The Story of STOMP Social Media Training

Speaker, Trainer, Constant, Social Media Specialist Melanie BoylanWhen I first started looking at what I was going to do with my time back in 2012-2013, I was very limited as to what I could do.  I have two children and when I set up business in 2013 they were 3 and 5.
I wanted to do something that would work around them initially and wanted something flexible.  Other jobs and roles just didn’t allow for this.  I had always been a stay-at-home Mum since having the kids and wanted to continue this for as long as possible, so setting up my own business seemed like a logical conclusion.
The previous year (2012) I was volunteering as usual with one of my favourite charity’s Cuidiu when I was approached by a Magician!  He had seen me posting on Facebook regularly and wondered if he could get a few pointers off me on how I did it?  I was delighted to show him how I did it and really enjoyed seeing him learning to do it for himself and that’s where the idea of STOMP came along.  He then recommended me to others and I then approached the Local Enterprise Office on how to set up my company.  I started with Design Your Own Website Using WordPress course and then did a Start Your Own Business Course and several other courses over the years since.
When I first started I didn’t think very big when setting up the business –  not many sole traders do and the name STOMP actually stands for Sole Trader, Office, Marketing and PR.  I am delighted to say I now support and train all sizes of business and my business has grown with my clients.
So I set up STOMP Marketing & PR in Co Wicklow on November 7th 2013 and rebranded my business December 2015 to what it is today STOMP Social Media Training after looking at my pool of enquiries and making my business match my clientele.
I provide Adult Education and support for people in Business.  With my many years of experience in promoting services and charities in Ireland and the UK; I have been very fortunate to establish a strong network of contacts and over the years have learnt how best to promote a business online and improve their social media scoring.  Creating a professional image and maintaining it is the crux of a great marketing plan and is instrumental in today’s climate in making your business stand out, I can tailor my services to your requirements.

STOMP Social Media Training Growth Points

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    • Training clients clients one to one or in Groups since November 2013
    • Preferred Supplier for Bord Iascaigh Mhara since November 2015
    • On the Panel of Experts for Bord Iascaigh Mhara since January 2016
    • Management of clients social media profiles since February 2016
    • Qualified Train the Trainer QQI Level 6 – March 2016
    • Public speaking since May 2016
    • First sponsored event – Women’s Inspire Network Conference – October 2016
    • First International online speaking engagement “Marketing Success Summit” – November 2016
    • Sponsoring and blogging for Women’s Inspire Network website for 2017
    • Sponsor for BizExpo April 2017
    • Social Media Manager for Irish Tech News August 2017
    • Sponsor for Womens Inspire Conference October 2017
    • Moved into Midland Business Hub office space January 2018
    • Speaker / Moderator at Techchill – Riga, Latvia 2018
    • Winner of best Business to Business Company 2018 – Micro Business Awards
    • Speaker at #DigCitSummitIRL – 2018
    • MicroMentor – Since September 2018
    • A Speaker at Amplify Conference October 2018
    • Panel Speaker at Octocon – 2018
    • Speaker at DCU – Women in Tech and Business – November 2018
    • Speaker at Startup Ballymun – Grow with Digital – March 2019
    • Sponsor / Speaker at BizExpo 2019 – June 2019
    • Sponsor and Stand at Inaugural South East Digital Picnic – June 2019
    • Speaker / Sponsor Dublin Business Market – September 2019
    • Moderator at Tech BBQ, Copenhagen – September 2019
    • Speaker at National Women’s Enterprise Day (NWED) Dublin – October 2019
    • Speaker / Main Sponsor at Women’s Inspire Network Conference Dublin – October 2019
    • Winner of best Business to Business Company 2019 – Micro Business Awards
    • Became a Incorporated Company January 2020
    • Started as a Mentor with Westmeath Local Enterprise Office April 2020
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