To celebrate SoleTrading Month 2011, we've drafted in sole
trader Virginia Webb, Smarta founder Shaa Wasmund and Viking
head of e-commerce Stuart Carlisle to answer your questions.
Join them and fellow Smarta readers for a webchat on the every
day issues faced by sole traders, as part of our Soletrading
Need to generate more sales from your website? Stuart's your
man. Confused about how to use social media to grow your customer
base? Shaa has hundreds of tips to help you on your way.
But, of course, there's nothing like hearing from someone who's
experiencing it all, right now - that's why Virginia will be on
hand to share her experiences of what it's really like to run your
own business, all on your own.
Founder of The Good Fork, Virginia left her job as a PR
executive to feed her passion of the finiest mediterranean foods,
developing a business that delivers your deli favourites straight
to your door.
The Good Fork is earning rave reviews and Virginia's gearing up
for a hectic festive season, but how does she manage without a
single employee to help her?
Tune in on Friday at 11am to find out.
During the webchat we will also announce the winner of our competition to win a copy of
our book 'the smarta way to do business' signed by Theo
To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize simply
tweet by copy and pasting the following sentence - I'm attending
the #SoleTrading webchat http://bit.ly/v1iMiN and have a chance to
win @smartaHQ's book signed by @theopaphitis.
To access this free sole trader masterclass, set yourself a
*Unfortunately, Georgia Campbell of Miss Crofton will no longer be take part in
the webchat as she'll be in Paris sourcing fabric - that's life as
a sole trader!