MENTA trainer, John Clarke said, “The 12 hours of free start-up Start Right training has been completed by more than 500 Norfolk and Suffolk based people. In the last three years at least 270 of them have made their dream a reality and started their enterprise.
“I meet people from all age groups and backgrounds who come along to gain expert support and business skills training. The sessions are informal and the feedback we receive is fantastic, people get a lot of practical advice which they appreciate.”
One such Norfolk based business is Lovingly Handmade Crochet which produces bespoke animal ‘plushies’. Business owner, Laura Remblance started her enterprise after she became disabled and has since expanded her stock range and sells via notonthehighstreet and through her website.
Laura said, “The three, free MENTA workshops and helpful business advice gave me confidence, knowing my unique products would sell, I could establish myself as a sole trader.”
The start-up training is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and isn’t affected by Brexit. The long-term aim is to produce more employment opportunities and prosperity in Gt Yarmouth and the surrounding area.
For more details see here or call 01284 760206 for details. Booking is essential.