Don’t Cut Corners!

There are lots of things you need to think about when you are planning to launch your business.

Who are your customers, where are they based, what products and services would they be interested in and what will they pay.

Our start up team can help in making sure you have got everything covered and more especially you have got your sums right.

One of the danger areas for all businesses is that they under estimate the launch capital they need at the start of their business and funds they will require to expand.

Then of course it’s a case of “Where do I go to get hold of the extra cash I need?”.

One key source of funds for all new entrepreneurs is “Start-up Loans” – Low interest finance that can help both in the launch and early growth stages of business.

If you are a “new” business about launch or a “newish” enterprise looking to grow then get in touch with the Start and Grow team who help with introductions to lenders and loan applications. Because the last thing you want to do is cut corners when it comes to having enough finance to Start and Grow!



Chique Photography began in October 2014 and offers photoshoot and makeover experiences. Co-founder Jane Earnshaw got in touch with Business Enterprise Fund to help begin her business venture with a Start Up Loan.

The studio, based in Huddersfield, features shabby chic décor and a range of packages from couples and family photoshoots to hen night experiences. After a successful first year trading in Huddersfield, doors have opened to a modern and stylish studio in Wakefield.

The opening day was a big success with a big list of bookings. “It was almost too busy!” said Jane.

“We’re off to a great start.”

A quick business expansion was always planned and Jane has big plans to continue growth, with her eyes set on Sheffield for 2016.

In total Chique has 12 self-employed makeup staff and 8 photographers and is looking to recruit more to cater for the growing demand.

“We want to give ladies confidence and give them a great experience. It’s very rewarding!”

Chique’s success is most definitely down to their unique and diverse offering, their expertise and creative drive.

If as a business you want to expand and grow, then check out the support and funding available through the Business Enterprise Fund and Chamber Start & Grow team and don’t cut corners when planning your launch capital!


Written on 18th January 2016Victoria Majkowski
Published in Business planning
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