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My name is Jim Gartrell and I am a business and marketing consultant to small and medium sized businesses in the Lakeland area.

In todays troubled market everyone is feeling the pinch. Sales are down, fewer and fewer customers. People that have been coming to your establishment for years are finding someplace else to shop that they feel is more "convenient".

In order to survive in this market, businesses need to embrace the new technology available to them. Think about it, when was the last time you looked in the Yellow Pages for something you needed? If you still get a paper, when was the last time you found an ad that enticed you into getting in your car and driving to that business to take advantage of that ad? Speaking of ads, with the readership down in the local paper, the cost to run an ad has skyrocketed in the last few years. What are you going to do to make it in business today.

Now trying to get a web presence on the internet is the way to go to help get back into the game. However, building a website and doing everything you have to do to get your page anywhere near page one is definitely a full time job. You just don't have the time to spend doing that and still run your businesses. So, you say you'll just hire someone to do it for you. Some internet geek or some big website building company who is going to charge you thousands of dollars to build you a knock out site that works for a while, and then what? Does he know about SEO? How about PPC? Can he get you famous on Facebook? What's their monthly fee? That's asking quite a lot.

I can help you get your business on Google page one. Google records show that 97% of people never get past page 1 in their search before they find what they are looking for. There are professional companies out there that there sole job is promoting your web presence and this is affordable to small and medium sized businesses. I can put you in touch with them and get you back into the game. Don't let technology pass you buy. Embrace it.



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Jim Gartrell, Gibson James LLC
810 Susan Dr.
Lakeland, FL 33803
863-640-6673

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