Why I Only Work With Small Businesses


Are you my ideal client?  

When I decided to start a marketing consulting business, the kind of client I was looking to serve was someone like me.


I started a small business (an indoor cycling studio) by bootstrapping all the cash, finding a location, managing a crazy build-out, recruiting and training staff, developing operational systems, building a website, and a million other things while I was still working a full time job and growing a human. There were never enough hours in my day and my poor friends and family really started to miss me because when I wasn’t at my studio or my day job, my nose was in my computer trying to get my marketing rock solid to fill my classes and grow my sales. Does that sound like you?


It’s the age old saying, if I knew now what I didn’t know then, things could have been much different. I could have enjoyed my life and my biz without risking burnout. This is honestly the reason why I started Lemon Umbrella, to service small business owners who are doing it all themselves and simply need a little boost.


I figured out the systems to simplify my marketing efforts by going through the trail and error and I want to help you avoid all of that. The best way (that I know) to make the most of your marketing efforts is to have a plan.


I create marketing plans for small business owners that meet the below criteria.

You are my ideal client if:

  • You have or are getting ready to launch a small business that sells to or services people (actual human beings).
  • You have been doing it all yourself and are frustrated that you are wasting your time on marketing efforts that don’t work.
  • Your business is growing steadily, but you are out of ideas on what to do next to take things to the next level.
  • You are looking for new ways to connect with your clients to get back to the whole reason you started a business in the first place.
  • You are smart and capable and just need a little direction.


That last one is the most important one. I only work with smart and capable entrepreneurs. You know what you are doing or you wouldn’t have made it as far as you are. Let me help you get to the next big milestone.


I quite honestly love the brainstorm process. Every time I start a new 10 Things Marketing Plan I pretend that you just hired me to be your VP of Marketing. I get so much energy from creating actionable ways for small business owners to feel empowered by their marketing efforts instead of defeated by them. It is truly what I love to do.


I know you can do it and I know I can help you. To work with me, fill in my 10 question survey and I’ll get started on a completely customized 10 Things Marketing Plan for your business. It is really that simple.

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