Imagine you're at a networking event and someone asks you what your "thing" is. What would your answer be? What is your thing? What is your small business about?  And how do you share its benefits to your clients and potential clients through social media?

Digital Sparkles' "thing" is learning. My "thing" is via training and mentoring, I help to bring out the best in you, so you can take charge of your social media marketing. To make sure you're not reliant on anyone else to deliver your key communications unless you choose to. I want to make you and your business memorable via your digital communications.

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Nicola Jayne Little: chief sparkler, digital trainer and mentor

Nicola Jayne Little

Chief Sparkler, digital trainer and mentor

Once a teacher, always a teacher. Since leaving the primary school classroom, I've swapped teaching children to training business owners and professionals, helping them achieve their digital marketing goals. For four years I was director of Daisy Green Magazine and Events, an online ethical magazine and events company which I passionately loved. The business closed in 2014 but the experience taught me to #dodigital.

I approach social media marketing with the same relentless energy and positivity as I do my training or mentoring sessions - it is a business essential, not an add-on. 

A great day at work for me is when people start to "get it", the light bulb moment that I loved so much in the classroom. It's such a thrill when someone understands that they can cope with their social media marketing - it's just lush. 

My training style is intuitive. Lots of people come to me with a fixed idea of what they want and need. It's always a good starting point but is very rarely the whole picture. The teaching must flow with the learning, at the delegate's pace, whether that's with a small group, a larger workshop or in a 1-2-1 mentoring session.

Making a real difference to people running their small businesses keeps me Sparkling and that's why I do it. I'm really proud of the inclusive #dodigital community that I've built on Facebook. People are wonderful and generous with their help and advice.

If you like what you've read, please join us in the group or drop me an email and let's see if we can't get you Sparkling, together.  

Twitter: @NicolaJSparkles
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/nicolajaynelittle
Facebook: facebook.com/DigitalSparklesTraining
Skype: nicolajaynesparkles

Michelle Dobson: office sparkler, manager and administrator

Michelle Dobson

Office Sparkler, manager and administrator

Michelle is the right-hand woman at Digital Sparkles. She manages all our enquiries, organises our training events, liaises with a team of small business owners who support Sparkle, lends a hand on our social media channels and generally keeps Nicola in check!

As a small business owner herself, she understands the pressure faced by small business owners. Michelle joined Digital Sparkles offering full business support in 2017.

Her strengths include a no-nonsense attitude to business support; if the jobs need to get done, she will get them done.

Twitter: @digitalsparkles
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/michelle-dobson
Facebook: facebook.com/DigitalSparklesTraining