There’s been much talk in the news on how new and existing businesses in the North East have difficulty sourcing funding.
Well, this is where Stuart Hall & Co comes into its own … as we say, we do more than just add up the numbers.
Meet a couple of our clients, Adam Lee and Sam Whisker of Mobile Rocket, Ltd.
A couple of years ago, our client, Adam (owner), told us of his plans to grow his business. Little did he know that he was about to get a lot more than he’d bargained for.
Since then, we’ve secured Mobile Rocket Ltd roughly £80,000 through various grants, that they’ve poured into their business’s growth!
It can be confusing and very time-consuming trying to research and find available pools of finance for businesses these days. The whole of the UK has struggled since the recession with cuts to public sector funding – the North East in particular.
As a team, we like to play an active role in the community, and that has given us a lot of insight over the years into who’s who in the funding zoo. We believe in the power of community for businesses and individuals:
- It’s a top way to get to know other people from all walks of life.
- You find yourself getting excited and inspired about new things.
- It’s the easiest way to find fresh opportunities and ideas.
- It’s great fun … you’ll need a separate diary for your social life.
- Other people’s life lessons can teach you, train you and inspire you in new directions personally and professionally.
CONCLUSION: getting involved = getting inspired = getting in the pink
Read about it here – the BBC covered the story.
So how do you do it? What if you’re a shy, retiring wallflower-type who wouldn’t say “boo” to a goose, let alone walk into a room full of strangers and announce yourself?
Well, here are some special, Stuart Hall & Co tips to GETTING INVOLVED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY THE EASY WAY, seeing as it’s so good for you:
- Respond to local charity “calls to arms” for the feelgood buzz. They’re actively looking for you! If you’re in our area, investigate Supportive – they’re looking for volunteer drivers. Or Butterwick Hospice – always a great event coming up in their busy calendar!
- Have a look in your local library for sports groups, cultural clubs and hobbyist classes. It’s a direct link to people who share your tastes.
- Find a volunteer group with a cause you can really get behind. Although helping out once or twice is generous, it’’’s not nearly as helpful and as TRUST building as becoming a regular, committed supporter of a group. You will get more out of it in the long run.
- If there’s any Fantasy Football League on the go, take a punt. Kate was our October winner …
Well done, Kate! Girl Power …