AN ENTREPRENEUR is hoping a competition with an office prize will prove to be the key to a bright future.
Christine Paul runs Clarity Wellbeing, a health and social services firm.
It helps workforces to enjoy a high level of wellbeing, so that workers realise a healthy work-life balance and companies enjoy reduced sickness rates.
But her success rates are so good, it has meant she has struggled to keep going. She explained that it had always been “feast or famine” because of the great progress her clients make after using her services.
Christine added: “I receive no form of funding and I always worried about having to pay for my rooms each month. I realised that my expenditure at the end of the month was often leaving me with very little income.”
She took the decision last October to close and said: “I felt I had no option than to take retirement and perhaps work on a charitable basis offering my time to charities in the town.”
But then came a new development. Christine added: “In January, I received various requests to provide counselling to staff, victims of crime and veterans of the armed forces.
“I decided to take the leap of faith and return as a freelance therapist, hiring rooms when I needed them rather than on a monthly basis.”
She now plans to continue Clarity Wellbeing with the help of like-minded business people and is hoping for a further boost by winning Keys To Success.
Christine added: “I have entered this competition as I feel, if we had the use of a free room, it would help the business grow financially.
“We could invite prospective clients to see our rooms and to discuss our services with the added facility of free parking, comfortable surroundings and a safe environment in which to work.”
With just hours left to the deadline in Keys To Success, a last call has gone out to people thinking of entering.
The eventual competition winner will move into a 200 sq ft office which is rent and rate free for a year.
To enter, get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org