Getting Started

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I really prefer doing business with people that I get to know personally.  I believe it is important to get a sense of values, work ethic, experience, and to get a understanding of their business values.  Right now, you likely know more about me than I know about you.  If you don't, here is the short scoop.

I'm a retired design engineer (BSME), with an MBA.  Worked in the corporate world for 30 years in an engineering design and engineering management capacity.  I'm a self-taught Internet marketing (or digital marketing) strategist.  I've been doing the Internet thing for 11 years - mostly in a web design capacity.  I recently served 7 years as a volunteer with SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives) as a mentor and District Manager.  I decided to get back to my own business.

So I've got a few years on me.  Maybe I'm old fashioned, but I still like to sit across a table or couch from people and see how I can help them.  If you prefer that as well, then we've got one thing in common.  If you were on my home page, you saw the slide show of scenes from the city of Chicago.  I live about 75 minutes northwest of Chicago.  I'm about 75 minutes from Madison, WI and also 75 minutes from the western Milwaukee, WI area.  I'm in Rockford, IL.   I love the city of Chicago.  But I'm not a Chicago Bears or Chicago Cubs fan.  I grew up in North Dakota, next to Minnesota.  I spend 13 wonderful years in Milwaukee, WI.  You can guess where my pro sports loyalty lies.

So I have satisfied 1/2 of the "getting to know" equation.  Now it is time to learn about you and your challenges.

I invest in getting to know people by offering complimentary phone sessions.  Some people call then "strategy sessions".  I prefer to call them "discovery sessions", because we "discover" things about each other and our businesses.

My questions to you are "Where Are You?" and "How Can I Help?"

  • are you frustrated with all the social media hype?
  • is traditional advertising like yellow pages and newspapers no longer working for your business?
  • are you understaffed and not able to afford time to invest in new digital marketing technologies?
  • do you simply need more leads, and customers?
  • are you starting an online component of your business and are you just plain "stuck"?
  • are sick and tired of reading all the "get rich Scams" out there;

I could go one, but you get the picture.  I'm open to a 1 hour Complimentary Discovery session.  We'll use the time to get to know each other.

To get started, please fill out the form on the right side of this page.  Once I get your input, I'll get back to you to schedule a 1 hour session within 7-10 days of the date I get your input.  Make sure you will be available within that time window, or you will lose your spot.