from our "Saplings"
"For me, at Dragnet Design this programme has been one of the best experiences ever. The programme has helped me overcome all the issues that many new start up companies face. From confidence, believing in my worth, talking about my business to simple accountancy, marketing and sales. Kallum is a relaxed, easy going and such an inspiration. It really is an amazing programme which I am proud to have been part off. ACORNS ROCK!"
Debbie Kemp - Owner of Dragnet Design
"The time has really flown past and I have found the structure and routine useful. There has been a sense of purpose in my working day and it has been good to 'go to work'. I have found all the seminars useful and have come away with some useful nuggets from each one.
My focus and drive has improved and I feel more professional in my behaviour and work. The best thing is having the support and friendship of the other Acorns, even though we are a diverse bunch."
Jane Camillin - Owner of Pitch Publishing
"Being part of Acorn Enterprise has given me the tools I need to develop my business. Having a dedicated space where you can work, paired with regular skill building sessions has helped me increase my productivity and efficiency exponentially.
Another benefit is the social interaction you get with like-minded individuals; the life of an entrepreneur can be pretty lonely at times and you can struggle with issues that you feel others may not understand; the Programme facilitates weekly discussions and collaboration between members and as a result is of great benefit to those involved."
Sam Trett - Owner of LoCa Beverages
"If you are intending or even just thinking about starting a business or enterprise, I would thoroughly recommend Acorn Enterprise. Every weekly session you will learn about and explore your own business model through interactions with the group, invited speakers and all the different seminars.
Acorns has given me more motivation and energy to drive my life forward with more focus, as well as making new friends. Being a start up is a roller coaster but it is much more enjoyable with a support network and Acorns has given me the confidence to embrace that journey!"
Stephen Knudsen - Owner of KNU Design
"Acorn Enterprise's programme came along at exactly the right time for me. I now feel focused and confident that I can use what I have learned to grow and adapt my business.
The team at Acorn Enterprise and the weekly speakers are a huge help and inspiration because they have been there as start-ups; and the communal workspace is great for me because as a freelance I really miss working as part of a team."
Donna Cole - Owner of Donna Cole Editorial
"Acorn Enterprise was exactly what I needed when I was starting out. The weekly seminars where always interesting and even though every one didn't apply to me, they always applied to someone and where still insightful.
The mentor I got through them was a perfect fit. Everything fitted in place as I went through and the support group I gained though the course was a hidden gem that I was expecting to gain. Kallum and the team were so on the ball all the time and really was so helpful. Where my business has gone because of Acorn Enterprise was worth so much of my time, I regret nothing."
Catriona Maciver - Owner of CatMacDesign