When 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