Hi, I’m Nicola!

Hi, I’m Nicola Jayne Little, and thanks for visiting the Digital Sparkles website.

I work with a variety of corporate clients across the North East of England delivering social media training for their funded programmes and directly for the business owners themselves. 

If your business is looking for marketing support or social media training please contact me via email and we’ll see how my knowledge base meets your needs. 

Running a business is hard work and can often be lonely. Through our solo and micro business membership club, I work with like-minded business owners helping them realise their business dreams. 

If you work on your own, or as a member of a micro-business check out our membership club – accountability helps you stay on track and reach your full potential. 

Are you looking for real training and support for you and your business? Join us now at The Savvy Solos Business Club (soon to be relaunched in September 2019).


 My story

Once a teacher, always a teacher. Since leaving the primary school classroom, I’ve swapped teaching children for training business owners and professionals, helping them achieve their business goals.

For four years, I was the Founder and Co-Director at Daisy Green Magazine and Events, an online ethical magazine & events company which I loved passionately.  The business closed in 2015, but the experience led me to found Digital Sparkles and build the business community we have.

I approach running a business with the same relentless energy and positivity as I do my social media training and business mentoring sessions.

A great day at work for me is when my delegates “get it” – that light bulb moment that I loved so much in the classroom. It is such a thrill and an honour when a business owner realises that they can cope and make their business work for them and their families. It’s just MINT.

My training style is intuitive, and we often travel a path that may be unexpected. Training must flow with learning, learning at the delegates’ pace, whether it’s at a large conference, a small group or just one person.

Making a real difference to people running their small businesses keeps me Sparkling, and that’s why I do it. I’m proud of the inclusive #dodigital community that I’ve built on Facebook. People are wonderful and generous with their help and advice.

If you like what you’ve read, please join us in the group or drop me an email for more information.

Connect with me:

Twitter: @digitalsparkles @NicolaJSparkles
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/nicolajaynelittle
Facebook: facebook.com/DigitalSparklesTraining
Instagram: @digitalsparklestraining
Skype: nicolajaynesparkles

Suzanne Clare Whelan

As Co-Director at Daisy Green Magazine and Events, Nicola and I worked together loving the opportunity to work with and support, a myriad of amazing small business owners across the UK. My role as Director was extremely varied; event manager, content writer, staff and client manager.

In my part-time role for Digital Sparkles, I manage the operations; coordinate training, event management, accounts and manage all the administration.

Alongside Digital Sparkles, you can find me at my blog Sofa Stories, where I write about the trials and tribulations of being a 40 plus woman, some posts are hard-hitting but the majority are light and easy to read!

My other role is as Environment Health and Safety & Facilities Coordinator at Stanley Black & Decker, working closely with the Regional EHS Manager and Senior Site Management Team.

It’s a varied lot and, I love it all.

Connect with me:

Twitter: @SuzanneWhelan @Sofa_Stories
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/SuzanneClareWhelan
Facebook: facebook.com/DigitalSparklesTraining