Who is Chris Bruno?
Welcome, just a short introduction, I’m Chris Bruno, an entrepreneur and have been ever since I started working. I like to think of myself as slightly more evolved now, but the reality of it is, I’m still learning… Every day is a new lesson and running your own business is HARD!
That said, it’s what I love doing and I have no intention of changing that any time soon.
Enjoy my thoughts, opinions and own meandering musings on the site.
A little history about Chris
My first company was started in the United Kingdom, back in 2005, a construction company with a Ukrainian business partner… You couldn’t make this up could you?
We had the advantage, like many at that time, of having a great workforce and sub contractors from Poland. As a result, we were able to offer a quality service at a great price and that changed everything. Working in West London all the way to Normandy, where we built some of the best stables in the area.
Years later, in 2012, I finally created my own website to showcase who I am. Why? Who knows, I think it may have been inspiration from Jason Calacanis, watching too much This Week In Startups and finally deciding that I needed a website to show who I am and what I do.
In 2008 I started Just Consulting Ltd – a Gibraltar based marketing company, specialising in online marketing – focusing on strategy and campaigns.
Once again I’m amazed at how fast the last year has gone by. I’ve been in London, in France, I’ve had staff, I’ve had offices, I’ve been doing all the “normal” things that people do. The truth is though, I’m not normal. So this year, I refuse to “live normal”.
On the 10th December 2016, I left France, where I had a nice place to live and was enjoying the “normal life”. Truth is though, I was getting bored, I wanted to move, I wanted new experiences. The truth is I just wasn’t sure how to do it.
To that end, this year is the year of the vagabond! It’s the year of the Digital Nomad. It’s the year I want to spend as much time out and about and away from “normal”. I want extra-ordinary. The plan for this year is to document as much of it as possible here on this blog. Keep an eye out for the new section.
2017 quote to live by:
“Until we have begun to go without them, we fail to realize how unnecessary many things are. We’ve been using them not because we needed them but because we had them.”
― Seneca, Letters from a Stoic
Wow, what a journey. It’s amazing to see how far you can go as a business owner. It’s not all ups, there are downs too, but getting up and dusting yourself off is just as important as the successes that happen too.
This year, I’m introducing a new Coaching programme, where I’ll be helping small business owners with their Digital Marketing and business growth over a 12 week programme. I’m starting all of this in August and can’t wait to get started. Keep your eyes peeled or alternatively, sign up on the right hand side to make sure you are first to hear all about it.
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work”
— Thomas Edison
So it’s now the start of 2015, and what can I say, the roller coaster ride just keeps on going. We’ve expanded, contracted, re-arranged, re-organised and some. But here we are, it’s finally 2015, our new branding Social INK is now up and running and our UK office is now working too. I’ve moved to the UK and with all my plans unfolding, 2015 is going to be EPIC!
Check out the new brand here – www.socialink.co
We introduced a complete range of Coaching programmes to help Small to Mid Sized businesses to take control of what they are currently doing online. From Social Media to Mail List Growth, Newsletters and Online Advertising, we help businesses around the UK and Europe to build their business in the best way possible. Lead generation is a cross between a science and an art, the great news is, we can show you how to maximise it.
2013 The Beginning Of The Site:
Now in 2013 I am ecstatic to say that we are still here… Have I made millions, not yet, but I am still working on it. In Q4 2011, with a great team around me, I created and launched Your Gibraltar TV, an online news and TV channel for Gibraltar, a small “off-shore” financial jurisdiction. There are only 30,000 people here and nothing but the National Broadcaster, it took some time, but we can now say we are a big part of the local media.
You can check out these companies and more by clicking on the various links you will find around the site. Alternatively check out my blog where I’ve detailed a bit more what I have been up to and what we are currently working on.
I am always looking to make new contacts and am always happy to reply to emails, as and when I find the time. So what are you waiting for, email me on [email protected]