This is the 2nd hub of the workroom.
A too small desk (old chemistry bench) with wallplanner and computer. When I'm not at the sewing machine (the 1st and of course most important hub!), I am at the computer (or on my phone or i-Pad). If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter you probably guessed!
The reason is simply that Twitter and Facebook and this blog are right at the heart of the business - they are a great way to keep in touch and connect with people who are interested in Snapdragon.
This started with wanting to keep a personal engagement with people - something that is often difficult for Internet businesses - but soon I found that it actually pays in terms of the business growing too.
In 2010 we found that over 30% of new business came via Facebook and Twitter - an amazing statistic when you think about it (especially when you compare it to the price of advertising and attending trade shows)
So I'm very passionate about small businesses harnessing the power of social media and yesterday I finalised details of 3 workshops that I shall be leading for Stirling Enterprise in the next couple of months
The idea is that they will be very small groups - so that everyone can have a computer - and are aimed at complete beginners. I will talk about connecting with people, strategy, and making time for it all, and Colin Clark will be on hand for the techy bits. By the end of the morning everyone should have Facebook and Twitter pages set up and be confident about uploading photos, web links and know what they want to do.
Further details are available from Stirling Enterprise -