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All systems go at Taunton dog grooming salon Boni and Guy
DOGGED determination – together with a little lead from the County Gazette – has turned Beccie Woods’ business into a happy tail.
Beccie (pictured), aged 21, has seen her hairdressing for dogs business double since winning a competition run earlier this year in your favourite weekly newspaper.
She was awarded business mentoring and advertising for Boni and Guy as her prize in the Local Business Accelerators initiative, organised nationally by the Newspaper Society and promoted locally by Newsquest Somerset, publishers of the Gazette.
Beccie said: “Winning has completely changed everything. The business has gone from being quite quiet to people knowing about it.
"Business has more than doubled and everything has gone so well that I also opened up in High Street, Ilminster, on Monday this week.
“I’m over the moon about it and most of my new customers have been back for a repeat appointment already.
"Everyone comments that they didn’t know about it before because there’s no shop front.”
Beccie set up the salon over two years ago in premises at the rear of 56 Station Road, Taunton.
So if you want to make an appointment to have your pooch pampered, don’t paws for thought – just get on the dog and bone to Beccie on 01823-334966.
Local Business Accelerators is fronted by Somerset-based entrepreneur Deborah Meaden, of Dragons’ Den fame, who acquired Fox Brothers in Wellington in 2009.
It is supported by the Government and the private sector’s Business in You campaign and the Prime Minister.
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