Do you have any connections or resources for expanding your business?
If not, now is the time to start.
There are a wide array of business resources that allow you to build relationships and send your t-shirt business to the next level. Let’s explore a few of these options and figure out which option is best for your company.
An enterprise centre is usually a not-for-profit establishment that helps freelancers and new business owners get started on their enterprises. The UK has plenty of these organizations which you can find online or in the local telephone directory.
An enterprise centre helps in the following ways:
- Providing free, basic advice on starting your business
- Offering premium advice for a fee
Many think they don’t need any advice, however enterprise centres are crucial for meeting other business owners and contacts through networking events.
Freelance groups are designed for business owners, primarily those who work alone. These groups are more difficult to find, but you can start by looking on meetup.com or at the local enterprise centre.
What are the benefits of joining a freelance group?
- Isolation – Freelancers that work alone may occasionally feel isolated and crave the camaraderie of other business owners.
- Co-working – Share clients and services by forming relationships with other business owners.
- Access to information/share knowledge – This is possibly the most important aspect of running a business. You must always stay informed on your industry and what is going on that might affect your company.
Hot desking/office shares
The final option for networking and building relationship is hot desking (or office shares). Hot desking is becoming very popular across England. This is where you rent a desk in a shared office.
This way you can work and collaborate with other business owners, while giving yourself a focused atmosphere to work.