Taking Care of Business With eeze – Starting a Business with Colbea
Over in Colbea’s Colchester Business Centre, the minds behind It’seeze Web Consultants are hard at work – and business is good.
Established in September of 2008, It’seeze provide “Professional, affordable website design and full ongoing website support services to local SMEs.”. Just as this description suggests, this company is passionate about supporting local SMEs; offering them access to an effective website of their own whilst considering stringent budget margins. This is an ethos that Managing Director Oliver Brock shares with his company.
With fifteen years of experience in B2B sales and marketing, and a degree in Graphic Design, Oliver describes the process of starting a business as “something I always knew I would do one day – It’s the best thing I’ve ever done.”
Despite his previous experience in similar fields to those that his business now resides within, Oliver had had no previous encounters with business management. Adding to this was the pressure of moving away from his previous position to start a business of his own:
“The biggest step was at the start, giving up a well-paid job, company car, twenty-five days’ holiday and a secure salary. All with two small children and a mortgage to pay for.”
It was at this stage that Oliver attended a number of Colbea’s business training courses and networking events. From here, Oliver seized his opportunity to utilise Colbea’s business support network, consulting with our business advisors when he felt any changes may be needed in order to keep his business on a prosperous path.
Networking has been a vital tool for It’seeze. As a regular attendee to our BIG networking group, Oliver has forged several ties with other businesses; supporting and advising them through the process of website design. Many of these businesses have then gone on to recommend It’seeze, adding to the business’ ever-expanding client base.
With eight years of growth under their belt, the company is now looking to the future. Their focus for the next five years is to add to their team of three, who are currently based at their serviced office in our Central Business Centre at 1 George Williams Way. With this addition, It’seeze hope to put themselves in a stronger position to support even more local business owners. The company is also branching out into other services such as SEO, social media and other digital marketing services.
A friend amongst several of the business owners at our Colchester Business Centre, Oliver hosts a tenants Curry Night to help bring all of the locals together.
With local businesses at the heart of their operation, It’seeze are a shining example of a Colbea success story.
For more information – or if you would to get in touch – visit itseeze-colchester.co.uk or phone 01206 512093 to reach their Colchester office.