Picture the scene: wobbly bottom lip, heavily applied mascara beginning to run as tears trickle down, one hand clasped tightly round a golden statuette, the other across my chest as I try and remember all my heartfelt thank yous….and then the reality hits me – I haven’t won an Oscar (or anything since a jar of coffee from a church raffle in 1982), but we’ve made it past the first year of business when 20% of start ups won’t.
We do have a long list of thank yous and as the saying goes, it really wouldn’t have been possible without them – sob! Friends and relatives have supplied legal advice, servers, book-keeping skills and yes, actually bought our stuff!
We have stopped being polite with each other: expressions of opinion are said honestly and disagreements not unheard of – you say potato and all that….
Similarly, if this were a school report, I’m not quite sure what our grade would be for this year, but our learning curve has been exponential. I now know that hootsuite isn’t a folk band and vectorising isn’t something reserved for Doctor Who. We’ve tweeted and posted, blogged and pinned. We still have a long way to go and a lot to learn so all advice is gratefully received, but it’s been fun, exciting and we look forward to the next birthday!