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Below is a showcase of a variety of businesses that have been created as a result of Enterprise Inc support to date. Click the county on the map to see the businesses by that region.

Iliffe Consulting

Iliffe Consulting

About the Business

Maria works as an Executive and Career coach, coaching on a one to one or group basis, helping people develop a wide range of skills from communication to public speaking skills, strategic thinking and leadership, networking, interpersonal skills and coaching skills to name a few.

How Enterprise Inc has directly helped the business

"The primary way the programme has helped me has been through the one to one mentoring. I attended workshops which were really informative but the real benefit came from the sessions I had with the mentors."

www.iliffecoaching.co.uk
Inspirative Arts

Inspirative Arts

About the Business

Inspirative Arts is an organisation that delivers Creative Expressive therapy workshops for all ages and abilities using art, drama, dance, movement and music.

How Enterprise Inc has directly helped the business

"Enterprise Inc has given us a great service through workshops and talks which have informed us of certain aspects on how to run a business. The one to one support has been particularly useful in many ways but to mention one, it has helped us learn how to value ourselves and the service we provide. The financial support has allowed us to produce things such as a website, marketing materials and promote ourselves."

www.inspirativearts.co.uk
Bright Flair

Bright Flair

About the Business

We offer a non jargon approach to address business` technology needs through software design, integration and support services

How Enterprise Inc has directly helped the business

"Without the help that has been received from Enterprise Inc, Bright Flair would still be the dream of a freelance software developer. Enterprise Inc was able to offer a cash grant to help take away the worry of start-up costs, but most importantly delivered priceless lessons aimed at the new start-up, from basic accounting to sales and marketing"

www.brightflair.com
Anne Wassell Art

Anne Wassell Art

About the Business

I am a photo realistic animal portrait artist, specialising in pet portraits created from photographs.

How Enterprise Inc has directly helped the business

"Thanks to Enterprise Inc I have the knowledge and confidence to make this my full time job. They have helped with specialised, personal, one-to-one help with a business mentor, helping me create a business plan, marketing strategy, and get to grips with how to run a successful business."

www.annewassellart.com
Ewan Mathers - Photographer

Ewan Mathers - Photographer

About the Business

Commercial photographer specialising in contemporary weddings, bespoke portraiture, creative commercial images and specialist services for fine artists. Serving Derby, Nottingham and the East Midlands.

How Enterprise Inc has directly helped the business

"I was delighted that Enterprise Inc. accepted me on the program and enabled me to invest in the very best photographic equipment so that I can offer my clients the highest quality images and prints. Enterprise Inc. also provided many hours of guidance and business support as well as the encouragement. For anyone with a new idea and needing financial and business support I would recommend Enterprise Inc.!"

www.ewanmathers.com
Outrageous

Outrageous

About the Business

Outrageous is a marketing agency with a difference. We use creativity and imagination instead of big budgets to deliver impactful campaigns which shout about your products and create a buzz around your brand.

How Enterprise Inc has directly helped the business

"Enterprise inc has given Outrageous both support and direction through workshops and expert mentorship that has enabled us to start further down the road than going it alone. Working as part of a group of start ups meant we faced challenges together and was encouraging and motivating to see other businesses success."

www.beoutrageous.co.uk
Angry Pirate Productions

Angry Pirate Productions

About the Business

Angry Pirate Productions is an indie game development company based in Nottingham specialising in mobile games.

How Enterprise Inc has directly helped the business

"Enterprise Inc. has provided us with Business advice and Financial support that has been invaluable to our company."

sarah.brennand@ntu.ac.uk
TagBak

TagBak

About the Business

TagBak return your lost valuable items. TagBak do all the work and pay all the fees to get your lost item back to you within 24 hours.

How Enterprise Inc has directly helped the business

"Enterprise Inc helped TagBak take a fantastic idea and bring it to life."

www.tagbak.net
Vietnamese Coffee Co

Vietnamese Coffee Co

About the Business

The Vietnamese Coffee Co Sell Rare, Unique And Premium Vietnamese Coffee And Gifts.

How Enterprise Inc has directly helped the business

"I have been delighted with the assistance that the Entreprise Inc programme have provided our business with. We have received excellent encouragement and the business grant has significantly lowered the start-up risk for us, providing much needed capital to invest in stock and marketing. Without Entreprise Inc, the business would have taken another six months to get to this stage. From idea generation to selling to new customers in only 8 weeks!"

www.vietnamesecoffeeco.com
PianoGroove

PianoGroove

About the Business

PianoGroove is an online piano tuition platform focusing on Jazz and Blues piano styles

How Enterprise Inc has directly helped the business

"Enterprise Inc provided invaluable support in the creation of PianoGroove. The structured mentoring sessions helped identify potential strengths and weaknesses in the business model and the financial support facilitated investment in PianoGroove that would otherwise have not been possible at this stage of the business."

www.pianogroove.com
Babes In | The Wood

Babes In | The Wood

About the Business

In | The Wood are a down-tempo electronic music label as well as sellers of hand-crafted luxury street wear.

How Enterprise Inc has directly helped the business

"Enterprise Inc has helped us to focus our creativity into a business format and has given us the confidence to pursue it. It also enabled us to meet other like-minded business individuals, which has created a great support network for us."

www.babesin-thewood.co.uk/
ZiKmusic

ZiKmusic

About the Business

Designer and Manufacturer of Digital Sheet Music Readers

How Enterprise Inc has directly helped the business

The support you need at the beginning is the most important and Enterprise Inc gives you the realistic support you need, this is priceless.

www.zikmusic.co.uk
Spin4

Spin4

About the Business

Spin4 is a new & innovative online shopping platform that is targeted towards young males (16-25). Its creative filtration system offers its users a chance to discover a vast range of truly unique and obscure products & offerings that match their own personal interests.

How Enterprise Inc has directly helped the business

"The financial aid was just the starting point that Enterprise Inc gave us. The continued advice and guidance we have received has given us a clear focus on targets as well as the resources we need to achieve them."

www.spin4.co.uk
Elouise Makes

Elouise Makes

About the Business

`Elouise Makes` introduces a brand new range of handcrafted jewellery made from recycled gold and silver aimed at cat and dog lovers.

How Enterprise Inc has directly helped the business

The mentoring support has enabled me to understand the main structures to running a small business and has also made me aware of any legalities and tax obligations. I have also been made aware of different ways to promote my business. It has also helped me to structure business plan to help me carry out and run my business, including use of cash flows and sales forecasts. The bursary has played an invaluable role in helping with my start-up costs, including materials, packaging and renting a workshop.

www.elouisemakes.co.uk
Sky Shot Design

Sky Shot Design

About the Business

Sky Shot Design Ltd. is focusing on the design and technology of helmet cameras. Developed alongside industry professionals, Sky Shot Design`s is committed to leading advancements in compact action camera.

How Enterprise Inc has directly helped the business

"The Support I have gained from the enterprise inc programme has allowed me to develop my personal buisness skill, management ability and marketing focus. I have covered a number of different legal issues including the benefit of ip support to strengthen my companies position and to deal with foreign markets."

www.skyshotdesign.co.uk
A dozen Eggs

A dozen Eggs

About the Business

A dozen eggs is a branding and advertising design partnership who specialise in creating brands for start-up businesses, as well as design work for more established ones.

How Enterprise Inc has directly helped the business

"Enterprise Inc gave us the confidence to think big! to push our ideas and to set longer term goals. We gained some much needed advice, and it felt like a very safe environment to take the first steps into the business world."

www.adozeneggs.co.uk
Ecoshiki

Ecoshiki

About the Business

Ecoshiki is a small group who have a commitment to producing good designs as well as caring for the environment. They aim to introduce and design the traditional Japanese wrapping cloth, Furoshiki.

How Enterprise Inc has directly helped the business

"Enterprise Inc gave us the confidence to think big! to push our ideas and to set longer term goals. We gained some much needed advice, and it felt like a very safe environment to take the first steps into the business world."

www.ecoshiki.co.uk
Emma Britton

Emma Britton

About the Business

Emma Britton Decorative Glass Designer creates panels suitable for interiors which can be feature pieces of artwork or functional panels such as splash backs, balustrades, shower panels etc.

How Enterprise Inc has directly helped the business

"Enterprise Inc has turned my idea into a reality and without the funding or specific support I received, I wouldn�t have been ready to launch my business. My product is expensive and without the bursary I would have been unable to develop the glass, produce my designs on glass and photograph them for promotional literature and exhibit them."

www.emmabritton.net
Head and Griffiths

Head and Griffiths

About the Business

Head & Griffiths specialise in bespoke tailoring utilising the best young British designers to create a look unique for you.

How Enterprise Inc has directly helped the business

"Enterprise Inc has enabled us to have a secure and professional base for the setting up of the company. The support from our mentor and administration has been priceless."

www.emmabritton.net
Jenny Creasey

Jenny Creasey

About the Business

Jenny Creasey designs and makes bespoke porcelain vessels for you and your home.

How Enterprise Inc has directly helped the business

"Enterprise Inc has been invaluable in developing my business. Setting up your own business is exciting but it can also be very scary and daunting when you are not too sure of the process or what your next move should be. Enterprise Inc helped me with all of that with a brilliant and dedicated team of mentors, specialists and other supportive staff."

www.jennycreasey.co.uk
Kindred Sole

Kindred Sole

About the Business

Kindred Sole is an online shoe boutique specialising in statement making footwear for the fashion savvy woman.

How Enterprise Inc has directly helped the business

"Enterprise Inc helped Kindred Sole establish itself as a start up business. Having dedicated business mentors helped develop Kindred Sole as a brand and allowed us to receive advice in different areas of business. Enterprise Inc was one of the persuasive points in receiving the business bank loan."

www.kindredsole.com
One Six Eight:Fitness

One Six Eight:Fitness

About the Business

OneSixEight: Fitness provides a 3-in-1 personal training, nutritional advice and lifestyle management service to clients in their homes or workplaces.

How Enterprise Inc has directly helped the business

"Enterprise Inc has provided me with the encouragement to start a business as well as the funds. Their workshops were great for brainstorming."

www.onesixeightfitness.com
Dollies

Dollies

About the Business

"Here at Dollies we offer our clients bespoke cakes, cupcakes and cookies that look elegant and taste absolutely epic. Everything we bake is made to order using the finest quality ingredients and is given a unique level of care and attention."

How Enterprise Inc has directly helped the business

"Enterprise Inc has been crucial in the start up of Dollies; both the funding and mentoring service have been greatly beneficial. The knowledge gained throughout the process is something that I will certainly use and refer to time and time again."

www.dolliesbakery.com
Nicola Fraser HR Solutions

Nicola Fraser HR Solutions

About the Business

Nicola Fraser HR Solutions, providing small and medium businesses within the Midlands area with outsourced support and advice.

How Enterprise Inc has directly helped the business

"Enterprise Inc. provided me with an excellent platform to launch my business, surrounded by the support and guidance of experts in their field I was able to strive forward with confidence. The financial bursary assisted me in the creation of a designed logo, producing business cards and other vital marketing material. The whole Enterprise Inc. team were approachable and supportive throughout the entire process."

uk.linkedin.com/in/nicolafraser1/
Mediatwentyfour

Mediatwentyfour

About the Business

A PR and Communications Agency

How Enterprise Inc has directly helped the business

Enterprise has definitely helped us financially as we were able to use the funds received to pay for essentials such as business stationary, insurance and legal fees, but in addition to this, the support we have received throughout the scheme from our mentor has been invaluable. She really helped build our confidence and assisted in identifying key areas we needed to work on, in order to establish ourselves in a competitive market.

www.mediatwentyfour.co.uk
Lincoln`s Artists Network

Lincoln`s Artists Network

About the Business

Lincoln Artist`s Network was set up to enable creative graduates of the University of Lincoln to continue and develop a practice in Lincoln.

How Enterprise Inc has directly helped the business

"Enterprise Inc has provided essential business training and mentoring, networking opportunities, funding and essential one to one support to set up and establish a creative social enterprise and enable development."

www.lincolnartistnetwork.co.uk
C&G Photography

C&G Photography

About the Business

We are wedding and portrait photographers, but also provide photography for events and commissions.

How Enterprise Inc has directly helped the business

"Enterprise Inc has helped me build and support my business, using all the expertise and tools they gave me in the talks and meetings I had. They helped me isolate areas in my business that I needed to focus on and helped brand our USP. The bursary we received was fantastic and helped buy essential equipment which has helped us to grow and get on our feet quicker. The continuous contact through talks, emails and correspondence was also great.. You really do feel that Enterprise Inc wants to help your business to succeed and there is continual help and support whenever needed."

www.candgphotography.org
Healthful

Healthful

About the Business

We produce a 100% natural, species appropriate, complete raw diet for dogs, proven to increase health and longevity, as well as a range of healthy treats.

How Enterprise Inc has directly helped the business

"Tailored business coaching, including guidance on internet strategy, as well as classes in how to run the business and a generous bursary helped to boost my confidence and get my business off the ground."

www.healthful.uk.com
JD Health & Fitness

JD Health & Fitness

About the Business

Fitness company offering guaranteed results through one to one training, group personal training, exercise classes and sports massage or your money back.

How Enterprise Inc has directly helped the business

"Enterprise Inc has given me support through the start and growth of the business, gaining new contacts who have helped me greatly, and contributed to the start up and running costs. Enterprise Inc has also helped with marketing opportunities such as a live interview with radio Northampton and ITV news."

www.jdhealthandfitness.co.uk
MAN Seasoning

MAN Seasoning

About the Business

MAN Seasoning (Made All Natural Seasoning), specializes in preparing and selling superior salt-free seasonings at a fair price.

How Enterprise Inc has directly helped the business

"Enterprise Inc has given me the seed capital I needed to test market my product and see whether it was viable. This has helped me to the stage where I am now ready to take the product to market"

www.manseasoning.com
Pets With A Heart

Pets With A Heart

About the Business

Professional and loving home visits for your pet whilst you are away or working, from an experienced veterinary employee.

How Enterprise Inc has directly helped the business

"Enterprise Inc has helped my business financially with start up costs. It has also helped me by connecting me to like minded people, teaching me the importance of networking."

www.dolliesbakery.com
CLC Consultancy

CLC Consultancy

About the Business

I work with individuals and organisations in all areas, from start ups to established organisations helping them achieve more through their people in line with their strategies and goals. I also help them with their Employability from Recruitment and Resourcing to Outplacement Projects and Leadership and Management Training.

How Enterprise Inc has directly helped the business

Enterprise Inc has given me the opportunity to invest in the appropriate tools to market my business; Website, professional accreditations and business literature. It has also encouraged me to think laterally about my business and where I can expand and work in joint partnerships with other individuals and organisations to build my profile and business opportunities.

www.clcconsultancy.co.uk
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