5th April, 2022, Melanie Harriss
During the Covid pandemic many people reconsidered their working life, and 2020 saw a record number of new business start up companies . One of these is Cambridgeshire Hair and Beauty in March.
Lauren Slipper, hair and beauty specialist and Sean Brown, family friend and entrepreneur, have transformed a property on Gaul Road, March, into Cambridgeshire Hair and Beauty, helping to realise a dream for former Centre Parcs Spa Manager, Lauren.
Since it opened in July 2020, the business has soared, with hairdresser Abbie Evans joining the team to meet the demand. Lauren is already offering a host of new services, with hopes to set up a training school in the future.
Lauren said the challenges faced didn’t put her off investing in her own business:
“I’ve always wanted to have my own salon and when Sean approached me with the opportunity of being his business partner, I just knew it was the right time.”
Sean added: “It was obviously a difficult time to open but we did it without fear and since then we have just expanded rapidly, it’s been absolutely bonkers.”
The pair renovated the building next door to another of Sean’s businesses, Cambridgeshire Medical Aesthetics, with space for a hairdressing salon, reception area and beauty room.
Sean said support from Chris Goad, partner at Stephenson Smart, had been vital with opening a business during the pandemic.
“Chris has been brilliant. I can literally send him a text with a quick question, and he is always so helpful.
“With each business start up I have worked on Chris has guided me through the process and helped me with the business model. He’s also been so supportive throughout Covid and the different claims available to me.
“I haven’t had the need to worry about anything because I know Chris is always at the end of the phone with an answer.”
Starting up a new business is both an exciting and a challenging task, which carries with it an element of risk. Key decisions need to be made, and there are many factors to consider.
Stephenson Smart are specialist business start up advisors. We can guide you through the decision-making processes, help you make the appropriate registrations, assist with cash flow forecasts and offer regular updates to enable you to monitor the performance of your business. Please get in touch if we can support you on your new business start up journey.
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