A2Dominion's enterprise programme supports resident's sports club01 November 2017
Victoria joined Enterprise in September 2016 and brought commitment, drive and passion in abundance to the weekly workshops, which offered business, finance and mentoring skills. At the end of the six-month programme, Victoria was ready to present her business idea at our Dragon’s Den style final, where she was awarded £4,000 investment for the business.
A strong performanceSince then, Victoria has successfully negotiated a contract to use The Honeywell Centre in Southall as a venue to offer gymnastic classes to the community.
"Being involved in the Enterprise Workshops gave me the confidence to start my business. With the funding, I've been able to purchase much-needed gymnastic equipment.Victoria will shorty become a qualified Level 2 Gymnastics Coach, and has had so much interest from children who want to join her classes that there is now a waiting list.
“I have found running a business a challenge – but one I feel I'm winning. It's vital to stick to your business strategic plan and learn from any errors made as a novice entrepreneur. Mentoring has been extremely valuable, and has helped me stay focused and on track.”
Victoria on getting involved in the programme
She now aims to expand operations and secure contracts with local schools to offer her services both during term-time and out-of-term summer clubs.
The business currently has over 50 members and has turned over £11k to date.