“I was never really sure if I would set up Kidwise. It felt like one of those dreams that was too ambitious or ‘out there’ to achieve. But thanks to JO and SaveTheHighStreet.org, my idea is now a reality and I am so happy. I’m really excited about the future and look forward to using JO more as my business continues to grow”.
As a science teacher, Sumera felt restricted by the classroom and longed to teach science in a fun and more engaging way for all children, regardless of their academic or social backgrounds.
She dreamt of launching Kidwise: a business that would bring fun science workshops to her local high street. But with no previous business experience, Sumera didn’t know how to turn that idea into a reality and wasn’t sure if Kidwise had any commercial potential.
With the help of JO, Sumera was able to take Kidwise from an idea in her head to a fully-formed business, bringing in local children and families from all across London.
✅ Worked with Sumera to test and validate her idea before launching
✅ Helped her form a viable business plan
✅ Secured her pop-up space in a council-owned building to serve customers from
✅ Built Sumera an action plan for starting a brand new business, covering:
✅ Helped her execute that plan with expert guidance and unique solutions from our network of high street business specialists
✅ Gave Sumera her very own Success Manager to help her launch her business with expert support, every step of the way
✅ Launched Sumera’s business in just over two weeks
✅ Set up and launched a mini science lab within a large council headquarters in London
✅ Brought in 100s of paying customers in just three months
✅ Achieved over £2,000 in sales in initial test period
✅ Sumera was able to validate her idea and make plans for launching in other locations