I am thrilled to have gained over 100 new Twitter followers, plus a couple of business enquiries!
As well as founder and director of The Atlantic Blanket Company, I am a wife and mother of 3 children. I grew up in Northern Ireland and lived in Italy and London before moving to Cornwall 9 years ago. I started my own business not only to fill a gap in the market, but also to give me the independence and creative freedom I had never found in my previous career in HR. Despite the inevitable ups and downs of owning my own business, I haven't looked back!
Keep it simple - you can't do it all at once!
Stick to your plan - it's all too easy to get distracted
If you're working alone, you can get lonely so keep networking - and Tweeting!- for inspiration and advice
Remember why you're in business and what you want to get out of it.