NK Consultancy

Business Name: NK Credit Consultancy
Business URL: 
www.nkcreditconsultancy.co.uk
Service Provider:
 Business West / SME Growth Project

In June 2017, Nicki took the plunge and launched her own business, NK Credit Consultancy. The consultancy helps businesses to make changes to their cash processes to improve cashflow. While Nicki was confident that she could start her own business, she was still open to receiving support, so when she heard about the free 12 hours of support available through the SME Growth Programme, she got in touch right away.

Nicki Kinton consultancy

So far, Nicki’s journey into self-employment has been a success. She has really enjoyed meeting lots of new people and hearing all about their businesses. The only negative experience Nicki has had is the realisation of just how expensive it can be for a new business to network. The SME Growth Programme has proved invaluable as it has provided Nicki with not only business support but has given her access to likeminded peers in the business owner community.

After working in credit management for 28 years Nicki Kinton came to the realisation that she wanted to make a positive difference to many companies, not just the one. She was also looking for more flexibility in her work to improve her work life balance.

In June 2017, Nicki took the plunge and launched her own business, NK Credit Consultancy. The consultancy helps businesses to make changes to their cash processes to improve cashflow. While Nicki was confident that she could start her own business, she was still open to receiving support, so when she heard about the free 12 hours of support available through the SME Growth Programme, she got in touch right away.

I have found the SME Growth Programme to be very useful, both attending the workshops as well as the one-to-one advice from my business adviser Yesim Nicholson.

One of the most crucial things that I’ve learnt from Yesim is not to try and sell anything for the first three months. She advised me to focus on networking and listening to other business owners to understand their challenges and aspirations. In doing so I have already secured my first two clients without trying to sell anything!

So far, Nicki’s journey into self-employment has been a success. She has really enjoyed meeting lots of new people and hearing all about their businesses. The only negative experience Nicki has had is the realisation of just how expensive it can be for a new business to network. The SME Growth Programme has proved invaluable as it has provided Nicki with not only business support but has given her access to likeminded peers in the business owner community.