Welcome to the super secret clubhouse of services provided by The Garden of Words. (The “secret garden,” if you will.) We don’t talk a whole lot about these services because we have very limited availability to provide them.
Why? Because they involve one or more GOW experts to roll up their sleeves and dig in to the nitty gritty details of running of your business and we can’t each be in six places at one time!
Business Development for the Green Industry
What is it? “Business Development” is a pretty vague term. We use it to describe the following services:
- Writing customized SOPs (Standard Operating Procedure documents) and processes for green industry businesses.
- Creating DRPs (Disaster Recovery Plans) for ecommerce websites.
- Assisting with hiring and training tech providers such as web developers or paid media specialists for the green industry.
- Assisting with hiring and training virtual assistants and admin support.
- Marketing strategy & planning.
- Consulting on all of the above!
- “Pick your brain” hour consulting calls.
Who can benefit? Any sole proprietor or small business that needs to streamline operations so that the owner or key staff don’t feel like they’re drowning 24/7/365. These services are also helpful for businesses that have between 5-15 staff members without clear organizational direction. If you’ve every heard yourself saying, “Well that’s Jake’s job, but he never does it!” we can help.
How much does it cost? These services are billed at $200/hour. We work in retainer blocks of $1000 at a time, with each block purchasing 5 hours of time.
One-Hour “Pick My Brain” Sessions
If you really do just want to pick Katie Elzer-Peters’ brain about anything marketing, ecommerce, paid media, email marketing, SEO, writing, etc. for any reason, those are available as time permits for $275 paid at the time of scheduling. Katie will bring along one of her most relevant staff members for the call, which will be recorded. You’ll receive the recording and meeting notes after the call.
This service is limited and often books out 6 weeks in advance. Sessions are non-refundable and may be rescheduled one time in the event of an emergency.
What Others Say
“A one-hour consultation with Katie immensely increased the efficacy of our email marketing campaigns! She is an excellent teacher! And truly understands my business!
“She validated what we were doing well, gave knowledgeable critique on what to work on, and followed up with insightful strategies on how to implement those changes. So so helpful! Katie is a great asset to our industry!”
~Caitlin Clonan, Creative Director
McArdle’s Floral & Garden Design
How Does It Work?
If any of the business development choices sound helpful to you, please make a free 15 minute discovery call appointment so that we can make sure we’re a good fit.