How far we've come
A mere 2.5 months ago I took a self proclaimed leap of faith and formally launched my own marketing consultancy and now it feels like I've been doing it forever (in a very good way of course).
Winning my first clients - which happened so much faster than I could have dreamed - has been an obvious reason for celebration.
Other milestones I have been delighted to have achieved include:
- Being made a full member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing - you can all call me Hannah Russell MCIM if you will
- Becoming a fully fledged Marketplace Adviser, meaning that businesses who have been awarded government Growth Vouchers can use them with me
- Discovering a huge demand for marketing services within micro and small organisations (naturally this one isn't a massive shock to me)
The best bit so far has definitely been the enterprising and dynamic people I have been fortunate enough to meet across a huge range of different business sectors. These are people I can resonate with because they are doing the same thing as me - setting up and running a small business - and are people I would do anything to help.
For me, the most important thing is doing a great job - from the initial consultation meeting right through to the last hour of chargeable work and making a tangible difference. Accomplishing this and having happy clients on the road to marketing success means I have achieved my own business objectives.