Social Business Using Loyverse to Help Youth with Autism Gain a Permanent Employment
I have 3 special needs sons, during their therapy sessions we noticed that they were much at ease while playing board games and so we used them in our every day life, to help them.
When my eldest son finished school, he was unable to find a job because of his autism. That’s when I decided to open Boards & Brews. So we can teach young adults with autism spectrum disorder job skills and help put them in permanent employment in the community. The board game aspect of it is to help everyone come together and play together, despite disabilities.
Could you describe to us a bit about your local community?
The Isle of Man is a small island in the Irish Sea. We are best known for the TT motorcycle races every June.
How did you find Loyverse POS and why would you recommend Loyverse POS to other retailers like you?
I started this cafe with only £1000 of donated money, there was no way for us to buy a till. Without Loyverse POS, the kids were stressing, as a calculator is hard to use for some of them. Loyverse POS for business has really been a godsend.
We found it by searching and trying different apps in the App Store. It does everything that other apps can do and is customisable. The fact that it helps with my book keeping is amazing, and I would definitely recommend it to other retailers.
What is the goal for your business and what are your plans to achieve this goal?
My goal is to have enough business to be able to pay the ASD young adults a wage for their time here and to help approximately 5 young adults a month find employment.
We are trying to advertise as much as we can so this can happen.
Do you have any advice for retailers such as yourself? -E.g. Something that you wish you had known earlier.
That’s the biggest one. If you stress it becomes harder to figure out the solution to the problem. Another one would be don’t be scared to ask for help, you can’t do everything by yourself. I learnt that the hard way.