Claire Margerison - Independent Carers Ltd
Independent Carers Ltd aims to match people in need of care with independent, self-employed carers. They received business support from Manchester Metropolitan University to acquire skills in areas such as marketing and finance in order to facilitate business growth.
“I loved the Programme! It was such a fantastic opportunity for many reasons. It was about having access to experts who know what they are about, know the background to not only the theory, but the practical application of the theory. The workshops around finance, marketing, social media and websites, gave me a holistic view of running a business… it developed me in a way that’s taken me out of my comfort zone. The programme has given me the confidence to procure expertise from other businesses rather than trying to work on every area myself.
As you go along the journey, there’s a heck of a lot of challenges in setting up a business. Every time I face one of these challenges, I come back to my lynchpin, which is wanting to help this situation – it’s having a passion.”
Claire Margerison, Founder, Independent Carers Ltd