A selection of interviews and testimonials from EnterprisingYou clients across Greater Manchester, who talk candidly about life, family, health and their EnterprisingYou journey.
From start-ups, freelancers, small business owners and entrepreneurs, no two businesses are the same, and each interview offers a unique and honest insight into the highs and lows of starting and running a business, planning for the future and how EnterprisingYou has been supporting people on their journey.
Keep this Cracker
Keep this Cracker makes and sells a product that prompts the thought, why hasn’t this been done before? A reusable cracker. The founder of the company created the cracker after being dismayed by the amount of waste being produced, not only by the crackers, but also by the little ‘gifts’ that come in them, that are, invariably, thrown out with the cracker itself.
We spoke to Bea Thackeray, founder and sole proprietor of Keep This Cracker.
Reah Coo started SEND consultancy business Inspire 321 to improve the outcomes of vulnerable children and young people.
She started EnterprisingYou following a year break after the birth of her first daughter as she was unsure how to kick start the business again. We caught up with her to find out how she has been getting on since the programme and how EnterprisingYou has supported her and her business.
Sarah Hill is a swimming coach specialising in working with adults and is the only qualified Total Immersion coach in Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire and Merseyside.
Sarah joined the EnterprisingYou programme following a recommendation from her partner to take her business to the next level. We caught up with her to find out how the support has helped her so far.
Manchester Taxi Tours
Manchester’s only taxi driver with a tour guide Green Badge and with over 30 years' experience, EnterprisingYou client John Consterdine offers unique discovery tours of the city. We decided to catch up with the man himself and find out what drives him and his business.
Breige Cobane Photography
Following a 15-year career in local government, Breige Cobane was craving something more creative. After trying out photography part-time she wanted to see if it would work for her as a full-time career.
We caught up with her to find out how the things she learnt on the EnterprisingYou programme have helped her so far.
A B Copywriting
Anna Bartholomew has worked as a freelance writer for over eight years. Through her business A B Copywriting she offers a full range of copywriting services in Manchester and beyond.
We caught up with her to find out how the things she learnt on the EnterprisingYou programme have helped her business so far.
JOJO COCO Design – Working hand in hand to express creativity
We chatted with textile and surface pattern designer Joanne Cocker, owner of JOJO COCO Design, about her experience expanding her product line and how EnterprisingYou guided her through the development.
Alison Mosley – A Leap of Faith from Teaching to Counselling
With a passion for working with young people and supporting the mental health of others, EnterprisingYou client Alison decided to take the leap of faith and started her practice of counselling after teaching for 20 years.
Creative Artist and Owner of Our Curious Panda - Carie Barker
Launching the first creative magazine for kids in the UK that focuses on art and the outdoors, Carie Barker, EnterprisingYou client, shared with us her journey and how she developed Our Curious Panda.
Victoria Merness - Crafting her Embroidery Business from Home
To promote the therapeutic practice of stitching through embroidery to help people’s wellbeing, EnterprisingYou client, Victoria Merness, provides a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of city life with the products from her Little House of Victoria.
Nina Daniels - Scandi Homeware Designer and Business Owner
Founded her homeware business NINA D in 2020, Nina designs and produces her unique tableware inspired by her Swedish upbringing and family traditions. Her business has taken off after completing the EnterprisingYou programme. We recently caught up with Nina to learn more about her journey and her plans for the future.
Karen Rudd - A Lockdown Self-employed Mum Juggling the Dual Demands of Work and Family
Being a new mum can be a lonely and isolating time, least of all in the height of a pandemic. We spoke with the mumpreneur and EnterprisingYou client to hear her story as she juggled between a clingy baby and a new business, both crying for attention...
Jane Fern and Her Decluttering Business
Trained by the decluttering guru and Netflix star Marie Kondo, our client, Jane Fern, is eager to help solve any organising issues and develop systems that will last a lifetime for her clients online and offline.
Find out more about her story and her business.
Take A Trip with EnterprisingYou Client Gary Manners...
Manchester's very own award-winning travel specialist, Gary Manners provides bespoke travel advice and services, offering the very best in customer service, personal experience and attention to detail.
We caught up with the Travel guru to find out how our programme has helped him and his travel business.
From Gig Works to a Real Business – A journey that is familiar to a lot of Self-Employed
Multiple projects can easily turn into long-term gigs or businesses if you start to take them seriously. At EnterprisingYou, we are proud to support local gigs workers and the self-employed. We caught up with Josh Wilkinson, our client and a videographer based in Manchester, to find out more about the business, his EnterprisingYou journey and the plans for the future.
A light-hearted chat with The Playful Indian owner, and EnterprisingYou client, Dina Mistry
Leaving her full-time job as a graphic designer to pursue her own business full-time, Dina launched her pun-based cards and gifts company, The Playful Indian, to put smiles on faces and spread happiness.
We spoke with the entrepreneur and EnterprisingYou client to hear her story...
Football coaching twins tackle workshops and receive training of their own
Officially launching in 2020, EnterprisingYou clients Adam and Jack created their business Calculated Performance, a football coaching company offering high-quality, professional and private one-to-one coaching for aspiring footballers.
We found out more with one half of the coaching duo, Adam...
A candid conversation with Imposter Syndrome speaker Dr Katie Ford
A Vet, Imposter Syndrome Speaker, Coach, Mentor and EnterprisingYou client. Katie provides both 1:1 and group coaching programs for professionals, alongside online courses, helping them overcome imposter syndrome and self-doubt.
Shining gold in the global fashion industry, Sonia Bamrah
In 2019, University for the Creative Arts graduate Sonia Bamrah burst into the world of fashion with her luxury fashion label, So.NAEY. We caught up with her to hear how EnterprisingYou has helped her push forward during the Covid pandemic.
A catch up with Sam Williamson, owner of Hands on Fitness
At EnterprisingYou, we are proud to support local businesses and we recently caught up with Samantha Williamson, owner of Hands on Fitness based in Bolton to find out more about the business, Samantha’s EnterprisingYou journey and the plans for the future.
How Our Kids Social pivoted to survive through the impacts of Covid
We caught up with co-owner of Our Kids Social, Jo Walters, to discuss the impacts of the pandemic and how EnterprisingYou helped her overcome issues the brought on by Lockdown…
Children’s entertainer ‘Louby Lou’ on her experience with EnterprisingYou
Recently, we had a chat with one of the most popular children’s entertainers in the North West, Lucy Wilkinson, otherwise known as 'Louby Lou'.
A chat with Caroline Dawe, self-employed Therapist and Counsellor
Caroline Dawe is a self-employed Therapist and Counsellor, specialising in hypnotherapy. Along with her two friendly dogs, Caroline and our Engagement Officer, Michael Ayre sat down for a virtual chat about life being self-employed and navigating the Covid-19 business landscape.
Overcoming the Impacts of Covid with Client Toni Navarro
We recently talked with international marketing professional and entrepreneur Toni Navarro, to discuss how EnterprisingYou helped him survive the Covid-19 storm by changing his business strategy…
Celebrating A Successful EnterprisingYou Journey - Alison Gilbert
For International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating our female clients and coaches and finding out more about them. We caught up with Alison to chat about how she’s been coping during the last year and how EnterprisingYou has helped her business.
How EnterprisingYou supported Reach Digital and We Luv Local
We caught up with Debbie in Costa Blanca to talk about Reach Digital, We Luv Local and how EnterprisingYou supported their growth.
Interview with our first client – Luke Potts, brand designer and owner of Studio Potts
We caught up with Luke, the first business owner to sign up to EnterprisingYou, to find out more about his business and what 2020 has been like from his perspective.