Taking your first steps to starting your own business can be scary and overwhelming. The people below, even though they come from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and sectors. Have experienced all this before. It may just be meeting up for a coffee to find out how they took their first steps. Or emailing them to ask how they overcame obstacles and stayed motivated when they had a knock back.

Ann Zinga Henry, Zinga’s

Christina Cambridge, Cardinal Care Services Limited

Derrick Robinson, Logix Communications

Jackie Walker, Phun in the Sun