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What do you guys do anyway?
Running a business is hard. Really hard.
You're really good at what you do, but when it comes to marketing strategy, technology integration, social media it's all just a blur. And even worse, it's constantly changing. What seemed to bring you business last year isn't working as well anymore, but you're so busy keeping the business running that it's impossible to find time to figure it all out.
But it's cool. Because that's what we do. Think of us like your in-house marketing department, only not in-house. We'll take the time to learn about your business and your goals. Then we'll help develop a strategy to meet those goals and help you execute it. Finally we'll constantly analyze and evaluate the results and make changes to keep your strategy relevant and working.
So what do we do? We make business better.
Starting Next Step Services has been a long road for me. According to my mother, when I was a baby, my dad bought a computer. This was in 1979, so it was quite a beast. He believed that technology was the future and he wanted his son to know how to use a computer. I don't remember this, but that old computer was always there. In fact, it cost so much that he didn't replace it until I was in high school, so we spent quite a few years together.
I guess you could say that technology is in my blood. I absolutely love creating new ways of solving problems. One problem that's been eating at me has been small businesses. I got to know several business owners over the years and I found myself rooting for local businesses since they provide real careers for so many people. At the same time, I'm drawn to the amazing things large corporations and chains can do with technology. These huge businesses can invest in slick, easy to navigate websites, convenient mobile apps and really informative marketing.
I've met so many small business owners who are absolutely fantastic at what they do, but they don't "do" strategy or technology. Since they also don't have the budget to hire an I.T. department or a social media team, they get pummeled by companies that can.
I want to fix that. The good news is that none of this "internet marketing" is hard. All you have to do to be successful is take the time to practice the skills and the time to consistently implement them. If you can do that, we can teach you what you need to know.
Or, if you'd prefer, we offer a full-service approach too. That's it, no complicated long-term contracts, no marketing lingo and no hype. Just results.
At Next Step Services we work with a diverse group established businesses, emerging technology companies and talented freelance artists and experts to meet the goals of each of our clients. Take a look at some the results we've achieved together.
I have owned and operated McDonald Niklaus Framing for more than 23 years. Throughout the years I have done my best to advertise and promote my business on my own. As I became busier I began to employ many different services to help me promote my business. None of them seemed to convey the image that is unique to my business. Since working the Adam, I have had a wonderful experience. Next Step Services is the first company who feels like an extension of my business. When I first began to meet with Adam he wanted to know every aspect of McDonald Niklaus. This is what certainly set him apart from others. I believe this also makes him more keenly aware of what type of promotional direction we should take, which saves me money. He is conscious of my budget and uses creative ways to promote it. Adam also is aware of my schedule and is very accommodating. Since Adam and I have been working together I feel very much more in control of this ever-changing crazy world of promoting my business.
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We first started using Next Step Services in 2013 to design our company website. Adam provided us with a user friendly site that highlights our firm, our agents and the properties that we promote. Adam has great design skills and actually provides a meaningful thought process with all of his planning and ideas.
Adam presented us with a way to enhance our annual Christmas In the Park so that families getting photos taken with Santa Claus could not only get them in print on the night of the event, but also get them emailed to them to share with family and friends. He personally volunteers at the event to make sure the process is seamless.
Since then Adam has pointed out to us the need for consistent marketing strategies and design to tie all of our advertising together. He recently worked closely with us to design an 18 page presentation brochure for our agents to use as a tool with their customers and clients, along with a matching folder that is very professional looking. He included actual photos of homes we have marketed, as well as photos of our local area.
We have recommended Next Step Services to different organizations and nonprofit groups for their web site design and marketing. Adam is always just a phone call away whenever we need him. We definitely would recommend Adam to anyone who wants to have a professional image portrayed to their community.
Have a project you'd like to talk about?
We offer an initial marketing checkup for all new clients. We'll take a look at what you're already doing and how we can help you do it even better. If you love our work (and who wouldn't?) maybe we can help each other. Otherwise, no hard feelings. Oh, and no hard sell. Just honest talk about your business.
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