Our economy needs local people, local businesses, local community – in whatever shape, size, form we are.
As a community, nation and even as a world, we need more businesses that put humanity above today’s share price or next quarter’s mega bonus. That doesn’t stop us from making a profit so we can pay our staff, bills and feed our families.
You’re up against it – with the myriad of regulations at all levels, managing tax, finance, employment issues and so on. And much of it done by the business owner themselves. It’s a lot.
If you’re a sole trader or independent company you have to survive against big chains. If you’re a franchise, you need to survive against bigger multi-national conglomerates. To do this you need exposure, even in your own local area.
You need to be visible, you need to be found in local search results and in local business advertising – online and offline. You need customer friendly technology, you need to be “mobile friendly”, you need to be on Social Media, and you need to be “everywhere people look”.
Chances are, when faced with all of this “you need”, you will also need help.
Since you’re reading this page, I assume you’re after my backstory. So here goes…
This whole crazy journey of becoming a local business promoter started as a hobby just for myself, and grew to be something I love to do for others. Many years ago the Internet and all its potential caught my eye. I began researching, studying, and copying what really successful marketers were doing.
I learned the hard way that www really meant wild wild web – rather like the wild wild west.
I spent thousands of dollars and hours honing my own skills and sifting through “gurus” to find out who was the real deal (not just after fast money), and who had their finger on the pulse.
As I did this, a vision began to form of a business that could keep others from making the same costly mistakes; a business that could provide affordable marketing consulting and services to enable business owners like you, to bring your own dreams and desires to life.
How you can benefit
- “I want to get started online, can you guide me through the process?”
- “I’ve been operating for a while, but my marketing just isn’t pulling like I want.”
- “I can’t do this all by myself anymore, time for a specialist.”
I learned how to break things down, prioritise and created a proven step-by-step system to get your business name “out there” and be found. Each step builds on and leverages on the last to get even better results out of all your marketing efforts, traditional and online.
My strategies are built on what efforts really work for a business in your industry – not on the latest internet fad. The focus is results, not hype.
In 2016 I was invited to become on of less than 30 people in the world who have achieved the “Top Contributor” status for the Google My Business product. This is an honour awarded by Google in recognition for the expertise and dedication to helping people around the world with their business listings.