Goldfish to a Dragon

I’ve never really won anything before, except a goldfish at the fairground when I was a little girl!

So when @marginsholidays was announced as a winner by Theo Pathitis at the end of February on Twitter, I was absolutely gobsmacked.

I only started embracing Social Media at the end of 2016 when we launched our website and started the promotion and marketing of MarGins Walking and Glamping Holidays. I have to confess I didn’t even know what a # meant! But I got my head down and started to learn.

It was at a networking event in Norwich that I met a lovely lady from Agent Shave. They had only launched their business a few weeks before as well. She was over the moon as Agent Shave had just become winners of the Theo Pathitis Small Business Sunday #SBS competition on Twitter and she thought this was something MarGins should do to gain followers and support from other small business’s UK wide.

So, I decided to give it a go…….and after only 5 weeks of entering we become one of Theo’s winners on February 27th. And can you believe I was actually on a Social Media Course when I found out!

That evening and the next day was rather manic on Twitter. We gained over 200 followers and the messages of support were overwhelming. For a small business this is certainly a stepping stone to recognition as you get to put your business on the SBS website and shop and once a year there is a networking event held by Theo Pathitis for all SBS winners to attend and engage with other Small Business Sunday winners. The next one will be in February 2018 so we have a while to wait but by that time we will have had our first season and actually have something to discuss………

We also got in the local press. Eastern Daily Press and North Norfolk News.

I would recommend other small business’s give it a go. All you have to do is capture the nature of your business in 140 characters and hope it gets noticed. Click here to find out more: #SBS

So, my adventure continues…from a Goldfish to a Dragon



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