HappyDays 274

January 31, 2016

#HappyDays 274 Packed my backs got the adventure, cleaned my room and tended to the new shoots just starting to come up.

Business Plan 4

January 30, 2016

Today I had my first meeting with my Business Plan Mentor at Prince’s Trust, he helped to answer some questions I had on the formatting and content as well as assure me that I’m on track with the business plan and that I should be able to get into Business Launch Group by March. This … Read More

Business Plan 3

January 28, 2016

Most of the last few days have been going over and over the market research I’d done as well as coming up with ideas for different marketing strategies to get in contact with my target markets. So far I’m going to be starting with a door to door flyer strategy so that I can keep … Read More

Business Plan 2

January 25, 2016

The last two days have been really insightful into the business world of horticulture as I have started undertaking the bulk of my desk market research. Exploring the ‘Do You Know What It’s Like Out There?” section of the booklet as well as a webinar from HMRC I looked at what sorts of information I … Read More

HappyDays 273

January 24, 2016

#HappyDays 273 Been researching bee hive designs and figuring out how to make them cheaply and quickly for some beginner apiary.

Business Plan 1

January 23, 2016

Today was the first day of developing my business plan. I’ve been working through the exercises in the Prince’s Trust book, exploring my business ideas on paper. Along with the business plan booklet I also started work on the Will It Work (WIW) Grant application which looks to providing £250 towards testing the business idea … Read More

Prince’s Trust Exploring Enterprise Day 4

January 22, 2016

The fourth and final day of the course was split in the morning with some more discussion and explanation on the layout of our business plans and then in the afternoon we gave short presentations on our ideas, experience and products. The booklets for the business plan are really well put together and really lead … Read More

Prince’s Trust Exploring Enterprise Day 3

January 21, 2016

Another great day of exercises and group discussion, further diving into the legal and financial complexities of starting and running a business. Specifically today was on HMRC and managing cash flow in and out of the business. The HMRC segment was done via Webinar and only focused on sole trader, this was very disappointing as … Read More

Prince’s Trust Exploring Enterprise Day 2

January 20, 2016

Day two of the course was very educational. We took a good look at marketing and sales, better defining our business ideas and looking at how to do market research and find a target demographic. Learning how to self analyse my services and demographic has really helped to narrow down on what I want to, … Read More

Prince’s Trust Exploring Enterprise Day 1

January 19, 2016

Today marked the start of the four day intensive Exploring Enterprise Course with Prince’s Trust. The agenda looked at examining personal finance while laying out the possible legal structures of a business and some ways of financing them. There was an inspirational talk at the end from entrepreneur with 40 years experience as well as … Read More

Prince’s Trust Introduction

January 18, 2016

In December 2015, I was looking for ways to start my own company and came across the Enterprise program with Prince’s Trust. The course was open to those under 30 and helped young entrepreneurs to get started in business by teaching legal, financial and marketing skills and helping mentor and seek financing for their ideas. … Read More

HappyDays 272

January 18, 2016

#HappyDays 272 Being back in Canada was an excellent reminder why I loved it so much and why I left.

HappyDays 271

January 17, 2016

#HappyDays 271 There are some places in the world that are very special to you, and deserve your time and respect.

HappyDays 270

January 16, 2016

#HappyDays 270 Finding people just as crazy as you are means you can stop calling yourself a lone nut.

HappyDays 269

January 15, 2016

#HappyDays 269 Making adventure for when you wake up without plans for one that day.

HappyDays 268

January 14, 2016

#HappyDays 268 This year I would rather release endorphin than kill brain cells.

HappyDays 267

January 13, 2016

#HappyDays 267 Starting the new year with the right people.

HappyDays 266

January 12, 2016

#HappyDays 266 Finding adventure means breaking trails where few have gone before on a hunch or feeling.

HappyDays 265

January 11, 2016

#HappyDays 265 Regardless of being on top of mountain, in a hot spring or drinking beer around a table; my friends are awesome.

HappyDays 264

January 10, 2016

#HappyDays 264 Rest days are not lazy days, they’re days of exploration that require less vertical gains.

HappyDays 263

January 9, 2016

#HappyDays 263 Since I was away in Canada and was not able to post these pictures I will be posting the reverse 12 days of Xmas HappyDays starting today Every moment between leaving and entering bed should be filled with friends and adventures.