I'm not shy about recommending good vendors around town. And, because of the long relationship I've had with my hair stylist now (since about 1993), I'm proud to announce the new website she's created. Elie Goodson has been serving her clients now for a long time. Whether you're a lady and looking for a great look...or a guy looking for a change, Elie never disappoints...her clients always leave looking like a million bucks.
Elie works in Alpharetta Hair Salon "Beleza" off of Holcomb Bridge Road. Check out her website below and set an appointment with her. Could be the beginning of a great new look for you!
True, there are a lot of professional lawn care specialists in the Atlanta area...but none are better than the folks at Stop-n-Stare. Headquartered out of Stone Mountain, the company has significantly grown largely due to old-fashioned hard work and dedication.
The company's owner/operator, William Fogel, has been in the business before college and has continued the work his brother started back in 2002. I don't know about you, but just a few years ago, it was easy to find lawn care specialists who charged a lot and didn't seem to offer much back (I had a problem with a fertilizer specialist who fit this profile).
You won't have the same problem with Stop-n-Stare. As Atlanta lawn care professionals go, you can't go wrong. Visit their website at www.stop-n-stare.com to learn about all their services and give them a try.
I can't say enough good things about Dot-dot.com, an Atlanta Search Engine Optimization company. The company is led by Becky Barnett who has years of experience in gaining visibility for her clients. And the happy list of clients is pretty extensive...including BellSouth, LexisNexis, Knowledgestorm and many others.
We work with a mutual client and I learned through the process that Dot-dot.com manages backlink campaigns and also has extensive experience in pay-per-click. If you're interested in revving up your web presence, I recommend that you give them a call-- www.dot-dot.com.
The Duct Tape Marketing organization has a great coaches network that consists of marketing experts around the country. One such coach is Ken Partain, founder of Dallas marketing firm We Make Marketing Easy. Ken is a seasoned veteran in the area of helping businesses grow by installing marketing systems. I hate to restrict him to the southwest US area as he's helped businesses everywhere...but if you happen to be in that area, I encourage you to look him up. He has dynamic, practical ideas that can help you build immediately.
And for something completely different down on the barbie, I'd like to introduce you to yet another seasoned marketing coach, one of the newest on the Duct Tape Marketing coaches network, Joe Bowers. Joe is the founder of distil Marketing, an Australian Marketing Firm.
With all the information out there about marketing, the idea behind distil is to "extract the essential elements of the function". That is, to transform a wide subject like marketing into a system that a business could use and follow to build revenues. Joe brings a lot of experience in the area, which is reflected in his Australian marketing blog. I encourage you to take a look...and if you're in Australia, contact him!
As you probably know, I'm part of a
great network of marketing coaches across the country — and the world for
that matter — well the UK, Australia and Canada anyway — called Duct
Tape Marketing. Many of my fellow coaches across the country have a lot of experience as well as business blogs that reflect that experience. I will continue to let you know about them because they have a lot to offer.
Another excellent coach is Bill Brelsford of Rebar Business Builders. Bill is a seasoned Kansas City Marketing Consultant who has been helping his clients grow using the Duct Tape Marketing System. He also maintains a dynamic blog that has a wealth of Small Business Marketing Tips. I encourage you to take a look at that.
I can't speak too highly about the marketing system for small businesses created by John Jantsch, the President of the nationally recognized Duct Tape Marketing system out of Kansas City.
I was so impressed with it that I became an "authorized coach" of the system. John has a very project-management approach to marketing. He recognizes that marketing within a business is a process rather than an event. The system, when followed, works.
One example is a remodeling company in Kansas City who followed the steps of the system. In 18 months they went from doing about $1.5 million to $4.2 million in sales. Just goes to show how important planning and implementation is to any aspect of your business. When applied to the marketing area, your business will grow.
Many of the visitors to this site are from outside Atlanta, which is great. The truth is that business is done pretty much the same everywhere. If you happen to be from the western US, particularly the Southwest Washington and Portland, Oregon area, then I suggest you take a look at another good small business marketing blog, written by Michael Thompson.
Michael is a fellow coach in the Duct Tape coaches network and owns a marketing consulting firm called The Market Accelerators. He's got an extensive background in helping small businesses and has great business-building ideas. I invite you to take a look at his blog.
Also, again, if you happen to be in that area and are looking for a top-notch Portland marketing consultant, then take a look at their site here and give Michael a call.
I recently discovered a gentleman that does an excellent job
of catering to small business creative needs. I’m always looking for folks who perform the actual creative work and he’s
a good one. Headquartered out of Kissimmee, FL (although
he assists small businesses everywhere), Jim Degerstrom owns a business called,
appropriately enough, the “Small Business Resource Center”. His website is at www.jimdegerstrom.com.
He has developed into an expert in
custom web design. He also offers
creative development of business cards, custom postcards and flyers, brochures,
calendars, door hangers and even car magnets!
What especially impressed me was his blog. In addition to doing a lot of the creative
work, he offers sound design advice for websites and
artwork for print. Having this
kind of advice helps his clients understand how he goes about completing his
projects and opens communication lines, which is valuable. I didn’t know how relatively inexpensive some
of these custom services could be until I found his site. Give him a try!