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Meet the Boost team: Lynn Trickett

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If you are an early-stage business, or an aspiring individual with a great business idea, Boost’s Flying Start service can help you to grow. Aimed at leaders who have a bright and growing vision for their new business, the service focusses on building business and financial acumen and the core skills needed to establish a new business and drive sustainable growth.

Boost Flying Start business adviser Lynn Trickett, whose educational background and experience encompasses leadership, professional advice, coaching and mentoring and legal aspects in business, talks about her role in supporting Lancashire businesses.

What motivated you to want to help other people in business and to become a business adviser?

There is a high statistical likelihood of failure for individuals that set up a new business. There are many common elements of planning and processes that new businesses overlook.

By being able to consult a business adviser that can get the entrepreneur to think more broadly and strategically, I know we can improve the chances of their success and sustainability. This motivates me to deliver the best possible outcomes for Flying Start clients.

Why is Lancashire a great location for a business?

Well, not only does Lancashire have an excellent business support network from Boost and through its Flying Start service, we also have a highly driven culture of entrepreneurship. Pennine Lancashire is perfectly situated to allow organisations to pivot into working across the UK and internationally whilst benefitting from a workforce of interesting, innovative, and approachable people.  

How do you like to start your working day?

A good strong coffee while I organise my diary.

What do you consider to be the greatest challenge for Lancashire businesses in the current economic climate?

My clients often share their fears and challenges around the logistics of business. This ranges from a lack of knowledge in accessing finance for growth, angel investing and commission readiness to embedding sales and marketing strategies for growth and sustainability.

What are your three top tips for anyone looking to start or grow a business?

1. Identify where your money is coming from: Always be scanning the horizon and ensure your funding streams are diverse and consistent. Learn that ‘Money you take isn’t the money you make.’

 2. Market intelligence. Knowing your competitors better than they know themselves and use the intelligence you gain to develop your competitive edge.

3. Access business support: Contact Boost and speak to an adviser who can support you to build on your ideas and taken on new opportunities. We’re a professional community with such a wide variety of experience and all here to help you with your business ideas.

About the author

Lynn Trickett Flying Start 400A Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and qualified business advisor with a distinguished 24-year record in facilitating business support contracts, Lynn has extensive expertise in working with new and growth businesses across multiple sectors.

Lynn is astute in identifying and nurturing potential, having successfully guided SMEs to turnovers exceeding £750,000 in their inaugural trading year. Her educational background and experience encompass leadership, professional advice, coaching and mentoring and legal aspects in business.

If you’re looking to grow, scale or start your business, use Boost; Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub. We offer a range of funded business support services. Call our Business Support Helpdesk on 0800 488 0057 to find out more or complete our enquiry form.

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