December 9 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
A small business set up with a council grant will come full circle later this month.
Digital marketing agency SearchFruits was set up in January 2012 by mother-of-three Nicole Jameson, thanks to a £1,500 grant from Broadland District Council.
Eighteen months on, Ms Jameson is returning to the authority to deliver eight training sessions showing Norfolk’s small businesses and traders how to establish their digital presence.
Ms Jameson, of Horstead, said: “I had always worked in IT but was made redundant when my youngest was three months old. I knew I needed to retrain and the grant from Broadland helped me to do that and buy new equipment.”
She now works with the council, Breckland Council and Victory Housing Trust to give digital training to small businesses and the self-employed.
“Lots of people know they need websites, Facebook and even Twitter, but are not really sure what they should be doing on them.
“We help them to write engaging and interesting content. It’s a shift-change to understanding that online is where their customers are searching for them,” said Ms Jameson.
She juggles work commitments with the demands of her children, all aged under 10. “It’s about getting a work-life balance, and using the skills of the industry to my advantage.”
See www.searchfruits.co.uk for course details.
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