Jekaterina sought support from Merseyside Expanding Horizons through our Enterprise Hub Programme to set up a restaurant business. Jeketerina had no prior business experience but had a vast amount of experience working in restaurants waitressing and had managed takeaways. Jeketerina had been absent from the labour market for a while as she has a young family, which was her motivation to start her own business to provide her with the flexibility she requires.
Jekaterina worked intensively with MEH to explore her options and after doing so decided to abandon the restaurant idea and set up a takeaway business as that seemed a better fit. MEH supported her to produce a concise, strong and logical business plan and Cash Flow Forecast which was used to secure £25,000 Start-up funding to launch her business.
After tirelessly researching and viewing locations for the takeaway spanning the Liverpool City Region, Jeketerina and MEH found the ideal location in Norris Green. Jeketerina has named her business Royal Pizza and has opened for business January 2018. Jeketerina shared that the support that MEH via Enterprise Hub has been invaluable and gave her the confidence to launch her own business to provide a better future for her and her family.
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