"I recommend anyone thinking of starting a business to get in touch with Wenta as they’ve been a complete lifeline for me."Lee Robbins, BI Data Intelligence
Stevenage resident, Lee Robbins, started his own business intelligence software venture, BI Data Intelligence Limited, with help from Wenta's Hertfordshire Start-up Programme. After accessing free advice, skills training and workspace support, Lee was also able to secure a £3,000 match-funded, cash grant through the initiative.
Fully experienced in his industry and trade, Lee was up to speed on everything he needed to know about his service and product, but was unsure on the particular steps he needed to take in terms of starting and running the business itself. Finding out about Wenta's free business start-up services, he made contact with the team and has since then benefited from the one-to-one advice, support and workspace services on offer.
Commenting on the programme, Lee said:
“Through Wenta’s free programme, I’ve attended their training workshops on setting my business up, developing my website and social media for business. I’ve had plenty of advice from their advisors and also taken up their offer of free co-working space at their Stevenage centre – it’s been great.”
Needing to get some further consultancy advice on setting up his own website and social media, Lee applied for the programme’s start-up grant and was successful. Lee said:
“I was able to get £3,000 (match-funded) to cover the costs of the consultancy support which has been so valuable. I now have a website set up and someone managing my social media. I recommend anyone thinking of starting a business to get in touch with Wenta as they’ve been a complete lifeline for me.”
To register or find out more about The Hertfordshire Start-up Programme, click here.
*The Hertfordshire Start-up Programme is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.