We are often approached by individuals who would like to start up in business but are not sure what they would like to do. The Business Bootcamp is designed to assist people to identify potential business opportunities based on their skills, experience and interests. The two hour sessions looks to inspire and encourage, rather than dwell on the mechanics of running a business which is covered in the Business Basics Course.
Annog has delivered Business Bootcamps on behalf of the Gwynedd Economic Partnership under the Rural Development Plan. These have been held in existing businesses and have involved the business owners.
Caroline Moncrieff had trained as a Fitness Instructor with Gwynedd Council in 2010 and identified an opportunity to establish a business offering fitness classes in villages across the County. She attended a Business Bootcamp run under the Rural Development Plan in Gwynedd to develop the idea further and identify the steps she needed to take to make the business a reality.
With a grant through the Rural Development Plan in Gwynedd Caroline purchased a vehicle and the kit required to offer a wide range of fitness classes. The business is called “Fit Cymru” and it is proving very successful.
Ann Pritchard from Blaenau Ffestiniog had worked in gift shop for many years however she had recently been out of employment. Not content with waiting for someone to offer her a job she decided to start up on her own. She attended a Business Bootcamp run under the Rural Development Plan in Gwynedd which gave her the confidence to establish “Parti 4”.
Utilising her experience and skills, she opened the “Parti 4” shop in Blaenau Ffestiniog specialising in party items, as well as local Welsh gifts for the many tourists that arrive on the Welsh Highland Railway.