Happy Robin is a small gift shop in Pershore. We sell lots of lovely gifts including handbags, jewellery, chocolates, baby cupcake bodysuits, teddies and lots more. We have tried to stock unusual quality items at affordable prices.
How has Worcestershire Business Central helped you/your business
I received a Wychavon Grant with the help of Catherine Bray from Blue Orchid. Catherine’s advice and support has been invaluable. I have also attended workshops develop into an ever changing marketplace.
What impact has the service had on your business?
The service has given ideas on raising public awareness of the shop and website as well as using social media as a tool to engage a mass number of people in a short space of time. It really is obvious tools of the trade that are not easy for beginners to use but Blue Orchid have helped to give me that knowledge.
Most useful to Happy Robin has been the ideas for promoting the shop and the social media workshops.
How ‘easy to use’ did you find the programme/support?
You might want to include comments about any part of the service which you found particularly good. The support was ‘easy to use’, none of it is rocket science, but you have to be prepared to put in the effort to make your business grow. The regular visits from Catherine are particularly good because when you veer off course, you somehow get rooted again.
What advice would you give to others thinking about using business support from Worcestershire Business Central?
Go for it but be prepared to work together.
Please sum up your experience of Worcestershire.Business.Central. in your own words that we can use in any publicity.
Worcestershire.Business.Central. has helped Happy Robin get on it’s feet and has given invaluable support and advice and has kept us firmly rooted to the spot and not to rest on our laurels (which can be easy to do some days.) There is always someone at the end of the phone, who can put things into a different perspective. The workshops are particularly good as you learn so much in a short space of time.