A profile series celebrating your stories of small business success. The moments that set you on a path to a more optimistic future and prove why it’s never been a better time to run a small business.
What’s your business name?
When did you start?
Where are you located?
How many in your team?
What’s your proudest business achievement?
In September, Matchboard celebrated 6 years of year-on-year double digit bottom line growth. It’s that consistency rather than a single event that I’m most proud of.
What did you do to get there?
I worked hard, stayed true to my values and my mission, always listened to customers, and actioned their insights, wherever possible.
How did you celebrate the milestone?
I celebrated the milestone with a family dinner – without the support of my family through the ups and downs, I wouldn’t have made it this far. My husband and my kids also get roped into a lot of tasks to support my business, from IT help to graphic design and data entry, so it really is a team effort! I also took the opportunity to enter some business awards to get public recognition of the achievement.
How has your business changed since then?
The fundamentals of the business have not changed over time. What’s new in the last few months is an uplift in the business in the UK, where I have a licensing model.
What’s your next goal?
My next goal is to secure a partnership with a media / publishing company targeting small businesses and startups (perhaps there is an opportunity with Pinstripe?) Matchboard’s free-to-use business matching platform connects small businesses and startups with highly rated suppliers of all the services they need to thrive.