Which one of these best describes you?
Early Planning Stage
Briefly describe your business
Cycle Retail and workshop
Briefly describe your education
Beng Civil Engineering HND Mechanical Engineering Crap A levels (possibly due to crap college)
What made you decide to work for yourself?
Didn’t want to complete a graduate scheme as a civil engineer, the interviews I went to seemed really patronising. Had a good idea and also a friend who was enthusiastic
Did you receive any kind of business support from your school, college or university ?
Yes / NO
What was this?
KEF Scholarship (£140 ish per week for 26 weeks to help support start up businesses) Other than the scholarship I didn’t receive support and advice.
What was the most valuable piece of advice you were given?
The bits I didn’t listen to at the time!
What was the most difficult aspect to starting/running a business?
Understanding marketing and how to actually make money.
Do you know what a business incubator and accelerator programme is?
YES / NO
Have you participated in either ?
Where was this?
Have you received any support from the Welsh Government?
If you could give one piece of advice to someone starting a business, what would it be?
Just get on with it, you will learn a lot more from doing than from writing a plan
What do you think business support in Wales is lacking?
Finance for new start ups
Role models, industry mentors
post start-up support