Throughout his career as a software developer at a Middlesbrough based company, Clément Gonnet always had a vision that he’d be self-employed and building a business from scratch has given him a great sense of satisfaction.
Renoovo Design was establised in 2011 and later registered as a limited company in 2017, the business specialises in web design and all associated services, including print solutions.
Clément is striving to become the go-to expert for all things web in the North East and his ambition is to create a business which is future-proof and that can also generate a passive income for himself.
Working in the business while also working on it can be a challenge for any business owner, a challenge which Clément has experienced in his company, “I know (in my head) that getting time away from the business is crucial. But it is hard to plan it and knowing how to do it. Joining the training meant I could benefit from a guided learning experience whilst working on the business strategy. I left with an action plan which gave me the feeling that I am in control.”
Based in Tees Valley, Clément has benefited from SSW Skills Support for Workers funded training managed by Calderdale College and delivered by Enterprise Made Simple. Following attending the training, Clément said “Learning about how only a small portion of my business makes it really unique compared to my competitors, and identifying what those USP’s are, I now feel more confident about my service offering and how unique it is. I have improved the way I present my services and made it sound less technical.”
“The main benefit for me has been the interaction with other business owners who suffer from the same symptom: “am I the only one struggling in business?”. It really is encouraging to realise that others are in the same boat and we can learn from each other. Even better, spending that quality time to get to know each others meant I generated enquiries and secured some work.” continues Clément.
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