Recent Facebook Post, that I wanted to share on my blog.
" After a long chat with a lady who I have known for years and who has watched Natalie Crowe Designs grow over the years. The conversations about progress recently, got me thinking about a lot of things, say 2-3 years ago, I had personally felt like I had such an amazing connection with all of my facebook fans, more than just the limitations created by facebook themselves... more than the now limited post reach and the other facebook restrictions we now have. There was so much more involvement, fans seems more eager to participate, to interact, more eager to strike up conversation, to learn, to grow and most of all to share their knowledge and resources.
For those of you that have been a fan of ours for a while you may have remembered some time ago we'd have weekly network events, we'd have fans regularly just drop by our page or send us a message to see how things were going.. -- as obvious as it sounds, this form of social media was exactly that social.. Nowadays with less of you seeing our posts, more of you being frustrated with the post visibility, it is any wonder that businesses owners are putting their hands up in the air and saying what do we do..
I have read all of the posts going around about getting fans who genuinely want to see your posts to do this and do that,(normally there are "500" posts like this on my news feed - at this present point however - I couldn't locate a sample.. ) but I just want to you all, that I appreciate ALL of you.. and all of the effort and time you each take to stop by, comment on our posts and participate in this page. The community you've helped build and the contributions you've made in the past, present and future.
I know we've been exceptionally quiet of late, with small bursts of posting here there and everywhere.... At the present point in time, I have still not decided to take the business further and expand the operation to include more staff.. However, with the whiteboard currently listing 22 clients and this list is constantly growing. Natalie Crowe Designs is the busiest it's ever been in the lifespan of the business and to be honest, I feel such a sense of excitement and thrill at the concept... but it can also be a scary thing! Business Growth!
I personally set some rather large expectations this year for myself and I am so stoked to say I have all bar progressed beyond those goals, with one final goal to conquer by the 27th of August this year. It'll soon be back to the drawing board to work out my next direction... but this crazy workload is the reason for my absence.
I wanted to share with you these thoughts, but also wanted to bring a real factor to the business. I am a real person, I am a mum, a business woman, a friend and I guess on a very genuine level... I am just like you...
I never want Natalie Crowe Designs to be put in that same category as those "face-less" large companies... You'll never be just a number.. my clients are treated like they are friends and family, and on the two way street of the client and designer/developer relationship it's a mutual agreement and understanding..
My aim is to be approachable, down to earth and realistic. It takes more to running a business than being a well known name .. it's how your customers feel, and what you do for your customers that matter and ... at the bottom line... You - my friend are on the top of our priority list!
Sending you all loads of positive energy and the knowledge that I believe in you and your business. You can do anything you set your mind to! Even the smallest step is movement forward!!! Any movement towards your goal, brings a chance of success, where as sitting on your hands and waiting for the perfect time brings you no reward.
I get a little carried away when I post, but if any of this post spoke to you, please feel free to comment below, I love hearing from you. Have a great night lovelies!"