WANT TO WIN #SBS?
SBS Video

SuperSecretary

SuperSecretary

MAIN INFO

  • FOUNDER

    Tracy Swindale

  • WIN DATE

    7th May 2017

  • LOCATION

    Darlington , County Durham

  • CATEGORIES

    Business Services, Web Design

  • WEBSITE

    https://supersecretary.co.uk

MY BUZZ

I'm a WordPress website designer and Mailchimp specialist for UK women in biz, and I LOVE creating contemporary, beautifully designed websites that look great across all devices. SuperSecretary is based in the pretty market town of Darlington, or if you follow me on Twitter, you'll know it as Monte Darlo! Font lover, cat wrangler, dog bimbler, espresso addict, and partial to a biscuit. Usually seen attached to a keyboard, why-aye pad, dog lead or trowel. Avid lover of books, comedy, music, holidays in Goa, cooking, all things sparkly, gardening, BBC4 Scandi-Noir, music, and red lipstick. Not necessarily in that order.

MY BIO

I'm a WordPress website designer and Mailchimp specialist for UK women in biz, and I LOVE creating contemporary, beautifully designed websites that look great across all devices. County Durham born and bred but has worked and lived in London, Belgium and Switzerland. Mum of one son Joe who is nearly 21. Wicked stepmother to my partner's 3 grown up daughters! We're rapidly collecting a tribe of grandkids too! Twenty year career as a PA at Executive/CEO level who also dipped a toe into Events Management and Project Management, working all over the UK and Europe. Launched SuperSecretary in April 2010 originally offering virtual assistance to small business owners. but discovered three years ago that I prefer to design websites and specialise in all things Mailchimp. SuperSecretary is delighted to be a Theo Paphitis #SBS Winner, a Jacqueline Gold #WOW Winner and a #QueenOf Responsive Websites Winner!

MY BUSINESS TIPS

There's no such thing as an overnight success. Keep going. Be resilient. Learn to network both face to face and using social media. Twitter has a massive impact on my business, more than any other platform. The majority of my client base I met through Twitter, and now they refer me. It's been invaluable. Get known, get a good reputation, and never promise anything that you can't deliver on. Learn to say "No". Outsource! If you're too busy working IN the business: paperwork, accounts, marketing etc. you're not working ON your business i.e doing what YOU do best and love. Play to your strengths, and pay others to do the other stuff. Cashflow! Put money aside whenever you can for the day when an invoice doesn't get paid straightaway, or heaven forbid, not at all. These things happen. You still need to pay your bills every month.

MY OFFERS

Get 10% off your website hosting with Tsohost

Looking for reliable web hosting, with excellent technical support? Simply add SUPER10 at checkout when asked for a promo code.

MY LATEST BLOG POSTS

Your websites are too expensive!

I had a very interesting phone call with a lovely woman this week who got in touch with me about designing her start-up business website. We had a...