Three friends from Staffordshire are signposted for success after expert business advice aimed at regenerating the UK Print industry.
Simon Talbot, of Hednesford, Mat Nation, from Cannock and Stuart Tooth of Doxey in Stafford have realised their ambition of going into business together.
The trio established Kazoo in February, uniting printing, design, signs and graphics all under one roof in the Exchange Business Centre in Bridgtown.
They sought sales and marketing advice from the British Association for Print and Communications.
They tapped into a network of professional advisers available through the BAPC.
Mr Talbot said: "There are lots of print and graphics firms around but few offer a complete service under one roof. It is important that people can call by and can see how their order is progressing.
"We are encouraged by the new and repeat business we are gaining."
Stuart Burman, from the BAPC explained that he and his team of colleagues would be working alongside Kazoo to offer guidance and practical assistance.
Funding has been allocated from the European Social Fund, allowing the BAPC to help fledgling and existing businesses, in agreed regeneration areas, across the West Midlands.
This will be invested in consultancy and hands-on help for Kazoo.
Stuart Burman said: "The commitment is to help print firm owners and their employees develop their skills, helping them manage their business to gain profitable business from customers.
He said that print businesses have a hard time due to changing technology and customer expectations.
Mr Burman also said he was sure that the friends' company would flourish.