Becky Prason and her husband Mike opted for a complete change of lifestyle, giving up their jobs in Manchester and relocating to the Cornish town of Falmouth to open their own blues-themed American diner.
Mike had 22 years’ experience in catering, but Becky was working as a part-time primary school teacher as well as being the part-time business administrator. Needing to know more about operating a business, the couple went on a free course, where one pearl of wisdom from the tutor was to “join FSB”.
Becky and Mike haven’t regretted heeding this advice. Becky said: “Our FSB membership has just been amazing. It’s actually easier for us to say what we’ve not used than what we have.”
Becky explains how their first needs related to drawing up health and safety policies, assistance with employment law and staff recruitment.
Since opening Little Red Rooster in March 2016, they have taken up even more of FSB’s services. The family business now runs with the assistance of free FSB business banking and an FSB mobile card payment terminal. Heating, lighting and power run on an energy tariff sourced through FSB Energy, saving more than the cost of FSB membership.
Becky said: “We’re so grateful that our tutor tipped us off about FSB membership. We wouldn’t have got as far as we have without it.”
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