Business Consulting Projects
CISA - Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture
We consulted on several short-term projects, each with a different focus.
- Increasing client base for a maple syrup company
- Secured & promoted a new product line for a pumpkin grower
- Event planning for a composting company
- Business evaluation and event planning for a home garden center
- E-newsletter creation and website consultation for a cheese company
Level Acres Farm
Soup to nuts, or produce to plants, we did a complete business assessment for Level Acres. A dramatic improvement was seen to their on-line presence, creating a new logo, website and a vibrant ongoing newsletter. Their popular events were costing them money, and their staff needed training and job descriptions. All were solved for a more profitable business.
Wilder Hill Gardens
This creative and talented client asked for focus, direction and marketing help. We took each part of the business, analyzed it on all levels, in order to determine profitability and future fit with the owner. Sourcing and evaluating new suppliers was just one avenue for increasing revenue. Her marketing package became valuable when she had plants on sale, an event or a new service product.
World Rhythms - Tony Vacca
"Well first of all, Dee Dice can think inside the box, outside the box, and even when there is no box in sight. She’s got the kind of creative business mind that could quickly grasp the constellation of challenges I was trying to solve, and then make the suggestions that became solutions."
African Artist’s Community Development Project
Starting their email newsletter was the first project, but soon we were doing another newsletter for a monthly event, then we redesigned a website for their affiliate company, Zambezi Dolls and started marketing to increase their sales. This is an enthusiastic business with continued projects.
Hadley Garden Center
Highlighting their 50th anniversary, was something the owner had very specific ideas about. We gathered help from their venders to create an ongoing customer focused event to give back to the community. Their customers rely on their continued newsletter for timely information rather than just another promotional newsletter.
- Professional photos sparks their use on the front of the newsletter template
- A series of regular plant features, gives the client timely predictable information
- A monthly “To Do” category is welcomed by readers
- A note from the owners keeps that personal appeal
- New customers can add themselves to the newsletter from an on-site tablet
- Newsletter focus changes, as their season switches from plants to produce
- Trained current staff to build and create their on-going newsletters
- Newsletter mimics the website for continuity of branding