After been retweeted by Theo on Monday evening (24/2/2014) we have had a great response through Twitter, Facebook and our website hits went through the roof. This has resulted in connecting with like minded business people as well as generating a good few business leads.
I started the business in 2007 straight after completing my apprenticeship, as been self employed and running my own business has always been my goal even when setting out to start my first plastering course.
Like any business, the beginning was difficult with work slowly coming through, it was a case of when I wasn't out and about plastering, I was delivering flyers, trying to meet new people which over time it has paid off.
Also with my business not owning a vehicle until we had been operating for 2 years it was a case I had to travel by bus to quote and undertake jobs which was a pain especially with the equipment I had to carry but I got through that and today my business is booming, constantly meeting monthly goals I set and having a huge customer base who help and support us massively with the amount of recommendations we receive.
We undertake all aspects of plastering work for customers all around the Yorkshire area and are passionate about what we do and the final job we leave.
My tips would be never give up, it doesn't matter how many people turn you down just keep going.
Respect everyone you meet no matter what.