Interview with Anna Palamar – Textiles artist

Which one of these best describes you?

Early Planning Stage

Start-up

Established

 

Briefly describe your business

Designing and printing business, interior and fashion sectors

Briefly describe your education

BA (hons) Textiles, Cardiff Metropolitan University

 

What made you decide to work for yourself?

I want to be independent

Did you receive any kind of business support from your school, college or university ?

Yes / NO

 

What was this?

Financial support from Santander bank to cover the cost of residency in the Inc. Unit; Flash Fund in summer 2015 to buy some materials

 

What was the most valuable piece of advice you were given?

‘you start your own business not to follow the rules, but to make decisions and do it your way’

What was the most difficult aspect to starting/running a business?

For the long time I was thinking the financial aspect is the most difficult. Now I think it’s time management.

 

Do you know what a business incubator and accelerator programme is?

YES / NO

 

Have you participated in either ?

YES / NO

 

Where was this?

School of art and design incubation space. 2015

Have you received any support from the Welsh Government?

YES / NO

 

If you could give one piece of advice to someone starting a business, what would it be?

Never loose your enthusiasm !

 

What do you think business support in Wales is lacking?

Finance for new start ups

Affordable premises

 

Thanks Anna!

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