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Brightspark is 5 years old

16 June 2008  

Today! Cinco anos, half a decade, in web years that’s like 25 years! To mark it, the office will be closed this afternoon while we retire to the Ely in CHQ for a spot of lunch.

I was thinking about the how long it took me to realise that I had a business that was successful and that wasn’t going away. For the first 12-18 months, I still had the fear of a Sunday night “I hope I have enough work on this week to keep me busy.” Ha! After a couple of yeas, I acquired the confidence to turn down work. The combination of economically booming Ireland and operating in a growth industry, means that we are in the lucky position of having too much work. A good investment for me was with Dublin-based business coach, James Sweetman, who helped me to define my ideal client. For the record, Brightspark’s ideal client is someone who appreciates what we do, ‘gets it’, and pays their bills on time. I highly recommend you define your ideal client if you haven’t done so already. Once you know who you want to work for, it becomes very easy to choose the ones in which to invest your time, creativity, and energy.

I’ll leave today with the Groovy Dancing girl (Sophie Merry). An update on the dance that went so incredibly viral on Youtube, this one sees her dancing in a more stylish set and to a Squarepusher tune that’s got a bit more of a drum and bass feel. This is how I feel inside when I think of how lucky enough I am to do what I love doing every day and get paid for it!

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  1. Congrats Maryrose, it’s a tremendous feeling of satisfaction isn’t it. I remember having that same feeling of dread every Sunday night in 2000 but thankfully it soon dissipated. Continued success to you!

  2. Happy Birthday to Brightspark!! Thanks to you Ms Sparkly the Irish web space is much more interesting, brightly coloured and cutting edge… Keep up the good work.

  3. “Am baffled as to how James Corbett is appearing on my site as me?”

    Woah, freaky…. let’s try again….. I’ve definitely typed “James Corbett” AGAIN 🙂

  4. Glad that’s sorted! For the record, I didn’t pen a congratulations comment to myself. That was something strange happening around James Corbett – t’wouldn’t be the first time I suspect!

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