Helping new businesses to make ‘A Fresh Start’

Simon Grant Comms has teamed up with Southport networking group LemonyLime to help new and fledgling ventures to squeeze the most out of their businesses, as part of a free event entitled ‘A Fresh Start,’ on Thursday 22 May from 5.30-7.30pm at The Kitchen Sink in Southport.

Tailored specifically for new start-ups, and fledgling businesses less than two years old, this completely free new event gives budding entrepreneurs exclusive access to industry experts and all those ‘need to know’ slices of information that really make a business zing.

LemonyLime Networking Logo Guests can expect a trademark zesty welcome from LemonyLime business members with industry knowledge courtesy of Natwest Business Banking, Kirwans Solicitors, 4 Corners Design, Stubbs Parkin Taylor & Co accountants, HR experts Mitchell and Lee People Consulting and Simon Grant Comms.

As well as informative expert presentation segments, followed by helpful question and answer sessions, ‘A Fresh Start’ is an opportunity to meet like-minded professionals who have also recently ‘taken the plunge’ and started their own businesses.

Freelance copywriter and PR specialist, Simon Grant is the newest member of LemonyLime having recently launched his start-up business Simon Grant Comms. He was invited to help organise ‘A Fresh Start’ and will be exhibiting and fielding questions at the event.

Simon said, “I’ve not long gone through the process of starting up a business myself and I can vividly remember how laborious it was trying to find all the knowledge and paperwork I needed. There’s plenty out there on the internet but trawling through it all is like wading through treacle in the dark initially.”

LemonyLime Directors Ged Whittle (L) and Kevin Long (R)

Make ‘A Fresh Start’ in business with LemonyLime

He continues, “Joining LemonyLime put me in contact with a range of like-minded professionals who had all the knowledge I was looking for in one room. Now ‘A Fresh Start’ will give other new start-ups and fledgling business owners that instant helping hand that I was searching for and I’m delighted to be able to pass on some of my skills and experiences to them.”

Human Resources Specialist, Debra Lee, from Mitchell and Lee People Consulting is also an organiser and exhibitor at ‘A Fresh Start.’ Over the course of her 20-years in HR, Debra has guided countless businesses and personnel to perform at their best and she recognises the value of having first rate advice from the offset.

Debra said, “It’s been a tough time to start a business over the last couple of years. All of us at LemonyLime have been there and we know what it’s like to set up a business. It can be a really daunting experience and that’s where we think we can make a difference with ‘A Fresh Start.’

“We want to see Southport’s businesses thrive, not just survive, and those first few years are critical. So we hope to see plenty of start-up and new business owners coming along to pick our brains, build new relationships, and hopefully come away feeling really clued up and buoyed to take the next steps in their business journeys.”

‘A Fresh Start’ takes place on Thursday 22 May from 5.30-7.30pm at The Kitchen Sink in Southport, which can be found at 111b Eastbank Street.

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