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Working with young developing companies

Over the many years of providing training and consultancy to a whole host of businesses - small, medium and large - it is hugely rewarding to be working with a number of start ups and growing SMEs as part of the ERDF growth programme, in conjunction with Reaseheath College. Working with a collection of businesses, ranging from consultants, online food providers, specialist produce growers, coffee shop owners through to florists and a niche clothing accessory company selling predominantly to the US, the programme so far has been excellent. My sharing the experiences, hints and tips gained over the years, backed up by proven business models and techniques, has allowed the business owners to gain real insight into the vast realm of the business world and hopefully gain that competitive advantage needed to survive and thrive. With such a high rate of SMEs and start ups failing within the first years of trading, it is vital that this support is provided. I personally am so glad t