Social Media offers wonderful opportunities for small business owners to level the playing field
What my Clients say …
Empire Laundry/ Wilton Green started to consult Nicky in early 2012. At the time the problem for us was that social media was time consuming to set up as well as a complete minefield! There are also a lot of different areas within it which differing business should adopt and utilise depending on various factors. As far as getting social media to work for your business there is an awful lot to know and learn. The first thing Nicky did for us which was very useful was assessing our needs and then explain to us in terms we could understand what needed to be done. She also showed us exactly how to go about implementing the strategy. Nicky has given us a great service and we can see that social media interaction looks much more professional and consistent in our business now that Nicky has given us her assistance. Social media is a bit strange as a concept in terms of its impact on your business web presence. But there is no doubt it’s here to stay and is probably going to be the single biggest factor. Nicky will make it happen for you. She is doing that for us.
Being a complete novice to business use of social media, it was extremely empowering to leave Nicky’s workshop feeling confident enough to go forth and make my mark on the giant that is Twitter. In just one week, I have already had two enquiries for events at Mandolay and plenty of marketing opportunities that I would have otherwise missed. I have also increased our number of Twitter followers by about 150. So thank you, Nicky – you run a clear, informative and also fun workshop and I’m looking forward to news of Advanced Twitter Courses when they’re up and running!
Charlotte Wilson, Meeting & Events Sales Manager for The Mandolay Hotel & Conference Centre, Guildford
I met Nicky a couple of years ago at a network group and was impressed at her knowledge of Social Media and the tips she gave us. A went on one of her twitter courses to find out more so that it would help my business move forward and get some exposure. The course was easy to follow and Nicky provided information on all aspects of twittering and how it worked. I went back and started to tweet more about my business and articles relevant to it and now I have a strong following and my sales have started to increase especially from the US. So thank you Nicky for your advice.
It's a week since I attended Nicky's workshop on using Facebook Pages for business and what a week it has been. My new Facebook Page for my book, This We Know, has well over 250 Likes already. What's more, it is creating a buzz, sparking new conversations and opening new doors. The book has shot into the Top 10 books on Philosophy in the UK Kindle charts and is rubbing shoulders with the likes of Plato and Kafka. I know they are not on Facebook thought but just imagine if they were!! If you have a book, a product or service you want to share with the world, Nicky will show you the way to do it with ease. I now can't wait to see what new doors will open next week.
Last weeks Sussex Women in Business lunch meeting was a lively, informative and enjoyable event, with a fantastic presentation from Nicky Kriel on the fastest growing social media site Pinterest. Nicky focuses on social media coaching and training for small businesses. She has a plethora of knowledge and the ability to convert blank stares into understanding nods and lively debate. Nicky educated us all on the pro’s and con’s of Pinterest and how and why we should consider using it as part of our social media toolbox. Pinterest, like all social media platforms, has its benefits and its drawbacks, and it’s not for everyone. But in todays world where us humans react and engage in a more visual manner than ever before, it’s clear to see Pinterests importance. What I personally really liked about Nicky’s presentation, was that she highlighted the critical point of social media (in any form) needing to be seen as a ‘finishing touch’. Get the rest of the business right before you start to promote it online. Finishing touches can make all the difference, but they are completely pointless if the bare bones of the business are not right first.