It was his wealth of experience and qualifications in electronic engineering that led Maciej Fabisch to consider starting his own business in electrical repairs. But, having moving to Torbay from his native Poland, he had little knowledge of the UK market and approached local business start-up programme Outset Torbay for support to develop his business idea.
“I wanted to get my business right,” says Maciej. “I expected that, being foreign, it would be more difficult to run my business and I needed professional guidance to keep up with expectations of today’s market.”
Maciej joined the Outset Torbay Business Start-up workshops and also worked with his advisor on a one-to-one basis to develop his business plan for a domestic and industrial machinery repair service.
“The Outset programme was really impressive. I was trying to find information about running my own business but couldn’t find any so well organised and accessible.”
Through the Business Start-up programme of eight workshops, Maciej was able to de-risk his enterprise and build a solid business plan, whilst getting plenty of encouragement from like-minded people in his group.
“In addition to all the theoretical knowledge I gained, Outset made me feel comfortable around other business men and women and helped me to develop my communication skills with investors.”
The fully qualified electrician and electronics engineer progressed to launch Magic Machines, which specialises in domestic and industrial machinery repairs.
“My technical knowledge and commitment is second to none! I’m known as ‘Magic’ because I know how machines work and can repair any electronic/mechanical device from domestic vacuum cleaners, dishwashers and tumble dryers to industrial sweepers, floor scrubbers and pressure washers.”
Maciej has now built a full-time career and is looking at expanding into new areas of technology and services to further develop the business.
For information on Magic Machines, call Maciej on 07858 637657 or visit www.magicmachines.co.uk
Outset Torbay has been funded by the ERDF Competitiveness and Employment programme and Torbay Development Agency which invests in activities that will have a long-term impact on the growth and development of the local economy.
For more information on how Outset Torbay could help you develop your business idea into a reality, please call us on 0800 032 2905, email us on email@example.com or visit www.outsettorbay.co.uk