Winning #SBS has been a fantastic boost for my business. The badge on my site has definately improved customer confidence, having a Dragons name on your website is a great help!. It's like being part of a massive community, there is always someone to help you on Twitter with any problems, you can guarantee that whatever you need there will be a #SBS winner with the skills/products to help!
I started http://www.bridaldesignsweddingjewellery.co.uk from scratch with no funding in 2008. The website has come a long way since then and I have picked up a lot of knowledge on the way particularly about SEO and Google rankings and we are now on page one of Google for wedding jewellery and bridal jewellery. In 2011 I started the sister company http://www.sophiamay.co.uk which supplies jewellery for all special occasions alongside the wedding jewellery of Bridal Designs. You can follow me on Twitter @BridalDesigns ...I look forward to tweeting with you!
Don't be afraid to blow your own trumpet, we are programmed from a young age not to boast about our achievements but a tiny bit of self promotion is a good thing! I still find it hard to do but as a sole trader if I dont do it no-one else will.
And most importantly....don't give up!
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