Our RT from Theo on 19/2/12 was our first attempt at entering and within 24 hours we saw a huge increase in website hits and Twitter followers. We gained much publicity in the press and on local radio which helped spread the word of our brand and having the #SBS winners badge on our website has helped give our website credibility. . I'm also now often refered to in the pub as "that guy who knows Theo Paphitis"
Vision Guitars started life as an online store selling guitar accessories and in 2009 after working in other large guitar shops for over 15 years i bit the bullet and opened the first Vision Guitars "bricks and mortar" store in Castleford, West Yorkshire with little more than £2000 budget on a credit card.
3 years later we are now in a new much larger store with a huge range of stock from some of the industries leading brands
Put the hours in! - There has been times when i've literally worked on the website all night, our store is also open 7 days a week.
Stick to what you know and be an expert! - I know about guitars so they're what i sell, i wouldnt of dreamed of starting a business doing anything else. By participating on relevant online forums you can soon be considered an expert in your field to many potential customers without having to give them the "hard sell"
VERY IMPORTANT - Look after your customer better than your competition and you will have a customer for life!
10% discount to all #SBS winners purchasing from www.visionguitars.co.uk please use the code #SBS Winner at check out