Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Work's a Walk in the Park

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Work's a Walk in the Park

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Byline: DAVID OLD

A DOG lover has turned her passion for pets into a dream business venture.

Karen Turner decided to set up Walkies! after realising she wanted more from life than her administrative job at a local school could provide.

She approached Go Wansbeck for business support and advice. Now she has a business plan, a solid start to her new company and loves her new life.

Karen, from Newbiggin-onSea, looks after dogs while people are away on holiday and walks dogs for elderly people who struggle to get out.

She also takes them for basic training and is looking to go on more courses to extend the range of training she can give.

She said: "I never thought I'd be able to say I get up every morning looking forward to work.

"I spend my day doing something I love and make a living from it.

"It is hard work - I get up at 5am every day - but I couldn't be happier. If it wasn't for the help I got from Go Wansbeck's business coaches I wouldn't be doing this now. …

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