So thrilled with my tweet has been retweeted by Theo - my inbox has been inundated with lovely messages and have gained new followers and facebook likes. I don't usually have a glass of red wine on a Monday but I did...to celebrate my sbs win!
A home-based and running three online platforms, solely by myself since 2010, (and with the help from my fiance during busy times) specialising in personalised photo mounts in good quality frames for all occasions.
I design and create artwork in many shapes and forms using a computerised mat cutting machine which includes a pen for writing personalisation.
I started small by exhibiting personalised photo frames to the small wedding fairs, baby shows and regional fairs, Christmas festivals and networking events across the Southwest. These events have become very successful with lots of sales.
After running my business since 2010, and exhibiting at several small fairs and shows I now feel I am ready to make that bigger step and exhibit at much bigger events which is why I am attending 'The Baby Show' ExCel, London (20-22 Feb 2015) to display and sell personalised frames for expectant mums and dads to be, new parents and the relatives of the baby.
I am registered as a business seller on eBay.co.uk (May 2012) and on Amazon (November 2014)
Shortlisted 2011 and regional winner 2012 - Local Business Accelerators (LBA) award backed by prime Minister David Cameron & Dragon Den's star Deborah Meaden.
Have a clean and responsive website, update new products regularly and add keywords in the content page. Make sure your product image is clear, sharp and appealing.
Add a promotional discount offer leaflet inside the parcel prior to being dispatched - you want repeat customers then reward them with an offer leaflet. They will come back and order again....keep adding those leaflets in.
Ask your customers for reviews and spread it across on your social media if you can or get one of your team or family member to be an admin to do the social networking for you to promote your products etc.
Believe in yourself what you do.
Follow the right path.
Be passionate and be honest.