2014 will be a vintage year for Harriet

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By Alliance Homes Group | Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 16:47

When the Pop-Up Business School returned to Weston-super-Mare for two weeks in November 2013, over 50 people attended in the hope of gaining the skills and confidence to get their business ideas off the ground. There was even funding of up to £250 available to help people get their business started.

Harriet Hunter, 27 and living in Weston, came along and this is what she had to say about her experience: 

"I had been wanting to set up a small business selling vintage clothing for a while so thought attending the course would possibly give me some tips and encouragement to start the business. As a single mother on Income Support, the deal maker was that it was sponsored by Alliance Homes and the entire two week course was free to attend!

My business idea, Ha Hoh! Vintage, is to sell vintage and retro band and tour t-shirts, and other randomly-quirky t-shirts. Since the end of the course, I have met up with Drew James, a local photographer, to help me get some good promotional shots and in the New Year I will be photographing stock ready to sell on my own website. 

It was a small step to attend but it gave me so much encouragement to get on and start my own business. I have now realised that life is full of small steps and not scary big ones; this makes it manageable and achievable.

My confidence has grown hugely; I have met some wonderful people and can't wait to start making money pursuing my dream. I can't wait for Alan, Mark and Laura from the Pop-Up Business School to return to Weston-super-Mare again!"

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