AFTER launching her new business enterprise with some help from Chloe Humphrey, Vicki Harrison explains what her new Midhurst firm is all about.
“We are opening a place where people can come and find out what trades and services we have in Midhurst,” she said.
“With businesses that join the directory, they will have a portfolio put together.
“I then in effect become their Talking Tall Dog or business card. I will talk to people about them and what they do. This helps small businesses with that first initial contact with people, where they struggle with this.”
But that is not the only service she will offer. There will be a job vacancies board for companies and jobseekers, and she will try to match up people with the right jobs.
“The sole aim of the business is to get businesses using each other, making people aware of who we have and what people offer,” said Mrs Harrison.
“People can’t afford massive advertising campaigns, especially small businesses, which is why I am trying to work with these to get them connected with others, and hopefully in turn they will build their businesses, too.”
The opening on Sunday was ‘a great success’, and raised money for the Chloe’s New Legs campaign, for aftercare after the 17-year-old’s life-changing operation.
There were many activities at the launch, which gave the public a chance to find out what The Tall Dog is all about.
“It’s a bit of an all-round shop/community business hub for everyone, and we hope that as people start to understand what we do and how we work, we can build a bigger directory for the public to see,” said Mrs Harrison.
“We also have a number of local artists, photographers, handmade crafts and gifts which people are displaying which people can buy, too.”
The Tall Dog is now open for business from Monday to Friday, at Apsley House, Church Hill in Midhurst.