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  • 7 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Caitlin S.
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I had a free consultation with Scott this week and I feel completely prepared to keep my books and to be able to take advantage of every deduction come tax time! I look forward to working with Collaborative Business Solutions as my business grows.

Working Web Solutions
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Nedra R.
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When it comes to marketing ideas and strategies, Mary really takes the bull by the horns and delivers. She's given me some excellent advice that has transformed how I do business. Mary is also easy to talk to and really listens to your challenges, it's rare to find.

Clearways Coaching
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Allisen L.
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I've been a business "solopreneur" for almost a decade, and through the years, as my business has survived the recession + grown, and also with life's changes, my personal goals have changed and my business vision has shifted. In my 8th year in business, I engaged Clearways Coaching services in order to gain clarity and direction in hiring help, and delegating more so that I could focus on business operations and sales. I was burned out and emotionally exhausted from doing it all on my own for so many years, and had trouble seeing how I would be able to make (what felt like) huge changes and see results in a relatively short amount of time. Since that time, David Merino and I have been working together on a bi-weekly basis, and in each session, he starts by asking me to recall my "wins" from the previous week, and determine my agenda for the session. David asks key questions to get me thinking about where I want to put my energy in the coming week, and which resources I'll call upon for help and/or making progress. When I've gotten overwhelmed or blocked, David patiently asks an open question to get me moving again. By creating short term goals and attainable action steps that I can chip away at through the work-week, I'm able to chart small successes along the way and be mindful of my accomplishments, which further spurs me on to the next goal. David's coaching technique has been vital to the growth of my business because I've been able to tap into my power and motivation to try new methods + be intentional about carving my path. If it's not working, we adjust and redirect. I'm proud to say that through working with David, I've faced many fears and pushed my personal + business boundaries. Since 2013, I've contracted an employee to handle social media, blog-writing and project management; created/fine-tuned systems + protocols around sales and new client relationships; and analyzed marketing + sales strategies. If you're clear that you are ready for change, and you're committed to taking action, I highly recommend working with David Merino of Clearways Coaching.

  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole S.
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Very helpful with start up business organization and payroll

Salsbury & Co.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Pat H.
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We really just got started with April and Crew After the initial interviews with staff, my employees commented on how good the questions were and the directness of approach. In just the first few weeks we had an action plan in place and a very practical, methodic and livable approach is laid out. Execution is underway and we are seeing positive results take place in our operations. More later...

  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Martha H.
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Cher came to work for us when our prior book keeper found a new full time position just before the end of the year. We still had all of the end of year reporting to get done and of course file end of year taxes, Payroll reports, etc. She started immediately and her knowledge and experience made completing all of those tasks relatively easy. She was able to learn the basics of our business quickly. Cher is more familiar with QuickBooks online than the desk top version we use. We were unwilling to change at this time so she had to come to our office. As in all other things she was very willing to accommodate us. Cher is flexible and organized but also takes ownership of getting the job done correctly and on time. I am very happy with her work and pleased to recommend her to new clients.

DGS Consulting
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Marcy K.
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Sammy is our finance partner. We are a boutique branding agency. Sammy has helped automate systems for efficiency and assists with making the day-to-day easier and more simplified. To support and assist with planning for a longer strategic vision he pulls together digestible matrix's and forecast to ensure we always know what our cash flow situation is in order to make decisions accordingly. The team finds working with Sammy to be an ideal experience. He is very responsive to their needs and they feel his support.

  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Tiffany M.
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My experience with Charles Parker has been exceptional! He is knowledgeable and passionate about fitness and nutrition. He empowered me to take control of my life through healthy habits and life lessons that have motivated me to push through my nutritional struggles. He helps build realistic goals and recognizes all achievements, no matter how small, are steps in the right direction. I truly appreciate his support and look forward to working with him throughout the year!

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KCG Consulting provides small business owners the input and support they need to stay on top of their operations and performance. Together we will improve your financial literacy, set goals, build value, and make sure your business is working for YOU. My specialty is working with owners who want a path toward a successful exit, whether that is 2 years or 10 years in the future. I am also a trained Co-Active coach, and provide this service to owners and employees alike as a stand-alone service, or as an adjunct to a consulting relationship.

  • 26 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I work to get the client what they need and do not "string them along" for additional work like so many others do. I'm in, I get the job done, and then I leave.

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We are a full-service marketing and business development firm servicing California, Oregon, and Washington. Our main objective is to help our clients select and focus on profitable market opportunities and effectively get their message out to their prospective customers. These objectives will help them determine which new business opportunities are most likely to grow their business in the future. Our services also include web design and web redevelopment, visual design, content marketing, rich media, custom photography, blog posts and creative writing. We use a proven methodology that will provide the following benefits: * Increase revenue by selecting target markets with maximum return * Position your company competitively for success * Maximize return on your sales expenses and improve product success rates

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We will provide you with competent, professional and timely services of value. We do tax assistance and filing services for corporations, partnerships, sole proprietorships, limited liability entities, not-for-profit organizations, payroll and estate taxes. We also offer fully computerized individual income tax preparation and electronic filing services. We do accounting, computer and business advisory services too. Please go to our website for a complete listing of the firm’s services.

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I am an experienced character qualities teacher, mentor and life coach. I have over 15 years of experience working with youth. What I do is work with teenagers and young adults to come up with life plans to help them reach their goals and dreams from academic goals, personal goals, family goals, community involvement goals, etc. I hold them accountable to the short term as well as long term goals they set. I will follow up with there teachers as well as parents to see if their behavior is consistent with the goals they've set. I also assist my clients in . I am very well connected in the Oregon and Washington areas which means that I have a plethora of resources and agencies that I am in partnership with that will assist me in helping my clients in whatever needs they may have. I guarantee improvement with my clients. For a 1 year contract my rates are $1200 per client which can be paid upfront or in installments. My rates per hour is $50. I am looking forward to doing business with all of you and helping assist our next generation in becoming winners. Thanks and God bless!!!

  • 29 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Hi. I am a highly skilled marketing and Internet business consultant, with over 27 years of multichannel, direct response marketing experience. I offer practical help and expertise for your Internet business... from a single marketing campaign, to your entire online business strategy. Email marketing, website development, SEO, paid advertising, social media, lead generation, ecommerce, split testing, you name it. I can help you find smart ways to increase your customer engagement, drive sales and signups, and increase your online profitability. I've worked on thousands of projects locally and around the world for clients as diverse as multinational companies to single person startups. I can do it for you or show you how to do it yourself. Lots of testimonials are available. Here are my client testimonials: "I have found David's knowledge and experience unmatched in the industry. Without David's expertise and guidance for the past 7 years, we would not be nearly as successful as we are." - Myles Norin, CEO, Agora, Inc. "David Cross - fan-damn-tastic. His genius singlehandedly help us to raise readership and profits by 40% - and fast too! Simply one of the best." - Mike Ward, Publisher, Money Map Press "David is a superb marketer who never loses touch with the underlying strategies that make any marketing effective, regardless of the marketing medium." - John Hines, Entrepreneur, Sandy Spring, MD "As the CEO of a major publishing and Internet marketing company, the up-to-the-minute marketing techniques I've learned from David over the years factor in to almost every decision I make. In fact, his advice has played a major role in hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars in sales in this year alone. "He knows not only what's working today... but what's going to work tomorrow. And that pioneering, "never resting on his laurels" attitude gives me and my company the edge I'm looking for. "But the great part is, as an advisor to my company, he also takes time to break down his "expert-level" marketing tactics when mentoring my employees. I've seen the results in the past several months as my team markets smarter and faster... and, most importantly, brings in more revenue." - MaryEllen Tribby, CEO and Executive Publisher, Early To Rise "You have been consistently generous to our side in the number of hours you have billed compared to other contractors...they always seem low to me vs what we are getting from you." - Steve Thorne, CEO, National Marketing Resources "David Cross has been instrumental in driving the Internet marketing of my new business. His important and meaningful suggestions significantly and positively impact the success of my business." - Dr. Lori Gibson, Veterinarian, Portland, OR "David's support has been invaluable as I have built my web presence over the years. He is highly responsive and combines impressive technical ability with stringent cost-awareness and a common-sense approach to what works best online." - Simon Wright, Organic Food Consultant, Former Chair, Soil Association (UK) "Ask David Cross!" I can't even count the number of times I've said that phrase in the past 10 years. Any time we needed to figure out a better way to do something, how to get more traffic, why something wasn't working (and what to do to fix it!), or had a new idea we wanted to test and wanted to make sure we did it right the first time, my response was always the same: "Ask David Cross." And it's always been the right way to go. It's very hard to find someone who understands hardware, software and actual human beings at the same time. His knowledge is unparalleled, his natural instincts and insights are invaluable, and his creativity is a breath of fresh air, especially in an industry overloaded with people who think about technology but not about customers. David is a valuable resource for anyone doing business in today's sophisticated Internet world." - Jenny Thompson, CEO, Health Subsidiaries, Agora Inc. "David has shown us new ways to bring-in real-time cost data from our paid search campaigns. This creates powerful new reporting for our customer acquisition efforts." - Jason Pell, VP Technology, Agora Inc. "We have always been impressed by David's creativity, and his ability to find multiple marketing approaches. He is an excellent copywriter, always displaying great sensitivity to customer needs, and has helped us greatly with our segmented marketing. "He is always up to date with the latest developments in the industry, and I would have no hesitation in recommending him as a powerful addition to any marketing team." - Jonathan Hinde, Managing Director, Oshadhi UK Limited "David's help has been invaluable in allowing us achieve our online marketing goals. His advice is always practical and it's based on what works in the real-world. He doesn't waste your time with theory... just proven real-world solutions." - Jackie Flynn, Marketing Director, International Living Get in touch for a no-obligation quote. Thank you David

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We are a professional consulting business in the areas of personal and professional image and growth, life coaching, editing, and reading and writing skills.

  • 12 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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My experience with small and large companies gives me a unique perspective when helping customers. I have seen and done things which I enjoy sharing with new customers.

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Hi! My name is Garrett. I have over a decade of experience in the vast world of sales and business management. If your business is struggling in finding the right kind of people to work for you, or you just need help with some basic merchandising, let me put my life experiences to work for you! Do you hate shopping? Who doesn't? Tell me what your next purchase is that your dreading, and I'll be glad to find you the best prices, product, and experience. I guarantee that I can take care of the leg work, so you can go about your day. I have professional sales experience in all things retail, technology, and precious metals. I have built up a great deal of networking in these fields and guarantee you won't be upset that you didn't have to go to the mall. I can set up your car or home electronics, computer system, build your business, improve sales, merchandise your store, fix your home appliances; you name it and I can get it done. Ask me how I can solve your next problem!

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I thrive on strategy and live for small business success. Small business marketing consultant, Kenda Morrison, serves Portland, Oregon and nationwide. I get it; you are in business to make money. It’s all about your bottom line. You are here at Point A, but need to get to Point B and then C and so on, but how? Your business isn’t ready to support a professional marketing staff, yet you need them to help you propel your business forward and to greater success. This is where I come in. - Generate New Leads - Qualify and Segment Leads - Nurture and Engage Leads - Rapidly Increase Sales - Nurture Customers - Upsell Current Customers - Cross Sell Customer Base - Build Powerful Referrals Are you stuck in a small business rut and feel a bit crazy? I can help marketing consultants and can assist with marketing plan development, marketing implementation and execution, and marketing plan management.

  • 12 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Car Czar Consulting practice includes providing auto dealers, OEM's and other sales enablers and suppliers "the secrets of profitable automotive retail". We also enable service supplier organizations publicize their auto industry awards on Car Czar Consulting's exclusive automotive industry awards summary spreadsheet, so intenders for these services can initially vet them at a glance.

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We focus on individuals and very small businesses. We use sliding-scale pricing.

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Professional coaching brings fresh perspectives on personal challenges, enhanced decision-making skills, increased interpersonal effectiveness and confidence. As a leader, there is a need to focus on organizational culture because it is closely tied to your ability to sustain success for the long haul. Professional coaching maximizes potential and therefore, unlocks and builds the self-confidence of employees to face challenges which is critical in meeting organizational demands. Enhanced thinking and decision-making skills as well as interpersonal effectiveness are a few of the benefits gained from a coaching partnership. Ultimately, the success or failure of a business can come down to the people. It is important to have talented and motivated people driving your business forward. Nothing you do is more important than hiring and developing talent within your organization. The ROI is measurable.

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