Winning SBS opened up so many doors for me not only within my jewellery making where sales increased massively but it also raised my profile allowing me to work with many great companies and individuals.
I started my business Tiny-Gems after being made redundant from coaching and managing in the banking industry for 15 years. I had made jewellery as a hobby and was surprised that people were so supportive and helpful when I decided it was now or never to go it alone
Being my own boss is the best feeling in the world and I have gone into partnership coaching small business owners in social networking and managing their social media this has lead me into joining a great group of like minded people and creating hundredth monkey.
Never be scared to try something new my moto is whats the worst that can happen.
Get yourself onto Twitter if you're not already. It is an amazing source for business contacts and networking as well as interacting with customers.