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How I built my business with Doing Good Business

How I built my business with Doing Good Business

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Janet, 42, felt that she lacked focus and direction and didn’t know which way to turn when her job ended. She was attracted to self employment because of the creativity and freedoms that it offered and after some consideration had thought about become a nail technician.

‘I didn’t have the finance to pay for the training I needed and felt that things had come to a bit of a standstill. So I decided to get in touch with Doncaster Chamber for support with training. It was Doncaster Chamber that thankfully referred me to Doing Good Business for further support.’ She says.

‘My Doing Good Business mentor was fantastic, she helped me to identify a training provider and apply for funds as well as practical help with setting up and running the business that helped me get my business off the ground.’ She says.

‘It wasn’t just the practical support that helped through, it was the encouragement and emotional support. Just having someone that believed that I could succeed made all the difference.’

Commenting on how her interaction with Doing Good Business helped Janet says, ‘I feel fulfilled and excited because I’ve started to realise that I can achieve what I want to achieve and this support has helped me get there.’

‘Knowing that I am going to meet my coach helps me to stick to deadlines and she has been a really useful sounding board.’


If you are aged 25+, not currently working and living in one of the above districts, the Doing Good Business programme can help you.
Doing Good Business is funded by Big Lottery and the European Social Fund it provides free one-to-one advice, practical support to manage your personal circumstances, help to develop your skills, personal strengths and expert advice and guidance on key topics.

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