Flying start for young Fylde coast marketeer's new business
Age should be no barrier to starting a business, as one Fylde coast woman is finding after taking on the challenge despite lockdown.
And Chantal Kyles, 21, has found that if you follow your dream success can follow along too.
The former St Mary’s student fell in love with marketing and social media at the age of 16 and had gained a raft of qualifications working with several firms. But she had been planning to launch her own company throughout lockdown.
Despite the pressures of working full time and planning her wedding to husband Joseph, she found time to get her ideas together last September and started Kyles Marketing this January.
She knew she would have to put in extra hours at first to get the business off the ground, but within weeks was in a position to quit her job and concentrate on her business full time.
Chantal said: “I started the company with the expectation of not getting too many calls for the first few months as I was told it takes quite a bit of time to build up clients. I was running the business while working nine hours a day, which was a struggle, early mornings, late evenings but I just put my all into it as this is my passion and I just went for it.
“The job I had before had changed from marketing to mainly admin which is not what I love doing, so it was more incentive to change.
“Starting Kyles Marketing turned out to be the best decision I have ever made.
“People had told me don’t be too worried if you don’t have many clients in the first three months, but I got my first client in the first week.
“Then more and more came along and suddenly I had ten. Now I have left full time employment to focus on my own business.
"I knew I was good at what I do of course otherwise I wouldn’t have started the company but hearing what clients are saying about me and my company is unbelievable. I’m blown away to hear clients say they are so glad they found me.”
Chantal offers a range of tailored services for businesses from helping them with their social media to get new clients or to keep active on any platform, to logo design, hashtag research and SEO, as well as providing content for websites.
She added: “For anyone thinking of doing something, just do it if you have a true passion for it. If it fails then it fails, but if you put 110 per cent into it then there is no reason why it should.”
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