Evening Times local business competition
As part of the Evening Times local business accelerator competition, three ambitious businesses were selected by an elite team of business gurus that included a prize package from the advertising team within the Herald and Times group and the opportunity of top flight coaching from a talented team of mentors.
As part of the mentoring package, our very own Les Meikle, MD of Wise Property Care and board member of the Entrepreneurial Exchange, was invited to help coach Samatha Moir who runs the “pre-loved” childrens clothes shop ‘Merry-Go-Round’ in Glasgows Nithsdale Road.
Samatha commented: “Having Les as a mentor has been a great opportunity to look at our business from an outside perspective. We have been open for almost a year now and it is easy to lose focus or remember why you were doing things in a certain way. Les has helped us focus on what is really important and more importantly, what the customer sees.”
“Straight away he suggested some simple things we could do to raise our profile and he has also put us in touch with some great people. It is not until you stop and explain the concept to someone else that you remember what the important bits are”.
The Rotter comments
Les (aka the Rotter) commented: “The ‘up-cycling’ of kids things is a fantastic idea, particularly in a recession, and this alone should guarantee its success with the right resources and communication, through the business has problems with not enough space to display merchandising and I have recommended outsourcing their accounting services”.
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