Consulting & Brainstorming

Will your business idea really be successful? Upfront planning early on can set you on the right path. My connected life and eclectic skillset has gotten many a startup off and running. A small investment goes a long way. Here’s the dirt to plant your seed:

STRATEGY REALITY HOUR (ONE+ HOUR CONSULTATION): $175 flat

You give me the brain dump. I give you the reality check, strategy ideas and connections to resources and usually out-of-the-box ways to move toward your goals. After the first hour, it’s $125 per meaty hour.

RIGHT-HAND STRATEGIST (RETAINER): $100-150 / HOUR

After an initial $175 consultation, we collaborate to determine in what areas you need the most help, whether refining your business concept, figuring out how the idea fits with your own life and vision and how in the world you’re going to make it happen, based on your resources and desires. The first 10 hours are at $150 / hour, reducing to $100 / hour after that — and trust me, I keep time accurately and you will make a lot of progress for that rate both professionally and personally.

SYSTEMS AND WEBSITE SETUP – $75 / HOUR

When you want to get up and running now while you focus on your food or business, you need an experienced person (ya like me) 🙂 who can help you refine your short- and long-term goals then get your email, website / blog (usually in WordPress), and social media set up and ready to go. We’ll start by discussing ongoing maintenance, lest you wake up 6 months from now wondering what you got yourself into!

Prefer to set up your website yourself? I recommend Bluehost, which runs most of my websites at a very low cost. You can live chat or email with fast response for help too.


Bluehost.com Web Hosting $6.95

COPYWRITING FOR WEBSITE AND ADS – $75-100/HOUR

If I were a man I’d be an ad man. But I’m not. However I do have, dare I say, a couple decades of marketing and online writing under my belt. I’m fast and craft everything from your website to your email responses and product descriptions.

PHOTOGRAPHY – $ FLEXIBLE

Let’s chat about your needs. Straight product shots can run as little as $250 for 5 products.

MANAGE OUTSOURCED TEAMS

You’re on a budget…I’ve been there. When you need to get started on a shoestring I can help you vet all sorts of vendors from writing to web development and design, based on my own experience outsourcing and 15+ years managing marketing and tech projects.