‘Priceless’ Practical Support
Alongside this financial boost, Joanne was also able to access fully funded start-up business support.
Joanne said: “As with any new start up, there are lots of risks involved. Will the business be ready to open on time? Will we have enough customers? Will our marketing strategy work? Having a dedicated advisor on hand to work through these questions and practicalities with me was priceless.
“I received support to understand the different finance options available, alongside practical support to help me apply for and obtain the funding needed, including putting together a business plan and financial forecasts to maximise the chances of gaining investment.
“The process couldn’t have been simpler. Tees Valley Business’s start-up support has definitely helped Nellie’s get off to a flying start and I would recommend the programme to any local business.”
The Tees Valley Business start-up programme and ‘Start-Up, Scale-Up’ grant is managed by Tees Valley Business, which is the local growth hub for the Tees Valley set up by the Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority.
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