Rimu Marketing celebrates 1st Birthday! I cannot believe that it is a year ago I took the plunge to start Rimu Marketing!
How time has flown and what an amazing journey I have been on, I have learnt so much and met so many inspirational people along the way, from leaders trying to change the world to business owners who are so passionate about what they do, they take everyone else with them. I do feel that I have also achieved my objective to help and support a number of small businesses with their marketing, whether it be for just one project or on a more ongoing basis.
So what is my story? Well as you may know I was made redundant from my corporate life in August 2013, after a well-established career we parted company on good terms. It took me a while to work out what I should do next, I realized I still loved Marketing but I wanted a flexible role to work around my family, should I return to another corporate role or go it alone? Well I took the brave step to go self employed – I am so glad that I did. With the explosion in small businesses being set up over the last 5 years from 760,000 to a record 5.2m (Source: CIM Cutting Edge via Prime Ministers Enterprise Advisor) it is amazing to see a different side to working life.
I have met some truly inspirational people on my journey so far and I now go to work happy that I am, for at least the majority of the time able to see my children and be there to watch them grow up. And at the same time do something that I love.
So what happens next? Well last year for me was all about doing something different! Which I achieved, I did more than 12 different projects in as many months. This year is all about building the business, but starting to focus on the key leisure, travel, children focused and lifestyle industries which I love to work with, but most importantly where I feel I can bring most value. I am really looking forward to the next 12 months, it is sure to be just as exciting a the last. I look forward to helping any passionate small businesses with their marketing from setting their Marketing Strategy to building their social media or email campaigns PLUS much more. I also plan to build on some great workshops that I have run recently, so please watch this space – get in touch to find out more or arrange your initial no obligation consultation.
I look forward to going with you on the journey!