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Change Needed, Reboot Please

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Change Needed, Reboot Please

Since I started Sparkly Pretty Things back in August last year to sell my handmade jewellery, I've learned so much not just about websites, social media and networking but also about myself, what's important in life and how much more I have to learn. This last couple of months have been the biggest challenge of all.....After we returned from holiday in early October I had a panic session when I realised how far my reach had dropped on Facebook in my absence. For those who don't know Facebook for businesses, reach is an indicator of how many people have seen...

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The award winning Sparkly Pretty Things!

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The award winning Sparkly Pretty Things!

Last weekend something rather wonderful happened.  I entered Sparkly Pretty into a Twitter competition without much hope, we've only been going since late August. However the award was for Business of the Week, and we had had a rather good week, including reaching 300 likes on Facebook and winning a bulk order from a business customer. And we only went and won it!  Bright Pig, an SEO and search marketing company who themselves had been picked by Theo Paphitis for his SBS award, had given us the nod. I can't tell you how much this meant to me.  Here's why....

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Countdown to launch - part 2

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Countdown to launch - part 2

The last few weeks have been very exciting for me. They've also been exhausting, fun and frustrating. I know that this sounds like a manic combination of emotions and it is. But let me explain from the beginning.For several years before I got ill I had made jewellery for as a hobby. When I became too ill to work I used it as something to pass the time but secondly and more importantly it made me feel more relaxed, calmer. It had the added bonus of being physiotherapy for my hands and fingers. But over time I realised that there...

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