Are you thinking about starting a business or have an idea or hobby which you think might have potential, but don’t know where to start?
Meet Floyd- recent recruit to our LaunchPad Business support team looking after all things start up.
Floyd is a highly motivated and customer focused driven professional and believes passionately in helping individuals on their business start-up journey. He’s got a fair amount of first-hand experience of running his own businesses, including in Hospitality & Leisure, Nightclubs, Wine Bars, Live Concert & Theatre productions, and a Brand Design Agency.
And where does all this experience come from? He has over 15 years’ experience of providing practical business enterprise support to budding start-ups, coupled with management industry experience gained across a wide range of sectors including Manufacturing, Electronics, Telecoms and Sales & Marketing.
So how does it work? Floyd will help you navigate the key steps in getting your business idea off the ground, from establishing proof of concept (testing your business idea), validating market demand, market research, to producing your cashflow sales forecast and business plan, registering your brand trademark, registering with HMRC- all the fundamentals of the start-up journey.
He’ll offer one-to-one support and deliver a series of start-up workshops and drop-in sessions relevant to your business start-up needs.
And if you are thinking maybe you’ve seen Floyd somewhere before- that’ll be his claim to fame. He’s appeared on BBC’s Dragon’s Den.