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Help from Get Started and Geoff - Fylde Coast Crystal Care

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I have always wanted to work for myself, so looked at getting help. Get Started were there to give me some positive guidance on how to start my own business.

In 2007 I decided to change my career from office work to working with vulnerable children and adults. In 2012 I qualified with a BA Honours Degree in Health and Social Care from Blackpool and The Fylde College.

I have worked for several companies and agencies with Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities, Mental Health Problems and complex needs. In addition I have experience of working voluntary within a School and Youth Club.

I have always wanted to work for myself, so looked at getting help. Get Started were there to give me some positive guidance on how to start my own business.

After attending a compulsory introduction session I gained access to a dedicated Business adviser who was Geoff Reeves. Geoff has worked with me from day one. I found Geoff very friendly and felt at ease talking to him. I received positive support from Geoff and he always makes sure he has time to see me. I have received support on how to do a cash flow and had training sessions on SEO, Book keeping and Terms and Conditions. Geoff is always there to motivate me. He has also helped me to grow in confidence and to believe in myself.

Sue Chiappe
Sue Chiappe

The Get Started programme is a friendly, professional service for anyone looking to set up a new business in Blackpool. I highly recommend Geoff Reeves who is a skilled and well organised Business Adviser.

Fylde Coast Crystal Care Sue Chiappe (Director)