bridge2MORE was born out of my desire to connect problems to solutions in a tailored-to-you manner.

I believe in tailored things, whether it is suits, coffee, chocolate or, for that matter, marketing solutions. Why would one settle for stuff not made thinking of us?

One problem that I continuously see among entrepreneurs is their business marketing. It’s full of gaps. Like a poorly tailored suit.

Can you recall the feeling you get when wearing an outfit that seems to have been made with you in mind? An outfit that flatters and makes you feel confident? What about those occasions when you are wearing a fashionable piece, but you miss that I.Can.Conquer.The.World feeling? Get the idea?

bridge2MORE was born out of my desire to connect problems to solutions in a tailored-to-you manner.

I believe in tailored things, whether it is suits, coffee, chocolate or, for that matter, marketing solutions. Why would one settle for stuff not made thinking of us? One problem that I continuously see among entrepreneurs is their business marketing. It’s full of gaps. Like a poorly tailored suit.

Can you recall the feeling you get when wearing an outfit that seems to have been made with you in mind? An outfit that flatters and makes you feel confident? What about those occasions when you are wearing a fashionable piece, but you miss that I.Can.Conquer.The.World feeling? Get the idea?

The same thing applies to your business marketing. You should not settle for a one-size-fits-all solution, even if it’s the shiny object of the moment, and it seems to be sweeping the nation. Or if it’s something that worked for another entrepreneur you know and who’s getting stellar results.

Because marketing is a long term game where results do not come quickly, if you have a marketing strategy that is not made with you in mind this strategy becomes unsustainable for you. And so, you stop doing it and end up falling out of love with your business because it is not doing what it ought to do (bringing in ideal clients & money).

The gaps in your business marketing mostly come from either trying to do it all yourself following the gurus’ words to a T or getting solutions that only give you a part of the puzzle.

If you want to gain clarity and confidence, find a marketing strategy that is the right fit for you and your business, I want to help you. Together we’ll identify the gaps in your marketing and connect them so that you can have that I.Can.Conquer.The.World certainty, and fall back in love with your business.

The standard info

I am Claudia Schalkx, a cat, coffee & chocolate lover.

I was born and raised in Venezuela, from Dutch parents who migrated there in 1957. I attended Spanish school, spoke Dutch at home, and English with my international friends.

I have BA in Communications from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas, and a Master in Marketing for SMEs from Sogesta in Urbino –Italy.
When I graduated from my BA, I promised myself I’d never work in Public Relations, certainly not for the oil industry and most probably would leave Venezuela and never cross the 11km bridge over the Maracaibo Lake.

It panned out differently. My first job was in PR for Shell. And the bridge? I had to cross it at least three times a week.

Anyways, that job at Shell, the languages, the multicultural background (and maybe my mother’s insistence for impeccable table manners) opened me the doors to work and live in Caracas, Curacao, Cleveland (USA), Sorrento (Italy) and for the last 14 years in Utrecht (The Netherlands) gaining international communication experience in diverse areas: from manufacturing to services, for private and publicly traded companies, as well as not-for-profit organizations and small businesses.

Also, as a result of all of the above, I am fluent in Spanish, English, Dutch and Italian.

the standard stuff

I am Claudia Schalkx, a cat, coffee & chocolate lover.

I was born and raised in Venezuela, from Dutch parents who migrated there in 1957. I attended Spanish school, spoke Dutch at home, and English with my international friends.
I have BA in Communications from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas, and a Master in Marketing for SMEs from Sogesta in Urbino –Italy.

When I graduated from my BA, I promised myself I’d never work in Public Relations, certainly not for the oil industry and most probably would leave Venezuela and never cross the 11km bridge over the Maracaibo Lake.

It panned out differently. My first job was in PR for Shell. And the bridge? I had to cross it at least three times a week.

Anyways. that job at Shell, the languages, the multicultural background (and maybe my mother’s insistence for impeccable table manners) opened me the doors to work and live in Caracas, Curacao, Cleveland (USA), Sorrento (Italy) and for the last 14 years in Utrecht (The Netherlands) gaining international communication experience in diverse areas: from manufacturing to services, for private and publicly traded companies, as well as not-for-profit organizations and small businesses.

Also, as a result of all of the above, I am fluent in Spanish, English, Dutch and Italian.

the name bridge2MORE Business

As a marketing generalist, I know an ocean of communication & marketing related things (also about cats, languages, coffee, chocolate, and a world of less useful stuff) and can quickly spot the problems, think of a solution and find out the best way to put it in practice.

While I offer a wide variety of services related to market your business (think of strategy, websites, branding, content, design…) I cannot do all of them myself. I work with a team of real go-getters: communication professionals with experience in (web) design, branding, PR, media and multicultural communications for corporations, NGOs, entrepreneurs and small service companies. They work with the same ethics as I do, love a challenge & think creatively, with you in mind.

You get a full communications agency experience thanks to our smarter thinking and how our skills and expertise complement each other. By accessing all those services on an as-needed basis, you have a bridge to more business.

the name bridge2MORE Business

As a marketing generalist, I know an ocean of communication & marketing related things (also about cats, languages, coffee, chocolate, and a world of less useful stuff) and can quickly spot the problems, think of a solution and find out the best way to put it in practice.

While I offer a wide variety of services related to market your business (think of strategy, websites, branding, content, design…) I cannot do all of them myself. I work with a team of real go-getters: communication professionals with experience in (web) design, branding, PR, media and multicultural communications for corporations, NGOs, entrepreneurs and small service companies. They work with the same ethics as I do, love a challenge & think creatively, with you in mind.

You get a full communications agency experience thanks to our smarter thinking and how our skills and expertise complement each other. By accessing all those services on an as-needed basis, you have a bridge to more business.

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