Jane Corner, Campden Yurts – Realising a glamping dreamJane Corner is realising her dream. As a mum with two young children and a five-acre smallholding, from July of this year, Jane will be opening her beautiful piece of the Cotswold countryside to more than just visiting family when she launches her glamping business, Campden Yurts.
Realising a glamping dream
“With my business launching in July of this year, Faster Women couldn’t have come at a better time for me. The style of the workshops is brilliant and it was great to be in a room with a teacher who not only knows their stuff, but is ‘one of us’ too and understands the challenges that women in business face.”
Jane Corner is realising her dream. As a mum with two young children and a five-acre smallholding, Jane has been playing host to visiting family from abroad for years, all of whom have loved to stay in her quiet spot near Chipping Campden in Gloucestershire. But from July of this year, Jane will be opening her beautiful piece of the Cotswold countryside to more than just visiting family when she launches her glamping business, Campden Yurts.
Facing social media fears
Jane knew that her audience for her new business wasn’t going to be locals but that she would need to have a reach far and wide to make it viable, so she knew that social media was going to be critical to her success.
Although she was tentatively using Facebook personally, she felt her knowledge of social media for business purposes was inadequate, and began to look for college courses to attend. Generally speaking these were either too expensive or on at the wrong times to suit family life, so the Faster Women courses provided a brilliant solution.
Jane attended a series of Twitter, Facebook and Social Media Strategy workshops through Faster Women earlier this year. She’s now using Twitter and Facebook with great success to promote her business and is looking to take bookings for when the site opens in July.
Jane said: “Before, when I sat down at my computer it was with abject terror, but having attended the Faster Women sessions I now really enjoy it! The Strategy course helped me identify which platforms would work best for me, who my ‘market’ is – who I am talking to, and how to reach them with tweets and posts that would interest them. These courses have also been a fantastic networking opportunity for me, a chance to share what I do and to learn from the experiences and wisdom of other women. It is great to make contacts who can help me fulfil my business goals, and also make friends along the way.”
To find out more about Campden Yurts: www.campdenyurts.co.uk.