Deborah is a lady who wanted to explore self-employment and had a few ideas, but not set on any one idea. Deborah was out of work for some time and was keen to get into employment again, but had various barriers she felt may hold her back.
After attending an Access to Business information morning, Deborah signed up to the BRIDGES project where a bespoke programme was developed based around her barriers to enable her to attend the various workshops we offered to her
Over the time options were explored with the support of her advisor and Deborah, decided to buy into a franchise of Make a Wish Foundation where she dispenses boxes of cakes and sweets to offices in her local area and then replenishes them. Both the charity and Deborah then earn from this.
At this time, Deborah is a very busy person and is now dealing with over 200 offices per month within her location and is enjoying her move into self-employment