FSB Pride - celebrating the LGBT+ small business community

Darren Winter, Company Director - Duco Digital (Left), Matt Dowling, Co-Founder (Right)

Darren Winter, Company Director - Duco Digital (Left), Matt Dowling, Co-Founder (Right)

Having regained my confidence, following being diagnosed with a degenerative disc disease in my lower spine, I wanted to put my knowledge and expertise to good use and started my own ethical digital marketing business Duco Digital as I had learned shocking stories of business owners paying exorbitant costs to website companies who never returned calls, did very little and even disappearing. I wanted my business to change this and focus on empowering business owners with skills and knowledge to help them grow their company.

My life partner Matt is a Co-Founder of the business and supports the business through meeting clients and business planning. As a gay couple, we have always felt welcome and included within the business community. We have all read media reports about people’s discriminatory beliefs and opinions and my position is always professional and neutral.

I don’t believe you should ever find yourself in a position of having to justify your sexuality or beliefs, and if you do you should quickly move on, as you will discover a warm, welcoming and positive business community ready to help make your business successful.

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