Business Plans

Starting up and running Any Old Lights has been a labour of love and long hours for Patrick and myself, Nick, since Patrick first sourced a small trove of ships’ lights all those moons ago. Recently, I took part in the eCommerce Masterplan podcast series, talking about the business.

The learning curve, you could build an record-breaking rollercoaster around, but it’s been an awful lot of fun and we’re very proud of what we’ve achieved. We are well aware, of course, that there remains an awful lot more to learn.

Having trained in WordPress website building, I’ve been in charge of web development – aka chained to this desk – including our eCommerce system, search engine optimisation (SEO) and the endless other techy factors that help build a successful business. I was honoured to be asked to take part in a podcast with award-winning eCommerce author Chloe Thomas, for her eCommerce MasterPlan series.

Concerning the growth of our business and the gestation of our eCommerce arm, it includes tips and tricks as well as exposing areas of business naivety best avoided (see the learning curve bit above). It also includes my tip to read Bowie on Bowie by Sean Egan.

You can hear the podcast here.


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