This is part 8 (step 11) Grant Application results - (not all the steps have blog entries against them) of my blog recording the count down to setting up my own business. With any project it is good to have a set of milestones, and these blog entries record some of these milestones
Step 1 – Draw up a list rough list of what needs to be done
Step 2 – Identify any knowledge gaps
Step 3 – Identify a suitable training course
Step 4 – Attend the course T-8
Step 5 – Learning all about business accounts T-7
Step 6 – Finishing and passing the course T-6
Step 7 – Deciding the format of how the business will trade T-5
Step 8 – Finishing the Business Plan T-4
Step 9 -– Getting the Bank Account sorted T-3
Step 10 – Agreeing Business Designs T-2
This leave one final entry - Step 12 – Start Trading
Two months ago it seemed a good idea to apply for an Action Area grant from Northumberland national park as we live within one of their Action Areas towards our start up costs. More details on grants can be found here
Colin Earnshaw, Community Enterprise Officer gave me some good advice and help with completing the form, and the application was duly submitted mid April.
After a 27 day wait and having to provide some supporting documents including my business plan, I hear that a small grant has been awarded towards the start up costs, and providing samples. So now got to work hard to get our business Hungry Giraffe up and trading and not enjoying the country side
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