CHART Project video - The Yard - Transcript
I think The Yard is what small business centres realistically need to be flexible. We're flexible, we're reasonably, for a town centre space, we are affordable. We always have amenable as we can possibly be, and we do go out of our way to support businesses. The Let's Do Business Groups do have the best interests of the businesses you support at heart rather than just being a kind of tick box exercise. It's a really tailored service and I think that's fantastic.
Hello, my name is Tobias Corbin and I am a blacksmith and my business is Over Wrought Forge. I started in Britannia Enterprise Centre, otherwise known as the Yard. Eight years ago today, the support I have received from CHART Let's Do Business in Hastings has been incredibly good, as they have both supported me in giving me advice regarding acquiring materials and equipment to help expand and improve my business and give me advice on advertising, marketing and how to promote myself more efficiently in both on the Internet and in my own business when customers come to see me.
My name is Jenny and I have Waterworks Plant Company at The Yard, and I sell indoor plants and outdoor plants. I also am a gardener and a creative too. I have support from the chart program, which was really helpful and helped me organize my business and establish where to take it. Also, I attended the online social media course, which was also helpful and helped me understand the different networks and how to use them.
I'm Katja from Katja's Cakes. I make bespoke highly decorative cakes. I came to be in the yard through another cake maker. In fact, I love about here is that there's a fantastic sense of community. So Emily approached Lucy, who's the manager of the yard, to see if anybody had wanted to get support, and then put me in touch with Jonathan. Jonathan has just been fantastic, and he just made me look at my business, but it just had like this huge impact, the change in mindset for me, where suddenly I've worked, something has been just fantastic. The Let's Do Business Group that's helped me so much this past year. I've been on the social media course of how and I've also had financial advice from Jonathan, which has been amazing for my small business.
It's really changed things this past year, and I can't find them more.
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