Progress made since joining Entrepreneurial Spark

Turnover is up 70% on the 4 months before joining Entrepreneurial Spark compared to since joining (average £33k a month compared to £19.5k).

Profit is up from £6.5k over 4 months before to £19.6k for the 4 months since.

By January 2015 the number of people employed in the business will have increased to 11 from 7 in August 2014.

LetFix is the “go to” home repair and maintenance company for property owners in Edinburgh and the Lothians (soon to be more widely!). Our team of well trained and experienced technicians dazzle customers on a daily basis with our professionalism, reliability and quality of work.

What encouraged you to apply for Entrepreneurial Spark?

I really enjoyed a BBC documentary on Entrepreneurial Spark a couple of years ago. I didn’t think it was for businesses like ours until a meeting with someone from Entrepreneurial Spark at a business Expo earlier this year made me realise it was.

What do you feel you have gained from the experience?

Focus. Being accountable to our board on a monthly basis has made a huge difference as it has made us focus on the things that are moving LetFix forwards. Networking with the other entrepreneurs has been great to put our own situation in perspective. The specialist workshops have also really helped in areas where we needed help.

How has your mindset changed since joining Entrepreneurial Spark?

I’m much more focused on the priorities for moving my business forward. I’m more resilient to distractions (“It’s not about how hard you get hit…”). I’m much more steady and focused on the long-term goal in my mind through the ups and downs of running a business.

If you could go back to the start of the Entrepreneurial Spark journey, what would you tell yourself?

Bloody go for it and enjoy the experience! I have done both of these, btw.

What is your main focus for 2015?

Keep the momentum going. Get franchise ready by growing and piloting expansion to new region(s).