Entrepreneur: Huntley

Before Exploring Enterprise / Steps to Enterprise: After a short period of unemployment Huntley decided that it would be rewarding, both personally and financially, to start his own business.

“I’ve always been interested in gardening and landscaping and when I found myself unemployed it seemed like the perfect opportunity to create my own job and pursue that interest as a business.”

How Exploring Enterprise / Steps to Enterprise helped

Exploring Enterprise / Steps to Enterprise helped Huntley to realise the potential of his ambitions and with some effective business planning techniques helped turn them in to a viable business strategy.

“The course helped me with practical things. For example I couldn’t afford to buy loads of tools at first. However, with some research and strategic planning I could identify the equipment I would need in each season and then buy the appropriate equipment as I went along, which put less pressure on me financially.”

Where is he now?

Since completing the course Huntley has started to establish a regular clientele in east London whilst also undertaking market research in other areas, helping him to make informed strategic decisions going forward.

“The course is like a map, pointing you in the right direction, showing you what’s ahead and how you need to be thinking to overcome any challenges.”


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