject, a series of guidelines have been published by government covering a wide array of subjects relating to ‘life after Brexit’ The list is diverse and includes subjects such as Importing, exporting products or goods after Brexit, Operating in the EU after Brexit and intellectual property after Brexit. A differing level of detail is available dependent on the subject, with some subjects covered in significant detail.
So click here and see how things change https://www.gov.uk/find-eu-exit-guidance-business
26th March 2019
Omolola is a branded e-commerce specialising in West-African inspired and geo-architecture jewellery at affordable prices!
WHERE ARE YOU BASED AND WHY IS IT A GOOD LOCATION FOR YOUR BUSINESS?
We are based in Leeds and it is a good location for the business because of its diverse, young and thriving community.
HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE IDEA?
I am inspired by my West-African ancestry and the sheer artistic genius of West African peoples, past and present. The love for attention to detail and celebrating beauty even in everyday objects like combs is fascinating.
WHAT STAGE WAS YOUR BUSINESS AT WHEN YOU APPLIED FOR THE START-UP LOAN?
We had just launched. We were about 3-4 months old.
HOW HAVE YOU USED IT TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS?
We have used the money to acquire more stock, book and organise our next marketing campaign and attend/ participate at the biggest black girl festival in Europe, Blackgirlfest.
WHO IS YOUR REGIONAL DELIVERY PARTNER AND HOW DID THEY HELP YOU GET A VIRGIN STARTUP LOAN?
Phil at Airedale Enterprise Services helped me put together my business plan and financial forecast. He has been a great help.
BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT SO FAR?
We had our first wholesale client last month.
WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOUR BUSINESS?
Wholesales, the Christmas collection and building awareness about the brand.
Founder(s) name: Ope and Taiwo Adegbulu
Loan funds received: £5,000 – £10,000
Based in: Leeds
Rural Businesses look out, Digital Skills training is on its way!
4th March 2019
Airedale enterprise Services has been selected to deliver vital digital skills training right to the heart of rural communities. Research has shown that two thirds of small businesses save a full day a week through digital and the most digitally capable of these are twice as likely to have increasing turnovers.
We can help you get the most from social media, develop your on-line marketing skills and introduce you to online tools to help with budgeting and cash flow as well as introducing you to time saving internet banking.
If you would like to unlock your businesses potential, discover how to reach out to new customers, and learn the skills to allow you and your business to grow, we can help.
This tailor-made support is free and is aimed at start-ups or small businesses as well as the self-employed.
So call Sonia or Wendy now on 01535 607775 and get digital working for you!