Be the business owner you always wanted to be. 

We help small businesses

solve big challenges.

Content Marketing Seminar, July 12

Speakers:

Matt Kamp from Influence and Co.

Joe Stradinger from Edge Theory

Influence & Co. makes content marketing simple by providing a full‑service solution to help companies strategize, create, publish, and distribute content that accomplishes their goals. We’ve developed a tried‑and‑true process that allows us to work alongside your marketing team to develop authentic content on a consistent basis that accomplishes your unique goals

EdgeTheory. Our technology stack is built around the 4 core principles of the art of conversation (Listen, Create, Deploy, Analyze). Although we have created our own technology for listening, deployment, and analytics, our uniqueness lies in our knowledge graph and content creation technology. We employ conversation engineers who utilize our technology to create authentic content at scale for our customers.

Content Marketing Seminar, July 12

Speakers: 

Joe Stradinger from Edge Theory

Matt Kamp from Influence and Co

Influence & Co. makes content marketing simple by providing a full‑service solution to help companies strategize, create, publish, and distribute content that accomplishes their goals. We’ve developed a tried‑and‑true process that allows us to work alongside your marketing team to develop authentic content on a consistent basis that accomplishes your unique goals

EdgeTheory. Our technology stack is built around the 4 core principles of the art of conversation (Listen, Create, Deploy, Analyze). Although we have created our own technology for listening, deployment, and analytics, our uniqueness lies in our knowledge graph and content creation technology. We employ conversation engineers who utilize our technology to create authentic content at scale for our customers.

Life's too short not to love what you do.

What's grinding on you?

Hiring competent people.

Getting customers.

Keeping customers.

Sticking to a budget.

Time management.

Difficult Partners.

Operational issues.

The Competition.

Managing people.

Managing the books.

Going It Alone. 

The upside:

You have a passion for your business.

And, we have passion for helping you keep your passion – by helping you manage the grind. 

We help individual startups and existing small business owners further develop the professional capabilities needed to launch, run and grow healthy, vibrant and innovative small business
operations. We help build your
networking community too. 
NSBA is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit alliance.

IDENTIFY YOUR BUSINESS ISSUES.  

We offer an array of professional educators, financial institutions, public and private business service providers to give you the  education, mentorships and consulting assistance you need to jump on the fast track.

CURATE YOUR BUSINESS BLUEPRINT  

We're the only alliance in the Seattle area offering small business owners like you a curated marketplace to "shop" for solutions to your challenges and a blueprint for your individual business needs – all the tools and methodologies you need under one roof.  

FACILITATE A VIBRANT BUSINESS COMMUNITY. 

We are in the local area – Bothell, WA and surrounding cities. We live and work here so we understand your particular needs. We support small business community-building so you can expand your network with like-minded business owners.  

Here's how we help your business thrive.

Networking: 

 

Connect with small business owners just like you across the Lake Washington's greater north shore area, covering Snohomish county and parts of King county.

Mentoring:

Receive mentoring from sources like SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) and other federal, state and local programs.  

Financing:  

 

Connect with local area bankers who are in the business of offering loan programs to help your small business.

Education:

 

Six local educational institutions have formed partnerships with us –including the University of Washington, Bothell – to offer classes, seminars and conferences on subjects as diverse as startup launches, small business marketing, and accounting.

Partnering: 

 

Get advice, support from our partner programs like the SBA (Small Business Administration), other non-profit service providers and independent small business consultants.  

Consulting:

Discover our hand-selected consultants with decades of experience helping businesses find solutions to their challenges in every discipline.

We facilitate the creation of your own small business community with companies that may share your challenges and have some solutions of their own, such as those who are working through budgeting and accounting difficulties.

 

We also match you to "clusters" – those who are in the same business as you. For instance, restaurants or e-commerce, so you can share inspiration, best practices, camaraderie and more.

 

We do this by holding  networking events, creating lists and forums on the website and grouping by email introductions.

Your Own Community of Like-Minded Businesses:

Okay, so let's get started!

1. Join NSBA

2. Talk to one of our advisors

3. Find your passion again!

Build your bridge

to your greater business community.

 

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Charmed Minds is an ad agency for small businesses. We offer inbound digital marketing strategies and creative collateral to engage and increase your customer base. Strategy, Branding, Websites, Content Creation, Social Media.