Barry Atkins set up his greengrocer round from scratch and was the last greengrocer in Redbridge using a horse and cart!! (The photo is not his). He has just closed it down as he has too much else to do as a landlord, renting out workshops, keeping horses, classic cars etc.
There was not anyone to pass on his contacts to, so there are customers in Redbridge who are missing their reliable, personal service of weekly fruit and veg deliveries. Barry is willing to pass on details of these customers if someone trustworthy wants to re-start a greengrocer delivery service. 🙂
Barry’s tips for setting up and running businesses –
Number 1 – be reliable… do as much as you can yourself so you don’t have to rely on others, determination, hard graft, networking. And despite the fact that we talk a lot about the value of social media, Barry will be speaking about the ways you can run a business without a computer at all! 🙂
Come and hear tales and tips from Barry. He has loads to share and willing to give up some time now that he has a little bit spare!
c/o St Johns Church, St Johns Road, Seven Kings, IG2 7BB