At HubFizz, you’ll be able to work with Karen Black, whose great love for design, technology and online tools will give you the advice and support you need to achieve your business goals.
You’ll be working with a creative online marketing specialist whose passion and experience are in helping small businesses market themselves in a way that suits their time and lifestyle.
You’ll have the benefit of Karen’s constant research as she keeps up-to-date on the latest technology, tools and strategies so that you can have the best solutions to suit your budget and level of learning without spending hours of your own time to obtain it.
You’ll have access to Karen’s expertise in a variety of work, from building websites to training people on social media to designing and creating marketing content.
Working on my new website was a REAL stretch for me as I only had an inkling of what I wanted it to look like. Karen helped me to bring a shape to that what in my mind kept changing. I'd like to say a huge 'Thank You' for NEVER making it difficult to ask for or express what I wanted and for her expertise, guidance, and incredible patience. Karens' reaction to feedback is unique. She's amazing to work with. Incredibly special. Everyone should have a Karen experience which makes building your website enjoyable and fun!
I grew up in Africa and came over to the UK in 1996. After many years in London I moved to Norwich in Norfolk which is now my home. I love the people, the music scene, the thriving independent business community, the market and the lanes and the great food and drink scene. On top of that, the nearby countryside and Norfolk Broads are stunning and the beautiful beaches and Norfolk coastline are only a 40min drive away.
I love ales and craft beers and buying local where possible to support small independent businesses. I appreciate that we all play a part in sustainability for the future of our planet and am a keen supporter of community projects, buy local initiatives, conservation and creativity ... and love working with those who embody positive change and make a difference to their customers, community and the planet.
I founded, produce and co host the weekly #NorwichHour Show on Future Radio – a fantastic local community radio station based in Norwich. The #NorwichHour show is an interactive hour of live music, chat, interviews, local business and news running in tandem with the #NorwichHour chat on Twitter @FutureRadio on Monday nights from 20:00 – 21:00. You can listen in on 107.8FM, DAB, online via the website www.futureradio.co.uk or use one of the many apps such as TuneIn.com on tablets and phones to listen in from anywhere.
HubFizz is also a member of Buy Local Norfolk – a not-for-profit ‘social enterprise’ that recognises and promotes businesses local to Norfolk to boost the local economy, thereby supporting local jobs, local distinctiveness and local communities in the most sustainable way possible.
One of my first jobs in Zimbabwe (where I grew up), was selling typewriter ribbons to businesses! As more people were moving onto computers, I got straight in on the action and went on to be a desktop publisher in a printing firm (creating brochures, logos, posters, books and more).
Once in London and after a few months working in a pub, I brushed up on a few more skills and computer packages and then contracted to several large companies doing design, presentations and multimedia projects over many years.
The next phase took me into the travel industry for 7 years working for a UK tour operator, airline and tourist board doing sales and marketing.
Deciding I wanted to work for myself I co-founded Mamba Media in 2010, a creative agency, which was a great success and gave me the opportunity to really focus on websites, design and online marketing.
In 2014 HubFizz came to life! I wanted the freedom to be flexible, choose my own hours and location and help solopreneurs and small business owners to promote their business online using the skills I have learnt over the years.
Love my social media coach Karen. Just had a great hour long session - she is worth every penny and pound! Each time I learn so much and feel encouraged as well as inspired. Hubfizz is the biz - she makes the internet and social media easy to understand and relate to. One of the many qualities I admire about Karen is that she genuinely wants me to become successful - sign of a big heart!
When a project requires, we collaborate with a number of other small businesses including Branding, PR, SEO, Copywriting, Blogging, and Print. Our trusted partners are experts in their fields and this allows us to offer you a broad range of services.
You get the best possible advice and input for your business, project or campaign without the huge costs of going to a large creative agency.
A collaboration with branding & marketing strategist and expert Lynne Stainthorpe of Big Idea Brand Marketing – we have worked on over 12 projects together so far.
You can have access to a series of packages designed for people like you, who want to get or improve their online presence and market their business better.
Take a look at our website design and online marketing services and also our satisfied HubFizz clients, and then get in touch and find out whether HubFizz can help you build your business, bigger, faster and more profitably!