Eight new business start-ups according to Enterprise Agency

Eight new businesses were started in North Somerset last month, creating 11 new jobs, according to The North Somerset Enterprise Agency.

The agency has said that the start-ups have come about thanks to help from the organisation.

The new firms were from a variety of sectors including marketing and business consultancy, transport and removals, education and IT support.

The agency also stated that of the businesses it helped set-up in September 2011 – all are continuing to trade one year on.

Angela Hicks, who is Chief Executive of North Somerset Enterprise Agency comments: “Our latest statistics suggest that North Somerset’s would-be business owners are refusing to be daunted by the recession and general economic gloom and doom – and rightly so.

“A downturn can actually be a very good time to start a new business because bigger businesses may be struggling and less able to compete with new, nimbler enterprises.

“They might also be down-scaling their operations and focusing on specific customer groups, which can leave gaps for smaller businesses to fill. In addition most customers – whether business or consumer – are looking for better value-for-money from their suppliers, which smaller businesses can often provide.

“That’s not to say that running your own business will be easy because it won’t!.

“That’s why the help of an experienced and knowledgeable business advisor is crucial and can be the difference between success and failure.”

For further details visit www.northsomersetenterpriseagency.co.uk