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Plan for Success

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A dozen entrepreneurs gathered at The Belfry Inn, Littledean on the evening of Thursday 28th January to look at our plan for success for the New Year of 2016. The advice we gave ourselves included: Fears of what might go wrong can escalate, with a negative result Be positive – learn from experience, and fix […]


Forest Enterprise Fair Featuring Aimed Business

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Just the weekend to go before the Forest Enterprise Fair at Speech House on 16th. So our last Featuring is on Aimed Business. Aimed Business will be there with a stall on Monday and is a Forest of Dean Entrepreneurs project sponsor. Who are you? Name: Andrew Callard Name of your business: Aimed Business Website […]


Forest Enterprise Fair Featuring Speech House Hotel

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Only two Forest Enterprise Fair Features left before the day itself. So today a chance to understand a bit about the business which is the venue- the Speech House Hotel. Who are you? Name: Peter Hands Name of your business: The Speech House Hotel Website address: www.thespeechhouse.co.uk Business Motivation 1. What did you do before […]


Forest Enterprise Fair Featuring Lemon Photographic

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Today the questions are answered by Alison Ball of Lemon Photographic who is one of the Enterprise Fair sponsors. Lemon Photographic focuses on creative solutions to those images that businesses need for their websites, brochures and other marketing often with the twist that attracts the intended audience. Who are you Name: Alison Ball Name of your […]


Forest Enterprise Fair Featuring Lydney Osteopaths

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We are pleased to feature one of the Enterprise Fair Stallholders today with Lydney Osteopaths. Penny is one of those people who took the big jump to strike out in her own business and from her answers below has not looked back. Who are you? Name: Penny Kavallares Name of your business: Lydney Osteopaths Website address: www.lydneyosteopaths.co.uk […]


Fellows Framing, Dreams Coming True

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This month’s start-up interview is with Sarah Trenchard who runs Fellows Framing. It is a bespoke picture framing service covering the Forest of Dean and surrounding areas. “We frame all types of subject from photos to watercolours, stamps to large oil paintings, cross- stitches to tapestries, and sports shirts to types of memorabilia eg military, […]


Entrepreneurs Alumni, being passionate about your business

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A dozen entrepreneurs attended a networking evening at Cinderford Rugby Club organised by Forest of Dean Entrepreneurs on 18th September as part of the Entrepreneurs Alumni bi-monthly events. The main speaker was Kim O’Rourke of Merrie Marketing Ltd, who gave a number of tips about being passionate about your business. Questions of Passion? Spiritual energy […]


Two Entrepreneurs Plus Two Equals Success

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Forest of Dean Entrepreneurs case studies usually focus on one business, but today there are two plus a collaborating organisation and another start-up! Why, because Becca Cobham of Creative Bee wrote a blog post for Camellia McQueen on the network apprentice scheme of the CAP Business Clubs. Becca and Sharifa are both successful participants on the Entrepreneurs […]


Ultimate Cleaning, a New Forest Business

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Ultimate Cleaning Solutions Lydney My name is David Leopold and I am the proud co-owner and founder of Ultimate Cleaning Solutions along with the other co-owner Wayne Laffan. We are professional Surface Cleaning specialists.This means that we carry out work for domestic and commercial clients cleaning, refurbishing and sealing all of their outside areas to […]


I attended a Dean Entrepreneurs course …..

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……and became a millionaire within the first year” – Sarah Jones Chocolate Strawberry Ok, so not everything in my opening statement is true. In fact nothing after ‘I attended a Dean Entrepreneurs course…’ However, that doesn’t mean that it hasn’t brought me some success. It’s been two years since I first walked into the training […]