“I don’t think the shop would be up and running as successfully as it is without the support I received from St Helens Chamber.
“I am still fully supported by the Chamber now that the shop is up and running. The team is there to advise you at any stage.
“I would highly recommend St Helens Chamber for help with starting a business – it paid off for me!”
“I never liked working for a boss. I always had a plan to work for myself and I’m really glad I approached St Helens Chamber.
“I am a perfectionist and in the past I have been reluctant to take the plunge and launch my business but the Chamber support really helped.”
“The level of knowledge and professionalism from the advisers, plus their encouragement and support, really helped me at the crucial early stages.
I can’t emphasise enough my appreciation and need for this support as I feel the beginning is the hardest when you are trying to get the business off the ground."
“We went in with such big ideas that we thought were achievable but in reality weren’t. The advisers were great at making us think realistically.”
“I’ve had a lot of support from St Helens Chamber especially from my mentor, Stella. She has pointed me in the right direction and given me help with budgeting and finding suppliers.”
“It’s really helpful to be able to throw ideas around, and if it’s a bad idea the mentor doesn’t have a problem telling me it’s a bad idea and that saves me a lot of time researching and finding out on my own."
" The Enterprise Greenhouse was ideal for a start up business. Nearly five years here has allowed us to work in a professional setting with the added benefit of what's included in the lease like furniture, IT etc."