Self employed Nusrat Bibi has all the ingredients needed for business success. She is a talented cook, works hard and is keen to expand her new outside catering company called Yummy Tummy!
That is why she was chosen to prepare all the food for an event supported by Regenda Homes which was designed to inspire more people to be their own boss.
The mother of three from Oldham is one of the first to have launched a new business as part of the local Give It A Go initiative.
“I’d prepared food for a few charity events and people started to say to me that I really should do it professionally. I heard about Give It A Go and with a little help and support I’m now running my own business, dealing with customers and making some money,” said Nusrat.
Her story provided food for thought at a special event at the Launch Pad Enterprise Hub in Oldham which was aimed at encouraging more residents to become self employed.
Guest speakers included several local people who have taken the plunge and started their own businesses.
Regeneration manger Chris Standish from Regenda Homes, which is one of four housing associations supporting Give It A Go, says six new local businesses have already been set up and more are in the pipeline.
“If our residents have a great business idea and need to know how to get it up and running, Give It A Go offers valuable help and support. Offering long term advice is the key to success, enabling residents to grow their businesses and make a living. Becoming self employed can give our residents a tremendous confidence boost too,” said Chris.
Give It A Go is also supported by Oldham Council and the Oldham Business Leaders’ Group.