business strategy to work from anywhere

When it’s your business you can make it anything you want. Isn’t that why you started it in the first place? If you're like most business owners, though, you start feeling like a slave to the business.

It's time to reimagine your business to reinvent your life!

With our expertise and strategies, you can do things like:

  • grow a business without hiring employees,
  • create new revenue streams,
  • improve business value & marketability to sell for retirement,
  • adapt a business to meet new demands like caring for an elderly parent, or
  • be able to work from anywhere, freeing you up to travel (become a Digital Nomad!).

Being a small business owner who's going through a major transition (or knows one is on the horizon) is scary even if it's for a fun reason like being able to travel more. You don't have time to waste on the right shade of blue. You also don't have things like paid time off, guaranteed pensions, or the Family Medical Leave Act.

But you do have the web, and with the right strategy and online tools you can totally transform your business to live life on your own terms.

“You have caused me to be excited about this process when I had been DREADING it! You are awesome! Your enthusiasm is contagious!”
A.M., Medical Clinic Owner

Lisa Kipps-BrownI (Lisa, founder & CEO of Glerin) know how overwhelmed you may feel if you're in transition because I went through the same thing while caring for my mother during late stage Alzheimer's.

That's why I created our 1-5 day intensive Guerilla RampUp™ process: to help business owners like you understand how you can use the web strategically to save time, increase profits, quickly adapt to avoid costly mistakes, and take control of your life.

A website project doesn't need to take forever. You've got a business to run, but you can finish a Guerilla Rampup™ before your competitors even get started! And it's covered by our We're In It Together Guarantee (see details below pricing).

I've done things like take a business that was on the verge of bankruptcy and position it for sale at 20x investment in about 2 years. And it wasn't even listed for sale when it sold!

Sign up for a Guerilla Brand Strategy consult below and let's see what I can do for you!

“I've had a website for years and spent a ton of money on it with both freelancers and agencies. To be honest, I've never seen where it's really helped my business. It's more something I just knew I needed to have. I never realized that I could automate things as simple yet annoying as setting client appointments, though, and now I'm not thinking about “how much” traffic I'm getting but whether it's “good” traffic.”
S.J., Investment Advisor

Phase 1: Guerilla Brand Strategy (starts at only $150)

We'll dig out how you can use the web strategically to achieve the goals that are important to you. Everyone is different, and your strategy should be tailored to your goals.

  • 1-hour Strategy Consult
  • $150
  • 1-on-1 personal consult
  • Phone, Skype, or in our office
  • Discuss your goals & challenges
  • Explore your web strategy
  • Explore your best website options









  • Sign Up
  • 2-hour Strategy Consult
  • $275
  • More in-depth personal consult
  • Phone, Skype, or in our office
  • Discuss your goals & challenges
  • In-depth analysis & discussion of your web marketing strategy
  • In-depth discussion of your website features & best options
  • In-depth discussion of social media options
  • Explore automation options to save time and improve efficiency


  • Sign Up
  • Guerilla Brand Strategy Brief
  • $950
  • Includes the 2-hour Strategy Consult ($275 value)
  • Price is $1,500 if scheduled separately from the Consult
  • Intensive planning for your website, social media, & marketing automation
  • Written Strategic Plan with phased-in steps for ease of execution
  • One-on-one review of your plan
  • Use the Brief yourself or take the next step with us in a full Guerilla RampUp™
  • Sign Up

 

We're In It Together Guarantee: If you've paid for the optional custom written Guerilla Brand Strategy Brief™ and aren't feeling comfortable about it after the 2-hour Strategy Consult, or if I feel like the written plan isn't right for you, I'll give you a 100% refund of the additional fee and cancel the written Guerilla Brand Strategy Brief™.

 

Book a Strategy Consult OR Book a Free 15-min. Call

 

What They're Saying...

“I knew I could hire a cheap web designer, but when I found out about your Guerilla RampUp I figured it made sense to have the Strategy Brief before building a site. No wonder other designers are cheaper! They're just not delivering the same service as you are. Since I did the Brief and decided to go forward with the full RampUp, I'm so relieved to know that my site is an investment and I actually have a plan for the future.”
M.S., Management Consultant
“I didn't understand web jargon and felt overwhelmed at the thoughts of hiring a designer. How would I know who was qualified when I couldn't even understand what they were talking about? Finding you took away that worry. You have so much experience that I know you know what you're doing, but you also explain things to me in a way that I can understand. I can't believe how much I've learned!”
C.O., Non-profit Founder

 

Book your consult below:

We're In It Together Guarantee: If you've paid for the optional custom written Guerilla Brand Strategy Brief™ and aren't feeling comfortable about it after the 2-hour Strategy Consult, or if I feel like the written plan isn't right for you, I'll give you a 100% refund of the additional fee and cancel the written Guerilla Brand Strategy Brief™.

 

Sample Project Visuals

poster
Illustrated Poster
poster
After helping to break the drought of over 12 years of non-sold-out festivals in 2013, the pressure was on for a successful encore for the 2014 Virginia Cantaloupe Festival. Putting our creative minds together in a marathon brainstorming session, we created the theme You've Got Friends in Lope Places and introduced a character we created named Lope.
Villa Cathedral
Ads
Villa Cathedral
Website design for Villa Cathedral Properties, a bed & breakfast business with 2 unique properties.
VGA
websites
VGA
Economic development website design for Virginia's Growth Alliance, a region that covers 10 counties.
illustration
Illustration and Animation
illustration
For as long as we've been working with the tourism office, director Linda Shepperd has wished for some type of animation that would let visitors "drive" around the county to discover things. Using animation that requires no special browser plugins, illustrator Erin Kipps Brown came up with a concept to treat the project like a theme park map. Requiring no special plugins, it can be displayed on all devices.
salem website
websites
salem website
Web design and development for Stand Up For Salem / Main Street Salem, NJ, part of rebranding project. Site includes features like a donation system (one-time and recurring), and events system with capability for paid events with multiple ticket types and early bird discounts.
svhec site
websites
svhec site
Southern Virginia Higher Education Center website redesign. We previously created SVHEC's branding identity in 2013.
print
Print Design
print
This 20-page 5-year Progress Report for a Tourism Department is printed on high quality gloss paper of magazine quality. Presenting details of progress made in an easy-to-digest manner helps Tourism stay accountable to funding sources.
distinct impressions
websites
distinct impressions
Distinct Impressions e-commerce site on Shopify platform. Gifts, fashions, accessories, embroidery and screen printing.
social
Social Media
social
When we were invited by Virginia's Department of Housing and Community Development to speak about marketing to Virginia Main Street Community directors from across the state, we needed something helpful to give them to take back to the office. Our Quicky Guide to Social Media ended up being quite a hit! This poster is different from anything we've ever seen: It has dry erase blocks to let the user jot notes for planning their social media. The poster is 11"x17" - large enough to accommodate the dry erase blocks but small enough to not take up too much of the user's office wall.
vineland website
websites
vineland website
Web design and development for Vineland Downtown Improvement District / Main Street Vineland, NJ. Part of a project awarded to VDID through a Branding & Digital Design Grant from Main Street New Jersey.
rmep website
websites
rmep website
The Rural Math Excel Partnership website was developed to help parents and family members, math teachers, and the local community perform key student support functions to help students understand the relevance of success in math to their future success. The site offers password protected content for each user group.
villa cathedral logo
branding
villa cathedral logo
Branding identity for Bed & Breakfast property.
svra website
Websites
svra website
Southern Virginia Regional Alliance required a new site to replace one that was developed in 2011. Since they lacked a good library of relevant photographs, our design uses minimal photography combined with animated odometer-style statistics and clear traffic funnels for targeted visitors.
Branding
Branding
Branding
New branding identity for Stand Up For Salem (New Jersey), a nonprofit that stimulates business opportunity, historic preservation and community growth through grassroots community development.
shop local
Shop Local e-commerce
shop local
We created a Shop Local website for Virginia's largest geographic economic development region. Shoppers can buy from multiple vendors in one transaction, proceeds are distributed automatically into vendors' payment accounts, and each vendor receives their own order information.
print
Print Design
print
This magazine won an Award of Merit for Communication from the Southern Economic Development Council. Virginia's Growth Alliance is geographically the largest economic development region in Virginia. They provide a printed quarterly quality of life magazine to prospects; the magazine is printed on glossy paper that is of the quality you would find on a magazine rack. A low-res version is also available for download on their website and for distribution on usb's.
chhcg website
Websites
chhcg website
Commonwealth Home Health Care is owned by a parent company that needed us to create sites for multiple companies that carried through a similar look and feel.
fact sheets
Fact Sheets
fact sheets
As a part of the Halifax County IDA rebranding project, the organization needed a one-sheet data flyer for prospects. The piece is designed to present a good bit of data in a condensed format that provides a quick overview of the county, and integrated design elements extend the new branding identity.
vineland branding
Branding
vineland branding
New branding identity for Main Street Vineland, NJ / Downtown Vineland Improvement District, a group that promotes, enhances and revitalizes historic Landis Avenue as a thriving commercial district and community-gathering place for shoppers, residents and visitors. Part of a project awarded to VDID through a Branding & Digital Design Grant from Main Street New Jersey.