A warm  welcome to Joanne, our Digital Coach for Shalford,

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Hi, I am Joanne McGowan the social media and digital coach for Shalford Parish. I have been self employed since leaving university and have run and developed 2 successful businesses in that time, a dance school and a children’s parties and activities company. Technology has always played a great part in the growth and success of both businesses. My dance school was one of the first in the industry to use a website as a marketing tool and my current business, Act One Adventures uses social media, e-newsletters, online booking systems and various other digital technology to market my services effectively and to give customers a quick, easy and friendly experience.

I am very much looking forward to sharing the skills I have learnt on my business journey so far and helping women who are returning to work or hoping to develop their own businesss, see how effective online marketing and social media can be to help achieve their business goals.