Thanks for visiting! I’m Clare – welcome to my personal blog. This is my small piece of the internet where I voice my opinions, share entrepreneurial news and viewpoints, interview some truly inspiring people, document my travel experiences and occasionally have the odd rant.
A little bit about me; my background has always been predominantly Sales and Marketing (with a stint as a flight attendant thrown in for good measure!) and my last permanent job position was as the Marketing Manager for a well known media company. Although I loved the busy, ever changing role and the challenges it brought, I always knew deep down I had an entrepreneurial sprit that was aching to come out – I wanted my own business and the chance to implement all the ideas and strategies I had in my head that I was positive I could make work. Also (and quite simply) – I knew I wanted to be my own boss!
That opportunity came in 2013 when I took maternity leave to have my daughter. Alongside the sleepless nights and joy/heartache that comes hand in hand with a newborn, I also began to plan a different way of working – I began reading digital nomad blogs, business books, researching online and putting down in a firm plan everything I had been working towards for the last 10 years and in 2014, I handed in my notice and South Coast Social launched.
I was fortunate to have my old employer as my first client which enabled me to immediately put plans in place to grow the business from a standing start. I was determined to stay true to the company ethos of honest, transparency and keeping it simple – cutting out the jargon from social media and marketing, enabling South Coast Social clients to concentrate on what they did best. This became part of the #ThinkDifferent philosophy – you can find out more about this here.
Two years on and the company is continuing to expand and grow from strength to strength with some amazing clients and projects. I am also now the Co-Founder of my next business, The Business Success Hub – a complete resource for startups to gain essential business knowledge and advice. I also have a few more exciting developments in the pipeline – watch this space!
Some of the things I love the most include; coffee, listening to my daughter laugh, being by the sea, looking at the stars, writing, sunshine (even if I have to chase it abroad!), learning new things, reading, red wine, geeking out on ancient greek history, spending time with my family and friends, a healthy dose of sarcasm, shoes, travel, cherry blossom, gratuitous use of Top Gun quotes, cocktails and cake.
I have been featured in major marketing / entrepreneurial publications and blogs, mostly talking about my passion for social media and digital marketing. If you would like to get in touch, send me a message via the CONTACT page or through my social media channels (at the top of this page).
For more about South Coast Social please visit the website here.
For more about The Business Success Hub please visit the website here.