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Start-Up Marketing Consultations


30 per session - Virtual OK - Posted Aug 16, 2016

We walk through defining a professional marketing game plan to get your business off the ground. This is done in three levels and therefore three sessions. How many you decide to go through is up to you.

1) Half hour call to discuss what you've done, what you need, and where you want to go PLUS I give you general ideas that may or may not be available where you are.

2) I research your area and find specific ideas for you. This can take up to a couple hours because I do my best to find things you might not even think of.

3) You tell me what to include and I arrange a more specific marketing timeline so you can grow into it.

Sessions must be done in order. Session two may be skipped in favor of session three if you so choose, based on items discussed in session one. Special adaptations to this plan may be made depending on your circumstances.

Virtual only. Special arrangements for in person can be negotiated.

Training & Qualifications

MS Marketing, Grad Cert Integrated Marketing Communications, BS Communications, 8 years professional marketing experience, 12 years freelance in marketing/branding/copywriting (overlaps)

Availability & Preferences

Week nights , most weekends

Trading Preference: I prefer being paid in simbi

Reviews of Shandra

Apr 15, 2024
Shandra is so professional and insightful. I’m working so diligently to learn how to create wealth for myself. Shandra completely disarms my fears. her help, we feel confident we will be successful. Thank you 😊 show more
Oct 21, 2023
Shandra gave me the best most accurate information about how to break into a new community with my Reiki. I'm a big picture ADHD kind of gal so the sm...all deliberate activities that could produce paying clients are foreign to my brain. She also, and quite gently, explained why my “magical thinking” ideas would just waste my time and not be effective. That was the most beneficial!!! Discernment is a new skill for me but I'm dedicated to learning how to make money doing what I love! Thank you!!!! I can't wait to call her in 4-6 months when we actually move, showing her I did all the things she suggested!!!! show more
May 22, 2018
Shandra is a true professional! She has given me some great advice on how to begin my small business journey. It was wonderful and eye-opening to spen...d some time talking to her! I recommend her 100%! Thanks for your help, Shandra :)show more
May 19, 2018
Shandra was extremely thorough and gave me lots of options and ideas to pursue. She took an extraordinary amount of time and energy providing a custom...ized and (what I expect to be) effective solution to my needs. She was pleasant to work with and followed through more
Oct 20, 2016
Shandra is an amazing resource for people looking to improve their business marketing. I've been working in my field for 5+ years, and yet Shandra man...aged to provide me with over a dozen new marketing strategies that I can use to bring my business to next level. I strongly recommend that you give her a try!show more
Sep 01, 2016
Shandra is Very nice and very knowledgable!
Kim provided session of 60-min Life Coaching Session for Shandra
Mar 01, 2021
Thank you for spending an hour with me on the phone Shandra. I appreciate you opening your heart to me and having an honest and open discussion. I wis...h you the best as you make your move to Tennessee. Wonderful opportunities in front of you!show more
Maria received session of Business To-Do List from Shandra
Feb 15, 2021
Awesome service. Really helpful To Do list. Highly recommended.
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Feb 13, 2021
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Feb 13, 2021
Happy to help :)


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About Shandra Plourde

Yes, I am a professional marketing specialist, complete with fancy MS Marketing degree and Integrated Marketing Communications graduate certificate. I've spent my career in mostly service marketing -, architecture, and non-profit sectors but now I'm in industrial/agricultural products. I freelance in jump starting small business (tutors, instructors, shop keepers, etc.) through strategic planning of marketing/advertising. I am quite handy at developing free and low cost marketing plans. I can teach you basic business marketing such as branding consistency, social media, b2b communications, and marketing plans. I answer Simbi mail 2x a week. Before I became a marketer, I was a technical curriculum developer and white paper editor. My writing styles include web content, press releases, curricula, technical documentation and product specifications, feature news and radio. I am the editor of “Roadmap for Career Success” by best selling author Debora McLaughlin and Lisa Martelli . When you see my resume you will notice I often spend time as an event coordinator; both professionally and as a volunteer. My history of events goes back 20+ years (thank you Girl Scouts) and it was my first job out of undergrad. I've done events as large as 1500 people. Types include fairs, galas, seminars, birthdays and so on. My hobbies include arts and crafts, travel, and learning business strategy. I've been into art for as long as I can remember, however, I have a fondness to pastel chalk and acrylic painting. Drawing is not my gift but the proper use of the tools of the trade I have learned through many, many art classes. Education: • MS Marketing • Graduate Certificate in Integrated Marketing Communications • Bachelors of Science Communications - Minor: Architectural Studies - Minor: Art Please see my resume on LinkedIn for more more

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