I came up with the idea to run fitness classes for mums because I really stuggled to get back into shape and didn’t like the gym. I didn’t know how to go about setting up a business and I didn’t have the capital to start up either. I got in touch with Business Link and Princes Trust and went on courses with them both. I then got a grant of £250 from the Princes Trust called a ‘will it work grant‘. Princes Trust also advised me on how to set up, gave me a mentor and introduced me to Unltd.
I went to meet Unltd and submitted my idea to them. Lucky for me they loved my idea and said they’d like me to submit an application. They made no promises because it all depends on funding available, but I was told if I was sucessful the average person is awarded usually £2,000. So I started putting my application together. I was advised to sell my self because they prefer investing in people than the business or idea. I was told that they believe that it’s people that make a business, which really helped when writing my application because I had no experince of running a business or providing fitness classes. As part of the application, I needed references Joanne and Laura (www.rentabuggy.co.uk) from Networking Mummies kindly helped me out here and have been really supportive.