A lot of support in setting up & growing Curvy Girl Yoga came from a government funded organisation called Future Bright. Future Bright offer free advice, free training & funding to help with things you need!
I have a mentor whom I meet with regularly. As a sole trader, these meetings are invaluable in keeping me on track & enable me to discuss the business confidentially, sharing ideas, concerns & achievements.
They have paid for my logo, my business cards, a couple of adverts & social media advice. None of which I could afford!
I have also attended some VERY helpful workshops provided (free) by Get Set for Growth. These training courses have reassured me that I’m doing things right, inspired me & set me straight on a few things!
There are a few criteria to meet to be eligible, such as being in receipt of in-work benefits. If you do meet their criteria, I highly recommend you check them out (www.futurebright.org.uk). I’m not sure I’d be where I am today with Curvy Girl Yoga without them!
Oh, & come to class! ;)
Yoga Teacher & Creator of Curvy Girl Yoga
Business & management coach, mentor, trainer, author, speaker, social entrepreneur, (and chief pot and bottle washer!)