Wanted: small business owners with a marketing problem

I am looking for small business owners that want to share with me their marketing problem and want my take on it.

For free*

*Truly. I am not selling anything.

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Why am I offering this?

Well, because my best writing inspiration comes from real cases, when I hear small business owners about their marketing frustrations and in the exchange we create simple actionable steps they can take, or that make sense of their marketing efforts, freeing the way to concrete results (leads, growth, better clients etc.)

I want fresh examples for my blog and my upcoming service Connect the Dots in Your Marketing, and who knows… a book about simple marketing for small business owners.

How do these sessions work?

Sign up using the form below to receive a link to schedule a date/time convenient to you.

On the day of our session, we’ll start right away. You tell me your marketing problem; I will ask a couple of questions and give you my solution. You will also get an email recap of the main points discussed during the session and links to resources or other useful stuff that might come up during our meeting. Rest assured I will not sell anything. I am interested in learning what kind of problems do entrepreneurs have where marketing is the answer (or the culprit!)

Quick & simple.

What’s in it for you?

You explain your problem and get a solution to put into practice, all in 20 minutes. I give you my time, expertise, creativity and a doable solution. You give me 20 minutes of your time and your marketing problem that I might use as an example in different forms of content. Plus you get an email with a recap of the ideas that came up.

What kind of marketing issues?

Example of questions

  • Where do I find clients?
  • I have a great solution, people seem interested, but they do not buy
  • How do I get traffic to my website?
  • How do I know which words to use in my copy to attract clients?
  • I have a blog, with really good articles, but no readers, how can I improve that
  • I put a lot of money in my website and it’s not delivering results
  • I have a blog, but I do not enjoy writing and it has become very hard to come up with topics or be consistent… is there a way I can still connect with potential customers
  • I have a site, a newsletter, a blog, I am active on social media, but I do not see the results of my efforts and this is all too time consuming
  • Marketing is overwhelming, what am I missing?
  • How do I make my content relevant to my (potential) customers?

What kind of marketing issues?

Examples of questions
  • Where do I find clients?
  • I have a great solution, people seem interested, but they do not buy
  • How do I get traffic to my website?
  • I have a blog, with really good articles, but no readers, how can I improve that
  • I put a lot of money in my website and it’s not delivering results
  • I have a blog, but I do not enjoy writing and it has become very hard to come up with topics or be consistent… is there a way I can still connect with potential customers
  • I have a site, a newsletter, a blog, I am active on social media, but I do not see the results of my efforts and this is all too time consuming
  • Marketing is overwhelming, what am I missing?
  • How do I make my content relevant to my (potential) customers?
Claudia is passionate, engaging, direct and clear; she has her finger on the pulse and is able to make her points clearly, honestly and find the clients’ needs. Although our time together was short, the impression I had was that she would continually acclimatize to my needs and those of my business, and of my ideal client in an ongoing way. Resourceful. Dynamite… I’m keeping her on my radar.
Manya Gittel

Knocknock Coaching

This was a really great session. A lot was covered in 20 minutes, much more than I imagined there would be. I got actionable steps that will help me and save me money.
Tamica Sears

Sears Coaching

I got new insights fast on specific improvements. Plus a clear direction on the road of change needed to get my website work for my business.
Remko Zuidema

BRIQS Foundation

It was a very succinct and well structured call that addressed my particular marketing challenges and not a generic “click bait” approach that one often comes across these days. Claudia seems uniquely perceptive in getting to the heart of the challenge!

Peet Neel

SR Tech

I am in! What’s next?

Fill the form (yes, GDPR compliant all the way) and shortly after you will get a link to set up our 20-minute session. Think about the problem you wish to work on during our meeting and have your ideas organized. Remember its only 20 minutes, so we need to be focused to squeeze the most out of it. Even if your problem is not listed, give yourself the opportunity of getting a fresh view on your small business marketing.

Who is Claudia?

Claudia Schakx

Claudia Schakx

I am a small business owner wanting to grow my business. Besides having tons of hands-on expertise and academic stuff that supports my marketing knowledge (BA in Communications, Master in Marketing for Small Business) like you I got pretty confused by all the options that the internet brought to marketing. I chased lots of shiny objects, spent huge amounts of money in courses and magic formulas that were supposed to solve my marketing problems.

I discovered, like most probably you have as well, that these solutions were difficult to implement. I noticed that their starting point was not mine. That I needed to have a, b, or c, which I didn’t, but I had d, e, f. In other words, there was no way to connect my present state of affairs with the magic solution that would change my fortune. These solutions do not take into account what I have done so far, and what is working. Each entrepreneur stands on a different place. That’s why one-size-fits all does not work, and therefore we should find a marketing that works from where we are standing, otherwise it will be unsustainable and we will drop it.
I want to do that for you.

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