I have gained hundreds of new twitter followers and recent traffic to my website has been astounding! It was an amazing feeling to be retweeted and I still can't quite believe it! I have received so many kind messages from previous winners and everyone has been so supportive. It really is like a family and there is always someone on hand if you are in need of advice.
I run Pretty Little Silver from my home in rural East Yorkshire. I hand stamp vintage silverware with personalised messages for unique gifts. I have recently added hand crafted pewter keepsakes to my range which are proving very popular. As my pieces can be personalised they can be suited to any age or occasion, from newborn babies to 90th birthday gifts.
I have always had a love for all things vintage, especially ornate cutlery - when my collection started to take over our dining room I decided it was time to give some away. I wanted to give them as gifts to friends so I personalised them with my letter stamps to give them a new lease of life.
When word spread and requests mounted, Pretty Little Silver became a business. I'm a stay at home mum so my business fits in brilliantly around my children.
Enjoy what you do and believe in yourself.
Network with other businesses as much as you can, there are so many lovely people out there with fantastic advice