Graduating from Smartstart to Genesis
Chris was a senior IT executive in his previous job but redundancy at work last year was the trigger that spurred him on to set up his own IT consultancy business – CASOL Ltd.
He started his business journey with a visit to the BBIC Start Up Open Day earlier in the year which provided advice and guidance on how to start his own business. After the initial meeting with one of the business advisers he then went on to attend the Smartstart business workshops which helped him understand the finer points of marketing, finance and the legalities of starting a business.
It was at this point in the Smartstart programme that his company CASOL Ltd was born providing IT consultancy and technical services to retail businesses on either a fixed, variable or interim basis. It was obvious to see Chris’s own motivation and desire to succeed which prompted an informal discussion with the Genesis team who demonstrated how the business support programme could help grow and accelerate his business going forward.
Three months into his business and he’s already found success – having achieved 50 percent of his projected earnings. There’s also another three important contracts in the pipeline which will hopefully keep Chris and CASOL very busy.
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