What is your name and position within your company?
Barry Thompson and I am the CEO
What is the name of your company and how long have you been involved with it?
The company is called me:now and I co-founded it with Stuart Buckland 3 years ago
What does your company do and what makes it so special?
We help small businesses market when they are available. We have built an app that not only does this, but it also sends existing customers (who choose to receive then) alerts so that they are kept up to date as to when the small business can fit them in. Nobody else does this.
What is the most important value you hold onto in business?
Integrity. We believe in supporting small businesses to be successful & grow. If they are successful then we all benefit. To this aim, the small business owner is at the core of what we do and we want them to trust us to deliver.
What advice would you give to people interested in becoming entrepreneurs in your industry?
If you are building an app, draw it out on paper first. See how many screens you are creating & where every touch on the screen takes your customers.
Why did you choose to “Be Part of The Community” and get involved with Community Driving School?
The Community Driving School gives people that helping hand in changing their lives. Having a driving licence presents so many more opportunities for them. This ethos is very much aligned with our own.
Is there anything you would like to say to those people that will benefit from your generosity?
The me:now app will alert you to when your instructor has a slot free. This is an ideal opportunity for you to have an extra lesson that wouldn’t normally be scheduled. We hope that these will help you to obtain your licence even quicker. Best of luck.