In March 2015, after discovering highly sensitive personal information and images on a discarded computer, Dave and Marion Allan felt there was a need for a locally based business specialising in Data Destruction.
So, after more than 40 years working in Electronics/IT and customer support, Dave and Marion decided to put their combined experience to good use and started up their own business, with support from Enterprise First.
Although they had the technical expertise and practical experience at supporting customers, they needed help and guidance with the business side of things and when searching on-line for business support in Shepway, they found out about Enterprise First.
Through Enterprise First they attended a range of informative workshops, including bookkeeping and marketing, which helped them learn the business fundamentals (marketing, social media, accounts and finance). However, it was the one-to-one support meetings, with their local Enterprise First business adviser Julie Waller, which they found most beneficial.
All Enterprise First business advisers have personal experience in starting and setting up new businesses and their advice is impartial, confidential, tailored and free. The business adviser works with their clients on all elements of business planning, including assessing funding options, market and competitor research and the general challenges of starting a business.