Winning #SBS was great, it generated a lot of Twitter conversations and leads, and was a nice timely boost to website traffic, just before Valentine's Day!
AskHerFriends.com was set up by Ben Blomerley who found buying gifts for girlfriends difficult and stressful. A few years ago, Ben bought his girlfriend a worm farm. She was soon his ex-girlfriend! He still maintains that she liked it – free compost for the garden – but it was hardly the most romantic gift. This was the inspiration behind creating AskHerFriends.com, which brings together the best of great gift ideas, crowd-sourced inspiration (and a bit of social networking, if you want) to help people get the perfect gift for the women in their lives. The site’s unique Idea Map has an innovative algorithm which can suggest the perfect gift to buyers to match their budget and the recipient’s style and taste.
If someone offers to make an introduction, always accept, because you never know where it might lead. Ask for help, people like to help out. Listen to what lots of people have to say, but maintain a solid core of belief in what you're doing.
We have 50 x £5 Gift Vouchers to give away on #SBS winner @askherfriends. Simply enter code SMALLBIZ at www.askherfriends.com but be quick!