I have been working at Gossip Genie for about a year and 2 months now and this is by far the most exciting thing that has happened to our company! After Jacqui entered into the Office Depot Small Business Makeover contest, I started thinking back to last year at this time and how much has changed. In a very short period of time, Gossip Genie has grown from a handful of clients and 2 employees to 11 amazing clients and as of next week, 5 employees! We used to meet at Jacqui’s previous condo and work from her couch for a few hours (or until our laptops got too hot for our legs). Flash forward a year and Office Depot comes in and supplies us with beautiful glass top desks, leather executive chairs, a laptop, and a plethora of cute office supplies (luckily they took note that we were an office of all girls). After we got all our new jazz set up, Jacqui was kind enough to purchase a monitor for my desk. Switching back and forth between tabs and documents on a 13 inch screen is no easy task- take note small businesses out there..it is an easy and low cost fix to speed up work efficiency! Along with the office supplies, Jacqui was able to have a one on one hour long session with the financial editor of The Today Show, Jean Chatzky. They discussed everything from financials, to client relationships, and even ways in which we can grow Gossip Genie.
2012 is going to be a big year for Gossip Genie! We just launched a new website and with the excitement around our Office Depot win, the genies are feeling motivated as ever! We love staying busy so feel free to mention our name to anyone in need of some social media marketing assistance!