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If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?
Is your voice resonating above the increasing volume of our virtually vocal society? To be heard, you must truly understand those who really matter to your success and what matters most to them. And, to entice those that matter to connect and buy from you, you have to really care in order for them to really care about you.
[ WELCOME TO APICAL MARKETING ]
My name is Kerry Martin. I build sound strategic foundations to increase mind and market share through what I call caring relevance. I then execute thoughtful, cost-effective cause- and content-marketing tactics to elevate brands above the often mindless and inauthentic chatter. I call my way the apical way.
[ THE APICAL WAY - SAY WHAT? ]
I believe a fundmental growth stage in building a proud, resonating and beautiful business is to allow it to organically grow with heart-centered apical dominance. In plant physiology, apical dominance is the phenomenon whereby the main central stem of the plant is dominant over and grows more strongly than other side stems. The apically dominent stem is also the one that grows vibrantly towards the sunlight.
In my personal philosophy, apical dominance is the phenomenon whereby the heart-centered part of yourself is dominant over – or plays a dominant role – in crafting your uniquely meaningful voice thereby empowering you to cultivate life long relationships with those that matter; and, allowing you to grow towards your light.
[ GROW WITH A CAUSE ]
I know that you can grow a healthy and vibrant business when you cultivate with a cause. You can do better by doing good. Indeed, sustainable business growth is similar to the healthy growth I used to see whilst tending to my organic grapevines. To grow towards the light and to reach unparalleled quality, they must be planted in the ideal terroir and nurtured with caring experienced hands.
I’ve been greening my thumb for years, rooting startups with intelligent sound foundations and strategically nurturing healthy and sustainable growth by smartly executing and by giving back. Not only do I strategically crank up the volume — authenticity, caring relevance and revenue — but I also deliver big-business results on small-business budgets (after all, I’m a small business owner too). I do this by being intensely strategic, highly structured, and insanely organized. I really care about my clients and really care about giving back. But, enough about me!
[ WHAT ABOUT YOU? ]
- Are you a small-business startup, an entrepreneur or nonprofit? [check]
- Do you need expert help building an authentically-rooted foundation in the social-sphere and world-wide-web? [check]
- Would you agree that owning a small business doesn’t mean you have to have small dreams – plant in small gardens and grow only dwarf trees? [check]
- Would you prefer to collaborate with a caring experienced green thumb? [check]
- Are you willing to work with me to do the hard and dedicated work it takes to realize big-business results on a small-business budget? [check]
- Finally, do you believe that you can do better by doing good but aren’t sure how? [check]
If you thought to yourself “check” to all of the above, I invite you to stick around.
[ LET'S CONNECT ]
Maybe you’ve just starting looking for your ideal fertile ground, have planted prematurely in less than ideal ground and hoped your ideal people would come in the nick of time and they did not. Or, maybe you are plugging along but feel like you should be doing more by giving back more to our planet and people. No worries, because regardless of what stage you find yourself at, I believe you’re in the right place.
Let’s collaboratively plant in your ideal fertile ground or replant in more fertile ground. Let’s meaningfully connect with those who are key to your success and together grow a healthier future for you, your family, our planet and all of the world’s less fortunate.